Farm Craft Organics is a non-certified organic vegetable farm in Fergus, Ontario run by Bradley and Cailin Moggach. We offer a variety of vegetables in the form of a weekly CSA (community supported agriculture) share subscription, in addition to supplying local restaurants. Many people are looking to have a stronger connection and better understanding of where their food comes from and are supporting local businesses. A CSA program is a fantastic way to receive fresh, local produce direct from the farm; however, the program is not right for everyone. Our program is best suited for people that are looking to explore new ingredients, try new vegetables, experience new varieties, and challenge themselves in the kitchen.
In 2018, we are changing our CSA program slightly. We will be offering Wednesday evening deliveries, directly to homes in the KW area, from June through October. We provide members with fresh, organic, and seasonal vegetables, including a variety of staples, as well as a few vegetables you may not have tried before. We focus our efforts on growing produce with superior taste, the highest quality, and like to experiment with unique varieties and colours as well. We adjust the size of the box based on your personal preferences and ensure that you have plenty of produce to enjoy!
For the 2018 growing season, we will offer a limited number of shares in our 18 week CSA at a cost of $850 per share. In addition to the weekly share, we also host a harvest dinner celebration at the farm in late September. Before you sign-up, please review our CSA Member Agreement.
Full-share CSA (weekly, 18 weeks, June to October) – $850. You can add home delivery for an additional $100 (just over $5 per delivery). This price includes our annual CSA member dinner and some other perks and goodies along the way.
They will be available on a first-come, first-paid basis. Payment is required to reserve your share.
Here are some frequently asked questions that we have compiled. Some of this information comes directly from the CSA Member Agreement that you have all read (right?) and agreed to when signing up for your share.
What will my CSA share be packaged in?
We deliver CSA subscriptions in branded Farm Craft Organics re-usable grocery bags. The cost of these containers is not included in your subscription price and remain the property of Farm Craft Organics. It is your responsibility to return the previous week’s empty bag to your CSA pick up location each week. If you lose a bag, you will be charged a $10 replacement fee. Although we will do our best to keep packaging to a minimum, we do package some produce into plastic bags to keep them fresh and to protect them during delivery.
I am going on vacation…what do I do with my share? You may skip your CSA share for one week during the season or feel free to donate your share that week to a friend or family member. If you skip your share, we will add one pick up at the end of the season. We are planning to look into options to donate any shares not picked up to the local food bank or a family in need.
Do I need to wash the veggies? This is completely up to you. We do wash some of the produce, particularly if it comes out of the field really dirty. We always triple wash and then dry salad greens, and we will usually rinse the dirt off beets, carrots, and parsnips. We don’t use any chemicals (pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides) on our produce, and we take food safety very seriously…however, the choice to wash or not wash up to you. We are of the opinion that washing your produce is a good habit to get into.
I was unhappy with something I received. What do I do? We certainly never want you to receive items that are low quality so we feel it’s really important that you pass on any comments or feedback. Your feedback may also clue us into a need to change our management of certain crops. Bottom line is, if you’re ever unhappy with something, (which we really hope doesn’t happen), tell us.
Can we visit the farm? We love giving guests tours of the farm and we certainly hope that all of you feel welcome to come visit the farm and meet us (perhaps for the first time) at some point during the season. That being said, farm tours can be time consuming and difficult to fit into a busy summer schedule. If you would like to come for a tour, please get in touch ahead of time and we’ll try to sort something out. You’re welcome to volunteer too, if you like. Remember the CSA member dinner in September. It’s a good time to come out as well, we always begin with a tour.