What is a CSA Program?
C.S.A. is a program of mutual commitment between a farm and a community of supporters. It links people directly with their source of food, providing them with the most fresh, sustainably produced food; it gives farmers a source of income at their time of highest expense (early spring). Shareholders purchase a share in the season's harvest and receive a weekly package of food.
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"Sustainable Farming, Authentic Food." Weekly CSA Vegetable Boxes. Pick up in Abbotsford or Chilliwack.
Sign up at www.abundantacre.com
Location: Cowichan Valley
Contact: email or 250-715-0799.
A 200 member CSA.
Location: Squamish (Sea to Sky)
Phone: 778 266-9996
Artisan Farm is a farm located in Paradise Valley. We grow using a variety of organic methods implementing permaculture and biodynamic principles. We have microgreens, mushrooms, vegetables, eggs, honey and meat for sale though our small scale (three acre) family farm. Garden Produce Boxes (CSA) are delivered to your door each week of the growing season. Workshops on farming, cooking, cheese making, fermenting, cob building and much more are being offered this year.
Please contact us for more information.
Bright Greens Canada
Location: Greater Victoria
Address: 6346 West Saanich Road
Phone: 250 213-9352
Bright Greens is committed to providing our community with the freshest pesticide-free, nutrient dense greens while reducing water and fuel consumption.
We farm sustainably in an upcycled 40' reefer container nicknamed the 'Leafy Green Machine'. Inside our lettuce, kale & herb crops enjoy an environment tailored to their precise requirements. Its amazing that this small space can grow the equivalent of 1 1/2 acres of land with 90% less water!
Our 2016 fall Weekly Share program runs 8 weeks from the week of October 24 to the week of December 12. We offer a Full Share ($20/week) which includes a variety of just picked head lettuce, tender kale, parsley & chives or a Lettuce Only Share ($15/week). See our website for information on pickup points, delivery options and to register.
Location: Creston Valley
Address: 734 - 35th Avenue North
We are a small family farm in the Creston Valley of British Columbia. We grow certified organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs with joy!
Our 20-week home delivery program runs from June to November.
For the 2015 season, we are growing: apple, arugula, basil, bean, beet, bokchoi, broccoli, cauliflower, carrot, cherry, cilantro, cucumber, dill, eggplant, fennel, gailan, kale, kohlrabi, komatsuna, leek, lettuce, melon, onion, parsnip, peas, pepper, plum, potato, radish, scallion, squash, spinach, sprouts, strawberry, swiss chard, tatsoi, turnip, zucchini, and maybe a crop or two on whim!
A full sustainable farm that uses IPM (Integrated Pest Management). http://commongroundfarm.ca//
Location: Sumas Prarie, Abbotsford
Address: Tolmie & No. 3
Crisp Organics is a Certified Organic farm in the Sumas Prarie of Abbotsford. We sell a variety of greens, mustards, brassicas, seasonal produce and root vegetables at Vancouver Farmers Markets as well as through our 20 week CSA program from June to October. Convenient delivery locations are on farm, multiple locations around Vancouver, Abbotsford and Chilliwack. Visit our website for more info at www.crisporganics.com
Location: Langley. Pickups in East and West Vancouver as well as the farm.
Address: 716 248th St, Langley
We are a small CSA that grows a variety of field vegetables, fruit, and herbs. Subscriptions are 16 weeks long and are available now. Pay by April 15th and you'll receive a discount. We have 3 share sizes from Small to a Juicers share. You can also purchase veggies A La Carte from our website as they become available at http://crookedgoat.harvesthand.com/. We are beginning the process to formally transition to Certified Organic status this year.
Cropthorne Farm is a Certified Organic family farm on Westham Island. We sell our produce at our farm stand, at farmers markets as well as through our CSA programs. We operate a 20 week summer CSA from mid-June to late October as well as an 8 week winter CSA from early November until Christmas. Pick up locations are on farm, in Ladner and Tsawwassen as well as farmers markets in Vancouver and the North Shore. We also offer an egg share from our pastured hens. We were awarded the BC Outstanding Young Farmer Award for 2014. Visit our website for more info at www.cropthornefarm.com
Earth Apple Organic Farm at Glen Valley Organic Farm Co-op in Abbotsford, BC
We offer a 16-26 week vegetable CSA Harvest Box with some fruit and an option to add on eggs for pick up in Burnaby, Vancouver, Fort Langley and Abbotsford.
We grow quality, organic produce and pasture raise hens in beautiful Glen Valley. Learn how to sign up here: www.earthapplefarm.com
Location: South Delta
Our CSA program provides members with one box per week of fresh, certified organic produce for 20 weeks. We grow a wide variety of organic produce, focusing on heirloom varieties. The program runs from June - October. Each box is valued at $25, with a total cost of $500. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-946-9828 for more information.
Location: Windermere, East Kootenays
Contact: Lin Steedman and Oliver Egan at email@example.com or 250-342-7472
Delivering certified organic, quality Okanagan produce to the Greater Vancouver Area year round. 3 programs to meet your needs:
1) Fruit & Vegetable CSA - your favourite fresh in-season organic fruits &vegetables delivered August to October
2) Winter Vegetable CSA - healthy and hearty organic vegetables delivered October to February
3) Apple Delivery - 8 varieties of delicious organic apples delivered November to March
Locations: 8 drop off locations to choose from
Website: See us on Facebook
The Farm City Co-op Harvest Box program provides subscribers with a weekly box of fresh, seasonal vegetables grown on our member farms - all located in the Metro Vancouver region. We've worked very hard to create a crop plan that will ensure that each Harvest Box is full of a diverse mix of veggies. Some items are tried and tested customer favorites like rainbow carrots and heirloom tomatoes, while others will be new and exciting like purple kohlrabi and lemon cucumbers!
Each box is designed to feed a family of four who like their veggies on the side, or two enthusiastic vegetarians. Most of the farmers in our co-op say that if given the opportunity, they can cook up one big party sized meal with the contents of one box! We will provide you with weekly recipes to give you ideas on how to enjoy the contents of your harvest box and updates from the member farms to keep you connected with the goings on in the local food community.
Location: Marpole/ Oakridge and Fairview Slopes
Address: 650 West 57th Ave.
One of Vancouver's original urban farms, growing on 1 acre of Vancouver Coastal Health land since 2009. We run horticultural therapy programs for the residents of George Pearson Centre, and educational programs for our neighbours. Each year we teach a Grow Your Own Food course April-September where people get their own instructional plot. We also grow flowers for weddings and special events. Our CSA harvest box program runs June-October with Tuesday pick-up at our farm on 57th near Cambie, or at 8th and Heather in Fairview Slopes.
Location: Salt Spring Island
Contact: Garnet and Kerry Lee - 250-653-9070 or email
A small (6 to 10 subscribers) "Pre-paid for the season" vegetable box program. Clients pick up a customized box at the farm each week.
Location: South Vancouver
Location: North Vancouver, Pemberton Meadows
A CSA farm growing an abundance of wholesome vegetables in the Pemberton Meadows for families in North Vancouver. This small farm is in the process of certifying organic and is committed to growing good food well.
CSA pickups are bi-weekly July-December, and are market-style, so members can chat with their farmer and choose their vegetables.
Visit the website or email for more info.
Foxglove Farm is now offering a limited number of shares in its CSA program. The farm share includes asparagus, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, salad greens, beets, carrots, melons, squash, tomatoes, peppers, sweet corn, potatoes, herbs, beans, cereal grains, and much more.
What Is Community Supported Agriculture?
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) fosters a closer link between local families and their food. CSA members make a commitment to the farm at the beginning of the season by paying in advance for a portion of the farm’s products throughout the season. This guarantees the farm a market for its products, provides members fresh food at a discount, and fosters responsible relationships between farmer, eater, and the land where the food is grown.
How Our CSA Works
Unlike many CSA’s where the produce is chosen for you, our CSA is a “debit-style” program which allows you to choose the amount you’d like to prepay, which location you’d like to pick up your share (Tuesday and/or Saturday markets), and what produce you prefer to have. In addition, to honor your commitment to the farm, we will add 10% to your total credit at the beginning of the season. Each time you pick up at the market, we deduct the value of your selection from your total. If you go away on vacation, you need not worry about missing a weekly basket. If you’d like to stock up on a particular item, you may do so as well. On Mondays members will receive an email reminding them to pick up their produce, plus a list of what will be available. In addition all members will be invited to a special fall potluck event at the farm.
For more information, go to: www.foxglovefarmbc.ca/about-the-farm/csa/
Contact: Details on website
Close to Home Organics offers 16 and 24 week subscriptions, full- and half-shares and a fruit share option in partnership with Upper Bench Organics.
Contact: David @ 604 857 9057 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Now accepting subscribers for 2013 season. Drop off locations in East Vancouver and Kitsilano. Certified Organic.
Location: Farm in Langley, pick up locations in Vancouver and Langley.
Good Roots Farm in a small farm in the Glen Valley area of Langley. We use natural and sustainable farming methods to grow vegetables, herbs and cut flowers. In 2012 we have CSA shares available for a 16 week harvest season with pick up locations in both Langley and Vancouver. For more information visit our website www.goodrootsfarm.yolasite.com.
Location: VictoriaContact: email
We (3 co-growers) have a Food Basket or Box program running out of Haliburton Farm. Subscribers have the opportunity to volunteer on the farm and help out every Wednesday of the month and every 2nd Saturday and find they are too busy and working themselves to commit. They pay $20 for a basket and pick it up at the farm every Wednesday. 2010 will be our 3rd year. We started with 10 folks and hope to have 30 next year.
Location: Surrey/Langley/White Rock
We are a neighbourhood farm collective that works primarily with Hazelmere Organic Farm. All our produce is Certified Organic and locally grown.
We run a 20 weeks program ranging from $20-50. We deliver, or pick up from Hazelmere Organic Farm Saturday Mornings. Add ons available throughout the season (organic fruit and meat etc.) We also feature small local business throughout the season (flour, honey, jam, etc.)
Look for Carolyn's own Russian Garlic!
Location: Pemberton. Serving Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton and Mount Currie.
Contact: Delaney Zayac 604 966 7825
We do a seasonal variety of vegetables, all certified organic.
Address: 2205 Ferko Rd., Cawston BC
Phone: (250) 499-2050
Klippers Organics is a Certified Organic farm in Cawston BC. We sell our fruits and vegetables at Vancouver Farmers Markets our farm stand Thursday evenings, to restaurants and through our CSA program. We operate a 20 week summer CSA from mid-June to late October as well as a winter CSA from early November until the end of April. Pick up locations are at Vancouver Farmers Markets as well as on our farm, in Cawston BC. We were awarded the BC & CANADA'S Outstanding Young Farmer Awards for 2011. Visit our website for more info at www.klippersorganis.com
Farmers Markets, Restaurants and a Delivered to your door CSA program. Certified Organic.
Location: Victoria and surrounding areas
4658 Cordova Bay Rd,
We are passionate about growing naturally, with only organic inputs, and maintaining the health of the ecosystem we are working with.
Sign up now for your share of the 2015 season's harvest! 24 weeks of fresh veggies, beginning in the first week of June and running until mid-November.
VEGGIE BOX PROGRAM: Sign up for the full season!
*24 week season - $600
*Bi-weekly - $300
We offer pick up at the farm, from a location in town or we can deliver for an additional fee (based on the distance between your house and the farm).
See our website for more details!
Location: Cowichan Valley
Location: Comox Valley
Merville Organics is a way for five local organic and transitional farms to join forces and market and distribute their products cooperatively. For the last two years, Merville Organics has been Amara Farm and Ripple Farm, now we’ve added Green Arrow Farm, Umbella Farm, and Kloverdalen Farm, all in the Comox Valley. Based on the Saanich Organics model, our goal is to increase production and distribution of fresh, organic and transitional produce within the Comox Valley!
This summer, you can sign up for our CSA box delivery program – where you will get the best of five farms for 14 weeks delivered to a convenient pick-up location in town! Or you can visit us at the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market year round, where we offer greens, roots, fruits and plant starts!
Location: Cowichan Bay
Pickup locations in Kits, Mount Pleasant, Burnaby & New Westminster Urban Digs Farm & Re-up BBQ have teamed up to offer this "nose to tail" butchery box. We source locally produced meat from small scale farms that practice sustainable farming methods. Animals are naturally and ethically raised without antibiotics or hormones in their feed in an environment that allows them to express their unique physiological distinctness. A typical weekly Beasty Box will contain two servings of (we aim to provide enough meat for 2 people to have 2-3 meaty meals a week): • prime cuts/raw meat, • cured meat or sausages, and • a prepared item like soup, stew or pie. • bacon Over the duration of the subscription, members will receive a range of meats including beef, pork, lamb & poultry. Fish is also available as an option. Expect a delicious mix of prime cuts, roasts, deli meats,sausages, seasoned hamburgers, meatballs, pates and terrines. There will also be stock, meat sauce, pie, stew and some surprises too. You won't receive any boring old stewing or ground meat. All non-prime cuts will be transformed into something special!www.beastybox.com