Community Shared Agriculture
Through Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) individuals receive a weekly share of farm fresh produce in exchange for a fixed payment at the beginning of the growing season. CSA members get a fair price for fresh, high quality organic food, while standing by their farmer and sharing both the risks and riches of the season. CSA members develop a relationship with the farm and enjoy opportunities to participate throughout the season, seeing firsthand how their food is grown and receiving extra assurance the organic methods used are exemplary.
The Circle Organic Summer CSA program runs for 16 weeks, from mid-June to mid-October. We offer a wide range of in-season vegetables, as well as fruit, herbs and sprouts. Our Large Share typically feeds two vegetable loving adults or a small family. Bigger families may choose to purchase two shares, while the Small Share will suit singles or couples who eat out once or twice per week. Our 7 week Winter CSA program runs biweekly from October to January.
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2018 Summer CSA Program
Our veggie basket program runs for 16 weeks, mid-June to Mid-October
With our vacation option, customers choose any 2 weeks off during the CSA season for a 14 week program. Vacation dates are set through your online account and can be changed anytime up until 72 hours before pick up.
*For 2018 we have five great options*
1. Circle Organic Farm (338 County Rd 10, Millbrook) Tuesday 3:30-7:00PM
2. Silver Bean Cafe (130 King St., Peterborough) Tuesday 4:00-7:00PM
3. The Mount Community Centre (1545 Monaghan Rd., Peterborough) Tuesday 3:30-6:00PM
4. Actinolite Restaurant (971 Ossington Ave., Toronto) Saturday 9:00-11:30AM*
5. Home Delivery (your Peterborough home!) Tuesday 4:00-6:00PM, details below**
* Toronto Fee: There is a fuel/travel charge of $3.00/week that Toronto CSA folks need to add to their shopping cart at sign up. Please scroll to the bottom of the ‘shop’ page. Weekly customers will add $48, biweekly customers will add $24.
**Home Delivery Fee: $110. This includes $96 delivery surcharge ($6/delivery) + $14 deposit for your 2 bins. You’ll get your $14 back at the end of the season in exchange for your bins. Description: This is a trial. We are only delivering 25 shares to homes within the City of Peterborough. All deliveries will be large-size weekly shares (no small, vacation or biweekly). We invite you to send us a short list of “never include” vegetables and a list of favourites (to guide our box building), but otherwise your share will be pre-set and pre-packed. If you’re unsure about your location, please email [email protected].ca with your address, so we can confirm you’re without our boundaries.
You can pay online with debit or credit card for your full share or your deposit. At this time, balance payments need to be paid by e-transfer, cheque or cash. If our payment schedule presents any challenges, please feel free to contact us to arrange an alternative plan.
SHARE SIZES & OPTIONS
1) Large share = $650
- Includes 8-10 items/week for 16 weeks (~$40.63/week)
- $220 due at sign up; $215 due May 1st; $215 due July 1st
2) Large vacation share = $585
- Includes 8 to 10 items/week for 14 weeks (~ $41.79/week)
- $195 due at sign up; $195 due May 1st; $195 due July 1st
3) Small share = $410
- Includes 5 to 6 items/week for 16 weeks (~$25.63/week)
- $205 due at sign up; $205 due by program start
4) Small vacation share = $370
- Includes 5 to 6 items/week for 14 weeks (~$26.43/week)
- $185 due at sign up; $185 due by program star
5) Large biweekly share = $335
- Includes 8 to10 items every other week for a total of 8 shares (~$41.88/week)
- $170 due at sign up; $165 due by program start
6) Small biweekly share = $210
- Includes 5 to 6 items every other week for a total of 8 shares (~$26.25/week)
- $105 due at sign up; $105 due by program start
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If paying online by credit or debit, you must pay the minimum deposit noted above. Alternatively, you can order your share from our “shop”, then contact us to arrange payment by cash, cheque or e-transfer. For more information, please email Julie at [email protected] or call 705.932.9888
What you may find in your shares
week 18 (Oct 18), full share week 15 (Sept 27), small share
week 14 (sept 20), full share week 13 (Sept 13), full share
week 11 (Aug 30), full share week 9 (Aug 16), full share
week 4, (July 12), full share week 1 (June 21), small share
Month to month, what grows here …
June: Arugula, beets, bok choy, broccoli, carrots, garlic scapes, green garlic, hakurei turnip, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce heads, peas, radishes, salad mix, spinach, strawberries.
July: Arugula, basil, beets, bell peppers, broccoli, carrots, napa cabbage, cilantro, cucumber, dill, eggplant, hakurei turnip, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce heads, peas, radishes, raspberries, salad mix, snap peas, snow peas, Swiss chard, tomatoes & zucchini.
August: Arugula, baby kale, beans, beets, blackberries, cabbage, carrots, cilantro, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, green onions, hakurei turnip, herbs, kale, leeks, lettuce heads, potatoes, parsley, peas, peppers, radish, salad mix, spinach, summer onions, Swiss chard, tomatoes, watermelon, zucchini.
September: Bok choy, baby kale, beets, beans, broccoli, carrots, cilantro, cucumbers, dill, eggplant, fennel, garlic, green onions, hakurei turnip, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce heads, onions, peas, peppers, potatoes, radish, salad mix, spinach, tomatoes, zucchini, winter squash (delicata, butternut, spaghetti, acorn).
October: Arugula, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, eggplant, garlic, kale, lettuce heads, onions, peas, peppers, pie pumpkins, radish, salad mix, spinach, Swiss chard, tomatoes, watermelon radish, winter squash.
November-February (winter CSA): Greenhouse spinach, salad mix, brassica mix, Asian greens, baby kale, Swiss chard; storage carrots, beets, potatoes, onions, garlic, rutabaga, parsnip, celeriac, turnip, winter radish (watermelon, daikon, black), cabbage, winter squash, pumpkins, broccoli, cauliflower and leeks.
Happy customers say …
“We rely so much on your produce, not sure what we would do without it!” CSA survey 2016
“We feel very fortunate to have such dedicated people in our area to provide us with the organic vegetables I need to eat. Whenever we have taken friends to the market they are overwhelmed by the size and quality of everything. Also that often vendors can speak to you by name. Lucky us.” CSA 2016
“My partner Steve and I wanted to thank you for all your hard work and to let you know how much we enjoyed and benefited from the CSA program. Not only did we have the opportunity to try and find out how much we loved new types of veggies (like the hakurei turnip! so good!) but we also saved so much money on our grocery bill. We found ourselves only hitting up the grocery store once a month instead of making weekly trips. We also spent way less eating out because there was always food in the fridge and we always had ready to cook meals waiting for us in the freezer. Thank you for all your hard work and long days, we really appreciate everything you do and have very much enjoyed being part of the Circle Organic CSA program.” Bec Groves, Summer CSA customer 2015
“We look forward to raising our family on healthy organic vegetables. We very much enjoyed the farm potluck and opportunity to pick up weekly shares at the farm. Nice to have that personal connection to see who and where our food comes from. Thank-you!!!” CSA survey 2014
“It is the tastiest and most beautiful produce I have ever had.” CSA survey 2014
“So beautiful, fresh, delicious. Clean! There really is a dramatic difference between your produce and grocery store produce. Yours is very beautiful and clean. It is really clear the care you take and the hard work you do.” CSA survey 2014
“It’s wonderful to get organic veggies from a local source, at a reasonable price.” CSA survey 2014
“It’s the best produce I’ve ever had and I love the variety. It inspires more creative cooking. I also love supporting my friends and our local farmers and I love knowing exactly where my food comes from.” CSA survey 2014
“We’re looking to support local farmers and love the idea of buying locally from people who are doing an amazing job to build something special in our community. We want to know what we’re eating and what we’re feeding to our children and you guys provide that for us!” CSA survey 2014
“Your greens are like butter. I haven’t had anything come close to the taste of your veggies.” CSA survey 2013
“Although I practice gratitude for the veggies from the grocery store, comparing grocery store veggies to Circle Organic veggies is like comparing apples to dinosaurs. Seriously.” CSA survey 2013