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CSA Information 2017-06-18T20:23:50+00:00

Forsythe Farms CSA

The 2017 Spring-Autumn CSA season has begun!

You can still sign up if you haven’t already joined.  We look forward to growing with you.

Forsythe Farms CSA Membership
This is What Eating Local is all About!

Membership to the Forsythe Farms Community Shared Agriculture Program, or CSA, is for those desiring a way of sourcing sustainably grown produce with the convenience of having it delivered from our Farm to your door.

Click on the three icon images below to discover what eating local through our CSA program is all about.

Imagine what life would be like if local farmers in your area got together once a week, bringing with them their finest crops at the peak of the growing season.

Imagine them carefully selecting each item with you in mind, taking the time to piece together a delivery bag  just for you, and when they’re satifsfied with the quality, they themselves deliver it straight to your door

Imagine how exciting each delivery would be as you discover new recipes, explore new varieties, find new favourites and become a better chef at home.

Community Shared Agriculture (CSA)

Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) programs build relationships between a farmer and his or her community. In its simplest form a CSA program enables community members to invest in a farmer’s production in exchange for a share of  produce.

Forsythe Farms CSA offers you the convenience of fresh produce delivery and so much more. The chart below provides examples of items included in our shares. Six CSA membership benefits are also include in the value of our CSA shares. Our CSA membership benefits aim to make our home on the Farm a part of yours. That means getting exclusive invitations and discounts to enjoy more of our Farm events and products. Read what our CSA members have to say below.

“Last season was my first year participating in a CSA and I was dually impressed with the quantity and quality of their produce! I literally couldn’t wait to come home to find my weekly produce bag and see what surprises were hidden inside. I absolutely love supporting a local business and the quality of the produce is seriously unreal. I happily refer others to their service as I love hearing their feedback after trying it just once.”

~Sarah from Uxbridge

“My husband and I have participated in both the spring-fall share program as well as the winter share program. We have absolutely loved it! It is so exciting when you get the weekly emails telling you what you will be getting in your share that week. As a young, recently married couple we have enjoyed discovering how to cook vegetables that we may never have tried when walking through the grocery store. The CSA program has expanded our recipes as well as helped us eat more fruits and vegetables on a regular basis. The staff at Forsythe are amazing and always willing to meet our needs and make adjustments to our share. The fruits and vegetables always come fresh and are delicious! We have never been disappointed.”

~Mary-Elizabeth from Richmond Hill

I just want to say how much I have enjoyed the winter share program. It has been so much fun to get my children involved. My 3 year old daughter has been responsible for putting our cooler out every other Wednesday and she and my 7 year old son rush eagerly to see what is in there in the afternoon. We all really enjoyed the puffed wheat both as a snack on it’s own and in an old family recipe for Puffed Wheat Cake that my great-grandmother used to make. Very impressed!

~Jen from Oshawa

I would like to let you know that by choosing to by locally I am getting fresher produce. It lasts much longer and the flavor is usually better. It is very convenient to have it appear at my door.
Also I find that I am going to the grocery store less often so in the long run I am saving money.

~Sandie from Markham

“We are coming up to our 5th year with CSA, which is delivered to my work place. Daniel arrives and everyone at work is excited to see what is in the share that week. It’s always a surprise and my family is excited when I arrive home with all the goodies. Daniel always has a smile on his face which makes the day even brighter. Your doing a wonderful job Daniel and you are always providing amazing service.”

~Barbara from Oshawa

Amazing – great product, great people and a seamless accommodating process. Not being able to get the share every week on the same day worried me a bit, but Daniel 100 accommodated the situation and went above in my mind by allowing substitutions of things I wasn’t a big fan of in some weekly shares.

~Curtis from Brooklin

What’s included In My Share?

Basic Farm Share Family Farm Share
In July

( average estimate of a basic farm share in July )

Strawberries
Fresh Raspberries
Large Head Broccoli
Bunch Carrots w/ Tops
Basket Fresh Peas
Head Romaine

( items highlighted in this list are added on top of Basic Farm Share )

Strawberries
Fresh Raspberries
Large Head Broccoli
Bunch Carrots w/ Tops
Basket Fresh Peas
Head Romaine

Niagara Cherries
Beefsteak Tomatoes
Large Bunch Kale

In August

( average estimate of a basic farm share in August )

Fresh Niagara Peaches
Large Bell Peppers
Beefsteak Tomatoes
Strawberries
White Spanish Onion
Sweet Corn
Leaf Lettuce

( items highlighted in this list are added on top of Basic Farm Share )

Fresh Niagara Peaches
Large Bell Peppers
Beefsteak Tomatoes
Strawberries
White Spanish Onion
Sweet Corn
Leaf Lettuce

Large Melon
Brussel Sprouts
Fresh Green Beans

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Forsythe Farms’ CSA Memberships

2017 Spring to Autumn Farm Shares

Forsythe Farms’ CSA goes above and beyond a simple CSA program to offer our CSA members more value in their share. The value of your share will include:

  1. Setting a Schedule that Works for You
    Forsythe Farms’ CSA offers two produce shares sizes, a $30 Basic or $40 Family, with your choice of 9 bi-weekly deliveries or 18 weekly deliveries.
  2. Members Only Access
    Stay informed. Access weekly share content updates with related recipes and farm news.
    Reap Rewards. Receive discounts for our on-farm products.
    Be the first to know. Get weekly updates about upcoming on-farm events like our weekend of Celebrating Honey.
  3. Options to Customize Your Share
    Notify us by noon on Mondays so we can make up to two equal value substitutions.
    Enjoy farm fresh add-ons. Purchase an egg share or add-on items such as containers of 3L apple cider, preserves and additional bounties of our crops.
  4. Exclusive Invitations
    Come for some fun on the Farm and save on admission. Each time you come present your CSA membership card for 1 free admission to our Farm N’ fun activities. Starting in June join us Sundays and enjoy a complimentary coffee and treat while relaxing on our patio. Have fun on the Farm. Enjoy free admission for you and your family on the last Sunday of our October Harvest Festival.
    Beat the Crowds. Get first access to our pick-your-own strawberry patch.
  5. Community Engagement Opportunities
    As a CSA member you can invite your friends, family or workplace to a scheduled appointment to harvest from our one and a half acre Giving Garden. Work as a team in support of providing fresh produce to someone you know who could benefit or donate larger harvests from the Giving Garden to local food banks.
  6. Ways to Save
    Check out our Referrals Rewards Program for your opportunity to win the weekly value of your share for every person you refer. Some conditions apply.
    Discover our 3 Delivery Savings Programs including coordinating 6 or more people to use the same pick-up location so that you can each save up to  $90 off of your delivery fees. This Delivery Savings Program is ideal for workplaces. Click here to Learn more!

If you any comments or questions about our 2017 Spring-Autumn Shares please review our FAQ page or contact us directly at forsythefamilyfarms.csa@gmail.com

Our 2017 Spring-Autumn Farm Shares run from the weeks of June 4th – October 1st. They include 18 weekly or 9 bi-weekly share deliveries of a variety of fresh picked fruits and vegetables all grown locally using sustainable growing methods.

To ensure a wide variety of fruits and vegetables in each weeks share, we source produce from our community of local Ontario farmers to supplement what we include from our own fields.

In addition to the value of your produce share Forsythe Farms CSA also charges a delivery fee of $7/a week and a one time $10 fee for your insulated produce bag in which the produce will be packaged. The produce bag is yours to enjoy after the CSA season.

Click on the icons below to access our online registration system and find more information on our pricing and delivery options for the 2017 season:

Basic Farm Share

$3000per week

Family Farm Share

$4000per week
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Forsythe Farms CSA is owned by Daniel Forsythe.  Daniel is the second generation of the Forsythe Family Farms 2009 Inc. in Uxbridge, Ontario.  He is passionate about the success and growth of the local farm and community.  Daniel lives with his wife, Jocelyn, in the Durham Region where he enjoys being involved in various local outreach programs. He enjoys black coffee, cartoons and studying Christian theology in his spare time.

Daniel and Rebecca Jeschke will be working together this year to manage the 2017 Spring-Autumn CSA season. Rebecca has worked alongside Dan and on our Farm in various capacities for almost half her lifetime and is looking forward to the challenge of serving the CSA’s members needs.  Rebecca has her degree in Global Development Studies from Queen’s University, has done volunteer work at food banks, managed a farmers market and is now pursuing an interest in food security.