**We anticipate that our Winter CSA program will fill up with our existing membership in 2022/23. IF there are any remaining spaces we will make them available on Monday September 19th at 10 am.**
The Sideroad Farm Winter CSA features our certified organic veggies, pasture-raised chicken, turkey, pork and eggs as well as all other products that are sold in the Sideroad Farm Store (honey, maple syrup, bread, beef, lamb, dairy, dry goods, coffee, tea, household goods, etc.)
The program is available in Markdale, Collingwood, Meaford and the Blue Mountains area as well as in Toronto. You can also pick up your box from our farm in Walter’s Falls or a depot in Collingwood (on Thursday afternoon).
The Winter CSA is customizable. You select what you want to go in your order weekly from the list of available veggies, chicken, pork, beef, turkey and eggs and other products to each delivery. All products sold through the Sideroad Farm Store are available through the Winter CSA. Ordering and invoicing occurs online.
You do not have to order weekly. Pick and choose when you want to order.
By making a commitment to join the Winter CSA, members help support our farm through the lean months and allow us to keep our core staff working year-round.
To acknowledge your commitment to our farm through the winter, we are offering 10% on all Sideroad Farm products and 5% off all other products sold through the program to Winter CSA members.
Program Length and Start
The Winter CSA starts the first week of November and deliveries occur every week until the end of March. You can pick and choose which dates you want to order.
What is available on a weekly basis depends on our supply and how much you all are ordering. You will be sent the online ordering site via email on Saturday mornings at 10 am. You are responsible for filling out the order form by 8 am on Tuesday mornings and you must order a minimum of $30 worth of product per delivery. For items in short supply, orders will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
The following is a list of what we expect to be able to offer from our farm over the winter season:
Veggies include but are not limited to: Potatoes, beets, carrots, kale, swiss chard, winter squash, pumpkins, leeks, pea shoots, sunflower shoots, winter magic mix, onions, garlic, head lettuce, salad mix, spinach, celeriac, radishes, salad turnips, kohlrabi, and cabbage.
Pasture-Raised, Organic Fed Chicken: Whole birds, soup birds, boneless/skinless breasts, thighs, wings, drumsticks, ground chicken.
Pasture-Raised, Organic-Fed Turkey (available in end of December): Christmas turkeys and ground turkey.
Pasture-Raised, Organic-Fed Heritage Pork: sausages, bacon, chops, roasts, ground.
Organic Fed Chicken Eggs: Sold by the dozen.
Other products: We are happy to partner with other local farms and food producers to offer products through the Winter CSA that we feel good about selling (and eating!) like local grass-fed beef, fresh baked bread, local sheep yogurt, honey, directly traded chocolate and coffee and maple syrup. All products sold at the Sideroad Farm Store will be available to WBB members this season. When we sell out of our vegetable storage crops we will purchase from Pfennings Organics, an organic farm and wholesaler based in Kitchener Waterloo.
Pricing and Commitment
Unlike our summer CSA program, there is no set price for the Winter CSA. The amount you pay weekly depends on the amount you order. We require a minimum order of $30 in order to pack and deliver a box to you.
In order to secure your space in the program we require a minimum deposit of $300 (please feel free to deposit more as many of you can spend that in one delivery). You are not required to spend more than $300 for the whole season. If you do not use the whole amount within the winter season, the deposit is not refundable. We are limiting the number of spaces in the program to try to keep a good supply of veggies available to those who have registered.
Home Delivery ($9.50 fee per delivery) OR Pick Up (no charge)
Home delivery is available to homes located in Meaford, the Town of The Blue Mountains and Collingwood for a cost of $9.50/delivery. We will be offering home delivery in Toronto BI-WEEKLY on Wednesdays for a cost of $9.50/delivery. You can also pick up your Winter CSA at our farm in Walter’s Falls or from a pick up depot in Collingwood on Thursday afternoons for no charge.
How to Sign up and Pay the Deposit
To register, please fill out the following online registration form (will be available only if there are spaces left after returning members sign up), and pay a minimum deposit of $300. You must pay a minimum deposit in order to secure your space in the program. We accept cash, cheque or e-transfer (to email@example.com). Please make cheques out to:
805092 Sideroad 25
RR3, Markdale, ON N0C 1H0