We are full up for the season! If you would like to be added to the wait list or be willing to buy someone else’s share if they can longer receive it, email email@example.com Our fifth year, bigger and better! Murray Meadows Farm is growing in size and we want to share the bounty with you! Our farm provides fresh produce for restaurants and families throughout Portugal Cove-St. Philips, St. John’s and now C.B.S.! Every week, our CSA can provide you with a wide variety of vegetables, from arugula to zucchini, as they become available throughout our growing season – June to November. A list of all we grow is below.
What is a CSA? Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is sometimes known as “subscription farming”. A CSA is a group of individuals who pledge support to a farm operation so that the food produced is ‘shared’ among the community, with the grower and consumers sharing the risks and benefits of food production. Your subscription helps support local small farmers and keeps food dollars in local communities. And, when members obtain food from local farmers, environmental costs associated with the transport, processing and distribution of food, and the consumption of fossil fuels, are significantly reduced. Community Supported Agriculture: good for farmers, good for consumers, and good for the environment.
Our CSA members’ support helps cover the start-up costs of our farm operation. In return, they receive shares in the farm’s bounty throughout the growing season, as well as satisfaction gained from reconnecting to the land and participating directly in food production. When you order from us, you are eating the same food we do.
The price for a Murray Meadows basket of farm fresh produce, suitable for a
family of two to four, depending on how much you love eating fresh vegetables, for 17-18 weeks will be $500. That works out to around $30/week. Compared to grocery store prices on similar products, we are on par or a bit lower…but one thing for sure, is the freshness and flavour of our naturally grown vegetables can’t be beat. We grow everything using fertilizers and inputs that are approved for use on organic farms. That means no pesticides, herbicides or GMOs and all our fertilizers are 100% natural.
Food for Thought is another great place to get locally produced foods like meat, cheese, eggs and more to compliment your local veggies!
Our hope is the first package will be out in June. If you have any questions, feel free to email, firstname.lastname@example.org or call Brian at 689-0775.
Thank you so much for your support!