Each year we update our list of CSAs that exist across the province and I’m happy to report that it continues to grow each year! That being said, I wouldn’t deny that I may have missed something and if that’s the case, please let me know. I will correct any errors or omissions as quickly as I can.
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.
Abundant Acres – Located on the Avon River in Hants County, with a market-style pick up in North-End Halifax near the Hydrostones at 2867 Isleville St from 11am to 7pm on Thursdays. All vegetables and fruit grown on the farm are certified organic with Eco-Cert Canada. To see specifics about the CSA click on this link.
Annapolis Valley Growers– A co-operative partnership between 2 small family farms located in the Annapolis Valley near Middleton. We are certified organic and grow produce, flowers, herbs, meat and eggs that we can.
Birch Burn Farm Located in West Gore with a pick up location in Halifax (6250 Quinpool Rd.) 10 week shares running from August to October including a variety of vegetables and herbs. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 902-209-5910
BullyGoth Farm and Riverview Produce Farms are located in Yarmouth County, with drops offs in Yarmouth and Tusket. Through our collaboration, we are able to offer you a wide variety of locally produced produce, fruits, herbs, mushrooms, and more! CSA runs for 26 weeks, from May 24 to Nov. 15. For more information visit our website or email us , or call 902-761-2736.
Bountywoods Farm– A newly established farm in South Maitland offering naturally grown vegetables, culinary herbs, and naturally grown flowers to the Maitland/Truro area.
Cochrane Family Farm– Located in Upper Stewiacke, drop offs in Brookfield, Truro, and Dartmouth, plus farm pickup. We are in our 7th year of CSA and are Certified Organic. CSA season this year is 20 weeks with 2 sizes of shares available and then a weekly delivery option available after for seasonal products. To find out how to sign up or for more information go to our website.
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.
HighLand Farm – Located in Hants County, offering a 12 week (July-October) CSA with organic produce. Drop-offs in Halifax (Historic Farmer’ Market or Shambhala Centre) or pick up at the farm. Pricing and registration available on the website.
Hilltop Homestead– Located in Lansdowne, just outside of New Glasgow, NS. In our fourth year of offering CSA shares, which run 17 weeks from late June through October. We use all organic growing practices at the farm to produce a wide variety of mixed vegetables as well as garlic on a commercial scale. We offer a drop-off in Hopewell or New Glasgow. For more information contact us.
Hutten Family Farm – Located in the Annapolis Valley, with drop-offs in Halifax (Grainery Food Coop), Kentville and the Wolfville Farmer’s Market. Shares are offered year-round with details on pricing and registration on their website.
Ironwood Farm -Located in Hants County, drop-offs in the Halifax area.
Lochaber Growers– Located in Antigonish, we are made up of 4 small farms that formed a cooperative in 2016. We run a 20 week season for our CSA and also sell at the Antigonish Farmers Market each Sat from May until Christmas
Martime Small Farms Co-Op -Is a collective of small-scale farmers in the Annapolis Valley. We are excited to offer a new multi-farm CSA shares program! Spanning a 14 week period, our CSA will run from July 11 – October 10, 2017. Our offerings include veggies, fruit, herbs, ferments, free range chicken, free range eggs, and pantry items. We deliver to Wolfville, Grand Pre, Tantallon, Bedford, Halifax & Dartmouth.
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 email@example.com, or call Tracy or Orrin at 624-0045.
Moon Tide Farm- Located in Scots Bay – just down the road from Cape Split, offers chemical-free produce shares as well as free range chicken, eggs and assorted farm goodies. Pick-up available at their roadside stand, Wolfville Farmer’s Market and City locations TBA soon. Visit their website or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Moon Fire Farm – Located in Hants County, with a CSA drop-off on Wednesday’s in Halifax. June-November.
Mountain River Farm – Seasonal Biointensive Market Garden. We use organic and permaculture practices combined with growing in unheated poly low tunnels and greenhouses year round. We have 2 pick up options available- farm pick up or a choice from one of our pickup locations in: Middleton, Bridgetown, Annapolis Royal, Kingston, Berwick, Kentville, New Minas, Greenwich & select Halifax locations. For more info email us of text/call at 902 825 9257.
Nova Bluewater Farm– Located on the Eastern Shore and Certified Organic since 2008. Offer pickups At Dobbit Bakehouse in Musquodoboit Harbour, and at In The Raw natural foods in Porters Lake. A 16 week CSA in the summer months with vegetables and produce harvested on the day of delivery.
Oakmanor Farms is located in Summerville, Hants County. Our CSA runs from early June till the end of October. We offer a 20 week as well as a 10 week CSA share. We currently deliver to the Windsor Area, have pickups at the Windsor Farmers’ Market and at the farm. We offer seasonal vegetables, a large selection of fresh and dried culinary herbs. free-range eggs and grass fed beef. Check us out on Facebook.
Olde Furrow Farm – Located in Port Williams, offering unsprayed produce grown from non-gmo/heirloom seeds with drop-offs in Bedford, Burnside, Halifax, Port Williams,and an option to “create your own” drop-off. Offering a 14 or 30 week option (June – Dec). Add-Ons ferments, free-range meat, eggs & flowers available. Sign up here.
Rolling Hill Farm– A new CSA on the Queens/Annapolis Valley border that will run June through October. Chemical free with plans to certify organic. We use draft horses instead of a tractor. For more info contact: email@example.com
Scenic Valley Farm – CSA in Central Cape Breton
Snowy River Farms– We offer 20 weeks of both Full (approximately 8 items) and Half (approximately 5 items) share sizes of naturally produced vegetables from the Cooks Brook area of Nova Scotia. Our gardens follow organic methods for production but are not certified. We also offer our Pasture Raised Meats and Eggs which can be purchased in addition to vegetable shares or stand alone. Meat and eggs can be added to your order weekly as well. Our pickup locations are on farm, Elmsdale, Fall River (location TBA), Dartmouth, Halifax and Burnside (TBA).
Taproot Farms – Located in Port Williams NS. Year round Veggie, Meat, Egg and Fruit CSA that has an extensive delivery drop-off route. Visit our website for list of drop off locations and share options.
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 19 week season of fresh produce, herbs, fruit, and flowers and eggs by request starting in mid-June. For more details, visit the CSA page on our website.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 902-670-6303.
Whippletree Farm– Based out of Annapolis Royal, drop-offs in Annapolis Royal, Bridgetown and Middleton. Call us at 902-532-0484.
Wild Rose Farm – Located in Digby County. Offers a summer and fall CSA. For more Information contact: 902-837-4181.
Wysmykal Farm– Located in the Amherst area, with drop offs in Amherst and Sackville, NB (June-December).
Bruce Family Farm – offers a beef CSA with once a month delivery in Annapolis County and in HRM. Our beef is certified organic, grass fed beef. We also produce certified organic chicken and certified organic eggs. Please visit our website or call us 902-665-2119.
GoodLake Farm – Located in Southampton (between Parrsboro and Amherst). Check website for delivery schedule, prices and sign-up.
Grass Roots Up – Beef CSA, located in Cumberland County with weekly deliveries are to Amherst, Tatamagouche, River John and New Glasgow (monthly to Truro, Enfield, Halifax and Tantallon). For more information contact email@example.com or 902-297-3573
Ironwood Farm -Located in Hants County, drop-offs in the Halifax area. In addition to their vegetable CSA they sell their own lamb and pork. Contact for for further details.
Linden Leas Limited – Field to fork, conception to consumer, Pastoral leas are home to our hefted herd of ~800 cattle, we offer for sale the goodness of the leas as grass fed beef, no antibiotics or hormones, no artificial fertilizers, no pesticides or herbicides sprayed on the land, please visit our website for more details. Market shares are tailored to your needs, delivery method and costs vary with need and location in Nova Scotia. Extra beef bonuses come with Market Share purchases. Please call/text (902) 297-3573 or email us.
Rocky Ridges Ranch– We are a 3rd generation family farm concerned with the amount of chemicals in foods stuffs on the market today. All of our offerings are ethically raised, with no additional chemicals. We offer a Meat Lovers Variety Box. Contact Us to be put on waiting list for next processing time.
Shani’s Farm– Produce, Meat and Preserves CSAs available, drop-offs in different locations across HRM.
TapRoot Farms – Offering a weekly meat share of beef, pork, and Licensed Free Range chicken fed non-GMO grain grown here in the Annapolis valley. Visit website for list of drop off locations and share options.
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.
Flying Apron Cookery — Located in Summerville, Hans County, NS
Gold Island Bakery – Halifax-based bread delivery (done by bike!) in the fall and winter months. Option to add cheese and baked goods.
Sweet Bres Boulangerie– Milford Station based, offering artisan breads, rolls & pastries. Pick up points in Dartmouth, Eastern Passage, Halifax, Sackville, Hammonds Plains, Spryfield, and select locations along the HWY 102 corridor between Dartmouth & Truro. Our CSA is offered year round, you can opt for a year round membership or sign up for just one season at a time. The seasons begin in April, July, October & January. You may select any season to begin a 1 year membership. Find out more or subscribe here.
Kingsville Farm– Cape Breton based bakery supplying weekly breadbags to local customers, and at Mabou, Sydney, Antigonish and Whycocomagh Farmers Markets.
Wild Food and Herbs
Hobo Crow Herbs Wild Food & Herbal CSH – Wildcrafted edibles & medicinals. Enjoy a monthly offering of wild, seasonal, nourishing foods & hand-crafted herbal creations and remedies from nature’s apothecary. Re-connect with nature, empower yourself to learn about traditional medicinal local plant and mushroom uses (and recipes). Elixirs, salves, herbal vinegars, tinctures, potions and other medicinals. Monthly deliveries from May-December.
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.
The Humble Burdock Farms– Locally grown flowers and design studio, located in Steam Mill, NS. We offer a Floral CSA with drop offs across HRM. Sign up through their online form or by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
AND FINALLY, you can also check out the ACORN CSA directory that features NS, NB, and PEI organic CSA options.
Am I missing any? Updates? Contact me at email@example.com to send me your edits.
Aimee Gasparetto, Senior Food Coordinator