Ottawa area CSAs - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-16-2009, 04:06 AM - Thread Starter
 
mamatowill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Dreaming of being a SAHM
Posts: 799
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I am looking for CSAs and the like in the Ottawa area. I definitely want fresh fruit and vegetables but eggs and some meats would be great as a supplement. Does anyone have recommendations? I have found some by Googling but the prices vary so what is a good price to pay? If you belong to one have you found it to be economical? Thanks.

Mama to two loqacious and bouncy boys.
mamatowill is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-17-2009, 11:36 PM
 
JessieBird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Quebec, Canada
Posts: 1,423
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Check out Juniper Farms near Wakefield, Quebec. I have never been a member because I get more than enough from my neighbour's plot and the local market, but many of my friends support them and have nothing but happy reviews. I believe they have a pick-up spot in Chelsea so not too far from Ottawa. Something that intrigues me is that they allow members to pay 1/2 price if you work on the farm a certain number of hours. I can't remember their prices but they were listed on their website last time I checked.

Do you read French? You might also consider the Marche Solidarite in Gatineau. Google it and it will come up. It's not a CSA but rather a coop associated with dozens of local farmers and producers of different sorts. I have been a member for a while now and really like it now that I am accustomed to using it. The advantage with them is that you only pay for what you want and you have access to a wide range of products. The website ordering process takes getting used to though, esp if your French is rough.

I also recently drove by a food coop in Sandy Hill (on a corner a block or two north of Laurier, maybe on Chapel?). I don't know much off the top of my head but I remember reading about it when they were getting started a little while ago and it sounded interesting.

Good luck finding what you are looking for!

Happy mumma to my boys Henny Tom (Nov 30, 2008), Arlo Odie (Oct 5, 2010), and baby SISTER! due mid-Dec 2014.
JessieBird is online now  
Old 10-20-2009, 08:16 PM
 
Malva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,698
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We used to get veggies from the Ferme aux pleines saveurs (website is bilingual iirc), they have drop off points in Gatineau, Hull and Old Ottawa South (Bank and Sunnyside). We were quite happy with it.

We now get veggies from Bryson Farms, mainly because they deliver to our door and it's the only year-round delivery service I'm aware of. We share a 4 person basket with neighbours because otherwise, I feel it's too expensive. Its $60 for 4 vs $45 for 2. We're really happy with it.

You can look up the Equiterre website (bilingual too I think) and search for CSAs in the Outaouais, several of them have drop off points in and around Ottawa.

Good luck!
Malva is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off