So, you’ve been curious about CSAs and decided that it’s something you’d like to sign up for, and you’ve checked out the 2012 CSA list, but what if there’s not a drop-off location close to your home or work? Maybe … Continue reading
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,
Coastal Coordinator, Jen Graham, shares her free-range, grass-fed beef adventures with us.
I have an uneasy relationship with meat. I eat meat, I enjoy meat, but I never actually learned to cook meat. I always had a variety of excuses for not cooking meat: I had been a vegetarian for too long; I couldn’t afford free-range, organic, local meats; I didn’t have the right pots and pans; I was worried about undercooking meat and making myself deathly ill. But mostly, I didn’t have the faintest idea how to start. Continue reading
On Jan 25, we had our first cooking class of the Wintertime Harvest series, and what a yummy success it was! Our instructor, Katrina, a nutrition student from Mount Saint Vincent University and dedicated Food Action Committee volunteer, joined us … Continue reading
I’ve been asked several times in the last week about CSA food boxes. (Clearly the cold, gray days of winter have us all thinking about summer veggies.) So, I thought it was time to get some discussion going about this … Continue reading
How much food should you put away for the winter, if you want to eat a predominately local diet? I’ve become fascinated by this question. I’m not a hard core, eat-local-or-starve kind of gal. (I do LOVE avocados!) But, I … Continue reading
Now that the root cellar is built and the temperature has dropped, it’s time to buy vegetables for the root cellar! We – the five Ecology Action Centre (EAC) root cellar members and I – got together to figure out … Continue reading
Ahh… December 1. With the gardens put to bed, the cupboards full of preserves and the root cellar stocked, the food action committee has finally had some time to reflect on the growing season. Here’s a short slide show of some of our favourite photos from the season:
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Yours in food,
My roommates and I share a weekly CSA box from Ironwood Farm. With three of us in the house, the veggies get eaten quickly and sometimes we have to buy a little extra from the farmers market. However, they have … Continue reading
Megan Gray is back with another post for Thinking Inside the Box. She’s a member of the TapRoot Farm CSA. ~~~ It finally it seems that we have suddenly landed in the middle of summer, and the long sunny days … Continue reading