CSA Info

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

 

We’re very excited here at Bantry Bay to offer our CSA program for its 14th year!  A CSA is an exciting link between farmers and their community, and helps connect a community to it’s food.  If you’re looking for high quality, fresh, organic food, then the CSA might be for you!

 

If you already know all about the CSA and would like to sign-up, please visit our sign-up page!

 

If you'd like to learn more, read on!

 

 


 

How Does the CSA Work?

 


The Bantry Bay Farm CSA runs for 20 weeks, typically from the middle of June to middle of October.  Members pay upfront at the beginning of the season or in installments, and in return receive a bag of fresh produce each week either picked up at the farm or delivered to their door.  Each bag contains around 6-10 seasonal veggies - more during the
peak times in late July/Aug/Sep, and less during the shoulder seasons of June and October.

 

  • Pick up Times - Veggie pickup is from 4:30 - 6:00 PM on Monday evening.
  • Delivery - We offer delivery in St. Andrews every Thursday at an extra cost of $75 for the season (~$3.75/week). 
  • Newsletter - Each week you will receive a digital newsletter with recipes, photos, and updates from the farm.

 

Our final four weeks of the season will be combined into 2 'double bags', as the bags are smaller in October and all the crops store rather well.  This means there will be a single gap week in October that members do not need to come out to the farm.

 

If at anytime during the season you will be away and unable to pick up your share, you can arrange to have a friend pick up your veggies or you can notify us and we will do our best to get you your veggies on a different day.  Typically we can always put your veggies into our cold storage over night, and then out onto the regular pickup table the following morning.  However, getting in touch with us beforehand is a must!

 

Extra Features

Assisted Share:

We're very excited to once again be partnering with the St. Andrews Open Door Program to offer an assisted share program, giving our members the opportunity to donate extra money towards CSA shares for lower income families.  The program has been very successful, and thanks to our members’ generosity, 3-5 families have been able to take part in the CSA each year who otherwise would not have been able to.  

If you’d like to take part, just fill in that section of the form, and add your donation to your share payment.  You can include your amount on the same cheque as your CSA share.

 

Greens Share:

We will not be offering the greens share in 2021.

 

Flower Share:

We're very excited to offer cut flowers to the CSA again this season!  The Flower Share will work slightly different this season - instead of a bouquet each week you will choose from different bunches of seasonal cut flowers.  Each week there will be different flowers available, including bunches of sunflowers, snapdragons, zinnias, dahlias, sweet peas and much more.  The Flower Share will run for 10 weeks to the middle of September.

 
Weekly Share:  10 bunches of flowers over 10 weeks - $100
 
Bi-Weekly Share:  5 bunches of flowers over 10 weeks - $50

 

 

Price and Payment

 

Our CSA program runs for 20 weeks, at a cost of $500 ($25 per week). Payment is by cash, cheque or Interac e-Transfer.  Interac e-Transfers can be sent to bantrybayfarm@gmail.com.  Please make cheques payable to:

 

Bantry Bay Farm
80 Bantry Bay Farm Rd.
Bayside, NB E5B 2V8

 

Payment is due prior to the first CSA pickup.  If you'd like to pay in installments, please send four postdated cheques for equal amounts (Apr/May/Jun/Jul).  If you'd like to work out a different arrangement, please email us at bantrybayfarm@gmail.com - we are flexible!

 

 

Signup

To sign up go to the sign-up page. This should open in a new window so you can refer back to this page for the various options.