CSAFresh, Local Produce
What is a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Shared Agriculture. In a CSA, a farmer grows food for a pre-determined group of consumers who pay an annual fee to purchase their share of the harvest. The risks of a harvest are carried by both the consumer and the farmer. Of course, the bountiful harvests are rewarded accordingly.
The rewards of belonging to a CSA are:
- Consumers know first-hand their food is produced locally and delivered fresh
- CSA encourages small farms to be equitable and sustainable
- Open dialogue between farmers and consumers help foster strong community relations
At Rock-N-Horse farm we use no pesticides, no chemical fertilizers, no growth hormones, and no antibiotics in our feed. The majority of the feed fed to our animals is grown on our farm. All our animals are outside, weather permitting.
One vegetable full share is geared to provide produce for two adults who eat at home or a family with children.
For the Summer of 2017, we will only be offering full shares. The CSA runs for 12 weeks, and the cost is $560.00
Please note payment is due as soon as possible, as there are only 10 spots available. Delivery is not available. Pick up takes place at the farm, located at 1267 Rae Road in Almonte.
What Can You Expect In Your CSA Basket?
You can expect to find in your basket some or all of the following depending on the season and the weather:
Fresh spring greens, lettuce mixes, spinach, chard, rhubarb, spring onions, wild leeks, micro greens, asparagus, herbs, tomatoes, peppers, carrots, summer squash, greens, beets, beans, peas, potatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, onions, strawberries, raspberries, cabbage, leek, cauliflower, turnips, kolrabi, winter squash, pumpkins, kale, chard, brussel sprouts, etc.
If you have any questions please call Diane Sheets at 613-256-6117 or email [email protected]