Persephone Market Garden

FRESH, LOCAL & DELICIOUS

CSA FAQ

When does the season start?

Our program usually delivers vegetables for 20 weeks from June through to the end of October. Our target start date for 2020 is June 19th.

 

How do I receive my vegetables?

Farm pick-up

You can choose to pick up at the farm Friday afternoons. We encourage customers to team up for pick-ups with neighbours and friends, to save on mileage and time.

Pick-up sites and home delivery

For the 2020 season, we plan to deliver to pick-up sites in Owen Sound, Kemble, Big Bay and Wiarton, on Friday afternoons. A delivery fee of $3/per week for pick-up sites and $6/per week for home delivery applies.

 

Which size is right for me?

The right size for your family will depend on how big your family is, how old your children are and how many vegetables you eat. Ultimately, the right size for your household depends on your cooking habits. Based on past experience, here are some recommendations:

Share size

Family size

Small

Individual or couple

Medium

Couple or couple with small children

Large 

Couple with teenagers

 

How often will I get a share?

Each of our CSA share sizes is available weekly or biweekly.

 

Harvie runs our farm share program!

What is Harvie? 

Harvie is a software platform that helps CSA farmers offer their customers a customizable farm share program.

Here is how it works: ‚ÄčEach week's share will be based on a combination of your preferences and what our farm has available that week. For example: don't like beets? Rate them a “not for me” and you will never get them in your share! Love carrots? Rate them “I love them” and if we’ve got them, you’ll get them! And each week you can further customize your share by swapping items too!‚Äč

Bottom line, Harvie gives you more choice and flexibility while still supporting local, seasonal farmers!

What You Can Expect

Once you sign up, you’ll get to set preferences to all the products we offer. This tells the algorithm what to give you every week. Don’t worry, you can change these at anytime! Prior to your delivery you'll receive the “It’s Time to Customize Your Share” email.  You'll have a window of time to make swaps, place a hold or reschedule your share, or purchase extras. If your share looks good you don’t have to do anything, just pick up as usual. Pick up your fully customized share.

Vacation Holds

Vacation planned? Need to change your pick up location? No problem. You can easily reschedule your share or change pick up locations to accommodate your busy life, so no missing out on those veggies you paid for.

Recipe Suggestions

Fridge full of food but nothing for dinner? We’ve got you covered. Harvie is working hard to provide you with recipe suggestions, cooking tips, storage, and food prep resources so you won’t be scrambling to get dinner on the table. 

Outstanding Customer Support

Have questions? We have solutions! Harvie provides you with customer service folks who are on standby to help you with any questions.

 

How much does it cost?

  Cost per week
Small $21
Medium $29.40
Large $37.80

 

Why does it help if we sign up early?

We plan our garden and purchase supplies in winter. The earlier we have commitment from CSA members, the better we can plan the garden and the more we can focus on growing good food!

 

Where do I sign up?

Here!

 

What do Members say?

I have been a member of Kristine’s CSA since she began. We really appreciate the quality of her produce, her weekly newsletter of information and her end of the year survey of our likes and dislikes. She is a terrific farmer who pays close attention to her land and her clients. I highly recommend her to you.

Love the service, vegetables and miss it until next spring.

You guys do a wonderful job and we're very happy that you do what you do!