City's Edge Farm
We love to grow.
City’s Edge Farm grows a wide range of crops in order to provide fresh, tasty and nutritious veggies to local residents. By early spring, the online store will be stocked each week with farm products such as vegetables, berries, flower bouquets, culinary herbs, garden seedlings, preserves or bulk produce for doing your own canning.
Customers can find our produce at our farm stand or online store week to week, or by becoming a CSA member.
You can help us grow (aka CSA)
Invest in local farms by joining a CSA. Members who join City’s Edge Farm’s CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) are more than just customers, they are central to making the farm a success. In exchange for their commitment to the farm, we work to provide our CSA members with an abundance of our best produce throughout the season.
Here's how the CSA works:
Each week we harvest enough to fill the bags of all our CSA members, as well as stock our online store and Farm Stand.
Each week (or alternating week for Half Share members), members will come to their pick-up location and fill their re-usable bags or baskets with eight to ten of the items on offer that week. As the season progresses, we will have more variety to choose from.
Each week you’ll also receive a reminder notice which will include a list of what’s on offer, along with any important updates or news from the farm and recipes or tips for using what’s in your share.
Here's How You Join
1. Go to our online store and select Login/Register to sign in. Your contact info is for our farm only and used to send you our weekly reminders and important notices, or contact you if there's a last minute problem with any special orders.
2. Select the type of Share(s) you are interested in.
- The CSA Share is 24 weeks from May 17/19th – Oct 25/27th. Choose between a full share (weekly) or half share (biweekly).
- Choose to pay now, or monthly. For Monthly, you will need to select one of the “Deposit for Monthly Payments” options.
- The Early Spring Share is 6 weeks, starting April 7th.
- We have 4 different Flower Subscriptions. Each flower share includes mixed bouquets of farm-grown flowers throughout the blooming season, on a weekly or biweekly basis.
3. Select your pickup location and day. All Early Spring shares are picked up on Thursdays. Main season shares are split between Thursdays (Farm stand) , Tuesdays (Fernwood) and Friday/Saturday (Rock Bay Market)
4. Select a payment option. While credit cards are the easiest, I still prefer cheques or etransfers wherever possible as the processing fees for credit cards are 2.9%.
If you have any questions or trouble accessing the store, please contact us.
Whatever is in season! Here’s what you might bring home…
In Spring: Salad Greens, Beets, Baby Carrots, Herbs, Leeks, Radishes, Rhubarb, Sprouting Broccoli
In Summer: Beets, Raspberries, Carrots, Cherry Tomatoes, Green Onions, Basil, Kale or Swiss Chard, Snap Peas, Summer Squash
In early Fall: Green Beans, Strawberries, Carrots, Celery, Cucumber, Arugula, Tomatoes, Turnip, Winter Squash
Yes! You will have several options to choose from at pickup, as well as the option to purchase additional produce.
There are 3 options for pick-up:
- At the farm stand (3972 Holland Rd.) Thursdays, 4-7pm.
- Pick up in Fernwood: Tuesdays from 4:30pm - 6pm.
- At the Rock Bay Market: Friday and Saturday 10am - 6pm.
The cost of each share depends on the number of weeks worth of produce and is based on a weekly amount of $32. Visit the online store to see the cost for each option.
We prefer share payments by cheque or etransfer. As a small business, these help keep banking fees and prices lower, particularly for larger share purchases. However, we also want to make payments easy for our customers, so we also offer the option to pay by credit card.
A full share (weekly) is more suited to a family or a couple that does most of their cooking at home and/or has a vegetable-based diet. A half-share (every 2 weeks) is a good place to start if you think you might not use a lot of vegetables in a week. Half share members can also order additional produce through the online store or at the farm stand if they find they need more produce on a weekly basis.
Being part of a CSA is also about learning how to eat locally and in season, something most of us in North American haven't been doing for many decades. There's a learning curve, even for us farmers. We want to help you along this journey by sharing recipes, food storage tips and other ideas for using your weekly share. We also want to hear from you. What have you learned that might help other members?
If you are going to be away for a week, have a friend or family member come in your place. Alternatively, you can let us know you’d like to donate your weekly share and we'll make sure it gets to someone who can use it.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a tool for consumers to invest in local farms in exchange for a share in the harvest. Investing in CSA provides farmers with a secure income and payments up front that cover the costs of production early in the season when it’s needed most. By providing a secure market, you’re also reducing post-harvest waste, something we all want to do.