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How to Sign Up
Please Note that Sign Up forms will only be processed once payment has been received. You may pay the full amount at once, or send in a deposit of $50 plus 2 post dated cheques (dated May 1 and June 1) totalling to the remainder of your chosen share’s price.
1. Pay by cheque: Please make sure to include the name of the person whom the share is for on or with your cheque.(See below for cheque payment details.)
2. Pay by email money transfer: Send full payment by email money transfer to: email@example.com
3. Other payment methods: Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to pay another way.
Please make cheques payable to
Jonathan’s Farm ltd.
700 Mchillips road
St Andrews, Mb
Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) is a model of food distribution that creates a personal connection between the customer and the farmer. Instead of purchasing vegetables from a store, you hire a farmer to grow your vegetables for you. In the winter/spring you purchase a share from the farm, and during the summer and fall you receive weekly selection of fresh vegetables.
Pre-purchasing your vegetables supports local farming by creating a dependable market to plan for. You are also sharing in the risk of farming: depending on the year, some crops might not do as well as others.
CSA members can choose from 2 share sizes: The Full share and the Half share. They can also choose between a duration of 15 or 18 weeks. On average, the full share feeds 3-4 people and the half share feeds 1-2 people.
You have the option to change your share size during the summer. Please provide 2 weeks notice if you wish to make a change.
Early bird price
The weekly selection varies depending on what’s in season, with 8-12 of the following vegetables offered each week for full share and 6 – 12 for half share:
Arugula, Basil, Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Chard, Cilantro, Corn, Cucumbers, Dill, Eggplant, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Onions, Parsley, Peas, Peppers, Potatoes, Radish, Spinach, Squash, Tomatoes, Turnips, Zucchini.
Difference between CSA and farmers market
CSA members can expect to receive 15-20% more vegetables over the season than they would receive at our farmers market prices.
Although we plant extra for the farmers market, should we have a shortage of something, supplying our CSA members is our first priority.
At the CSA pick up we have one person working at the CSA table and one at the market. The market table is set up to display all our veggies that week whereas the csa table is set up to accommodate large number of csa members picking up. In some instances we pick out some eye catching vegetables ( a large pepper for example) for display at the market table, but there are no differences between the quality of vegetables for csa or for market.
There are sometimes differences in what you find each week at the market and in the CSA. For example, we will plan to bring a few cabbages to market each week, but not for CSA each week( because no one wants a cabbage every week). Also because the amount of CSA customers is much larger than our market customers, when a new crop is just starting to produce and we have a small amount ready to harvest but not enough for the CSA we often bring it to the market and wait a week until there’s more to harvest for the CSA.
CSA Pick ups are held on the farm at 700 McPhillips Road and at the Wolseley Farmers’ Market at Robert A. Steen Community Centre (980 Palmerston Ave.) Full-share pick ups are on Tuesdays and half-share pick ups are on Thursdays and both picks up are from 3:30 – 7 pm at the Wolseley market and from 2 pm – 10 pm at the farm.
First pick up date
Pick ups are planned to begin in the second week of June, but an email is sent to you in June to confirm your exact first pick up date.
Farm pick up vs Wolseley Market pick up
At the Wolseley market the vegetables are set up in a row on tables and you are offered some choice between the vegetables you take. For example you might choose one or 2 of the leafy green selections, or you can mix and match your root veggies. At the farm pick up, each share is packed for you (ie. we choose the vegetables) and is left in a bin for you in our wash house. At the farm we pick up we do our best to keep it interesting – for example the leafy greens and root veggies packed each week will usually be different than the previous week.
What to do I do if I can’t make my pick up or miss a pick up?
If you can’t make a pick up we ask that you send someone in your place to pick up for you. If you forget and want to make up a missed a pick up we ask that you come between 630-7 on another pick up day (either Tuesday or Thursday) and we’ll make sure you get plenty of veggies.
Because Half shares and Full shares are different harvest and we only harvest enough for the people picking up we can’t accommodate half shares picking up on Tuesday or Full shares picking up on Thursday
Pick up locations:
Jonathan’s Farm: 700 Mcphillips road, St. Andrews, Mb, R1A 3H2
Wolseley Farmers Market: