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Community Shared Agriculture


How does our CSA program work?

During the summer, June through October, members meet at pre-determined pick-up locations to receive that week’s share. Members are asked to bring their own bags or boxes to take home their vegetables, helping us to cut back on waste. In addition, we provide you with recipes and cooking tips to keep you inspired in the kitchen, as well as newsletters to keep you informed of what’s happening on the farm. Members can sign up for a full share of 18 weeks, or a half share of 9 weeks, picked up every other week.

For those who want to keep the fun rolling, we offer a Fall share starting in November, with 4 bi-weekly deliveries consisting of greens and hardy fall vegetables.

How much does it cost?

Full Share (Weekly) CSA

  • 18 weeks mid-June through mid-October - $580

Half Share (Bi-weekly) CSA

  • 9 weeks picked up every other week from mid-June through mid-October - $315

Fall CSA

  • 4 bi-weekly pick-ups of our fall season harvest in November and December - $150

Combo Summer and Fall CSA

Save when purchasing a summer and fall CSA together 

  • Weekly summer + fall CSA - 22 weeks $720 (save $10)

  • Bi-weekly summer + fall CSA - 13 weeks  $460  (save $5)   

Where can I pick-up? 

  1. Downtown Kingston - Old Farm Fine Foods - 204 Barrie St.
    Wednesdays 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  2. West End Kingston - Hard Way Cider Co. - 748 Devlopment Drive.
    Thursdays 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  3. North Kingston  - Limestone Athletics - 1121 John Counter Blvd.
    Wednesdays 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  4. East Kingtson -Fine Balance Brewing Co. -677 innovation Drive.
    Thursdays 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  5. Gananoque - Farmers Market - 30 King St.
    Thursdays 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  6. The Farm -Roots Down Organic Farm- 145 Taylor Rd. West.
    Thursdays 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

How do I sign-up (and get in on this sweet deal)?

We use a software program called Farmigo, which makes the sign-up process quick and easy. Farmigo was designed by and for farmers to manage their CSA programs. Click here to go straight to the sign up!

How do I pay?

You can pay for your share by cheque, e-transfer or through Paypal.

At the end of the sign-up process, you will be given three payment plan options.

1.Pay in full.

This option works out well for us, but may not work best for you. We get it. Please check out our other payment plans below.

However, if you do choose to pay in full by March 1st, as a token of our appreciation, you will receive credit in our online store to purchase additional veggies throughout the season. Weekly Summer=30 credits. Bi-weekly=15 credits. 

2.Pay in two installments(The 1st due at time of sign-up, the second by June 30th)

3.Custom Payment Plan

We realize everyone's situation is different. We really don't want payment to be a barrier to accessing local food.Select this option, and shoot us an email at csa@rootsdown.ca with what payment plan works best for you.

We also have a limited number of work-shares available. Those interested in this option need to commit to one full day a week of moderate farm work during the season. In exchange, they receive a full CSA share as well as extra veggies for canning. Please contact us for more details. Please shoot Jeff an email at jeff@rootsdown.ca to discuss this work-share options.

How many people does each share feed?

This depends on your weekly eating habits. For vegetarians who cook all of their own meals, they may go through a share in a few days. Others comment on how well the veggies keep and that it takes them a while to get through everything. Many first -time members who are unsure will often start off with a half-share and can always bump up to a full share later on in the season if they like. To help gauge how the CSA will suit your household’s needs, please check out our list of projected weekly CSA boxes.

What if I can't pick up my veggies?

  • You can schedule a “Vacation” with us for that week.When you take a “vacation” from that weeks share, you will be given credits for that week in our online store to be used to purchase veggies later on in the season. Weekly Share members are allowed 2 vacations a season.  Bi-weekly members are allowed 1 vacation per season
  • Have a friend or family member pick up for you. CSA shares make great gifts for your house-sitter!

What happens if I miss my pick-up?

Sometime’s life gets in the way of picking up your share. We completely understand. We will hold your share in our cooler at the farm, where you can stop by and pick it up anytime during normal business hours. On Sunday, we will bring all leftover shares to the Memorial Centre Farmers market, where you have one more chance to pick up. At the end of market, all leftover shares will be donated to Loving Spoonful.