Live the season to the fullest with a CSA share!

CSA shares are a sales model that grew out of the Community Supported Agriculture movement of the 1990s. More commonly known as les paniers de légumes or les paniers bio here in Québec, CSA shares are the best way to get the freshest, tastiest veggies all season long. 

 

Signing up for a CSA share means living and eating with the rhythm of the seasons, enjoying the freshest produce possible, and discovering new vegetables, or at the very least new varieties of your old favorites. 

Already sold on the idea? Click here to sign up now!

Or, keep reading to learn more !

{ Easy as 1-2-3 }

CSA shares are available via a seasonal subscription. To enjoy a share of the harvest, all you have to do is:

1

Fill out the sign-up form, making sure to choose the

2

Pay for your share, either all at once when you sign up or in 3 installements 

3

Come pick up your share every week at whichever drop-off  point you signed up for !

Read on for the full details !

 

{ Length of the season }

For 2022, Groundhog Gardens is offering

22 weeks of shares, 

from the week of June 13th to the week of November 7th

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{ What's in the weekly share ? }

YOU CHOOSE

your vegetables each week!

We bring all the fresh, seasonal produce our fields have to offer to the drop off point each week (from 12 to 20 different vegetables, depending on the season) . . .

. . .  and you get to choose which veggies you want in your share out of the available produce. Just put items in your reuseable shopping bag until your reach your weekly share value. 

The monetary value of each item will be listed to help you calculate how many vegetables you get to take.

You will receive the list of available vegetables in each week's delivery reminder, and you will choose your vegetables when you arrive to pick up your share.

Please note that there will be maximum quantities on certan items some weeks. (Example: maximum 1 lb tomatoes per share when the tomato harvests are just starting.)
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We will always be more than happy to hel you choose your produce each week if you need suggestions!

You can see the list of everything we grow here.

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{ Drop-off points }

You can pick up your weekly share on :

Tuesdays

from 4 pm to 6 pm

 

at the farm

in Bromont

239 ch de l’Assomption

 J2L 2B3

Thursdays

from 4 pm to 7 pm

on the front terrasse of 

la Buvanderie

in the

Mile End, Montréal

248 rue Villeneuve Ouest 

H2T 2R7

 
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{ Share size and price }

We're happy to offer you a . . . 

small share

contains 6 to 8 vegetables

offered as a weekly share

at 25 / week

= 570.70 for the 22 weeks

of the season

(RFF fee of $ 20.70 included)

with the option of taking up to 2 weeks
off the subscription for vacation

regular share

contains 9 to 11 vegetables

offered as a weekly share

at $ 35 / week

= $ 790.70 for the 22 weeks

of the season

(RFF fee of $ 20.70 included)

with the option of taking up to 2 weeks
off the subscription for vacation

regular share

contains 9 to 11 vegetables

offered as an every-other-week share

at $ 35 / week

= $ 405.70 for 11 weeks

of produce

(RFF fee of $ 20.70 included)

with the option of taking 1 week
off the subscription for vacation

family share

contains 12 to 14 vegetables

offered as a weekly share

at $ 45 / week

= $ 1010.70 for the 22 weeks

of the season

(RFF fee of $ 20.70 included)

with the option of taking up to 2 weeks
off the subscription for vacation

 

{ Client Zone }

Once you sign up for a basket, you will have access to your Client zone where you will be able to see and update :

  • your client profile (email, phone number etc.)

  • CSA share sign-up and payment history

  • CSA share drop-off schedule 

  • tools offering you automatic weekly pick-up reminders by text and email

{ Vacation Policy }

There are three ways to manage your share while you are on summer vacation :

1

If you already know you'll be on vacation for a week or two, you can deduct up to 2 weeks of shares from your subscription when you fill out the sign-up form;  that is, sign up for 20 or 21 weeks instead of the full 22 (or 10 weeks instead of 11 for the Semi-regular Share). You'll be able to use the calendar in the Client Zone to schedule the weeks you won't be here. 

2

​Otherwise, you can always convert the shares that you miss while on vacation into share credits. You can use your share credits to buy extra vegetables at any of our drop-off points any week you like.

 

No need to spend your whole credit in one week, either—  spend it at your own speed, over several weeks if you like, so that you aren't overwhelmed with too many veggies any given week.

Again, we simply ask that you let us know at least one week in advance that you will be on vacation using the delivery calendar in the Client Zone

3

Finally, if you don't want a share credit, you can always send a friend or neighbor to pick up your share at any time. 

{ Forgotten Shares }

It is your responsibility to puck up your share every week!

But, we know life is complicated. 

That's why we will extend up to 2 share credits per season, valid for vacation weeks OR forgotten shares. (Read up on share credits in the vacation section above.)

But be careful : once you've used up your 2 credits, a forgotten share can't be made up !

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{ Care for flowers with your veg ? }

We are so happy to be able to offer our Montreal clients . . .

 

at $ 25  per week ( tax incl. ) =

$ 250 for 10 weeks of floral joy !

10 bouquets of local, ecologically-grown flowers

lovingly produced at  

Statice Farm by Justine Spits  

Click here to learn more about Justine and her flowers.

PLEASE NOTE that Justine will be using her own registration platform for the flower shares this year. You must use the following form to sign up for your share : Sign me up for flowers !

* Only available at the Montréal drop-off point *

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{ Solidarity Shares }

Responsibly produced food is good for you and good for planet. But it is also more expensive than conventional produce, which makes it inaccessible to many.

We're aware of this dynamic, and want to help adress it with our Solidarity Share Program, which works as follows: 

If you are in a precarious financial situation and can't afford to pay the full value of a CSA share, we encourage you to say so when you fill out the sign-up form (there's a yes/no question about this).

 

We'll be in touch to talk about how much of a discount you would need to be able to sign up. This information will be 100% confidential. 

{ Gestion des vacances }

Conversely, if you are in a comfortable financial situation, your donation to our Solidarity Share program will allow us to offer a discount to those who need it.

You'll be invited to make a donation when you fill out the CSA sign-up form

Healthy food should be for everyone.

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{ Help out the seed-savers }

The food and agriculture organisation of the United Nations estimates that 75% of food crop biodiversity was lost between 1900 and 2000. 

 

This loss of genetic diversity will have a serious impact on our food security : ecologically responsible growers and seed-savers need a wide range of genetic material to develop and grow vegetable varieties that can withstand climate change and ever-evolving pest and disease situations. 

That's why we strive to buy seed from small, local, and artisanal seed savers. Seed producers such as Teprine Baldo at Semences le Noyau, Lynne Bellemarre at Terre Promise, Patrice Fortier at la Société des Plantes, and Grethe Kryger at Greta’s Organic Gardens, to name just a few, are the folks who best understand the importance of preserving the genetics of a useful range of rare, heirloom, open-pollinated, and regionally adapated vegetables and grains.

But this commitment has a cost : small, local seedsavers work hard and don't have the economies of scale of large, corporate seed producers. That means their seeds are more expensive.

 

That's why we invite you to make a donation to help us honour our values and buy as much seed as possible from local, artisinal seed savers.

All the donations collected will help us defray the cost of our 2021 seed purchases form local, small-scale seed savers. Any amount left over will be distributed amongst the seedsavers named above as a donation so they can keep up their hard work. You'll be invited to make a donation when you fill out the CSA sign-up form. 

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