Market CSA Share
WHAT IS THE MARKET CSA AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) are a wonderful way to support local farmers. The spring is a tough time for farmers cost wise. There are lots of start up costs to pay but food is not coming out of the ground yet, so there is no income. When you purchase a CSA you get a share in the farm for the season, which translates into fresh local veggies. When you join our CSA program you are making an investment in The Kitchen Garden and local food. Your support gets us off the ground every spring, helping us with seed, equipment and labour expenses.
Our model differs from more traditional CSA programs in that rather than a weekly box of pre-packed vegetables, a market share allows members to come to our stall at the Kingston Public Market and choose from our market offerings.
SHARE COST AND SIZE
The weekly value for the standard share is $25.00 per week. Each pick up week you will be given points to spend at our stall. Our Standard Share is a good size for the average small family, couple or the veggie loving single but it really varies depending on your household. If you need more delicious produce on a given week CSA members are welcome to purchase additional vegetables at a discounted rate. If you are like us and love to eat lots of veggies or have a big family, we have a larger share option, the Grande, which gives you $35.00 per week of vegetables.
We strive to make our CSA as flexible as possible. If you can't make it every week during the season, no problem. You can choose our flexible 12 , 16, 20 or 24 week shares packages allowing you to choose which weeks you'd like to pick up between June 3rd and November 25th. You can still go on vacation and not have to miss a share you are paying for! See above right column for pricing.
WHEN AND WHERE DO I COLLECT MY SHARE?
The Kitchen Garden’s market stand is at the Kingston Public Market behind city hall. We are at market on Thursdays from July until Thanksgiving and on Saturdays from June until the end of November.
Share holders can pick-up their vegetables on either day. We highly recommend CSA members arrive before 11am to ensure ample selection and avoid disappointment.
Please note that we only attend Thursday markets from July until Thanksgiving so before and after these dates, pickups are only available on Saturdays.
If you are away, a friend or other family member is welcome to pick up your share for you. We just ask you to let them know that they should touch base with us when they arrive at market.
HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR A SHARE?
Signing up is easy! Click on the button below to register and choose your CSA.
Payment can be by cheque mailed to the farm, email money transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org or via credit card on our secure form. Please make all checks payable to Evan Quigley.
Sign up for fresh, local, nutritious veggies each week at the Kingston Public Market