Forsythe Farms CSA
Forsythe Farms CSA Membership
This is What Eating Local is all About!
Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) programs build relationships between a farmer and his or her community. A CSA program enables community members to invest in a farmer’s production in exchange for a share of produce.
With your membership you’re investing in the farms growing season. You get to share in the benefits and the risks of farming. With membership you share the seeds, the plants, the harvest and we do the work for our members.
Our CSA program – making sustainably grown fruits and vegetables fresh from the farm within easy reach.
Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly plants ~Michael Pollan
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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.”
“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.”
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!
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.
“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.”
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.
Forsythe Farms’ CSA Memberships
Our 2018 season has ended and we look forward to the 2019 season
Forsythe Farms’ CSA goes above and beyond a simple CSA program to offer our members more value in their share. We want to become part of our farm. The value of your share will include:
- 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.
- Members Only Access
We bring the farm to you each week. Access weekly share content updates with related recipes and farm news as we follow Farmer Jim growing your food.
Harvest Rewards; receive discounts for our on-farm products.
Come grow with us. Check out our special events weekends and workshops.
- Options to Customize Your Share
Notify us by noon on Mondays so we can make up to two equal value substitutions for the contents of your share box.
- Enjoy farm fresh add-ons! Purchase an egg share or add-on items such as fresh baked pies, apple cider, preserves and additional fruits and vegetables fresh from the field.
- 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.
- 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.
- Ways to Save Check out ways to save with referrals and delivery
Read our CSA Guidelines and Contract Here
If you any comments or questions about our CSA please review our FAQ page or contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our 2018 Spring-Autumn Farm Shares ran the weeks of June 6th – October 6th. They included 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 provide 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 have grown in our own fields.
In addition to the value of your produce share Forsythe Farms CSA also charges a one time of $10 fee for your insulated produce bag in which the produce will be packaged and a delivery fee of $7/a week for home delivery. The produce bag is yours to enjoy after the CSA season.
What do I Pay?
We offer two shares, a Basic Share and a Family Share. Check our for FAQ page to discover what fruits and vegetables you can expect in a share.
The Basic Share works out to be $30 per share and the Family Share works out to be $40 per share.
|Payment Method||Bi Weekly|
|One time $10 Insulated Cooler Bag Charge|
|$8 weekly Home Delivery/$2 weekly Hub Deliver / $0 Farmer's Market|
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 and their newborn son Samuel in the Durham Region. He enjoys being involved in various local outreach programs. In his spare time he enjoys black coffee, cartoons and studying Christian theology .
Daniel has handed over the management of his CSA to his parents at Forsythe Family Farms 2009 Inc while he pursues post secondary education in social work. His goal is to use his entrepreneurial experience with his CSA and his love to see others succeed and become a life coach. Rebecca who managed his 2017 season is off pursuing a career in food security.