Cedar Down Farm grows a diversity of organic veggies for a nearly year-round CSA. We have 3 distinct share seasons: Summer, Winter and Spring. Sign up and pay for all three at the begin of the season and receive a discount on your shares!
Summer members receive a weekly share of freshly picked, seasonal vegetables. The veggies are harvested the day before or the morning of your pick-up and brought to one of our drop-off sites for members to pick up. Click HERE to see some samples of what a weekly regular CSA share will contain throughout the summer season.
In the winter, crisp, colourful winter crops and greens make up bi-weekly shares from November to March. We store all of our own hearty crops like potatoes, carrots, squash and much more and bring them to you throughout the winter. Scroll down for more information!
Our early spring shares are made up of the freshest, tender greens picked from our hoophouses right when you are beginning to crave them most! We begin harvesting beautiful fresh greens and other cold loving veggies in April for 4-5 early shares to get you through until summer begins!
The Summer Share is 20 weeks long, beginning mid-June and running to the end of October.
- The drop off is farmers market style – though the content of each week’s share is chosen by the farmers (and the weather!), the veggies are displayed in bulk so you can choose the lettuce or bunch of carrots that appeals to you. Most items are “tradeable” meaning you can swap one for another depending on your taste.
- Members bring their own bags and containers to bring their food home in.
- Each week, members receive a farm newsletter, updating them on
farm goings-on and sharing recipes, info and stories.
- Members pick up from one of three locations:
|Time||Tuesdays 4:00-6:00pm||Thursdays 5-7pm||Wednesdays 4-6pm|
|Location||Launch Pad Youth Centre, 612 10th St. Hanover||The Guelph Youth Music Centre, 75 Cardigan St. Guelph||Back Eddie’s 660 Queen St. N. Paisley|
Share Sizes and Prices – Please stay tuned for 2018 prices!
One of the great things about the CSA model is that farmers receive much-needed income at the beginning of the season when most of our costs are incurred. Therefore, we encourage members who are able to pay the full cost of the share as early as possible. However, you may also pay in installments.
We have two share sizes to choose from:
For a couple or a veggie lovin’ individual
Suits a family of four or a veggie-lovin’ couple
Our “Community Shares” Program:
Our goal is to make nutritious, high quality food available to everyone but we understand that the price of shares can be prohibitive for some members of our community. Through the generous donations of our members, we are able to offer reduced priced shares – up to half price – to members who need the subsidy. Get in touch with us for more info!
Cedar Down also works with local community service organizations and donates up to 2000lbs per year of produce to their food distribution initiative. Our produce can be found at Chalmers Community Services Centre in Guelph and through the Light on Main Street free lunch and the Salvation Army in Hanover.
Our winter CSA share is made up of farm-grown storage and late-season crops to keep you going through the winter. Winter crops from the farm are flavourful and crisp, colourful and nutritious. Our winter share runs for 9 bi-weekly pickups from early November until early March. Pricing for 2018 is coming soon!
Pre-register for a winter share when you sign up in the spring to ensure your spot! Winter shares are limited so make sure to sign up. Otherwise, contact us in late summer to check availability.
Some of the veggies in the winter share include:
Potatoes, carrots, leeks, beets, parsnip, celeriac, squash, onions, garlic, napa cabbage, green and purple cabbage, kohlrabi, cauliflower, spinach, lettuces, bok choy, endive, kale and collard greens.
Early Spring Share!
Just when you’re starting to really crave fresh, garden produce, our early greens share serves up crisp lettuce and spinach, crunchy radishes and bok choy, kale, chard and other cold-hearty greens from our greenhouses. The share consists of 4 weeks of weekly deliveries beginning in mid-April of lovely fresh greens just when you’re wanting them most. Contact the farm to get on our waiting list or visit the website in the early new year for pricing and registration.