Nestled in the heart of Headwaters Farm is Foragers Farms, a 1.5-acre intensive market garden that is Certified Naturally Grown and uses 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 small batch wild edibles and products from nature that reconnect people with the plants and their ancestry (though not always available via CSA program).
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. 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, unless you are a veggie ninja and know your cultivars✨ We keep you involved with what’s happening on the farm, such as garden tours, pop up dinners featuring local chefs, workshops, along with Headwaters Farm and Education Centre events.
Your commitment to support small scale local organic farms is essential for sustainable farming, preserving bio diversity by taking pressure off of large scale monocropping demands causing the necessity for GMO solutions and the like. You will also become part of a health-minded community and inspire future generations.
Our CSA season is 18-20 weeks long from June to October.
Foragers Farms CSA sample season offerings:
~ 🌲small batch wild foraged + wild crafted (pending our foraging schedule this season, we may be able to include some in our CSA. Otherwise we will be offering them at the farmers markets in small batches)
🥕Lettuce, spinach, arugula, carrot, radish, arugula, sweet peas, 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, mint, scallions, eggplant, peppers (hot, banana, red and green), leeks, sprouts, garlic scapes.
🌲Chaga, dried nettle, lambs quarter, yarrow, raspberry leaf, mullein leaf, sage bundles, milkweed pods, salves, creams, dried dandelion root and leaf, burdock root, dried horsetail, sumac, fiddleheads, red clover, goldenrod.
Sign up Today!
How? Read through the following steps on how to sign up…
Step 1: Decide on your pickup location & share size by reading the information below these steps.
Step 2: Fill out google docs 2020 CSA Sign Up Form & Member Agreement located at the bottom of the page to clarify your CSA information that you’ve decided on.
Step 3: PAY! We accept e-transfer, cash or cheque. Let us know any other preferred method! E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Auto deposit so no password required.
***We ask that we receive a half payment by February 28th 2020 so that we can have our crop plan finalized. Remaining payment is due by April 1st! Scroll down to read our FAQ’s for any other questions. If you’d like to pay in full right away than by all means! We can send you a receipt when all payment is finalized.
Weekly CSA program🌈
SIGN UP BETWEEN NOVEMBER 25TH-DECEMBER 16TH TO SAVE $20 OFF PLUS RECEIVE HONEY FROM OUR ON FARM BEEKEEPER RANDEES BEES.
Full Share….$670 veg lovers family pack our best value CSA share 🥕$35/week wholesale value
~sample mid-season bag includes (but not exactly) 6oz of mixed greens, 2 tomatoes, green onion bunch, 2 large zuchinni, 1-2 cucumber, 1 bunch parsley, 1 bunch dill, broccoli, 1-2 red pepper, 1 bag of sunflower sprouts, carrot bunch, beet bunch, radish bunch.
Half Share……$520 small family, couple, single veg lover 🍅 $27/week wholesale value
FYI: our CSA style is meant for folks who are open to receiving surprises! We do not allow for special request unless absolutely necessary!
These prices include two of our CSA bags that the produce is transported in and you get to keep at the end of the season (so care for them like your baby😍). If you are a returning CSA member and have these bags already please let us know so we can deduct the value from the total cost.
✨✨✨special offer to returning CSA members✨✨✨ for each friend you get to sign up with us you recieve 10% off your CSA fee! That’s $50 or $65 of savings per friend that signs up with us that gets deducted from your total! Sign up 10 friends? Get a free CSA!!! 😏😏
PICK-UP LOCATIONS + DATES + TIME
Thursdays @ Foragers Farms 3517 Rowe Road, Cobourg; anytime between 4PM-6 (Sometimes we have “ugly” vegetables available for free! On these days sometimes you see us and others not so we have a spot for you to grab your bag, leave your other bag and head on out! Or if you feel like touring the farm feel free!)
Saturdays @ Cobourg Farmers Market between 8am-1pm *the earlier the fresher your veg, we also offer a “swap out” of 1 vegetable at this market (if you do not like a vegetable you received or perhaps you still have some from the following week)
Saturdays @ Peterborough Regional Farmers Market between 7am-1 *the earlier the fresher your veg, we also offer a “swap out” of 1 vegetable at this market (if you do not like a vegetable you received or perhaps you still have some from the following week)
Tuesdays: We need a minimum of 10 members signing up with us from Durham Region in order for us to offer a CSA pickup point that way! The location would be at 333 Powell Road in Whitby or another that we are waiting on confirmation! The time would be from 5pm-7. The bags are left at the back porch at my grandparents home in the shade…all you need to do it grab your bag with your name on it and leave your other bag!
More questions? Visit our FAQs page.