Know your farmer

We are a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) business that links our members directly to their food and farmers (Alberta & Corey). We do nearly everything by hand based on our training as Master Organic Gardeners.  

 

How do your subscriptions work?

Members pre-pay in the spring, which allows us to buy our seeds and pay our employee. You check off what vegetables you want from our grow list, and choose add-ons from our partners at FOG Farms (Microgreens) and Early Dawn Farm (Goat Cheese). Together we share in the risks and rewards inherent with growing vegetables in this region. We harvest and deliver the same day to pickup locations in Cochrane and NW Calgary or to your door for an extra fee. Members also receive a weekly email with farm updates and recipes, and are invited to help at the farm with our annual rock picking party and fall harvest events.

 

What do we grow?

We grow over 25 unique and heirloom vegetables or herbs that are suited for our climate and soil. When you sign up, you can let us know if there are any veggies you don't want. All boxes receive a variety of items each week based on the season. We partner with our friends at Hive and Harvest who provide greenhouse produce for our CSA shares.

 

Following are some examples of what to expect in a typical monthly delivery. 

 

July
 
Lettuce - 250g; Spinach - 250g; Swiss Chard - 250g; Beet greens - 100g; Cilantro - bunch; Onions - 4; Radishes - Bunch; Herbs - assorted
(extra leafy greens usually available at pickup)
 
August
 
Summer Squash - 1-2; Carrots - bunch; Potatoes - 2.5lbs; Peas - 1lb; Beans - 1lb
Beets - bunch; Herbs - Assorted; Swiss Chard - bunch; Onions - 2

 

September


Lettuce; Carrots - 1lb; Potatoes - 2.5lbs; Flowers - (1 bouquet this season); Tea - loose; Hubbard Squash - 1; Fresh herb - assorted; Tomatoes - 1lb; Garlic - 2-3 bulbs
Onions - 2
 
October
 
Kale (or other leafy green) - bunch; Carrots - 1lb; Rutabaga - 1-2; Parsnips - 3-5;
Pumpkin -  1-2; Potatoes - 5lbs; Beets - 1lb; Parsley - bunch; Onions - 5

 

Payment

Members must fill in our sign up form and provide a $100 deposit to hold a spot. We send you an invoice for the balance, which is due after the first delivery. Deposit can be made by e-transfer to info@summithillfarm.ca or by credit/debit.

 

Risks

By joining, members understand that they are sharing in the risks every farmer faces, and that quantity, quality and duration of season may vary due to unpredictable weather and pests. We communicate with members regularly so they are aware of any challenges.

 

Picking Up Shares

Pickup is Sunday evenings from 7-7:30pm in Cochrane and Calgary (Dalhousie). Members are responsible for picking up their share each week and washing vegetables before eating. If you cannot pick up your subscription and advise us in advance, we can double the amount of produce in your next pickup. You can also send a friend to pick up your share.

Contact Details

Summit Hill Farm

Cochrane, Alberta

Phone: 587-716-3993
Email:
info@summithillfarm.ca

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