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Good Food Box or CSA in Hamilton/Dundas Area

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Euni Feb 14, 2009 12:59 PM

I recently moved out to Hamilton for graduate school and am having trouble finding a program similar to the Good Food Box program (http://www.foodshare.net/goodfoodbox0...) or a CSA to join. I'm hoping that someone can recommend a food share program in Hamilton or in the Dundas area.

Thanks!

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    Tatai Feb 14, 2009 01:15 PM

    You might want to contact ManoRun Organic Farm: www.manorun.com. They have a CSA program.

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      Euni Feb 15, 2009 12:06 PM

      Thanks for the reply. I was also looking at plan b organic farms. Any difference in produce?

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        Tatai Feb 16, 2009 08:51 AM

        Sorry, Euni, I can't help you out there. I have seen Plan B's produce at Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers' Market in Toronto, and it looks really good. Haven't had a chance to see ManoRun's produce, but I do know that they supply the Ancaster Old Mill, so I'm sure it's of really good quality, too.

        I guess it probably comes down to price and whichever CSA program's delivery methods/depots are more convenient for you.

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          thora Feb 16, 2009 07:23 PM

          I got a couple boxes from Plan B organics. Really great people and the produce was nice. I stopped only because I ended up with too much lettuce and found I couldn't go through the produce since I was only cooking for myself at the time.

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            Euni Feb 17, 2009 12:33 PM

            Thanks for the recommendation. I put in an order for the plan b and now am scheming for a McMaster CSA depot. I just need more people.

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      jude1m Mar 2, 2009 03:22 PM

      As a fellow Hamiltonian interested in participating, please let me know how it's going. Thanks.

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        MerBot Mar 9, 2009 03:39 PM

        Likewise - I"m in Hamilton also and have been looking for something like this for a while - the Good Food Box was the one I was looking at the most.

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          alsonot Mar 10, 2009 07:32 AM

          I'm in Waterdown (just outside of Hamitlon), and also interested. While I prefer organic foods, what's most important to me is local grown food, I don't mind top-ups from local non-organic farmers and I haven't found a CSA with the same priorities.

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