CSA Stands for Community Supported Agriculture. CSA programs allow Wellington County and Guelph residents to have direct access to high quality, fresh produce grown by local farmers. By joining a CSA you are supporting a small local business, that is able to deliver produce fresher than is possible to find in most grocery stores. All Guelph Wellington area CSA farms are committed to ecological methods of growing, resulting in high quality produce free of any chemical residue.
A member signs up before the season for the size of veggie share that is recommended for their household size. During the allotted season they pick up according to a weekly or biweekly schedule from a drop-off location in Guelph or other locations in Wellington County. Some farms offer shares year-round, while others operate in the main growing season. Farmers are able to offer lower prices for their produce than they would at a market or in stores because of the full-season commitment.
The farms are listed below with their pick-up locations and seasons of operation.
When farmers and consumers connect in a direct way there are many positive benefits for both eaters and growers. Members eat healthier and learn to cook with healthy ingredients. Member children often take interest in their farm and eat more vegetables as a result. Farmers feel supported and motivated to improve the quality of what they offer, and share the realities of farming with their membership. Farms are able to stay small and financially-viable. Most farms offer newsletters and events to educate their membership about the farming methods they use, and invite members to enjoy their farms. Hence CSA is also known as Community Shared Agriculture. Overall, CSA farms build community, improve their local environment by using organic growing methods, and offer a connected experience for their members!
Cedar Down Farm
Certified organic vegetables.
Spring, summer and winter shares, as well as subsidized share options.
222145 Conc.14 RR#1, Neustadt, ON N0G 2M0
Pick up locations:
Guelph Youth Music Centre (Downtown), Thursdays
No-spray, locally grown produce
Pick up locations:
53 Monroe Crescent, Guelph (South End) Tuesday 5-7pm
146 Metcalfe Street, Guelph (North End) Wed 4-6pm
Facebook and Instagram
Corwhin Herbs and Produce CSA
Vegetables and herbs
4402 Concession Rd 11, Moffat, ON
Share pick ups are on Sunday afternoons each week at the farm
Twitter and Facebook
Everdale Harvest Share
Certified organic vegetables and fruit
Year-round options and full choice in what members take home.
5812 6th Line, Erin
Pick-up at farm
519.855.4859 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Fair Fields CSA
Non-certified Organic vegetables, fruits and herbs
221689 Concession 14, Neustadt, ON
Pick up Locations:
Guelph, at 300 Suffolk St. W.,
Kitchener, at 4 Crescent St.or at the farm
519.665.7982 or email@example.com
Ignatius Farm CSA
Certified Organic Vegetable CSA & Community Garden Plots
5420 Hwy 6 North, Guelph
Certified Organic Vegetable CSA & Community Garden Plots – your neighbourhood farm just 4 km north from downtown Guelph!
Pick-up right at your neighbourhood farm or a location in Guelph: Planet Bean downtown, at Sweet Temptations Cupcakery in South Guelph (Borealis plaza) and in the St. George’s Park neighbourhood.
519.824.1250 x 245 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Salad Days Farm CSA
Organic vegetables and herbs (not certified) and free-range eggs
6794 Sixth Line, Belwood
Pick-up at farm, Elora Farmers’ Market
416.770.1056 or email@example.com
Vegan-organic vegetables, fruit and herbs (uncertified) grown in Fergus
Cadence Restaurant, 88 Yarmouth st, downtown Guelph, Tuesdays 5:30-7pm firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook
Terra Verde Homestead CSA
Certified organic vegetables
9473 Sideroad 7, RR #1, Conn
Pick-up in Guelph or on the farm; *New* Home Delivery option in Guelph or Mount Forest
519.265.3335 or email@example.com
organic vegetables, salad mix and herbs (not certified) – sliding scale CSA pricing
5881 3rd Line, Hillsburgh
Guelph CSA pick-up Wednesdays at 47 Meadowview Ave, 4:00 – 7:00 pm
or at the farm on Thursdays, anytime after 11:00 am
226.821.0572 or firstname.lastname@example.org