Author: Dr. Michelle Durkin on 25 May 2021
For the past 9 years I have used a CSA. I consider them to be part of my health care team. So if you don’t know what a CSA is, it’s time to be in the know!
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. When you sign up, you are buying a share of that farm’s crops in return for a weekly delivery of fresh, local, and often organic, vegetables.
Here are 5 reasons I think everyone should buy a CSA:
So, where can you find a CSA in our area?
Check out this list of local farmers that you can inquire with. There are only a limited number of spots available with each farm. This is the time of year when they start doing their signups so don’t miss out!
If you sign up with Fiddlehead Farms you can use my name as a referral.
Earth Haven Farm CSA – certified organic; vegetables, beef, eggs, Tweed
Eva Mae Farm CSA – Brighton
Fiddlehead Farm CSA – Prince Edward County – this is the CSA that I use; pick-up is at the Belleville Farmer’s market; they also have the option of a winter food box; if you would like to use the same one please use the following link: Dr. Durkin’s CSA
Green Wheel Urban Farm – Belleville
Sparrow Valley Farm – Roslin
Melrose Market Garden – Melrose
Thyme Again Gardens – certified organic, vegetables, beef, pork, lamb, chicken, Prince Edward County
Ten Chances Farm – certified organic vegetables, Ivanhoe
Now I would love to hear from you? Have you used a CSA before? If there is someone not on this list that you think should be please let us know. Leave a comment below and I’ll be back next week with another edition of Doctor as Teacher Tuesday.
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7 Replies to “Why a CSA should be part of your health care team”
Great info but wanted to let everyone know that the listing for Brighton, Eva Mae Farms isn’t offering CSA this year due to a family emergency and late start on growing because of it. Hopefully next year for them.
Thanks for the update Leiann. Hopefully they will be back next year!
I totally agree with you, fresh organic produce is delicious and beats grocery store produce, especially tomatoes! Last year I signed up with Woolerdale Farms in Quinte West. They are located in the Frankford area and deliver their produce to locations in Wooler and Brighton.
Their website is http://www.woolerdalefarm.ca
I highly recommend them. I am so looking forward to their asparagus and spring mix.
Thanks for sharing this list. We have been really enjoying our CSA from Footsteps Organic in Wooler the past three years. Shira and Paul (and family) provide a wonderful variety of vegetables including the BEST carrots I have ever tasted! I believe sign up is in February each year and we look forward to whatever veggies are in season each week 🙂
Oops, that is Footstep Organics 🙂
I agree Sarah, the carrots do taste the best!