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 and pay our employee. 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. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by credit/debit.
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.