CSA – Fall 2020

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a symbiotic relationship between community members and local farmers, a relationship in which members of the community support their local farmers by committing to purchasing a share of weekly vegetables over the growing season.

This is a great way to secure some of your food during the Covid-19 crisis. Our farm has safe food handling practices in place and we will have a number of pick-up sites in the Halifax area for pick-up while practising social/physical distancing.

We offer a weekly share of our famous pre-washed salad mix or other greens and shoots, variety of vegetables and culinary herbs.

In addition, you will have the option to add sustainably produced, non-GMO eggs.

Note: We will not offer a protein share for the fall CSA, only eggs!

 

Dates:

Start date: August 26th

End date: November 11th

We require a commitment for all 12 weeks as we have to plan our crops accordingly. You can order multiple vegetable boxes and eggs if you have a higher demand.

Pick up on Tuesdays (Maitland) and Wednesdays (Halifax area)

 

Pricing:

Vegetable Box $25/week (12 weeks x $25 = $300)

1 dozend eggs $5.75/week (12 weeks x $5.75 = $69)

We ask you to pay in advance by August 19th

Payments can be made by cheque or e-transfer (more details when you sign up)

 

Options:

Vegetable Box ($25value/week) (sized 2 adults)

($4-6)           ½ lb salad mix or spinach, ¼ lb arugula or mache (all washed with care)

($3.50)         2.3 oz shoots (sunflower shoots, pea shoots or shoot mix – all washed with care)

($2)                1 seasonal herb

($13.50-15.50)  4 units of vegetables (depending on seasonal availability you can expect the following: beets, carrots, celery, chard, cucumbers, daikon, fennel, flowers, garlic, kale, red/yellow onions, peppers, potatoes, radicchio, black/watermelon radish, shallots, winter squash, sunchokes, tomatoes (cherry, heirloom, paste), turnips).

All vegetables are certified organic and will mostly come from our own farm. In addition we work with Natures Route Farm in Pointe du Bûte, NB and with Maple Shade Farm in Noel, NS.

 

Egg option (add-on) ($5.75 value/week)

1 dozen eggs each week (Happy Bird Eggs-Upper Kennetcook)

 

Pick up:

You are in charge of picking up your weekly share at our designated pick up spots. We will be on site with our van, and will also offer more of our produce as it is available to purchase in addition to your share (bring cash!).

Note: social distancing practices will be followed and handling will only be done by the Four Seasons employee who will be following safety protocols.

12.30pm – 2.30pm – North end (Mayflower Curling Club parking lot, 3000 Monaghan Dr.)

4.30pm – 5.30pm – Dartmouth (Findlay Community Centre parking lot, 26 Elliot St.)

 

Sign up:

Contact us at order4seasons@gmail.com and let us know which option you would like.

If you want, you can also call 1-902-261-2345 but sign up is only through email. Thank you!

Boxes that don’t get picked up will be donated to a local food bank.

Once you decide to participate, we will ask you to virtually sign an agreement which will outline all the details for our CSA.

We appreciate your support!