We believe that we can best serve our local community by offering, same-day fresh, local produce, year round, in the form of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) or vegetable share program.
A CSA is a partnership between the farmer and the CSA member. We commit to provide you with weekly pickups of the fresh, local produce we grow, and in return you support us through any ups and downs of the growing season. Shares are purchased in advance, allowing us to cover the upfront costs of planting and growing produce.
NewLeaf CEA is in a unique position to extend the CSA model beyond the typical Ontario growing season. By growing indoors we are not affected by climate. That means that you get to enjoy local produce in the "off-season", when it would be largely unavailable.
Imagine: Tomatoes fresh from the field in February.
We will be offering two share sizes for the 2018 season. Full Shares will contain 8-10 items and will be suitable for a veggie-loving couple or a family of four. Half Shares will contain 4-5 items and will be suitable for a veggie-loving single or a couple.
Shares will be composed of a variety of fruits & vegetables, greens, and herbs like: tomatoes, peas, beans, cucumbers, eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, chilies, bok choy, kale, radish, spinach, lettuce, swiss chard, parsley, basil, cilantro, rosemary, thyme, tarragon, strawberries, melon, and many others. If there is something in your share you don't like, we will also have a "swap box", so you can exchange it.
CSA share pickups will be weekly, either Thursdays from 5-7pm on the farm at 131 Sheldon Dr, Unit 9, Cambridge, or Fridays 5-7pm in Guelph, at Flo Studio, 260 Waterloo Ave.
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 or group of farms. It is an alternative socioeconomic model of agriculture and food distribution that allows the producer and consumer to ...
Winter Season: Dec 24 to Mar 22 (13 weeks)
Spring Season: Mar 25 to Jun 21 (13 weeks)
Fall Season: Sept 23 to Dec 20 (13 weeks)
Half share $312 ($24/week) --- Full share $520 ($40/week)
*Receive 10% off when purchasing 3 seasons at once and 5% off when purchasing 2 seasons at once.
As a CSA Member, you can earn a $25 voucher for every new CSA member you refer, regardless of what type of share they purchase.
You can earn as many or as few $25 vouchers as you like, without limit. For example, if you refer 10 new CSA members, you will receive $250!
Vouchers can be redeemed as a discount towards your next CSA share purchase. It's our way of saying Thank You for helping to grow the NewLeaf CEA family!