CSA/Veggie Box 2018 Season

Thank you for your interest in the 2018 CSA Vegetable season at Common Ground Farm!

If you are interested in participating by picking up at the Western Fair market stand, it works a bit differently. Please click here.

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, either in total upfront or in weekly installments (with a 25% initial deposit)
  • We harvest the vegetables and get them ready for pickup
  • You pick up your veggies once a week or biweekly
  • NEW THIS YEAR: we will deliver to your door for a $5 fee
CSA Vegetable Box London Ontario

Example of Early Summer Box

Example of Late Summer Box

CSA Vegetable Box London Ontario

Example of Fall Box

How Common Ground Farm’s CSA works:

Our CSA season goes for 30 weeks; from the end of May til Christmas, and is broken into 3 different 10 week periods:  Early Summer, Late Summer, Fall.

We use a third party program called “Harvie” which handles payment and membership details. The Harvie program will allow you to make online payments, schedule vacation holds and to customize your box with the veggies you use the most. To watch a 2:30 video with more details, click here.

Seasons:

There are 3 separate seasons:  Early Summer, Late Summer and Fall. SIGN UP IS NOW OPEN FOR ALL 3 SEASONS

EARLY SUMMER:

End of May to End of July
10 weeks
Small or Large Shares available
On farm pickup: Tuesday from 4-8 on the farm
Delivery: Tuesday night or Wednesday afternoon

UPDATE MARCH 2018: CURRENTLY SOLD OUT!
Sign up for late summer now and you’ll be put on a waiting list to join the early summer share in July

LATE SUMMER:

Mid August to Mid October
10 weeks
Small or Large Shares available
On farm pickup: Tuesday from 4-8 on the farm
Delivery: Tuesday night or Wednesday afternoon

FALL:

Late October to Late December
10 weeks
Small or Large Shares available
On farm pickup: Thursday from 4-8 on the farm
Delivery: Thursday night or Friday afternoon

Share contents and pickup options:

How the Harvie system works:

  • With our online system you will get an email listing the contents of your box for that week
  • You have two days to switch out some vegetables for others you prefer. You also have an opportunity to add extras (more produce, eggs, bread, fruit) to your box.  To watch a 2:30 video with more details, click here.

Pricing

Large Share: $35/week

Small Share: $25/week

Some notes:

  • Credit card payments accepted with our online system
  • You may signup for 1, 2, or 3 seasons right now
  • Payments can be made either 1) in total upfront* or 2) with 25% down, 25% at the first share, and the balance taken weekly til the end of the season
    *Paying upfront helps us out a great deal as the bulk of our expenses take place in the spring
  • If you cannot pay by credit card, please go ahead and start the signup process online. Choose your options but instead of checking out, simply deliver your cash/cheque/e-transfer payment to us and we will complete the order for you. If you need assistance please reach out at chris@commongroundfarm.ca

BONUS for early signup: receive a free mid-winter share in February if you sign up by January 31st!

Sign-up and membership management:

Sign up, pay, and manage changes to your membership using a software system called “Harvie”.  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: