Waratah Downs CSA 2017 Program Policy

Please read the following commitments and then click the link below to sign up for our  CSA share. By clicking the link you agree to the commitments stated below.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a partnership of mutual benefit between a farm and a community of supporters which provides a direct link between the production and consumption of food. Both the risks and bountiful harvest are shared between the farmer and the CSA members.

Waratah Downs Organic Farm commits to providing a diverse selection of high quality organic vegetables. We will do everything in our ability, in keeping with the Canadian Organic Standards, to deal with challenges posed by weather, pests or disease. We grow a wide range of crops and varieties to reduce the risk of crop failures. We appreciate the commitment of our CSA customers and will ensure that the quantity and quality of produce in each basket is the farm’s top priority.

 Summer CSA Program

The summer season consists of 18 weekly deliveries starting mid-June and lasting until mid-October.

The cost of the program is as follows:

Small box: $TBD

Medium box: $TBD

Signing up

A secure, online member profile is created for you when you sign up to our CSA program. You can log in to your account at any time to see your order information.

Payments

We accept payment via cheque and E-Transfer. To pay by E-Transfer or by cheque, please choose the appropriate payment option. You will receive further instructions by email.

Cheques can be sent to 3444 Scotch Line Rd. Perth, Ontario, K7H 3C5. Once payment is received, your account information will be updated to reflect the payment. Details on how to pay by E-Transfer will be specified in the reply email you receive when signing up.

Picking Up Your Veggies

As a CSA member, you commit to picking up your vegetables from the same, pre-determined location each week. If you cannot make the set day and time, you are responsible to either have someone else pick up your vegetables for that week, or to lose your share for that week. Pickup times and locations are not flexible once they have been chosen.

We usually pick your produce 24 hours before delivery. We always do our very best to ensure that your food is fresh and that all containers are clean. On the farm, your food is packed into a clean Rubbermaid container, loaded into our truck and trailer and delivered.

Your CSA share will be delivered to your pickup location. The containers will be marked with the member name; please only take the produce located in the CSA bin labelled with your name.  For those of you who want to take the bin with you, you must leave a clean replacement Roughneck Rubbermaid bin of the same size in its place.

Communication

Waratah Downs Organic Farm publishes a newsletter on a regular basis during the CSA season. The newsletter will be delivered to the email address associated with the member account. It may contain recipes, announcements related to delivery schedule, prices, or policies as well as any important information regarding your CSA.

Thank you

Thank you for becoming a part of our community supported agriculture program.

We look forward to serving you!

Sign up for CSA 2017!