Mount Wolfe Forest Farm offers a year round service for people who are interested in locally and ethically grown food. Using ecological and regenerative farm applications, we produce a variety of vegetables, herbs and free-range chickens at our farm. We also provide a full selection of foods produced by other local farmers and businesses including fruit, honey, maple syrup, preserves, home-made soup, baked goods, eggs, flour and other goodies.
We offer a free-choice, take-what-you-need option for all the fresh vegetables and herbs that we produce at the farm. For food provided by other producers, we limit what is available each week to ensure that a fair amount is available to all CSA members. Members are encouraged to take extra produce during the growing season for freezing or canning to supplement what is available from cold storage during winter and early spring.
CSA members come to the farm on Fridays between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. during the summer months to pick up their share. During the summer and fall seasons (from mid-May to October), when the market gardens are bountiful, CSA pick-ups are weekly. During the winter and spring season (November to May), when the market garden production slows down, CSA pick-up changes to every second week.
We offer two types of memberships: Full Share and Work Share. Members who choose the Work Share pay half the cost of the Full Share in exchange for an equal amount of work towards farm operations.
We offer a special Chicken Share for up to 30 families that can be purchased as an add-on. The chickens are usually available starting in the fall.
The Full Share membership gives you access to food beginning in mid-June and carrying through to the following June. The foods that you receive include the following:
- Free choice fresh summer and fall vegetables
- Free choice fresh and cold storage winter and spring vegetables
- Fruit, including apples, pears, plums, strawberries and more
- A dozen free range eggs every second week
- A weekly selection of breads
- A collection of maple syrup, honey, preserves (jams and fruits)
- Dry goods like soups and flour
- Special goodies to help brighten the short, dark days of winter
If you are interested in learning more about this membership option, please email us at email@example.com or call us at 647-335-8897.
CSA farming is a labour-intensive operation. Although Mount Wolfe Forest Farm uses a tractor and various farm implements, hands-on tending to the crops and animals is always needed. On top of that, there’s always communications and administrative work that needs to be done.
If you’re the kind of person who likes to get your hands dirty and wants to become involved in Mount Wolfe Forest Farm’s operations, and if you’d like to save even more on your weekly grocery bill, then we have an offer for you!
Every year, Mount Wolfe Forest Farm offers a limited number of Work Share memberships. This option provides all the same food that is available to the Full Share membership, but at a reduced price. We offer this price break in exchange for your commitment to help our farm manager produce healthy and tasty vegetables. This could include general farm labour, trail maintenance or administration.
We recognize that many families are losing access to outdoor spaces where they can take part in productive work together, and so we’ve created an opportunity to address this. Ideally, we would love to see the Workshare membership utilized by young families who would like to bring their children to the farm and take part in growing their own food while exploring the landscape. But it’s not just farm labour that we’re looking for. Specifically, we’d like to explore Work Share memberships with people and families who are interested in:
- General farm labour, planting, weeding and harvesting
- Developing weekly recipes to highlight dishes that can be made with our in-season products
- Trail maintenance
- Communications, social media updates, etc.
If you want to learn more about this membership option, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 647-335-8897.