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.
"Sustainable Farming, Authentic Food" Weekly Garden Box Pick up @ House of James, in Abbotsford Contact: http://abundantacre.wordpress.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
Arkesteyn-Voglar Family Farm
Blessed Bee, a honey CSA located in Metro Vancouver. Website: http://www.blessedbee.ca/
Burnaby Fresh Farms!
Location: Agricultural land in South Burnaby
Near a New Westminster Skytrain station for easy, environmentally friendly pickup! We farm with organic, permaculture centered principles. The CSA includes a wide variety of veggies, tubers, roots, seeds, sprouts, and berries. Hard-to-find veggies like Blue Camas Bulbs, Ramps, Sunchokes, Heirloom tomatoes and Asian greens are available alongside kid-friendly family favorites. CSA runs May to October for $500. Please see website for details and contact information.
Common Ground Community Farm
A full sustainable farm that uses IPM (Integrated Pest Management). http://cgorganicfarm.com/
Earth Apple Farm, South Burnaby
Fresh, Whole, Natural
CSA Harvest Box Programs in the warm and cool season. Naturally grown veggies and some fruit in full and half share sizes delivered in East Vancouver and South Burnaby/South Vancouver.
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 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, on our website http://fairesfarms.com or on Facebook: http://facebook.com/fairesfarms
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.
Farmers on 57th Located at 57th and Cambie in Vancouver Farmers on 57th is a group of 5 urban farmers offering CSA shares for the summer season.
FarmFresh BC & Farm Gate Sales You adopt/We grow… beef, pork & poultry (Thompson/Nicola Region of BC).
Location: South Vancouver
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.
- Pitchfork Organic Farm offers a 20 week subscription.
- 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 email@example.com
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: 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.
Location: Farm in Similkameen Valley.
Pick-up in Vancouver 20 weeks of freshness when you buy a Summer Share! Egg Shares also available.
Location: Cowichan Valley
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.
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.
Simple Life Farms
Location: Lake Country
Contact: Hannah @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Skeeter Farm grows a wide variety of vegetables on a beautiful piece of land sandwiched between the mountains and rivers of the Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford. Skeeter veggies are grown without chemicals by Amy, Jamie, and Hannah, three new farmers excited to begin their second year of farming. Our 2012 CSA Program will run for 15 weeks with pick-up locations throughout the Lower Mainland. And they have a blog!
2009 was our 40th year of commercial salmon fishing and the 1st year of our Community Supported Fishery. The first of its kind in British Columbia, we are proud to provide the freshest and highest quality fisherman-direct salmon available, and a fair price for all. We are now accepting memberships for the 2012 season!
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.
Sundog Vegetables is offering a 20 week share for 2013. Located on Clover Valley Organic Farm in Cloverdale, Surrey, we are in our third year of operation growing just about every vegetable imaginable. Please visit sundogveggies.wordpress.com for more information about our CSA and farming operations.
True Leaf Farm
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 Farm
Sustainably grown year round community farm operation. We sell via our weekly harvest box, at local retailers, and at farmers markets. http://www.urbandigsfarm.com/
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!
VanValley – a farmer led buyers club Location: Fraser Valley http://vanvalley.wordpress.com
Location: Revelstoke, Sicamous, and Salmon Arm
Offer a subscription over winter, preferring a market-style set-up during the summer.
Yummy Yards 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