Sideroad Farm offers a weekly CSA box program the Blue Mountains, Meaford, Collingwood, Walters Falls and Toronto areas. Our Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) program starts around the end of June, runs for 18 weeks, and features our certified organic veggies, herbs and farm fresh pasture-raised egg shares. Please read through this page to learn about the program.
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Here’s what our members have to say about our CSA:
“Everything is so fresh and tastes incredible. There was a great mix of tried and true favourites and new varieties that made for unique and never boring meals. I highly recommend it!”
“Receiving our Farmer’s box from Sideroad was a highlight of our week. It inspired new recipe ideas. It felt good to be eating organic and supporting local farmers. The eggs were delicious – I don’t know how we are going to do without these over the winter! The entire operation is very professional and well organized – loved Amy’s weekly newsletter; delivery was always on time and customized boxes were packed correctly; easy to use system and amazing fresh produce. Thank you Amy & Patrick!”
“I loved being a member of the Sideroad Farm CSA. There was a big variety of produce each week. I especially loved all the amazing salad greens. Amy and Pat were super accommodating to any changes I requested. They put a lot of energy and love into their farm and it shows with all the amazing produce! I’m so grateful for such an amazing source of local & organic food. I look forward to being a member for many years to come!”
“I tried out the CSA program this year and I LOVED IT! Our family looked forward to Tuesdays and seeing what veggies we got to share for the coming week. You can taste the quality… the carrots remind me of growing up on the farm and pulling them right out of the ground to eat! The greens last forever with a fresh taste that can’t be matched. I’m looking forward to the winter share, and will be signing up again for the summer share program.”
“We are so impressed with Sideroad Farm CSA program. The quality of the produce is top-notch, the selection stellar, and ability to customize is truly a godsend. Patrick and Amy are so organized, professional, and community-oriented, they make the program easy and fun.”
Program Length and Start
Our CSA Program starts in late June and runs for 18 weeks – until around the end of October. During that time you will receive a weekly delivery of produce and/or eggs depending on the type of share you purchase. The exact start date of the program is dependent on the spring weather.
Share Options and Pricing
We have three share options for weekly deliveries. Members can add-on to their weekly deliveries (e.g. flowers, extra veggies or coffee when available).
The Veggie Share
Our veggie share is completely custom! You can pick the farmers choice bin which includes approximately 10 different certified organic veggies from our farm that we have selected or build your own bin using our online system. A minimum order of $30 of vegetables/herbs per week is required although some members choose to purchase more via the online store. Veggie share program members receive approximately a 10 – 15% discount over our farmers market prices. The veggie share costs $30/week ($540/season).
Veggies that we grow include: Green, yellow and purple beans, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, red and green cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, endive, bok choi, sweet corn, collard greens, cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, eggplants, arugula, our special peppery salad mix, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, microgreens, onions, scallions, parsnips, peas, sweet and hot peppers, peashoots, potatoes, pumpkins, radicchio, radishes, spinach, winter squash, swiss chard, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, tomatillos, ground cherries, zucchini and summer squash.
Herbs that we grow include: Basil, chives, cilantro, dill, lavender, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme.
The Egg Share
The egg share is an add-on to our veggie share program, it can not be ordered on its own. With this option you will receive one dozen pasture-raised eggs fed certified organic feed with your CSA bin per week. The price is $7.50/week for a full egg share, which works out to $135/season or $67.50/season if you select a half egg-share (one dozen every two weeks).
The Community Share **New for 2020** – sold out. Thank you everyone!!
When purchasing your veggie share, you have the option of donating $30 towards a CSA share for a family in need in our community. $30 is the cost of one vegetable delivery during the CSA season. Your donations will be matched by Sideroad Farm to a maximum of 2 full CSA shares. If you are a family or person in need, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!
Pick Up Locations
Weekly shares are picked up from designated locations between Walters Falls and Toronto. The list of current locations are listed below.
Our current pick up locations include:
Clarksburg – Tuesday
Meaford – Tuesday
Collingwood – Tuesday or Saturday
Toronto West – Baby Point Road: Tuesday
Toronto East – Davisville and Mt. Pleasant: Tuesday
Walters Falls (at the farm) – Tuesday or Saturday
How to Sign up and Pay for your Share
We ask that you pay at least 50% of your total share cost at the time of sign up and the remainder by May 15th. Payment prior to the start of the season helps us to offset the costs of growing the produce and eggs that you receive during the season. We accept payment via cash, cheque or e-transfer (our preferred method). If you would like to pay via e-transfer, select “cheque” as your payment method when you are checking out.
Alternative payment plans are available for those who are interested. Please don’t hesitate to ask us!
What to Expect From Your Share and Your Farmers
When choosing to become a CSA member, you are choosing to eat seasonally, meaning that the majority of your share will change throughout the 18 weeks. While this can be challenging at first, most customers find the experience of eating seasonally exciting and delicious. We select our produce varieties for excellent taste (and not storageability) and therefore things may look a little different from what you may find in a grocery store.
You can expect, and our promise to you, is that all of the products that you receive from Sideroad Farm will be certified organic (i.e. no synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, no GMOs) and grown with yours, ours and the Earth’s health in mind.
You can also expect to join a community of CSA customers who connect through social media, receive regular updates from the farm and weekly newsletters during the CSA season as well as invitations to visit the farm.