CSA Veggie Boxes

WE ARE WORKING TO FULFILL OUR MISSION OF COMMUNITY FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AMID THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.
 
Be assured that we will continue to fulfill our mission of maximizing food production on a human-scale, using regenerative methods in order to improve local food security. Our CSA program will run on a pay-what-you-can model for 20 weeks between July and November.
We are have had incredible interest and are currently sold out. 
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT!
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HELLO EATERS!

 

We have about 1.5 acres in production this year in the heart of Fredericton, and we're ready to fill your bellies with our veggies, herbs, and fruit! Interest has been strong and shares are in high demand this season. At this point we are wait-listing folks who are interested in subscribing for the full season. 

Again this year we are working with partner organizations to help facilitate a pay-what-you-can model for our shares, as we recognize the financial strain many of us are experiencing in this time of struggle.   

Contact us today!

email: hayesfarmsales@gmail.com  |  phone: 506 260-7932

The Program

Through the course of the season, each customer will get at least $500 worth of farm fresh produce - roughly $25 per week. A mid-August example of what you might receive in a given share is:

  • Beans

  • Cabbage

  • Carrots

  • Garlic

  • Parsley

  • Onions

  • Potatoes

  • Summer Squash

 

Your veggies will be grown by this year’s Regenerative Farming Certificate program participants, under the guidance of our farm manager, Mark Trealout. Mark has over 10 years experience managing CSAs, and over 15 years experience in agriculture.  

We need our CSA members to be flexible. For example, depending on how the season warms up, we may opt to push all our dates back 1 week. Also, we are aiming for a value of $25/week per box and we will provide an itemized total weekly. However, based on weather, some weeks we may underperform. In those cases, please trust that we will make up the difference as the season progresses. For example, in week 1 (or 2) we may only deliver $20 of produce, but we will try our best to deliver $30 of produce in weeks later in the season to make up the difference.

 

Our educational program operates on a cost-recovery basis where all proceeds go back into supporting the operation. On top of being an educational farm, we are also a working farm where we have various revenue streams, including CSA shares, and wholesale to Community Food Smart, and seasonal sales to local restaurants. These are important revenue streams for supporting the program and to demonstrate the business aspect of farming to students. Our students take part in sales and distribution, and play critical roles in harvesting and packing the vegetable boxes.

 

Is the term “CSA” foreign to you?

According to Wikipedia, Community-supported agriculture, commonly referred to as a CSA model, is a system that connects the producer and consumers within the food system more closely by allowing the consumer to subscribe to the harvest of a certain farm. It is an alternative socio-economic model of agriculture and food distribution that allows the producer and consumer to share the risks of farming. In return for subscribing to a harvest, subscribers receive a weekly box of produce. In our case, this includes in-season vegetables, herbs, and small portions of fruit.


We have loads planned in our second year, and we are looking forward to having you on the farm. From time to time, you will hear from our rotating Food Distribution Manager participant with Hayes Farm news.

Contact us today!

email: hayesfarmsales@gmail.com  |  phone: 506 260-7932

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