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CSA's for Cottagers

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Fresh Fruit and Vegetables for Cottagers!

Ever thought about eating more vegetables, locally grown fruits or fresh produce? Are you a cottager, staying in Bruce County and looking for those fresh veggies from a local farm? Imagine taking that first bite into a juicy watermelon, or roasting that sweet corn-on-the-cob over the bon fire.

You are in luck because CSA’s can help you get access to local fruits and vegetables!

What is a CSA?

Community Share Agriculture (CSA) is a mutual relationship between the farmer and the member in which a farm supports the community’s needs for fresh produce, fruit and meats and the community supports the farmer in farming sustainably. Becoming a CSA member means you will have fresh food all summer into the fall, directly from the farm to your plate.

Members commit to CSA by making a deposit at the beginning of the season. Most CSA farms will start pick-up and/or delivery around the 3rd week of June. So act quickly to take advantage of the entire growing season!

Why participate in a CSA?
  • You will get fresh in-season vegetables, fruits and meat on a weekly basis.
  • You will get to try more rare fruits and vegetables, such as Kohlrabi, purple carrots and delicata squash.
  • You get to meet the farmers behind the fresh fruits, vegetables and meat
  • You get educated about organic vegetables and receive new recipes
  • Most CSA’s will have a pick up location rather than you having to pick them up at their farms.
Here is a list of CSA Farms to contact in Bruce County:
  1. Ruetz Farm Fresh Produce, Teeswater - pandlruetz@wightman.ca
  2. Persephone Market Garden and CSA, Allenford - www.persephonemarketgarden.ca/
  3. Black Sheep Farm CSA, Chesley -www.justblacksheep.com
  4. Down to Earth Organics, Port Elgin – www.facebook.com/pages/Down-To-Earth-Organics-CSA/140279286146238