CSA Veggie Boxes

HELLO EATERS!

We have 1.25 acres in production this year in the heart of Fredericton, and we're ready to fill your bellies with our veggies, herbs, and fruit! Now that the wildness of summer is winding down (maybe?), do you fancy yourself some local produce to get the 'school year' off to a good start? Well, we can help you with that...fall produce is some of the best, after all!

Fall shares available!
  • 9 weeks: Sept 4 - October 30 (if you want to start earlier, just let us know - we can make that happen!)

  • On-site pick up (577 Hillcrest Drive in Devon) let's you collect your weekly share of veggies, see the gardens, and get a sense of how our community farm operates

  • Wednesdays 3pm-7pm

  • Pack-your-own and swapping available; veggies, herbs, and a smattering of fruit (some things ripening over the next few weeks include cucumbers, beans, squash, tomatoes, apples, and more!)

  • 1 payment of $245 (cash, cheque, or e-transfer)

  • Fewer than 10 shares available!

FEWER THAN 10 FALL SHARES AVAILABLE
Contact us to sign up 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.

FEWER THAN 10 FALL SHARES AVAILABLE
Contact us to sign up today!

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