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.
Select CSAs by Region
"Sustainable Farming, Authentic Food." Weekly CSA Vegetable Boxes. Pick up in Abbotsford or Chilliwack. Sign up at www.abundantacre.com
Alderlea Farm Location: Cowichan Valley Contact: email or 250-715-0799 A 200 member CSA.
Location: Pick up at the farm in Sooke (southern Vancouver Island).
Contact: 250-642-3671 Website
Blessed Bee, a honey CSA located in Metro Vancouver. Website: http://www.blessedbee.ca/
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.
The Blueberry Patch Farms is located in the beautiful Creston Valley. Using organic and natural practices we grow blueberries, hydroponic strawberries, tree fruit and vegetables. Our CSA program runs for 18 weeks from June to October, and a winter CSA. Each week a fresh box is delivered for you to enjoy! Visit our website to see all the fresh vegetables and berries we grow.
Location: Keremeos. Pickup in Keremeos and Penticton.
Known for our gourmet garlic, we are now also offering a limited number of summer CSA vegetable shares!
Subscriptions are for 20 weekly shares of fresh, naturally grown vegetables and herbs. We are offering reasonably priced small, medium and large shares, along with weekly add-ons from our Ecommerce store. Accepting subscribers now.
Location: Creston Valley
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!
Common Ground Community Farm
A full sustainable farm that uses IPM (Integrated Pest Management). http://cgorganicfarm.com/
Crisp Organics Ltd.
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 email@example.com or 604-946-9828 for more information.
Location: Windermere, East Kootenays
Contact: Lin Steedman and Oliver Egan firstname.lastname@example.org 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
We are an urban SPIN farm on Vancouver Island and grow Certified Naturally Grown fresh vegetables and herbs through our home delivery subscription box program. We are unique from many home delivery services in that everything comes from our farm or a farm within a 50 km of your house, and we strive to deliver the same day your produce was harvested. We deliver to your door in Nanaimo, Lantzville, Parksville, Qualicum, Port Alberni, Comox Valley and Campbell River. We produce fresh veggies, herbs and flowers available through our Family or Personal subscription program. Contact us via email at email@example.com, on our website http://fairesfarms.com or on Facebook: http://facebook.com/fairesfarms
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.
You adopt/We grow... beef, pork & poultry (Thompson/Nicola Region of BC).
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
Two businesses at Glen Valley Organic Farm run small, Community Supported Agriculture programs.
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.
Good Roots Farm CSA
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.
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.
We have created an urban farm in the heart of Vancouver by piecing together a collection of backyard gardens around the Kitsilano neighbourhood. The people who own these gardens have provided us with the space to grow produce that we can take to market, or share with the community through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.
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
Location: Whistler, Pemberton, Squamish
Phone: 604 906 1305
Description: Farmers Markets, Restaurants and a Delivered to your door CSA program. Certified Organic.
Little Mountain Farm
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
Nanoose Edibles Farm
Location: Nanaimo Region
Pick-up at the farm. Certified Organic. $35 per week paid in advance for 16 weeks. Nanoose Edibles Farm has offered CSA programs for many years. They are for 16 weeks, beginning in June and ending somewhere about Thanksgiving. Members pay in advance for the entire season. Each person receives the same products each week. We do not do substitutes. There are approximately 12 items in each box made up of berries, fruit, salad materials, root vegetables, specialty vegetables and herbs. We have a pick-up at the farm. We also offer another version of the CSA. We service buying groups of twenty or more families where product is delivered by the carton to the receiver for the buying group. The receiver divides it out into the boxes of the members to pick up. This also can include home deliveries to people who are not able to get to the drop-off point during business hours. The receiver receives a fee for their services. This is a very practical system, as it is easy of staff time and they are able to spend more them farming and much less time filling and labeling boxes.
Location: 9 distribution stops throughout Abbotsford and Metro Vancouver
Contact: 604-628-9544 or email
Nathan Creek CSA has been operating for 14 years, offering 20 weeks of vegetables each year. Now located in Langley, the farm invites all members to visit the farm and participate in farm celebrations as well as farm work. The last 2 years we have provided 120 shares. We make distributions on two different days each week and are always ready to add new distribution sites when groups of 5 or more people join and identify a suitable host location. Website
Location: Vernon and Armstrong
CSA was established in 1995. The program runs 22 weeks each summer with two share sizes, for a couple or for a family. We grow not only a wide variety of vegetables but also, increasingly, more varieties of fruits and berries. We supply all the produce for the weekly box. We deliver Tuesdays to a central location in Vernon; those in the Armstrong area pick up at our farm.
Pitchfork Organic Farm
Location: Glen Valley Organic Farm, Abbotsford
Pitchfork Organic Farm will be offering a 20 week CSA subscription this year for $500. We grow a large variety of certified organic fruits and vegetables on 5 acres at Glen Valley Organic Farm. We have pick up locations at the markets in New Westminster and White Rock. We can also deliver directly to your home for a small fee. Head to the website for more information.
Plenty Wild Farms
Location: Pemberton. Pick-up in Pemberton or Whistler.
Phone: (604) 938-3730
Plenty Wild Farms is a small-scale, mixed operation farm nestled in the beautiful Pemberton Valley.
We sell our certified organic produce at farmers' markets throughout the Sea-to-Sky Corridor and Vancouver from May until December. Locals in Pemberton and Whistler can sign up for our CSA Harvest Box program.
Pig shares are also available.
Please see our website for more details!
We are an organic, permaculture based collection of micro farms operating mostly in Vancouver.
For 2016, we are offering CSA shares. The shares will consist of unusual, and impossible to find veggies. It will also include some wacky types of the usual veggies (like purple carrots, etc).
Shares are $500 and run from June to October.
Our webpage will be up soon. In the meantime, email email@example.com for information or to sign up for 2016.
Running from July-October with produce grown in gardens around Richmond.
Contact: Roger Beck or 250-566-9794
Looking for new subscribers. Uses organic methods and specializes in sauerkraut and sauerkraut plus.
Address: 37523 Maher Road, Abbotsford
Phone: 604 864 0624
A family owned farm situated in SE Abbotsford
• raising hogs in a natural manner --"Locally Grown, Close to Home"
• cultivating a food garden of fresh and tasty produce, grown in a sustainable manner, based on organic methods (we are not certified organic)
Simple Life Farms
Location: Lake Country
Established in 2008, Skipper Otto's Community Supported Fishery brings sustainably harvested seafood from our family fishery to social and environmentally conscious consumers. Your membership allows us to continue fishing in the face of rising fuel costs, big business, and aquaculture. Members receive weekly updates during the fishing season and can choose from a wide variety of salmon species as well as halibut, ling cod, crab, and other OceanWise species of seafood as they are available. Our buy-down style CSF means you can pick up your share at as many or as few of our fresh fish pick-ups at the False Creek Fisherman's Wharf and/or any of our weekly farmers' markets. Visit our website for more details: www.skipperotto.ca
Sole Food offers a weekly produce delivery and pick-up service as part of our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. You will be provided with artisanal produce grown at one of our four farms in downtown Vancouver.
Volunteer opportunities also available.
North Saanich, BC
After 3 years in Surrey and Delta, Sundog Vegetables moved to North Saanich in 2013. We will continue to grow a wide variety of vegetables using organic methods and will also have plums, apples, and pears from our orchard. We also have eggs available from our pastured laying hens. Please see our website or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Location: Vancouver, Richmond, Tsawwassen
Featuring a wide variety of mixed organic vegetables, all Farm School grown. We also have eggs as well as pork, duck and chicken. We have pickup locations in East Vancouver, Richmond and Tsawwassen.
Three gals, farming and canning three feet below sea level.
Our CSA memberships are comprised of canned goods, packed with produce straight from our half acre farm in Richmond and sourced from local farmers.
A full membership includes 90 jars, half memberships 45, and each member will pick up their orders at the River District Farmer’s Market in Vancouver. Our goal is for members to enjoy products that they would normally buy at the grocery store, but in a local version.
Please visit our website for contact information and any questions you may have. www.threefeetbelow.ca
CSA Program available in Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley
Location: Abbotsford, BC
Contact: Email Kevin at email@example.com
True Leaf Farm is a one-acre vegetable and flower farm location in
Abbotsford, BC. Our produce is sold through CSA membership and local
Farmer's Markets. We do not use chemical sprays or fertilizers; we
practice sustainable methods that are good for your health and good
for the environment. Visit www.trueleaf.ca for more information.
Welcome to Vancouver’s first orchard-fruit CSA! Tinka Orchard CSA supports the farm of Al Tinka in the Okanagan and ensures that he receives a fair price for his delicious orchard fruit, allowing him to continue to farm his heirloom fruit trees in the natural, sustainable way he always has. There are a total of 20 shares available, each consisting of 120lbs of a variety of plums, pears, and apples. The fruit is available at 3 pick-up dates in late summer and early fall. All the fruit is grown by Al Tinka, in Summerland, BC. The CSA is coordinated by Sonia Strobel and Allison Bennett in Vancouver.
2012 will mark the eighth season the UBC Farm has offered shares in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project. This is a chance for members of the community to receive a weekly box of fresh, organically produced food, while students have the opportunity to learn about this innovative production and marketing system. Full details available on the UBC Farm website.
Urban Digs is a small farm in South Burnaby proudly providing market vegetables, meat and eggs to both local families and to some of the top restaurants in Metro Vancouver. We are passionate about sustainable agriculture and animal welfare. We are striving to build a healthy agro-ecosystem where people, animals and vegetables can work together to nourish bodies and our community. http://www.urbandigsfarm.com/ In addition to the Beasty Box, our veggies are available through the Farm City Coop CSA.
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.
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!
Location: Metro Vancouver
Urban Grains is a community supported agriculture program based in Vancouver, B.C. Our first year of operation (2009) is a pilot project aimed at demonstrating new possibilities for local eating by providing Vancouver residents with access to grain grown locally in Agassiz, B.C. A FarmFolk CityFolk Project!
A farmer led buyers club
Location: Fraser Valley
Location: Revelstoke, Sicamous, and Salmon Arm
Offer a subscription over winter, preferring a market-style set-up during the summer.
Address: 44575 Vedder Mountain Road
Phone: 604 316 9682
Wild Root Farms is located between Chilliwack and Yarrow BC. We grow the freshest, healthiest vegetables possible, using untreated organic non-GMO seeds. We do not spray or use any harsh chemicals on our farm. We offer farm fresh eggs from our chickens as well.
Our CSA box program is 20 weeks long and delivery is an option!
We truly believe in community supported agriculture and together with local farmers we can all create a closer link between families and their food.
Yummy Yards is a multi-location urban farm located in Vancouver's Westside. We grow in an environmentally, socially and economically regenerative way, connecting our neighbours with the food they eat. www.yummyyards.ca