Tuesday, February 14, 2017

2017 CSA Sign Ups!

CSAs are becoming very popular amongst small scale, Canadian farmers. Prior to the start of the growing season local food enthusiasts purchase “shares” in their local farm in exchange for a weekly food box that contains a variety of produce for a prescribed period of time. 
All food offered through Catnap Gardens’ weekly food box has been grown on our farm in Midhurst using hand tools and without the aid of fossil fuels (except our tiller) or chemical fertilizers. We source certified organic seeds, use organic potting mix and certified organic compost. Our weed control methods include tarping, tilling, flame weeding and hand pulling. We emphasize soil health and small scale methods to ensure our vegetables produce the highest nutrients possible for our customers.  
By investing in the CSA model members are investing in the farm and helping to make a more food secure future for their community.

At Catnap Gardens, members receive a share of the garden’s bounty for 12 weeks from

 July 18 until Oct 3.

The cost per share is $360 for the season (which averages to $30 a week) payable in a lump sum or with a $120 deposit and two postdated cheques. 
Your deposit secures your spot. We are only offering 30 shares this year so don’t delay or you may lose your spot.


There will be three pick up times this year from which to choose...

Tuesdays 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. @ Bldg P210 in Borden (new hospital building)
Fridays 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. @ the Farm in Midhurst (County Road 27 & Horseshow Valley Rd)
Saturdays 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. @ the Orillia Fairgrounds Farmer’s Market

What’s included in each share varies week to week.  A typical box from Catnap Gardens may include:

July: peas, globe & cherry tomatoes (heirloom varieties), cucumber, herbs, romaine lettuce, spring mix, radishes, carrots, zucchini **NEW** microgreens, kale.

August: baby greens, sweet peppers, globe & cherry tomatoes (heirloom varieties), cucumber, beans, melon, baby romaine and other greens, new potatoes, **NEW** microgreens, multi coloured carrots, patti pan summer squash.

September: Baby greens, leeks, head lettuce, tomatoes, broccoli, onions, winter squash, spinach, tomatoes, carrots, pumpkin, and assorted decorative gourds.

Email catnapgardens@gmail.com for a registration form. 

If you have any questions about the CSA food box program please call Tracy at (705) 716-7646

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