Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) is a system of growing and distributing organic produce that restores the link between farmers and the surrounding communities. Successful in Japan and Western Europe since 1965, CSA today operates on thousands of farms in North America.
In early spring each year, local households purchase subscription "shares" of the year's harvest from a local organic farm. CSA "shareholders" pay for their produce at the beginning of the growing season, providing the necessary start-up capital for farmers to purchase seeds, supplies and soil amendments, eliminating their reliance on expensive bank loans and helping to pay for the real cost of food.
CSA is a system that benefits everyone:
The farmer gains a healthy, economically viable farm business; the consumer receives affordable, fresh, healthy organic food, the local economy is strengthened; and the local environment becomes healthier as CSAs cut down on transportation and packaging.
Each share is roughly 10 seasonal items every other Thursday from the beginning of May to the beginning of November. There will be 14 deliveries in total. Baskets will be delivered Thursdays to drop-off locations in the Dufferin Grove park and St. Clair/Christie areas. The entire season is worth $400.
What to expect in your basket:
For more information, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
To sign up for a share, please send a cheque payable to Tony Neale to
535 Durham rd 13