For an updated list of CSA’s in NS, see our most recently updated blog post!
In reviewing last year’s blog stats, the most popular post, by far, was the 2012 CSA list, suggesting that many of you are hungry for information on CSAs. Well, it’s time for me to update that list for the 2013 season. As always, please let me know if there are any errors or omissions in the list and I’ll correct them as quickly as I can.
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. Share also includes eggs.
Cochrane Family Farm – Located in Upper Stewiacke, drop offs in Brookfield, Truro, and Musquodoboit, plus farm pickup. Also have a meat share.
Emily teBogt’s Produce – (new for 2013) Located in GrandPre (near Wolfville). Pick up at the farm.
Good Lake Farm – Located in Southampton (between Parrsboro and Amherst). Delivery schedule to be decided by mid-April when shareholders have signed up. Also includes a beef option.
Highland Farm – Located in Hants County. Drop-offs in Halifax or pick up at the farm.
Home Grown Organic Foods — Located in Halifax. Not technically a CSA, but they do home deliveries of organic produce in the Halifax area.
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
Mirella Rose Farm a farm membership near Bridgewater offering fruits, vegetables, meat and eggs.
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 drop offs in Dartmouth and at the farm
Southfield Organics – Located in Hants County, drop-offs in Tantallon, Timberlea and Bedford
Taproot Farms – Year round Veggie, Meat and Fruit CSA that has an extensive delivery drop-off route. Visit website for list of drop off locations.
Vista Bella Farm– Drop-offs in Tatamagouche, Truro and Halifax
Waldegrave Farm– Based out of Tatamagouche
Watershed Farm – Based on the South Shore, with drop-offs in Halifax and the South Shore. Various share sizes offered, including a student share. Flower and egg shares available.
Waxwing Farm – Located near Berwick. Offers a winter CSA. Pick ups available at the farm, in Lunenburg, and other Annapolis Valley and South Shore locations to be determined.
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, with drop offs in Amherst and Sackville, NB
Bruce Family Farm – Beef CSA that delivers to Halifax
Cochrane Family Farm – Located in Upper Stewiacke, drop offs in Brookfield, Truro, and Musquodoboit, plus farm pickup. Also have a vegetable share.
Grass Roots Up – Beef CSA, located in Cumberland County.
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
Flying Apron Cookery — Located in Tantallon
Impossible Pie – Located in Hants County, with drop-offs in Halifax
Gold Island Bakery – Halifax-based bread delivery (done by bike!) in the fall and winter months. 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,