Community Support Agriculture(CSA) Program

 

                          Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

 

 

We’re very excited here at Bantry Bay to offer our CSA program for its 11th 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?        Extra Features              Payment         Signup

 

How Does the CSA Work?

 


The Bantry Bay Farm CSA runs for 20 weeks, typically from the middle of June to late 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 your assigned day, either Monday or Thursday evening.
  • Delivery - We offer delivery in St. Andrews at an extra cost of $60 for the season (~$3.00/week). 
  • Newsletter - Each week you will receive a digital newsletter with recipes, photos, and updates from the farm.

 

If at anytime during the season you will be away, you can arrange to have a friend pick up your veggies or you can notify us and we will donate the bag to the Food Bank or Community Youth Activity Centre. If it hasn't been picked up within 24 hrs it will be donated to the Community Youth Activity Centre or the Food Bank.

 

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 low-income families.  The program has been very successful, and thanks to our members’ generosity, 3-4 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 donation on the same cheque as your CSA share.

 

Greens Share:

Once again, we’ll be offering a greens share for those of you who’d like extra greens.  This guarantees an extra bag of leafy greens each week (some weeks there are no greens at all).  The greens you might get are lettuce mix, pea shoots, lettuce heads, arugula, spicy mix, kale, spinach or swiss chard, with an extra emphasis on lettuce and lettuce heads.  A greens share costs $70 and works out to be an average of $3.50 of extra greens each week.

 

Price and Payment


Our CSA program runs for 20 weeks, at a cost of $400 ($20 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
59 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 arrangment, 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.