Harrold Country Home CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
We are regenerative agriculturalists that grow beyond organic, in-season, nutrient dense vegetables, fruits, eggs, and pastured chickens. We are not certified organic, but have never applied any “-icides” to our land. And rather than using fertilizers, we grow fertility with compost, mulches, and manures. We pasture our chickens to give them a full omnivorous buffet and move them regularly to prevent pathogen build up. We like to mimic and follow nature’s design.
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 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!
Our CSA is a group of local people who purchase an annual membership. 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 with fewer filler items; explained further in the HOW section. 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, or as a last option, compost.
122 Highway 53
Our vegetables and fruits are available in-season. Some items that we produce in higher quantities (such as raspberries) are available frozen. Eggs are available year round, though their quantity drops in the fall and winter. Our roadside stand will be open when weather conditions permit.
CSA memberships are for 9 months, from early March to the end of October in a calendar year. We will send out a weekly email advertising what is available. Members can choose to pick-up their order from the farm or stop by to “shop” the gardens and select the items they want. We also offer weekly deliveries for a small fee.
WHAT WE GROW
We are always adding something more or trying something new. Here’s what we are growing this year:
We will send out a weekly email listing all of the products currently available. You then have two options for acquiring only the items you want.
- Reply to the email with your order and we will either assemble it and deliver* it to your home or assemble it for you to pick up from the farm.
- Come by the farm and do your “shopping” straight from the gardens.
Members receive a 10% discount off of our produce, as well as eggs at $1 less than the price at our roadside stand. We use a re-usable bag exchange program to provide the items.
An annual membership costs $100/household. The annual fee helps to cover the cost of purchasing seeds and tools and maintaining our flock of laying hens.
Interested? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Delivery rates are $2.50 for the Burford area; $5 for Oxford and Brant Counties; $10 for Waterloo Region