Q: How exactly does it work?
Payment is due upfront, and the CSA costs $325 for the season, which runs 15 weeks. Beginning June 20th/22nd (Winnipeg and Niverville customers respectively), you’ll get a box of seasonal vegetables every week until late September. You can pick up your vegetables at Lord Roberts Community Center (725 Kylemore Ave.) in South Osborne every Wednesday between 4-8pm or at the Niverville Farmers’ Market at the Heritage Center in Niverville every Friday.
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.