The Top Three Reasons to Join Us for Winter CSA
1. We grow the most delicious greens in Ottawa!
If you go into a grocery store even now you will find that the greens on the shelves are imported. Not only does this increase the carbon footprint, they are also not as fresh, and most importantly, are nowhere near as delicious! While growing greens in the winter requires a little more care than in the summer, nature rewards us for that extra effort by producing the sweetest leaves of the season. A touch of frost develops the natural sugars within the plant, which acts as a natural antifreeze, and also makes them super delicious! We know that you value the quality and flavour of Ottawa Farm Fresh veggies, so let’s keep your taste buds happy all the way to New Year!
Want to know how we can keep growing food while it’s snowing outside? Find out here.
2. Be part of a resilient, local food system
Farming in the winter is different from the summer. While we do continue to grow as much as possible, the reality is that very few plants thrive in cooler temperatures and low light. This means that prudent planning and storage is necessary to keep us all enjoying local veggies throughout the autumn and winter. So help us help you by signing up as early as possible so that we know how much to plant, how much to store, and how much we have left to share throughout the local community.
3. Support regenerative agricultural practices
So How Does this Winter CSA work?
Give me the Winter CSA details!
Dates: 9 weeks - beginning November 3 and ending December 29, 2021
Pick up: Weekly pick up at the Farm on Wednesdays from 2pm-7pm. We are asking that pick up slots be booked in advance to allow for prompt and efficient distribution and to minimize/eliminate wait times.
Wondering what you might find in your Winter CSA baskets? Click here to take a look at some examples.
What our members say about our Winter CSA baskets
"This week was the last winter CSA pickup from Ottawa Farm Fresh. We got salad mix!! What is this wizardry? I am skiing and 5km away they are growing salad mix! Needless to say we are switching our summer CSA to these guys."
-Megan, Winter 2020 & Summer 2021 CSA member