Nestled in the heart of Headwaters Farm is Foragers Farms, a 1-acre intensive market garden that uses organic and regenerative farming practices. Crop rotations, lots of organic matter and cover crops ensure soil fertility and healthy fruits, veggies and herbs. We also forage for edible and medicinal plants in order to offer wild edibles and to create products from nature that reconnect people with the plants and with their ancestry.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. This system of growing and distributing organic produce was established 25 years ago and has truly restored the connection between people and where their food comes from. CSA systems provide farmers with an equitable return for their skill, knowledge and labour; and establishes a strong foundation for sustainable agriculture all the while contributing to a healthier ecology.
When you decide to purchase a CSA you are entitled to a share of the produce that is coming off the gardens weekly or bi-weekly. This gives you the opportunity to eat super fresh food with amazing flavour and nutritional benefits. You will be introduced to some new veggies with each box, along with a recipe to help inspire your next dish. We keep you involved with what’s happening on the farm, such as garden tours, pop up dinners featuring local chefs, Feet on Farm Saturdays, along with Headwaters Farm and Education Centre events and homesteading workshops. As an added feature to our CSA bins you can choose wild foraged products from our apothecary such as wild crafted dried herbs for loose leaf teas or DIY projects, essential oils, tinctures, tasty treats and infused oils. Each week you can buy these extras from our online store at wholesale and expect to receive them in your next box.
Your commitment to support small scale local organic farms is essential for sustainable farming, preserving bio diversity by taking pressure off of large scale mono cropping demands causing the necessity for GMO solutions and the like. You will also become part of a health-minded community and inspire future generations.
The 2018 season is 18-20 weeks long from June 13 to October 29
Foragers Farms 2018 CSA sample season offerings:
~ wild foraged + wild crafted (optional extra)
June 13-July 4
Spinach, radish, kohlrabi, kale, arugula, mint, chives flower, cilantro, bok choy, lettuce, arugula, turnip, beet, scallion, broccoli, mustard greens, red russian kale, dill, radish, cucumber, summer squash, collard, sweet peas, arugula, sprouts, wheatgrass.
Chaga, dandelion tea, dandelion leaf, dandelion root, fresh/dried nettle, horsetail, watercress, spruce tips, coltsfoot leaves, fiddleheads, red clover, yellow dock root, burdock root.
July 4-October 4
Lettuce, spinach, arugula, carrot, turnip, beet, zuchinni, cucumber, tomato (cherry and roma), summer squash, sweet peas, beans, broccoli, cauliflower, onion, bok choy, swiss chard, kale (red, black and curly), basil, dill, cilantro, parsley, sage, scallions, eggplant, peppers (hot, banana, red and green), leeks, sprouts, wheatgrass garlic scapes.
Chaga, dried nettle, lambs quarter, yarrow, raspberry leaf, mullein leaf, sage bundles, milkweed pods, salves, creams, dried dandelion root and leaf, dried burdock root, dried horsetail, sumac.
October 4- October 29
Spinach, lettuce, kale (red, black and curly), carrot, turnip, cucumber, tomato, leek, arugula, peppers, cilantro, parsley, dill, sprouts, wheatgrass.
Chaga, dried nettle, dried raspberry, sage bundles, red clover, dried goldenrod leaves, dried dandelion root and leaf, dried burdock, dried horsetail, sumac.
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Weekly Whole Share….$650 veg lovers family pack our best value CSA share
20 Weeks Half Share……$500 small family
Bi-weekly Whole Share….$350 individual or couple
10 Weeks Half Share…….$250 individual
A $150 deposit is required upon signing up for the CSA, $50 of that is a refundable to guarantee we get our box back at the end of the year! We get our box, you get your deposit back. It’s that simple.
CSA Pick-Up Points:
**Still to be confirmed**
Saturdays at the Cobourg Farmers Market any time between 8am-1pm
Mondays at Marigold Food Co-op from 5pm-7
Friday’s at the Oshawa Centre Farmer Market time TBA
More questions? Visit our FAQs page.