Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a relationship between a farmer, and a community of people. As a CSA shareholder you are purchasing a farm share from a local farmer (us) where we will in turn plant and harvest crops for an entire growing season for you. You are basically hiring your own personal farmer to grow, harvest, and deliver produce to you and your family!
The benefits of joining a CSA are endless, but to name a few, you will be cutting out the middle man (grocery stores, trucking companies, market venues, etc.) and getting local food delivered straight from our farm to your home, thus lowering your negative environmental impact. You'll also be getting the freshest produce available, you'll know exactly where your food is coming from, you will receive items that you might not find in the local grocery stores, you'll discover new foods, and you will be supporting a small local business!
Free Roots Farm's CSA shares will begin delivery the first week of July and run for 16 weeks into mid October*. In your weekly share you will receive in season items grown organically on our farm. For example, in the early spring you will receive items such as a variety of salad and cooking greens, radish, peas, microgreens, shoots, and more. As the season warms up shares will start to include items like carrots, beets, beans, tomatoes, etc. as well as a variety of freshly preserved goods like relishes, pickled beets, pickled cucumbers, kimchi, etc. You will receive your share every Friday (unless otherwise specified), on a weekly basis until the growing season is over.
We deliver to Inverness, Cheticamp and in between. We also offer a pick up option on Sundays from 11am to 2pm at the Mabou Farmers Market.
A one time tote deposit will be added to your initial payment and returned at the end of the season when your tote is returned. If you lose or damage your tote, we will keep your deposit and require a new one in order to continue with your CSA.
Please note that we are unable to hold or move CSA delivery dates. If you are away for your weekly delivery, please make alternative arrangements (ie. have a neighbour pick it up the week you are away).
*Depending on what days of the week the first and last Mondays fall on, delivery's may land a few days before the beginning of July and a few days before or after mid October, however 16 shares are guaranteed.
Price per year for 16 shares*:
Small (1 to 2 people) $416/year
Regular (3 to 5 people) $560/year
If you are a seasonal visitor and want to purchase just a few weeks of delivery while you are here, please see below for weekly rates. Please get in touch to find out more.
Price per week:
Small (1 to 2 people) $26/week
Regular (3 to 5 people) $35/week
One time Deposit Fee, to be returned at the end of the season**: $15
*As there are limited shares available, this will be a first come first served basis. CSA shares must be paid for in full no later than May 1, 2023 or you will lose your spot. If you are unable to pay the whole amount at once, please get in touch so we can discuss alternative options.
**Please include the $15 deposit fee with your share payment. For example, if you are purchasing the regular size share for $560, your total payment will be $575.
If you would like to sign up, please fill out the form with the required information detailing your name, address, email, and CSA Share size, as well as how you will be paying*. Have questions? Please follow this link and send us a message with any inquiries you might have, call the number below, or email email@example.com.
*Please note that a CSA share will not be reserved for you until payment has been received in full, unless otherwise discussed.