Know your farmer

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

 

How does your CSA work?

Members pre-pay in the spring, which allows us to buy our seeds. You check off what vegetables you want from our grow list. 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. All boxes receive 8-10 different items each week based on the season. We partner with our friends at Hive and Harvest who provide greenhouse produce and pollination services for our farm.

 

Following is our 2020 production schedule. 

 

Delivery 1 - July 12 (TBC)
 
Lettuce - 250g; Spinach - 250g; Swiss Chard - 250g; Beet greens - 100g; Cilantro - bunch; Onions - 4; Radishes - Bunch; Herbs - assorted
(extra leafy greens available for those that want more at pickup)
 
Delivery 2 - August 9 (TBC)
 
Summer Squash - 1-2; Carrots - bunch; Potatoes - 2.5lbs; Peas - 1lb; Beans - 1lb
Beets - bunch; Herbs - Assorted; Swiss Chard - bunch; Onions - 2
 
Delivery 3 - September 13 (TBC)

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
 
Delivery 4 - October 4 (TBC)
 
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 $50 deposit to hold a spot. We send you an invoice for the balance, which is due after the first delivery. We accept e-transfer and cheque.

 

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 locations and times are circulated in May and are determined based on member feedback (typically on Sunday evenings). 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

What's Fresh?

Extra veggies coming this summer. Click here to get on our waitlist!

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