Harrold Country Home CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)

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WHO
We are regenerative agriculturalists. We grow beyond organic, in-season, nutrient dense vegetables, fruits, eggs, and grassfed Kunekune pork. We are not certified organic, but have never applied any “-icides” to our land. We avoid the use of any fossil fuel inputs or fertilizers. Those who used the land prior to us avoided these inputs as well. We also pasture our chickens to give them a full omnivorous buffet, but move them regularly to prevent pathogen build up. We like to mimic and improve what happens naturally.

WHY
We are not “farmers”, in the sense of modern day farmers, who grow only one or two crops or raise one type of livestock on a massive scale. We model ourselves on the farmers of yesteryear; those old-timers who raised as much of their own food as they could and sold the surplus locally. Their focus, as is ours, was on raising a bounty of food to be laid by for the off-season and shared with the neighbours. 

Our farm works in harmony with nature’s rhythms and designs for nutrient cycling. Our food is grown in soil that is alive with microorganisms. The plants are exposed to adverse weather conditions and pests. As a result, our food is rich in nutrients that heal rather than harm our bodies. If you want your food to be your medicine, and your medicine your food, you want to eat food grown like ours!

WHAT
Our CSA is a group of local people who purchase an annual membership and commit to pitchin’ in at some point during the growing season. In return, they receive a 10% discount on our products. Unlike most CSAs, where you buy a set share and pre-pay for the full amount, we like to keep it flexible so you can get more of what you want and less filler items. Members are invited to come out and visit the gardens, and if they are keen on putting in some sweat equity, getting their hands dirty doing some work. We welcome and appreciate the help! We also operate a food scrap collection system where scraps become chicken or pig food and compost rather than rotting in a landfill.

WHERE
122 Highway 53 RR1
Burford, Ontario

WHEN
Our vegetables and fruits are available in-season. Some items that we produce in higher quantities (such as raspberries) are available frozen as well as fresh. Eggs are available year round.

Vegetable Gardens with sprinkler
HOW

CSA memberships are for one year. We will send out a weekly email advertising what is available. Members can choose to pick-up their order from the farm or “shop” the gardens to select the items they want. In town deliveries can happen weekly.

WHAT WE GROW
We are always adding something more or trying something new. We also hope to add some chestnuts and heartnuts into the pasture to make a silvo-pasture for future years.

Here’s what we are growing this year:

Vegetables
Asparagus
Beans
Beets
Cabbage
Carrots
Cucumbers
Garlic
Kale
Leeks
Lettuce
Onions
Peas
Potatoes
Squashes 
Swiss Chard
Pumpkins
Tomatoes
Turnips
Zuchinni

Fruits
Elderberries
Red raspberries
Black raspberries
Rhubarb
Strawberries

Orchard Fruit (Limited Availability)
Apples
Haskaps
Currants

Cut Flowers
Sunflowers
Gladioli
Snapdragons
Zinnias
and more…

Herbs
Basil
Calendula
Chamomile
Chives
Cilantro
Dill
Holy basil
Hyssop
Oregano
Parsley
Sage
Thyme

 

 

In addition to our produce, we also have eggs, honey, and maple syrup available.

Membership Details

Receive a 10% discount on our nutrient dense, in-season products. We will provide the items in a reusable bag exchange program. For those beyond our local delivery area, a small delivery fee may apply. On farm pick-ups are always welcome!

An annual membership costs $50/household and are encouraged to participate in the farm’s operations. You can either join us on a scheduled work day or make arrangements to come by when your availability permits*. The annual fee helps to covers the cost of purchasing seeds and tools and maintaining our flock of laying hens. 

* Due to Covid-19 we are doing mini-work days and following social distancing, but we would still love to have you out to at least get a tour and learn how and why we grow.

Interested? Contact us at harroldcountryhome@gmail.com