Q: How exactly does it work?
Payment is due upfront, and the CSA costs $350 (early-bird pricing at $325 has now ended) for the season, which runs 15 weeks. Beginning in late June, you’ll get a box of seasonal vegetables every week until late September. You can pick up your vegetables at the South Osborne Farmers’ Market every Wednesday between 4-8pm, at the River Heights Farmers’ Market on Fridays between 12-5pm or at our farm which is just outside of Niverville, MB (date & time TBA).
Some typical CSA boxes might be:
Late-June: Arugula, spinach, radishes, dill, cilantro basil, green onions
Mid-July: Zucchini, broccoli, baby potatoes, swiss chard, onions, beets, mixed greens and a choice of herbs
Mid August: Tomatoes, green beans, cherry tomatoes, onions, carrots, potatoes, garlic, lettuce mix, and cucumbers
Mid-September: Tomatoes, carrots, onions, kale, butternut squash, cabbage, greens and herbs
Our CSA works out to roughly $21/week, and on a good year, you can expect to receive as much or more vegetables than you could buy for the same price at a grocery store. However, CSA’s include sharing the risk inherent in food production, so if one or more of our crops are not doing well, this will be reflected in the vegetables you receive. For more information on the ‘risk’ involved in buying a CSA, you can contact us or visit CSA Manitoba’s Website.