Local Food Basket

TRFH-FBFfoodbasket-fbheaderDates: Last week of June-Last week of October, 18 weeks

Costs:  $25 per box (small=1 veg lover -2 people supplemental), $35/box (large= veg loving couple or small family supplemental) or $450/$630 per season.  Payment either up front or in split payments each (Postdated cheques required) As well; “Giving Back” basket shares are also available at $540/$746 for the full season.  For these, the buyer receives a full share with the premium going to help support free and lower cost shares for recipients in at-risk or food insecure positions in our communities.

More Information:
Customers will receive a weekly basket of mixed seasonal locally grown produce from a variety of area farms; (we emphasize emerging farmers for this program to support the growth of new farms and small businesses) items will include staples such as carrots, onions and potatoes, storage crops from our root cellars and greenhouse products in the early baskets, fruits, herbs, greens, tomatoes and other products in season as well as occasionally unusual and fun variety products (recipes included.) All items are labeled with the farm name and more information about each producer can be found on our online marketplace, including growing practices.  Other items (meats, eggs, dairy, prepared foods and more…) may be purchased through the online marketplace on a pay as you go basis and delivered with the basket with no delivery fee!  Baskets will be likely be delivered weekly to depots in Smiths Falls, Merrickville, Perth, Carleton Place, Kanata, Ottawa South and Kemptville.  Depot days and times will be weekday evenings and/or weekend days, exact days, times and locations will be determined by customer demand (let us know!) and confirmed by May 1, 2017.

Purchase your Local Food Basket through our online marketplace by clicking Buy Now! 

Contact Us: Mailing address; Two Rivers Food Hub, 361 Queen St, Unit 5000, Smiths Falls, ON, K7A 0A6; phone: 613-205-1338 and speak to Bruce or Sally; email at info@tworiversfoodhub.com

 

CSAs and other food basket programs in our area:

As a not for profit social enterprise, the Two Rivers Food Hub is very conscious of our mandate to support the local farm community, this includes the existing and vibrant local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and other food box programs in our area– here are some other folks doing the hard work of bringing local food to you; we are proud to support them!

 

Bluegrass Farm Winter CSA
714 Kinch Street, Jasper
Contact Leela or Brad at 613–402–2583
leela@bluegrassfarm.ca
http://www.bluegrassfarm.ca

Bluegrass Farm is a certified organic vegetable farm outside of Smiths Falls. Our innovative heated greenhouses allow us to grow greens year-round.  We offer a unique winter CSA with 10 biweekly deliveries from October through March. Each basket combines carefully preserved root crops with fresh salad and greens from the greenhouses. CSA shares can be picked up in Perth, at our farm, or at several Ottawa locations. This winter’s CSA sold out quickly, but you can get first dibs on next winter’s shares!

Visit our website for details and to sign up for our newsletter, and we’ll contact you this summer when shares go on sale for winter 2016–2017.

 

Goodwoods Farm CSA
1981 6th Line Beckwith, Smith Falls
Contact us at 613–257–7168
http://www.naturallamb.ca

We have a limited number of organic pasture raised chickens and turkeys available for 2016.  We also have organic eggs and lamb available at our farm.  Lanark Highlands Grass Fed Beef
Contact Judy at 613–228–4084 or 613–268–2772
http://www.LanarkHighlandsGrassfedBeef.ca
Farm gate sales in Maberly or prearranged in Ottawa near Maitland exit on Queensway.  Extra lean ground beef $8.00/lb (7lb box), $7.00/lb (20lb box)
Grass fed, grass finished, extra lean, no hormones, no pesticides, small scale, local production. Opportunities to work on farm for a day of gardening for a box of beef, if you’re woman enough.

 

Miller’s Bay Farm
65 Rideau Ferry Road, Lombardy
Contact Robert & Shannon Miller at 613–283–0205
millersfarmfresh@gmail.com
http://www.millersbayfarm.com

Miller’s Bay Farm is a 4th generation family farm that is home to the “Bountiful Basket” Program, now gearing up for its fourth season. Our weekly baskets contain conventionally, sustainably grown produce only — and everything we sell is produced right here at the farm. The 15-week program runs from late June through Thanksgiving, with pick-up options in Perth, Smiths Falls and at the farm. Program registration will begin in late February. Visit our website to sign up for our “Farm Fresh Alerts” and be among the first to be notified.

 

Rock-N-Horse Farm
1267 Rae Road, Almonte
Contact Arlee & Diane at 613–256–6117
am.sheets@hotmail.com
http://www.rocknhorsefarm.ca

Our CSA is 14 weeks beginning end of June.  Weekly pickup at the farm.  We also have beef, pork, lamb, chicken, turkey, eggs, maple syrup, honey, bread, flour, preserves, sweets and more to add to your veggies.

 

Saffire Farms
282 Bennies Corners Road, Almonte
Contact Gord or Brad at 613–256–3383
saffirefarms@gmail.com
http://www.saffirefarms.ca

CSA runs for 19 weeks from June to October. Pick up at the farm on Mondays, delivery to Ottawa on Thursdays.  Small and large shares available.  Also selling seasonal vegetables, honey, maple syrup, grass fed beef, goat meat (chevon), meat chickens, eggs. Fall CSA starts Oct to December.

 

Seanic Farms
437 Poonamalie Side Road, Smiths Falls
Contact: Roy or Carole at 613–283–3739
seanicfarms@gmail.com

Seanic Farms offers a large variety of vegetables grown without the use of chemicals. Weekly basket pick-up at farm gate starting June until Oct. (18 weeks). Full or half shares available. Grass-fed Highland beef raised without the use of hormones or antibiotics is available by the side,  quarter or individual cuts.

 

Stony Brae Farm
111 Rutherford Side Road, Perth
Contact Greg Farrow:
613–264–8015
farrowgreg@hotmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/StonyBraeFarm

Stony Brae Farm has beautiful ecologically grown vegetables and fruit.  We offer full season (32 weeks) and half season (16 weeks) harvest boxes.  These are available in full share (family) and half share (single or couple) sizes.  Pick up or delivery in the Perth area.

 

Root Radical CSA
Contact: Emily Dowling
613-531-0412
emily@rootradicalrows.com
http://www.rootradicalrows.com

24 weeks (June to November) of seasonal organic vegetables to CSA members in Kingston and Howe Island. We grow about 40 different crops and our signature crops are diverse greens, cherry tomatoes, carrots, green beans and snap peas. We offer weekly (full share) or every second week pick up (half share) at the farm and at several locations in Kingston (downtown and in the east and west ends of Kingston). 2016 prices are $600 for full share and $348 for half shares.
Organic beef, garden plants and eggs are also available from our family farm and for 3 weeks in July and August 2016, we will host Rad Kids Farm Camp.

 

Funny Duck Farms
Aaron and Samantha Klinck
RR#3, Jasper (613) 275-1917
www.funnyduckfarms.com

Our Certified Organic Whole Farm CSA includes woodland pork, pastured chicken & ducks, eggs, grass-fed beef & lamb, cheese, vegetables, herbs, some fruits, honey, maple syrup, herbal skin care, and some basic dry goods.
Everything we grow on our family farm is certified organic. We do not use soybeans in any of our livestock rations, and where ever possible, we grow our own animal feeds. Most of our livestock and seed varieties are heritage or heirlooms, many specific to the area.
Farm pick-up as well as 5 delivery locations in Ottawa from Kanata to Gloucester 50 weeks of the year.

Did we miss anyone?  Send us a listing for your favourite local CSA or local food box and we will be happy to include them!