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CSA (Community Supported or Community Shared Agriculture) is one of the easiest ways for people to experience local food. When you buy a CSA “share” you are buying the right to a basket of goods as set out in the agreement. Put simply, you’re paying in advance for a basket of produce that you pick up from our farm weekly.
Buying a share ensures that farmers get paid for their work regardless of events out of their control. Farming is hard, risky work thanks to mother nature and producers deserve to get paid for that. By buying a share with us, we commit to growing produce to the best of our abilities. In return, you share in the risk and reward of farming; if there is a glut of one crop, you share in the bounty. If yield is reduced in another you get less of it. In the end, we get a fair, living wage and you get some awesome vegetables and that warm, fuzzy feeling of having supported the local economy!
12 weeks of some of the freshest vegetables you’ll ever have!
For 2017 we’ve got two share prices; $300 for the full 12 weeks available in both Wetaskiwin and Camrose or $200 for a shorter 8 week season available at Lakedell Farmers Market near Pigeon Lake.
Pricing our CSA starts long in advance of the season. We start by deciding on a dollar value that we want to target for each week of the season. Then we look at what’s going to be in season for each week and what the value of a unit of that crop is (pounds, bunches, heads, etc.). Then we try to get as close to the target value we started with, keeping in mind that earlier in the season boxes will have fewer crops in them than later in the season.
Our only reduced rate is for our early-bird sale. This is $250 and must be paid in full before February 1st.
Absolutely! We want this to be as easy as possible to buy, but at the same time, we’re not a bank. This share price is $300, with one payment of $150 due within two weeks of signup and the remaining $150 due before May 1st. If we don’t receive your second payment by May 1st, you will forfeit your previous payment and your share will be released for sale again.
Share size generally varies with the season; smaller baskets early in the season and larger baskets later on.
That said, our CSA is meant to provide more of a taste of local food rather than feed a family for a week. We have 3 veg lovin’ kids and this would give us a couple of side dishes on the small baskets and depending on the product, a week of sides on some of the larger baskets.
For the 2017 season, we’re SO excited to be partnering with Lisa and Ravidass at Sacred Arts to bring our locally grown awesomeness to Camrose! And of course, we’ll still have our on-farm pickup for our farm friends in Wetaskiwin!
Pickup times are as follows:
Thursdays – Wetaskiwin (on-farm) 3:30-5:30
Fridays – Camrose (Sacred Arts) 2:00-5:30
We want to be as accommodating as possible, but please make sure you talk to us before signing up if these times are going to be a consistent problem for you!
Sure! We just ask that you let us a know ahead of time that somebody different will be picking it up. Please remember that you are responsible for explaining our location and any pickup procedures to your replacement.
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