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Securing your Summer/Fall local eats: CSA List 2014!

CSABox-resizedEach year we update and re-post our list of CSAs that exist across the province, which I’m  happy to report, continues to grow each year! That being said, I wouldn’t deny that it is quite probable I’ve missed something and if that’s the case, please let me know.

I promise to correct any errors or omissions in the list  as quickly as I can.

What is a CSA or Community supported Agriculture? Read about it here. Curious if a CSA is right for you? Here’s an article about the pros and cons.  Ready to sign up?  The following is a list of some great CSA farms and other community supported food businesses around Nova Scotia.  (A few CSAs have neither a website nor a facebook page, in which case, I’ve linked to their email address.

Vegetable CSAs

Abundant Acres – Located in Hants County, drop-offs in the Halifax and Bedford area.  Share also includes eggs.

Cochrane Family Farm – Located in Upper Stewiacke, drop offs in Brookfield, Truro, and Musquodoboit, plus farm pickup.  Also have a meat share.

Emily teBogt’s Produce – Located in GrandPre (near Wolfville).  Pick up at the farm.

Good Lake Farm – Located in Southampton (between Parrsboro and Amherst). Delivery schedule to be decided by mid-April when shareholders have signed up.  Also includes a beef option.

Highland Farm – Located in Hants County.  Drop-offs in Halifax or pick up at the farm.

Home Grown Organic Foods – Located in Halifax.  Not technically a CSA, but they do home deliveries of organic produce in the Halifax area.

Hutten Family Farm – Located in the Annapolis Valley, drop-offs in Halifax. Shares offered year-round.

Lafrayere Gardens – Located in Antigonish County, drop-offs in town, at the garden, delivery along Highway 337, Cape George.

Localmotive Farm– Located in Baddeck, Cape Breton. They deliver in Stewiake, Elmsdale, Fall River, Dartmouth, bedford and Halifax.

Ironwood -Located in Hants County, drop-offs in the Halifax area

Mirella Rose Farm a farm membership near Bridgewater offering fruits, vegetables, meat and eggs.

Moon Tide Farm- Located in Scots Bay, they offer CSA pick-ups from their farm stand, and from the Wolfville and Kentville Farmer’s Markets

Moon Fire Farm – Located in Hants County, drop-offs in Halifax area

Olde Furrow Farm – Located in Port Williams, drop-offs in Clayton Bark, Burnside, and Port Williams

Scenic Valley Farm – CSA in Central Cape Breton

Southfield Organics – Located in Hants County, drop-offs in Tantallon, Timberlea and Bedford

Taproot Farms – Year round Veggie, Meat and Fruit CSA that has an extensive delivery drop-off  route.  Visit website for list of drop off locations.

Waldegrave Farm– Based out of Tatamagouche

Watershed Farm – Based on the South Shore, with drop-offs in Halifax and the South Shore.  Various share sizes offered, including a student share.  Flower and egg shares available.

Waxwing Farm – Located near Berwick. Offers a winter CSA. Pick ups available at the farm, in Lunenburg, and other Annapolis Valley and South Shore locations to be determined.

Whippletree Farm– Based out of Annapolis Royal, drop-offs in Annapolis Royal, Bridgetown and Middleton

Wild Rose Farm – Located in Digby County.

Wysmykal – Located in the Amherst area, with drop offs in Amherst and Sackville, NB

Meat

Bruce Family Farm – Beef CSA that delivers to Halifax

Cedar House Organics– Organic beef, pork, chicken and eggs. Located in Woodville, Kings County.

Cochrane Family Farm – Located in Upper Stewiacke, drop offs in Brookfield, Truro, and Musquodoboit, plus farm pickup.  Also have a vegetable share.

Grass Roots Up – Beef CSA, located in Cumberland County.

Nature’s Script Farm – Located in Great Village, delivers to Truro

Shani’s Farm–  Produce, Meat and Preserves CSAs available, drop-offs in different locations across HRM

Wild Mountain Farm – Drop-offs in Halifax

Fish

Off the Hook Community Supported Fishery– A Fish CSA (or CSF) that provides hook and line caught haddock, and delivers to Halifax, Wolfville and Annapolis Royal

Prepared Meals

Flying Apron Cookery – Located in Tantallon

Impossible Pie – Located in Hants County, with drop-offs in Halifax

Bakery

Gold Island Bakery – Halifax-based bread delivery (done by bike!) in the fall and winter months.  Option to add cheese and baked goods.

Kingsville Farm– Cape Breton based bakery supplying weekly breadbags to local customers, and at Mabou, Sydney, Antigonish and Whycocomagh Farmers Markets.

Am I missing any?  Leave me a note below and I’ll add them to the list.

And finally, ACORN has developed a regional network of CSAs across the Atlantic provinces, and I hear they’re gong to be expanding it this year. Keep an eye out for their updated list! 

This blog was written by Aimee Carson, Community Food Coordinator

About Ecology Action Centre

This is a blog from the Food Action Committee of the Ecology Action Centre, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Join us as we document our experiments with sauerkraut, push for urban chickens, make giant batches of jam, and plant some seeds (both literally and figuratively). For more about what the Food Action Committee is working on, visit our website.

 

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