Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

CSA Farms

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a concept which links consumers to local farms. Members buy a share of the produce at the beginning of the year and receive a box of food every week through the season. They can share the risks and rewards of farming and gain a better understanding of the real cost of their food, while knowing that they are investing in their local economy, culture, and food security. CSA also lets the growers focus on healthy, bountiful crops during the season as opposed to concentrating on mass production which reduces the quality of food. Every CSA is unique. The crops grown the size of the shares, arrangements for receiving the shares, length of season and share costs vary from farm to farm. In general, CSA farmers are dedicated in using the land in a manner that will not deplete its nutrients or value for generations to come. Healthy soil produces healthy food.

We have two such local opportunities in Northumberland County:

La Ferme Pouce Vert/Green Thumb Farm

Has 12 acres of various vegetables in rotation with buckwheat, grains and hay and 6 acres of strawberries for U-Pick. Ferme Pouce Vert delivers baskets (CSA) of fresh produce to its customers over a 15-week period from mid-July through late October. The baskets are available at designated locations in Rogersville, Saint-Ignace , Saint-Charles, Saint-Louis and Aldouane.

Ferme Terre Partagee

All shares include:
-16 weeks of organic vegetables and fruits (1st week of July to Thanksgiving) delivered to one of two locations in the City of Miramichi
-At least two invitations to celebrate with us and visit the farm
-Weekly newsletter with stories and cooking tips from the farm
-Staying connected for future add ons such as poultry, bread, and eggs
Full share: 400$ for a basket of veggies and fruit for a family of four or two veggie lovers
Half share: 240$ for a basket of veggies and fruit for two people
Flexible payments can be arranged.
Some of veggies & fruits you might find in your basket:
Early summer: Strawberries, Mixed Greens, Garlic, Herbs, Green Onions, Broccoli, Lettuce, Radish, Peas, And Raspberries.
Late summer: Melons, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Peppers, Carrots, String Beans, Zucchini, Ground Cherries. Fall: Potatoes, Spinach, Corn, Cabbage, Beets, Squash and Pumpkin, Apples, Leeks, Brussel Sprouts, Kale.