Farm Shares

What is Farm Share?

Farm shares, often called CSAs - Community Supported Agriculture programmes allow Wellington County and Guelph residents to have direct access to high quality, fresh produce grown by local farmers. By joining a CSA you are supporting a small local business, that is able to deliver produce fresher than is possible to find in most grocery stores. All Guelph Wellington area CSA farms are committed to ecological methods of growing, resulting in high quality produce free of chemical residue.

How it works:

A member signs up before the season for the size of veggie share that is recommended for their household size. During the allotted season they pick up according to a weekly or biweekly schedule from a drop-off location in Guelph or other locations in Wellington County. Some farms offer shares year-round, while others operate in the main growing season. Farmers are able to offer lower prices for their produce than they would at a market or in stores because of the full-season commitment.

The farms are listed below with their pick-up locations and seasons of operation.

Why is CSA great for the community and for local CSA farmers?

When farmers and consumers connect in a direct way there are many positive benefits for both eaters and growers. Members eat healthier and learn to cook with healthy ingredients. Member children often take interest in their farm and eat more vegetables as a result. Farmers feel supported and motivated to improve the quality of what they offer, and share the realities of farming with their membership. Farms are able to stay small and financially-viable. Most farms offer newsletters and events to educate their membership about the farming methods they use, and invite members to enjoy their farms. Hence CSA is also known as Community Shared Agriculture. Overall, CSA farms build community, improve their local environment by using organic growing methods, and offer a connected experience for their members!

Sign up for a Farm Share now! See below.

Find a CSA in our region:

 Cedar Down Farm

Certified organic vegetables. Spring, summer and winter shares, as well as subsidized share options.

Pick-up at Guelph Youth Music Centre (Downtown), Thursdays.

222145 Concession 14 - RR 1, Neustadt

519.665.2008 or info@cedardownfarm.ca

www.cedardownfarm.ca

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 Conroy’s Crops

No-spray, locally grown produce.

Pick-up locations:

  • 53 Munroe Crescent, Guelph (South End) Tuesday 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
  • 146 Metcalfe Street, Guelph (North End) Wednesday 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

519.831.4370 or conroyscrops@gmail.com

www.conroyscrops@weebly.com

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 Corwhin Herbs and Produce CSA

Vegetables and herbs.crate of produce and flowers

Share pick ups are on Sunday afternoons each week at the farm.

4402 Concession Rd 11, Moffat

519.223.1287 or corwhinherbs@gmail.com

www.corwhinherbsandproduce.ca

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 Everdale Harvest Share

Certified organic vegetables and fruit. Year-round options and full choice in what members take home.

Pick-up at farm.

5812 6th Line, Erin

519.855.4859 or harvestshare@everdale.org

www.everdale.org

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 Ignatius Farm CSA

Certified Organic CSA, U-Pick Strawberries, and Community Garden Plots - your neighbourhood farm just 4 km north from downtown Guelph!

Pick-up Locations:

  • right at your neighbourhood farm
  • Planet Bean downtown Guelph
  • Sweet Temptations Cupcakery in south Guelph
  • in the St. George’s Park neighbourhood

5420 Highway 6 North, Guelph

519.824.1250 x 245 or farmregistration@ignatiusguelph.ca

www.ignatiusguelph.ca

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 NewLeaf CEA

Same-day Fresh, Local Produce - Year Round.

Pick-up in Guelph or on the farm.

131 Sheldon Drive - Unit 9, Cambridge

289.668.1543 or service@newleaf.farm

www.newleaf.farm

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 Reroot Organic Farm CSA

Certified organic vegetables, eggs.

Pick-up Locations:

  • at the farm
  • Elora Farmers' Market

5642 Line 11, Harriston

519.820.1891 or info@reroot.ca

www.reroot.ca

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 Salad Days Farm CSA

Organic vegetables and herbs (not certified) and free-range eggs.bench full of colourful produce

Pick-up Locations:

  • at the farm
  • Elora Farmers' Market
  • Aberfoyle Farmers' Market

6794 Sixth Line, Belwood

416.770.1056 or info@saladdaysfarm.ca

www.saladdaysfarm.ca

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 Spiral Farm

Vegan-organic vegetables, fruit and herbs (uncertified) grown in Fergus.

Pick-up at Cadence Restaurant: 88 Yarmouth St., (Downtown Guelph) Tuesdays 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

570 Belsyde Avenue E., Fergus (on site of the Wellington Centre for Sustainable Agriculture)

spiralveg.farm@gmail.com

www.spiralvegfarm.wordpress.com

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 Terra Verde Homestead CSA

Certified organic vegetables.

Pick-up Locations:

  • St. James Anglican Church, 86 Glasgow St. N. Guelph (corner of Paisley and Glasgow)
  • on the farm
  • *New* Home Delivery option in Guelph or Mount Forest

9473 Sideroad 7 - RR 1, Conn

519.265.3335 or info@terraverdehomestead.com

www.terraverdehomestead.com

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 Zocalo Organics

Organic vegetables, salad mix and herbs (not certified) - sliding scale CSA pricing.

Guelph CSA pick-up Wednesdays at 47 Meadowview Ave, 4:00 pm-7:00 pm or at the farm on Thursdays, anytime after 11:00 am

5881 3rd Line, Hillsburgh

226.821.0572 or zocaloorganics@gmail.com

www.zocaloorganics.ca

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 group of CSA farmers in Guelph and Wellington County

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