Largo Farm Community Shared Agriculture is seeking veggie lovers to share in our harvest for the winter 2017/18 season.
The season kicks off the afternoon of Sunday, October 2 with our fall pick-up. As many winter members as are able join us at the farm for an afternoon of picking, digging, sorting, and garden clean-up. We enjoy a delicious pot-luck supper, have a brief business meeting, and send you off with a vehicle load of veggies. This includes your season’s worth of squash, pumpkins, tomatoes, garlic, and peppers; whatever remains of summer veggies (depending on when frost hits this year); and a month’s worth of root veggies. It’s a great opportunity to spend time in the garden and get to know one another.
From November to May, winter members receive two large cloth bags of storage veggies once a month. (One member from each of our circles – Battlefords and Saskatoon – comes to the farm to pick up for the rest of the circle, so each member comes only once over the course of the winter.) Carrots and potatoes are the mainstay, along with onions, beets, rutabaga, and parsnips. Below you can see some of our multiplier onions, beets, carrots, and winter squash (with more beets and carrots in the background).
And finally, we usher in spring with your first batch of asparagus!
The cost of a winter share is $650 ($675 after September 1) with half orders available for $425 ($450 after September 1). Smaller households are encouraged to find their own sharing partner and divide up the veggies themselves. This saves you money (since together you pay the full share price) and saves us the trouble of dividing orders here on the farm.
For more information or to sign up, see the community shared agriculture tab of this blog or call or text Janice at (306) 481-5654.