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 Winter CSA program runs biweekly from November to February. 

 

2017 Summer CSA information 

 

Pickups take place on Tuesdays * times & locations as follows:

  • The farm (Millbrook) ~ 3:30-6:30PM
  • The Silver Bean cafe (King St., Peterborough) ~ 4:00-6:30PM
  • The Belly of the Beast “Boochery” (Charlotte St., Peterborough) ~ 3:30-6:00PM

Share Options & Prices 

Large share = $600 ~ includes 8 to 10 items/week for 16 weeks (~$37.50/week)                                                                     $240 due at signup ~ balance $360 due at program start

Small share = $380 ~ includes 5 to 6 items/week for 16 weeks (~23.75/week)                                                                         $152 due at signup ~ balance $228 due at program start 

Large vacation* share = $545 ~ includes 8 to 10 items/week for 14 weeks (~$38.93/week)                                               $218 due at signup ~ balance $327 due at program start

Small vacation* share = $345 ~ includes 5-6 items/week for 14 weeks (~24.64/week)                                                       $138 due at signup ~ balance $207 due at program start

Biweekly large share = $310 ~ includes 8 to 10 items every other week for a total of 8 shares (~$38.75/week)               $124 due at signup ~ balance $186 due at program start 

Biweekly small share = $195 ~ includes 5 to 6 items every other week for a total of 8 shares ($24.38/week)                    $78 due at signup ~ balance $117 due at program start 

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Click here to order a share! 

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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 farm@circleorganic.ca or call 705.932.9888 

 

 

What you may find in your shares

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week 18 (Oct 18), full share                            week 15 (Sept 27), small share

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week 14 (sept 20), full share                               week 13 (Sept 13), full share

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 week 11 (Aug 30), full share                               week 9 (Aug 16), full share

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 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, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, cilantro, cucumber, dill, eggplant, hakurei turnip, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce heads, mesclun mix, peas, radishes, raspberries, salad mix, snap peas, snow peas, Swiss chard, tomatoes & zucchini.  

August: Arugula, baby kale, beans, beets, blackberries, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cilantro, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, green onions, hakurei turnip, herbs, kale, leeks, lettuce heads, potatoes, parsley, peas, peppers, radicchio, radish, salad mix, spinach, summer onions, Swiss chard, tomatoes, watermelon, zucchini. 

September: Baby bok choy, baby kale, beets, beans, broccoli, cantaloupe, carrots, celery cilantro, cucumbers, dill, edamame, eggplant, fennel, garlic, green onions, hakurei turnip, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce heads, onions, peas, peppers, potatoes, radish, salad mix, spinach, tomatoes, winter squash (delicata, mini butternut, spaghetti) zucchini.

October: Arugula, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, edamame, 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, turnip, winter radish (watermelon, daikon, black), cabbage, brussels sprouts, winter squash, pumpkins, broccoli, cauliflower and leeks. 

winter csa share 

 

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

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“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