Triple Cord CSA Program
Triple Cord CSA Program
Spring/Summer Program 2014
We're back for another year of seasonal plenty with the Triple Cord CSA. Pickups this year will be happening on Thursdays between 4 and 7PM from our 629 Dundas Street location. In addition to the bountiful weekly boxes, we will have an ample selection of other local, organic and natural products from which to choose, including free range organic eggs, pasture raised meats, artisan water buffalo cheeses, and Arva flours.
A prepaid 20 week Community Shared Agriculture membership provides you with a unique and abundant opportunity to access local organic produce at very affordable prices. For just 20 or 30 dollars a week, you are able to feed your family all of the produce they will need. As the seasons change, so to will the produce in the box. Expect lots of greens in early spring, with the addition of peppers and tomatoes and other heating loving crops in the summer, to hearty roots and squashes in the fall. It's a local cornucopia in every box.
Timeline: May 22 – October 2, 2012
Pick-Up Day: Thursdays, 4-7PM
Location: On The Move Organics, 629 Dundas St
Options: Regular Share
Feeds family of 2-4
7-10 items of what is seasonally available
Feeds family of 4-6
10-14 items of what is seasonally available
To secure a box for the season, please bring a deposit of 10% of your desired share ($40 for the regular share, $60 for the large share) to either the On the Move Organics Juice Bar at the Western Fair Market or The Root Cellar Organic Cafe at 623 Dundas St by Tuesday, May 20. The remainder is due on the day of your first pickup, Thursday, May 22.
If you prefer, there is an installment option available. However, there is an additional $25 charge, which brings the regular share to $425 for the season, and $625 for the large share. After securing your box by paying the deposit, please bring post-dated cheques (not cash) for the remaining difference on the day of your first pickup, Thursday May 22nd according to the following schedule:
4 equal payments of $96.25 dated for May 15, June 12, July 10 and August 7.
4 equal payments of $141.25 dated for ay 15, June 12, July 10 and August 7.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1) What happens if I don’t pick up my box?
At the end of each Thursday, we bring all uncollected boxes to the Unity Project, an emergency shelter and transitional housing option in the heart of Old East. There your box of goodies becomes hearty meals for residents.
2) What happens if I go on vacation?
Have a neighbour or friend pick up your box. Sometimes two families will split a box and coordinate their vacations on alternating weeks so that someone is always available to collect the box. If you aren’t able to make alternative arrangements, you can bask in the warm feeling of knowing that your weekly box has been turned into magnificent meals at the Unity Project.
3) What sort of produce can I expect to receive?
The contents of your CSA box will vary with the seasons. Early spring is the time for asparagus, spring lettuce, tender young spinach, and rhubarb. In the heart of summer, the box will be full of the heat loving plants of tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers. As fall approaches, the hardier cold loving crops like kale, swiss chard, and beets make their appearance, along with root crops. Interspersed throughout are delightful local surprises that last year included gooseberries, maple syrup, elderberries, and bergamot. It’s the makings of a local feast in a box every week!
4) Will I know what is in the box ahead of time?
In short, no. Mervin and his family harvest the produce as it ripens and comes ready and just before filling your boxes. So, each week is a new surprise!
5) Is the produce organic?
6) Will you deliver my box?
Unfortunately, we can’t. Our delivery and market schedule prevents us from delivering the box.