Community Supported Agriculture is a subscription based service where community members support farmers by providing capital investment through share fees. Literal 'seed money'. As a sharer, you invest in the farmer, so they can invest in producing great food.
Some CSA benefits include....
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1/4 Share (1 person) ($160 for 16 weeks - value of $10/wk). Includes an average* of 3-5 items.
1/2 Share (1-2 people) ($320 for 16 weeks - value of $20/wk). Includes an average of 5-6 items.
3/4 Share (2-3 people) ($480 for 16 weeks - value of $30/wk). Includes an average of 6-8 items.
Full Share (4+ people) ($640 for 16 weeks - value of $40/wk). Includes an average of 6-10 items.
Refer a friend and get a rebate of one week free on your CSA share. Please ask us about this and make sure to mention if you were referred.
*(By average we mean sometimes you will get less, sometimes you will get more but it should even out over the 16 weeks.)
What will I get?
|Full family sized share for Week 1 in 2013|
The amounts you receive will vary based on the size share you are subscribed to, and what is in season. Sometimes we will add in something extra that we have handmade such as a loaf of bread, herbs, fruit, or a jar of jam.
It is our philosophy that you get high quality and nutritious food in fair portions. We always try to give fair weight when packing up our CSA baskets. CSA sharers receive a better value than purchasing individual items from the farmer's market or grocery store.
We keep our prices low by giving you the produce straight from the earth. No bells & whistles, no fancy packaging, just pure goodness. You may get a crooked carrot, or a funny looking tomato, but it will taste just as good.
You can also order extras over and above what you will receive in your share as long as you provide a couple days notice so we can ensure availability and prepare the order. Great if you like pickling and canning.
To view a list of what our sharers received each week in previous years, click here.
|Approximate availability of produce throughout season|
Pickup & Delivery
Delivery is arranged each year with the sharers. For the 2015 year we are trying to-your-door delivery or farm pick up. We can deliver to your door or neighbourhood in Charlottetown, Cornwall, Stratford, Winsloe, Milton, and nearby areas.
If you are going to miss a week you can arrange to have someone else assigned to receive your basket please let us know in advance. Any missed or forgotten baskets will be given to families in need.
Payment is due in full upon registration and we do not provide refunds for missed weeks. If you plan to miss a week, we suggest you give it to a friend or neighbour.
We accept cash, cheque Payable to Rita Jackson, 871 Rustico Road, Route 7, North Milton, PEI, C1E 0X5, or e-mail transfer sent to csa @ rjrfarm.ca (take out the spaces).
We are very flexible, if you feel the whole cost up front is a little more than you can afford we can arrange to break down the payments.
We do have room for work-sharers. People who trade labour on the farm for their share or a part of this share. This will be negotiated on an individual basis. Please contact if you are interested for the 2015 Spring and Summer.
Click here to fill out the registration form. The sooner the better! Once filled out we will contact you with further details.