CSA Winter Program Info

Launching  of  our late fall & winter CSA program for 2016 / 2017

CSA farms (Community Shared Agriculture) develop a partnership between the farmer and those who consume their food.

By purchasing a share of the fall harvest each consumer benefits by receiving a variety of  fresh and winter stored produce grown locally. In this way the consumer can support their local farmer through-out the winter months.. The farmer benefits by ensuring that a designated portion the produce gathered up during the fall has a ready market during the winter months.

How it works

In October first opportunity is given to our summer CSA members. Then, in early November opportunity is given to those who would like to join our program based on the number of available shares left.

Your share is a portion of the fall harvest plus any fresh produce that can survive frost and/or winter conditions.

[  Winter Share Prices – 2016/2017  ]

Large Share $560/season

Approximately 95 to 105 Lbs of produce per delivery

Medium/Regular $375/season

Approximately 55 to 65 Lbs of produce per delivery

Small Share $290/season

Approximately 35 to 45 Lbs of produce per delivery

Our late fall & winter season runs from November to February, one delivery per month.

Food box delivery

Each share is delivered once a month to your door on scheduled delivery days. Our delivery area is based on reasonable proximity to our farm and the number of shareholders within a geographic area.

To date we service the following areas; Waterloo, Kitchener (except for extreme south end – Hwy 401) and the surrounding communities of  Breslau, Maryhill, Conestogo, St Jacobs and Elmira.

To learn more and sign up:

Customers from our summer program are always given the first opportunity to sign up for the late fall & winter program. Then new persons are given the opportunity to sign up.

IMPORTANT: If you are applying as a new member, please call or email us FIRST to confirm that;

a)  you are in our delivery area

b) we have spaces available for new members

Click Here StevanusFarm for 2016 2017 to view our Late Fall & Winter CSA brochure for more information.

If you would like to sign up for the CSA program you can email us at info@stevanusfarm.ca or call us: 519-585-7784 or cell 519-212=2073.

What do you get with your Winter CSA Share this year?

Each CSA box will include a mix of some or all the following vegetables.

Availability is determined by quantity (inventory), storagability (ability to hold quality in storage) and weather conditions for fresh produce.

Vegtables

  • Beets
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots (orange & purple)
  • Celeriac
  • Garlic
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Onions, red & yellow
  • Mixed greens
  • Parsnips
  • Potatoes
    • Mixed fingerlings
    • Yukon Gold
    • Cieftan (red skin)
    • Russets
  • Shallots
  • Squash-winter (acorn, butternut, spaghetti, sweet potato)
  • Other vegetables if available)

Products for Sale

  • Honey  (from our hivees)
  • Maple Syrup  (from our neighbour – Snyder Heritage Farms)

About our our honey bees …..

We are still wading through the learning process when it comes to taking care of and  nurturing our four colonies of honey bees. The 2014 was our best year yet. The honey bees were very busy packing the hives with honey all year long despite the the wet weather and overcast conditions.

We had two honey harvests this year; first in July and second in September. Needless to say we have collected a good supply of honey.

It can be ordered and shipped to our CSA customers  along with their CSA box.