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What You Get

Mount Wolfe 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 on our farm. We also provide a full selection of foods produced by other local farmers and producers to bring you a range of foodstuffs and homestuffs. In addition to all the bounty of our farm, members have access to a wide selection of Ontario fruit, microgreens, honey, maple syrup, preserves, homemade soups, baked goods, eggs, flour, handmade soaps, soy candles, beeswax wraps, cloth produce bags and more.  

CSA members come to the farm on Fridays between 3 pm and 6 pm during the summer months to collect their share. During the summer and fall seasons (from May to October), when the market gardens are bountiful, CSA pick-ups are weekly. During the winter and spring season (November to March), when the market garden production slows down, CSA pick-up changes to every second week.

For 2019 we are introducing three new share options for Mount Wolfe Farm members. There are now six different ways to share in our Mount Wolfe Farm CSA programme: 

  • Full Year Share
  • Full Year Half Share
  • Summer Share
  • Summer Half Share
  • Winter Share
  • Workshare Memberships

The way we distribute local foodstuffs is changing to fit the individual needs of our members. To give you more choice and flexibility, we are adopting a points system for the foodstuffs, homestuffs and chicken. Each item is assigned a point value which can be used to ‘shop’ week by week. If you use your points budget before the end of your membership, extra points packages can be purchased. 

Full Year Share

Designed for medium to large families and/or couples who love to cook and eat a lot of veggies! Weekly pickups run from May through October and transition to every two weeks November to March.

  • $2422.50 ($1188 veggies + 1188 foodstuffs points)
  • 37 pickups over 11 months.

Start any time

Payment can be made in full or in four quarterly installments of $625.

Full Year Half Share

Perfect for the smaller household (1-2 people), the Full Year Half Share provides the same quantity and selection per pickup as the Full Year Share, with half the number of pickups over the year. Pickups are every two weeks from May to October, transitioning to monthly pickups November to March.

  • $1264.80 ($594 of veggies + 594 foodstuffs points)
  • 19 pickups over 11 months

Start any time

Payment can be made in full or two installments of $650

Summer Share

From the earliest salad greens to full-on harvest time, this is the best of our bounty. Perfect for families with kids and/or lots of summer visitors! Pickups are weekly.

  • $1275 ($850 veggies + 350 foodstuffs points)
  • 26 pickups over 6 months.

Starts May 3rd 2019 and ends Oct 25th 2019

Payment can be made in full or two instalments of $650

Summer Half Share

All the same fresh, in-season choices as a Full Summer Share, half the number of pickups. Pickups are every 2 weeks.

  • $637.50 ($400 veggies + 175 foodstuff points)
  • 13 pickups over 6 months.

Starts May 10th 2019 ends Oct 25th 2019

Payment can be made for the full amount.

Winter Share

A full selection of fresh and cold-storage fall and winter vegetables for a small to medium household. Plus extra helpings of local specialty foodstuffs for the holiday season! Pickups are every two weeks.

  • $1275 ($500 veggies + 700 foodstuff points)
  • 11 pickups over 5 months.

Starts Nov 1st and ends March 20th 2020

Payment can be made full or two instalments of $650

Workshare Memberships

  Applies to Full Year, Full Year Half Share, Summer Share

Ecological farming at this scale can be a labour-intensive operation. Although Mount Wolfe Farm uses a tractor and various farm implements, hands-on tending to the crops and animals is always needed. In addition, there’s always communications and administrative work that needs to be done, as well as pitching in at events and farmers markets.

Every year, Mount Wolfe Farm offers a limited number of workshare memberships. The workshare provides all the same food that is available to the various share options at a reduced price. Designed for young families and people with limited incomes, we offer this price break in exchange for your commitment to help our farm team produce healthy and tasty vegetables.

If you’re the kind of person who likes to get your hands dirty and wants to become involved in Mount Wolfe Farm’s operations, and if you’d like to save even more on your weekly grocery bill then we have an offer for you!

  •    Small Workshare Membership: $455 discount for 35 hours of labour 
  •    Medium Workshare Membership: $585 discount for 45 hours labour
  •    Large Workshare membership: $975 discount for 75 hours labour

We recognize that many families are losing access to outdoor spaces where they can take part in productive work together. We have 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 experiencing the land. It’s not just farm labour that we’re looking for – specifically, we’d like to explore workshare memberships with people and families who are interested in:

  •    General farm labour, planting, weeding and harvesting, chicken chores
  •    Off-farm assistance at markets and workshops
  •    Developing weekly recipes especially for utilizing seasonal produce
  •    Trail maintenance & woodlot management
  •    Communications, outreach, web design, and social media.

If you want to learn more about this membership option and pricing details for various share types, please email us at info@mountwolfefarm.ca or call us at 647-335-8897.

Meat Chickens

Mount Wolfe Farm raises free-range chickens as an integral part of our  soil-fertility and pest-management strategy.

The chickens are kept in three flocks of 50-60 birds, and each flock has free-range access to 10,000 square feet of fallow market garden plots. Over the course of four months, our chickens eat a diverse range of insects and plants, while fertilizing the fallow garden plots and improving them for the next growing season. At the end of their lives, we take the chickens to be slaughtered at Schefter Poultry Processors, an inspected facility near Harriston, Ontario. Whole chickens weigh on average 4–5 lbs. Chicken is also available in a range of bone-in, skin-on cuts and is stored in freezers at our farm. 

New for 2019: Chicken Points

No matter which type of share you have, you can use your points to get chicken! Present on pickup-day will be a cooler full of different cuts of chicken. Each package will have a point-value so it’s as easy as picking out your preferred cut/size and adding it to your basket.

FAQs

Q: What if I want to sign up for options #3, #4, or #5 after the start date?

A: The cost of the missed pickups will be deducted from the total share price, plus a 2% administration fee.

We will determine the price per pickup and adjust the price of the membership accordingly depending on the number of pickups you’ve missed. (This amount will include a 2% administration fee)

Example: Full Summer Share starting May 3rd (26 pickups/ $1275= $49.04/pickup). If you start on May 24th, you will have missed three pickups so $147.12 will be deducted from the membership fee as follows: $1275-$147.12+2%= $1150.43. Over the remaining 23 pickups you will receive $751.92 worth of veggies and 310 foodstuff points.

 

Q: I’m an existing  Full Year or Full Year Half member and I want to switch share types, but my current membership overlaps the start date of the one I want. Can I do this? And will I pay double for the overlapping pickups?

A: Yes, you can do this. No, you will not pay double. As with the first scenario described in Q1, your overlapping pickups will be calculated and subtracted from the share price. As a current member there will be no administration fee.

Example: You have a current membership that ends on June 24th but want to buy a Full Summer Share which starts on May 3. With your current membership ending on June 21, you will have already paid for seven pickups so these will be subtracted from the Full Summer Share cost.

Full Summer Share (26 pickups/ $1275= $49.04/pickup). Cost of seven pickups @ $49.04= $343.28.

$1275.00 – $343.28= $931.72 is the price of your Full Summer Share.

Essentially, we’ve ‘bought-out’ the remaining value of your current share with this discount to the Full Summer Share.  

You start your Full Summer Share on May 3rd with $850 of veggies and 350 foodstuffs points.

 

Q: Do I have to keep track of how many points I’ve used?

A: We’ll do it together! We will create an account for you on our foodstuffs tracking application (an ipad & spreadsheet). At the pickup, Mount Wolfe Farm staff  will help you ‘check out’ on the ipad at the end of your pickup by recording what you’re taking home that week on the spreadsheet and you can see how it affects your overall points balance.

 

Q: Can I use cash to buy an extra points package?

A: Yes. You can also pay via e-transfer, credit card or cheque. 

 

Q: Can I Mix n’ Match or buy more than one share?

A: Of course! Members can purchase any combination of shares to fit their needs. Want more produce in the winter? Consider buying a full year share and an extra winter share to get twice the winter stuff!

 

Q: Why is the Full Year Share a lower price than the Full Summer + Winter share when they cover the same amount of time and value?

A: To answer simply, to cover administrative cost and a financial incentive to join as Full Year Share members. Ideally,  the CSA model gives the farm access to capital when it needs it the most – the more capital we can secure at the beginning of the season, the more comfortably we can cover overhead costs of payroll, seeds, crop-support materials, marketing, and so much more!

 

Q: Can I buy chicken if I’m not a CSA member? 

A: Of Course. Members of the public are always welcome to shop with us at the Bolton Farmers Market, our Online Farmers Market, and on the farm. We are discontinuing our advance Chicken Share program of the past two years and thank our customers for the support.

Payment Information

For pricing and payment options, or just to say hi, please call 647-335-8897 or email info@mountwolfefarm.ca.

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