Each year we update the CSA list, so check out the 2014 list here!
It’s still winter, but the ever growing pile of seed catalogues at my house suggests that spring is around the corner. Another sure sign that it will eventually be spring: CSA sign up time!
What is a CSA or Community supported Agriculture? Read about it here. Curious if a CSA is right for you? Here’s an article about the pros and cons. Ready to sign up? Here are some links to some great CSA farms and other community supported food businesses around Nova Scotia. (A few CSAs have neither a website nor a facebook page, in which case, I’ve linked to their email address.):
Abundant Acres – Located in Hants County, drop-offs in the Halifax area
Avon River CSA – Based in Centre Burlington that focuses specifically on winter veggies. (Box delivery from October to March)
Cochrane Family Farm – Located in Upper Stewiacke, drop-offs in Brookfield, Truro, Stewiacke
Horse and Garden Farm – Drop-offs in Halifax and Windsor
Hutten Family Farm – Located in the Annapolis Valley, drop-offs in Halifax. Shares offered year-round.
Lafrayere Gardens – Located in Antigonish County, drop-offs in town, at the garden, delivery along Highway 337, Cape George.
Ironwood -Located in Hants County, drop-offs in the Halifax area
Local Motive Farm Drop-offs in Stewiacke, Elmsdale, Fall River, Dartmouth, and Halifax
Moon Fire Farm – Located in Hants County, drop-offs in Halifax area
Olde Furrow Farm – Located in Port Williams, drop-offs in Clayton Bark, Burnside, and Port Williams
Scenic Valley Farm – CSA in Central Cape Breton
Snowy River Farms – Vegetable CSA, with meat and egg add ons. Located in Shubenacadie with deliveries in Halifax and Dartmouth
Southfield Organics – Located in Hants County, drop-offs in Tantallon, Timberlea and Bedford
Taproot Farms – Year round Veggie, Meat and Fruit CSAs that has an extensive delivery drop-off route
Vista Bella Farm– Drop-offs in Tatamagouche, Truro and Halifax
Waldegrave Farm– Based out of Tatamagouche
Watershed Farm – Based on the South Shore, drop-off locations on South Shore and as far as Halifax.
Waxwing Farm – new for 2012. Will be offering a winter CSA. Drop-offs in Kings County and Lunenburg (and perhaps other south shore locations)
Whippletree Farm– Based out of Annapolis Royal, drop-offs in Annapolis Royal, Bridgetown and Middleton
Wild Rose Farm – Located in Digby County.
Wysmykal – Located in the Amherst area
Bruce Family Farm – Beef CSA that delivers to Halifax
Nature’s Script Farm – Located in Great Village, delivers to Truro
Shani’s Farm– Produce, Meat and Preserves CSAs available, drop-offs in Halifax
Wild Mountain Farm – Drop-offs in Halifax
Off the Hook Community Supported Fishery– A Fish CSA (or CSF) that provides hook and line caught haddock, and delivers to Halifax, Wolfville and Annapolis Royal
Impossible Pie – Located in Hants County, with drop-offs in Halifax
Gold Island Bakery – Halifax-based bread delivery (done by bike!). Option to add cheese and baked goods.
Kingsville Farm – Cape Breton based bakery supplying weekly breadbags to local customers, and at Mabou, Sydney, Antigonish and Whycocomagh Farmers Markets.
Check out ACORN’s website to look for CSAs all over the Atlantic provinces: http://acornorganic.org/acorn/databaseregional.html.
Am I missing any? Leave me a note below and I’ll add them to the list.
Yours in Food,