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CSA`s in gta, any help (communityt supported agriculture)

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just curious if anyone has used a community based farmer for this in the gta. Mark Ruhlman has been blogging about his and thought it might be a good idea.

Any help would be appriciated

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  1. We subscribed to YUFCSA (http://yufcsa.com/) this season. They are a new CSA that partners with homeowners within the city to grow produce in their backyards.

    1. I recommend Kawartha Ecological Growers. They really nice and have some excellent produce.
      http://www.kawarthaecologicalgrowers....
      They are a collective of farmer in the Kawartha Region, but they come down Toronto to set up at farmers markets around the city.

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      1. re: cookiebaker

        I'll second Kawartha Ecological Growers. Wonderful produce, great people and some of the best eggs I've ever tasted.

        1. re: cookiebaker

          Good produce on the whole from KEG. Sometimes the leafy veggies are a little older and more fibrous than I'd like, but this year the fingerling potatoes have been wonderful and I love the eggs.

        2. I've been having a great experience this year with Matchbox Gardens, which I pick up at Trinity Bellwoods. Great quality and variety, super friendly and enthusiastic. Money very well spent.

          My sister and I also split a share of a meat CSA from Twin Creeks Farms, which was also great. Really excellent quality.

          The only bad CSA experience I've had so far was with a meat CSA from wholeearth farmstudio last year. Very poorly run. Unreliable delivery dates that changed with no warning and very little follow-up communication. And I'm not sure if I ever did get everything I paid for. It was all very higgeldy-piggeldy. Nice product, though. Just not worth the immense hassle.

          http://www.matchboxgarden.ca/

          http://www.twincreeksfarm.ca/

          http://wholearth.com/

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          1. thank, I'll look into them

            1. It's not quite a CSA, but you might be interested in the Good Food Box from FoodShare. Less of a commitment than a CSA. Local focus, but not exclusively local (so you will get bananas alongside your kale).

              Previous threads on the FoodShare program:
              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/410207
              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/535046