Imagine the tastiest, most nutritious, veggies and herbs fresh from the garden, washed and ready for you to enjoy.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a system where the community shares the risks and rewards of small scale farming. Members buy in at the start of the season and receive weekly basket of farm-fresh produce. This gives members access to fresh, in-season veggies cheaper than buying the products individually. It give the farmer security in knowing that there is a market for her product.
At Moondance, we offer 2 sizes of baskets from June to October.
The foods will change with the season, with lots of cleansing salad greens in the spring, and pumpkins, squash and potatoes in the fall. It is important to understand that what is available totally depends on how the season goes. Each year some things produce really well and others don’t, so availability and quantity vary with what the season brings!
NEW this year, two different pick up days, two different sizes:
Full Share (well suited to 2 adults and 2-3 children)
Half Share (well suited to 2 adults or 1 veggie loving adult)
Option to customize your basket with our online market place which will be up and running May 1st, well in time for basket start which is June 21st this year.
Pick your own flowers and culinary herbs!
Orientation evening and harvest potluck to celebrate the season!
FAQ Moondance CSA Baskets
How do I sign up and pay?
Sign up form is online (this year is full, please email if you would like to be added to our wait list), please see the next page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To hold your spot for baskets $100 deposit is due at signup. The balance should be paid by May 1st, either in whole or 4 postdated cheques (we will confirm the amount and dates)
How do I decide which share size to choose?
We suggest that the large share feeds a family of four or two people who eat a lot of vegetables. The small share provides half the amount of the large share and is suitable for a small family, two people who eat fewer vegetables or a single person who eats a lot of vegetables.
It is hard for us to know exactly how many vegetables each person and each family eats.
It varies greatly depending on how much you cook at home vs. eat out, if you make your lunches, if you entertain regularly, if you want to preserve some of the fresh produce for the winter and simply how you eat.
Can I change the size of the share or pick up day part way through the season?
It may be possible to change your share size part way through the season. Contact us to see if this is available at that time. Same thing with your pick up day! Remember, our goal is that this is a positive, seasonal, local food experience for you.
How do I communicate my feedback with the farmers?
We welcome feedback (both positive and negative!) throughout the season by email, by phone, or in person at the market.
What can I expect at the share pick-up?
Come to the Market Stand on your pick up day, let a staff member know that you are here. Your basket will be either in the market or back in our large cooler. Enjoy a few minutes out in the gardens to pick a small bouquet of flowers and your choice of culinary herbs (if you wish). Important that you bring back your empty basket each week.
What happens if I can’t pick up my share, if something comes up, or I’m on vacation?
If you know ahead of time, you can cancel your basket online for up to two weeks. Otherwise it is best if you send someone to pick up your share. Please give them all the information they need and remind them to bring bags or boxes and to leave the bin behind. If you do not pick up your basket or cancel it will be donated.
Further Questions are great, contact us at email@example.com