CSA/Veggie Box 2017 Season

Thank you for your interest in the 2017 CSA Vegetable season at Common Ground Farm!

 

What is a CSA share?

It’s a box of vegetables *typically picked within 24 hrs* on a given week of the growing season that is reserved for CSA members. Here’s how it works:

  • You pay a CSA membership fee, upfront for the season or in two installments
  • We harvest the vegetables and get them ready for pickup
  • You pick up your veggies once a week
CSA Vegetable Box London Ontario

Early of Late Spring Box

CSA Vegetable Box London Ontario

Example of Early Summer Box

CSA Vegetable Box London Ontario

Example of Late Summer Box

How Common Ground Farm’s CSA works:

Here at our farm we have 3 different CSA seasons (Spring, Summer, Fall) and 2 different pickup locations (London and St. Thomas). Everything you need to know is below:

 

Seasons:

This year we are introducing 3 separate seasons:  Spring, Summer and Fall.  We are opening signup for the Spring, Summer and Full 2017 memberships on-farm now.  Fall signup will be open later in the year.

SPRING:

From April 8th to June 3rd
9 weeks
On Farm, Full shares only.
Pickups are Saturdays from 9-noon on the farm.

SUMMER:

From June 13th to Oct 10th
18 weeks
Half or Full Shares available
London or St. Thomas pickup available
St. Thomas pickups: Tuesdays on the farm 4-8 pm
London pickups: Saturdays at Western Fair market 8am-3pm

FALL:

10 weeks
More info coming soon

Share contents and pickup options:

This season we will have 2 options for Summer and Fall CSA members.  You can choose to pickup at the farm in St. Thomas or at the Western Fair Farmers’ market in London.

FARM PICKUP:

At the farm, we will be arranging the shares differently than in past years:  Members will have much more choice over what goes in their shares.  Core items will be similar (e.g. tomatoes, carrots) but less common items (Kale, eggplant, radish) will be given free choice so you will have much more influence over the mix of vegetables you take home.

LONDON MARKET PICKUP:

For our members who pick up in London, you will choose your vegetables directly from the farm market stand and we will track a declining balance for your season’s CSA share.

Pricing

FULL SHARE HALF SHARE
SPRING SEASON: ON FARM ONLY
$270
Not Available
SUMMER SEASON: ON FARM
$630
$330
SUMMER SEASON: LONDON MARKET
$680 (actual value $750)
$355 (actual value $375)
FALL SEASON: ON FARM
More info coming soon!
FALL SEASON: LONDON MARKET
ALL THREE SEASONS: ON FARM ONLY
$1200
Not Available

Sign-up and membership management:

We also have new sign-up process in effect. You will now sign up, pay, and manage changes to your membership using a software system.  You will be able to pay all at once or in installments and you can re-schedule shares that you will be away for.

To get more info and to start the sign-up process, please visit this page: