Securing your Summer/Fall local eats: CSA List 2014!

CSABox-resizedFor an updated list of CSA’s in NS, see our most recently updated blog post!

In case you’re unfamiliar with the concept of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), you can 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?  The following is a list of 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.

Vegetable CSAs

Abundant Acres – Located in Hants County, with pick ups in Bedford, Fleming Heights, and downtown Halifax.  Expect to be certified in 2015.  Pastured eggs also available on the side.

Cochrane Family Farm – Located in Upper Stewiacke, drop offs in Brookfield, Truro, and Musquodoboit, plus farm pickup.  Also have a meat share.

DK Fairn Farms- Located in Centreville and offer unsprayed vegetables with an option to add free range eggs, antibiotic free pork, and free range chicken. Pick-up sites in Berwick and at the farm in Centreville, June to December. Ph: (902)678-5669

Emily TeBogt’s Produce and Meat – Located in Grand Pre within the Annapolis Valley, offering pesticide and synthetic fertilizer free produce, free run eggs & pork and grass-fed beef & lamb. The CSA runs from mid June to December with pick up at the farm on Monday evenings from 5:30 – 6:00pm, or a limited number of shares are available at the Wolfville Farmers Market on Saturdays from 8:30 – 1:00. The large size share (8-10 items) is $27 per week, the medium size share is $20 per week, and the half size share (5-7 items) is $15 per week.

GoodLake Farm – Located in Southampton (between Parrsboro and Amherst). CSA options include a Basic 20 week ((with single and family options) as well as an 8 week season extension option that is purchased separately. Check website for delivery schedule, prices and sign-up.

HighLand Farm – Located in Hants County, offering a 20 week (June-October) CSA with organic produce.  Drop-offs in Halifax (Local Source Market or Shambhala Centre) or pick up at the farm. Pricing and registration available on the website.

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, with drop-offs in Halifax (Local Source Market), Kentville and the Wolfville Farmer’s Market. Shares are offered year-round with details on pricing and registration on their website.

Humble Hands Homestead– Located in the Annapolis Valley, with drop-offs in Cambridge, Coldbrook and Kentville (16 weeks- mid-June to Mid-October)

Localmotive Farm– Located in Baddeck, Cape Breton. They deliver in Stewiacke, Elmsdale, Fall River, Dartmouth, Bedford and Halifax. Their CSA runs for 18 weeks beginning in June. Pricing and registration on their website.

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. If you are interested in becoming a member, or would like additional information, please email us at tracy@mirellarosefarm.ca, or call Tracy or Orrin at 624-0045.

Moon Tide Farm- Located in Scots Bay, with single and family optoins available running from June to October (20weeks). Pick-ups from their farm stand, and from the Wolfville and Kentville Farmer’s Markets.

Moon Fire Farm – Located in Hants County,  with a CSA drop-off on Wednesday’s to the Grainery Food Co-op and the Healthy Bug  in Halifax. June-November.

Olde Furrow Farm – Located in Port Williams, drop-offs in Clayton Bark, Burnside, Port Williams, and at the Kentville Farmer’s Market. Small and large boxes available, with 10 or 20 week options. For registration contact: oldefurrowfarmers@gmail.com 

Rocky Ridges Ranch and Egyptians– A 3rd generation family farm that grows chemical free produce (with options for free range broilers). Could possiblty deliver to the South Shore and Annapolis Valley. http://www.facebook.com/rockyridgesranch

Scenic Valley Farm – CSA in Central Cape Breton

Southfield Organics – Located in Hants County, drop-offs in Tantallon, Timberlea and Bedford. CSA runs for 18 weeks and offers vegetables and herbs. For a more information and a registration form, contact southfieldorganics@gmail.com

Sweet Bres Boulangerie– A collection of vendors  have put together a CSB “Community Supported Bakery” with a wide variety of artisan bread, chocolates, cakes, prepared meals, and other goodies.

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.

Waldegrave Farm– Based out of Tatamagouche and offers certified organic produce. Pick-ups in Tatamagouche, Earltown and Truro.

Watershed Farm – Based on the South Shore, offers a student share in partnership with the Loaded Ladle at Dalhousie University.

Waxwing Farm – Located near Berwick. Offers a winter CSA (Oct-Feb) with pick-up at the Lunenburg Farmer’s Market and the Halifax Farmers’ Market.  Sign up by contacting us at waxwingfarm@yahoo.ca or calling 670-6303.

Whippletree Farm– Based out of Annapolis Royal, drop-offs in Annapolis Royal, Bridgetown and Middleton

Wild Rose Farm – Located in Digby County. Offers a summer and fall CSA. For more Information contact: 902-837-4181.

Wysmykal – Located in the Amherst area, with drop offs in Amherst and Sackville, NB (June-December).

Meat

Bruce Family Farm – Beef CSA that delivers to Halifax. For details visit website or contact (902) 665-2119

Cedar House Organics– Organic beef, pork, chicken and eggs. Located in Woodville, Kings County.

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. For more information contact grassrootsup@live.com.

Nature’s Script Farm – Located in Great Village, with pick-up in Truro.

Shani’s Farm–  Produce, Meat and Preserves CSAs available, drop-offs in different locations across HRM.

Wild Mountain Farm – not technically a CSA but offers pre-ordered meat delivery with pick-up locations in Halifax, Timberlea, Dartmouth, Porter’s Lake, Stewiacke and at the Wolfville Farmer’s Market.

Fish

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

Prepared Meals

Flying Apron Cookery — Located in Tantallon

Bakery

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.

Herbs

Briar Hill Herbal CSH (Community Supported Herbalism)- Located in Lunenberg County, this CSA offers a monthly selection of locally crafted, high quality medicinal herbal products that are available on a seasonal subscription basis. Membership in Briar Hill Herbal CSA is a great way to build up your home apothecary (herbal medicine cabinet) while exploring traditional ways of using medicinal plants to take ownership of your own health and well being.

Am I missing any?  Leave me a note below and I’ll add them to the list.

And finally, ACORN has developed a regional network of CSAs across the Atlantic provinces, and I hear they’re gong to be expanding it this year. Keep an eye out for their updated list! 

This blog was written by Aimee Carson, Community Food Coordinator

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12 thoughts on “Securing your Summer/Fall local eats: CSA List 2014!

    • Thanks for pointing that out Mike- I missed it in my check! That said, I can’t find an online presence for them anymore, so I’ll look into that further. For the time being I’ve put the phone number that I had on file for them to contact directly.

  1. Would you be willing to add us to your list of CSAs?
    We are now accepting new members for our third year. Our CSA includes unsprayed vegetables and an option to add free range eggs, antibiotic free pork, and free range chicken. We run weekly from June to December and have pick-up sites in Berwick and at our farm in Centreville. We can also arrange other pick-up sites as needed.

  2. Hello 🙂 We are new to the Greenwood/Kingston area and looking for a working share CSA….can anyone point me in the right direction ?
    Must be family friendly…my children have been coming to working CSA for the last 2 years in another province 🙂

  3. Hi there, if you are publishing a list for 2015 we thought we should give you some updated information please.
    Cochrane Family Farm – Located in Upper Stewiacke, drop offs in Brookfield, Truro, Musquodoboit, and Dartmouth, plus farm pickup. Also have a meat share. We are in organic transition and will be certified Organic come the summer of 2015. http://cochranefamilyfarm.harvesthand.com/ for more information or to sign up.

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