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CSA in/near Caledon?

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bittenkitten Aug 3, 2010 05:24 AM

Hello everyone,
Does anyone know of a good CSA in or around Caledon that does weekly or bi-weekly shares? We've just moved from Etobicoke (where we used Plan B and loved them, but they haven't any depots near our new house), and have been to Bailey's and Downey's, and found most of their offerings too expensive for us. Any ideas/suggestions?
Thanks!

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    froglegs Aug 3, 2010 12:37 PM

    What's a CSA? Plan B ?

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      Arcadiaseeker Aug 3, 2010 12:42 PM

      Ditto - have no idea what a CSA is...

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        jnine Aug 3, 2010 01:54 PM

        community shared agriculture, you pay up front to cover the farmers costs in the early season, and enjoy weekly harvests. Here is a good one that has a very informative website: No drop offs near Caledon though.

        http://www.kawarthaecologicalgrowers.com/

        @bittenkitten
        Check through ON CSA directory to see if there is a CSA near you.

        http://csafarms.ca/index.html

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          jnine Aug 3, 2010 01:59 PM

          According to the directory here is the closest CSA to you:

          http://www.wholevillage.org/wvpages/w...

          Looks like a residential community/commune too.

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            Tatai Aug 3, 2010 05:56 PM

            In the Erin area (which is the township that adjoins Caledon) there are a number of farms with CSA programs, all of which grow organically and/or are certified organic:

            Everdale Farm in Hillsburgh: www.everdale.org

            Heartwood Farm http://homegrownharvest.ca/Homegrown_1/Heartwood.html

            Bernway Farm: http://homegrownharvest.ca/Homegrown_1/Bernway_Farm.html in Ospringe

            Whole Circle Farm in Acton: http://homegrownharvest.ca/Homegrown_...

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              bittenkitten Aug 3, 2010 05:57 PM

              Thanks, jnine. Unfortunately, Whole Village has run out of registrations (we just moved here a month ago, and are still catching up on where to shop etc.), and the other CSA in the directory at Cheltenham doesn't answer the phone. I plan to go there tomorrow, so wish me luck!

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                Tatai Aug 3, 2010 06:04 PM

                bittenkitten, you might not have seen my post, above. One or more of these farms might still have shares available.

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          Sweet Tooth 1969 Oct 6, 2010 07:37 AM

          http://www.wholevillage.org Has the info you want, and is the right answer!! EAT LOCAL...

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