There’s always a flurry of excitement in the office when the weekly delivery of CSA boxes arrives. We peek in the boxes. There’s generally some oohing and ahhing over the unusual items and then the recipe-brainstorming begins. I thought it … Continue reading
Last Sunday I was feeling inspired by the vegetables from my CSA box and the Off the Hook cod in my fridge and felt that they deserved to be cooked into something particularly delicious. In mid-May, I started a batch … Continue reading
I had planned to write a post on “What I made with my CSA box” like I did last year. But then I got to the end of the week and realized that other than a beet green and zucchini … Continue reading
We’ve been holding seasonal cooking classes for awhile now, and we’ve loved sharing knowledge about the bounty of Nova Scotia. Spring can be a tough time to eat local though – a lot of farmers are almost at the end … Continue reading
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,
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
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
Welcome to the latest installment of ‘Thinking Inside the Box’ from Jon Geneau. Great minds think alike, and clearly kale and strawberries are on everyone’s minds these days. Jon, who hadn’t attended, or seen the menu for, our cooking class, … Continue reading