“CSA” stands for Community Supported Agriculture, and is like a vegetable membership subscription to the farm season. When you sign up for a CSA share, you will be asked to pay up front for the remainder of the CSA season, and in exchange receive a box of veggies each week, grown on our farm and picked just for you. By paying in advance, you are helping to reduce the burden of up front costs faced by your farmers. By joining a membership program like this, you will be making a commitment to purchase produce for the entire CSA season, and in return will be given more value, compared to retail prices you would pay at the Farmers Market, or through our retail online store. CSA members also have access to the online store in advance of retail customers, and have first choice over the items each week.
We value your commitment to Milky Way Farm, and would like to offer you the choice over what goes into your shares each week. In light of recent developments, we will no longer be holding market style pick-ups, but will instead offer you choice over what veggies you would like to include in your pre-packed share. This way you will never be stuck with something you do not like, and should help to reduce food waste. Although we would love to encourage you to try new things!
Through our online ordering system, you will be able to choose as much or as little as you would like each week, and even skip weeks if necessary drawing from a set number of “credits”.
We offer two sizes of shares to choose from: our FULL SHARE is designed to feed a family of four, or two veggie lovers, and our SMALL SHARE is designed to feed one or two people.
For 2020, we are pleased to offer two main CSA seasons:
(SOLD OUT FOR 2020) Small Share $360, Full Share $630
Local Woodstock area pick-ups (and deliveries) Tuesdays 4-8pm, June 9th-October 6th
Kitchener/Waterloo area pick-ups Saturdays 10am-12pm (deliveries Saturdays 10am-12pm), June 13-October 10th
(SOLD OUT FOR 2020) Small Share $200, Full Share $350
Kitchener/Waterloo, and Woodstock/Ingersoll area pick-ups Saturdays 10am-1pm (deliveries Saturdays 10am-1pm), October 17th-December 19th
WHAT WE GROW
We grow a mixture of heirloom and hybrid varieties, striving for the best in flavour of: arugula, basil, beans, beet, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, cilantro, collards, corn, cucumber, dill, eggplant, fennel, garlic, green onion, ground cherry, kale, kohlrabi, leek, lettuce, melon, onion, parsley, parsnip, peas, pepper, potatoes, radish, rutabaga, salad greens, spinach, squash, sweet potatoes, Swiss chard, tomatillo, tomato, turnip, watermelon, zucchini.
Each week, we will harvest every veggie item that we have available in season, to allow you as much variety to choose from as we are able to produce.