JOIN OUR CSA




Enjoy fresh, local produce this summer with Whitsend Market Garden!

In return for advance payment, we supply customers with delivery baskets of fresh vegetables from our farm in Stittsville.  This is an easy, economical way to enjoy your favorite vegetables on the day they are harvested.


To buy your share of the harvest, contact Bob Whitmore

by phone (613) 278-1937 (after 5 PM)

or by e-mail whitscust@gmail.com


Details


We are doing a smaller-than-usual CSA in 2021 as we continue to transition from the Stittsville farm while building up the farm in Lanark. 

2021 Shares are available for $220.00.  

You can buy Whitsend produce in one of two easy ways:

 - Purchase a multi basket CSA share, OR

 - Purchase custom baskets at your convenience

See details on these options below!

CSA Share

CSA Customers

 - Pay in advance for a series of seasonal harvest baskets that are delivered regularly
 - Can top up their regular baskets with extra produce (prices for extra are below)

Honey, mushrooms, and pork are NOT included in the basic CSA share price.  You can order these items at additional cost and have them delivered with your CSA basket.

Price:  2020 CSA shares are available for $220.00.
To ordere-mail Bob.





Prices for individual crops at the bottom of this page.


Payment methods:  Cash or cheque accepted.  Cheques payable to Whitsend Market Garden.

Tax on food is "0" rated.  No HST need be calculated.


Share Orders:

One installment of $220.00

OR 

Two installments of $110.00 (one now, the other in a month or two).  


Custom orders:  


Custom Orders

Throughout the season, I have a surplus of produce that can be sold in one of two ways: through the farm gate store, or as custom orders to customers who are not part of our CSA.

Details for the 2021 season to be forthcoming.

To order:  email Bob


Delivery and pick-up:  

All deliveries are expected to be done on Wednesdays.  In some circumstances I may have to change the delivery date due to extreme weather; in late season, frost risk might cause a date change as well.

My experience from last year was that with such a small variety of produce and fewer delivery dates, the produce often dictated which days delivery took place.  

Stittsville customers may receive their delivery Tuesday evening, subject to prior notice.

Produce is delivered to your doorstep.  I recommend that you either make arrangements to ensure that someone is at home, OR, leave a cooler or other animal proof container by your door.  I cannot deliver food at any other time in the week.  

I cannot deliver to apartment buildings unless there is a concierge service with whom I can leave the produce with.

Our food delivery services the following neighborhoods -  Old Ottawa South (Glen Ave area, west of Bank), Centretown (between Bronson and Bank), Bel-Air Heights, Centrepointe, Trend-Alrington, Briargreen, Craig Henry, Barrhaven near Fallowfield Rd., and Kanata South (Glencairn and Bridle Park).  


I might be able to deliver to households between our farm in Lanark and Stittsville.  Call to inquire.

CSA customers in the Lanark / McDonalds Corners area can pick up CSA shares at our farm gate store by arrangement.  


Travelling beyond my delivery area is too time consuming when considering traffic, parking, etc. However, in some cases, I may be able to add a stop if your home is on my delivery route - contact me and we can determine if delivery to your place is possible.  I will have to take into account the amount of time a detour such as this will require.  




Harvest Dates:  Six or seven deliveries from late July to late October.   Two delivery dates (late July, late August) may have to be moved back or forward by a week, depending on how the tomatoes perform.  Check the 'Delivery Schedule" for our predicted delivery dates.

Last year we had an enormous surplus of carrots and garlic considerably over and above what was allocated for the CSA.  In December, I offered these crops as an individual sales, open to both CSA customers and others on the delivery route.  It was an opportunity to purchase extra food for putting by for the winter.  We also sold a lot of honey at this time.  

Customer absences:  Please let us know if you will be away so we can adjust our harvest accordingly.  I can hold items such as potatoes and garlic until your return. 


If you are going to be absent for more than one delivery this season, I strongly recommend you pre-order individual crops or products  instead of purchasing a share.

Subscription cancellation:  In the event that you decide to cancel your subscription, we will try our best to find an alternate customer to take your share.  If so, we can provide a refund equal to the amount of the share they purchase.  

Crop yields and harvest schedules vary in the normal course of farming.  We reserve the right to replace unavailable produce with alternate crops of equivalent value.

Production plan for 2021: Details may be found on the "2021 Delivery Details and Schedule" page.




Crops such as onions, garlic and squash require curing.  We do this for you.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us at the phone number or email us at  whitscust@gmail.com.












I have calculated a probable case scenario (most predicted harvests succeeding and delivered in good quality).  What I have NOT included are delivery charges and flowers (these are complimentary).




Price list still requires  updating for 2021





Crop Price/produce Number of deliveries $/ share
Kidney Bean 6 / Lb 1 5
Garlic 4 / bulb 1 48
Fingerling Potato 6 / Lb 1 12
Grmn Butterball Potato 5 / Lb 1 10
Red Potato 5 / Lb 2 20
Canning Tomato 5 / Lb TBD 15
Squash  Butterscotch 2 / fruit 1 8
Carrot - Napoli 2.50 / Lb 3 15
Carrot - colored 2.50 / Lb 1 5
Chard 4/ bunch 3 12
Watermelon Radish 4 / Lb 1, maybe 2 4
Gr Onion 3 /bunch 4 12
Green Bean 5 / .75 Lb 2 10
Romano Bean 5/ .75 Lb 1 or 2 5
Celery 3 / bunch 1 3
Fennel 1-2 for 6 1 6
Parsnip 5 / Lb 1 5
Beet 4 / Lb 1 4
Rutabaga  4 /root 1 4
Kohlrabi 4/bulb 1 4
Daikon 3 / Lb 1 3
Radish 4 / 2 doz 1 4
Total Value per share 214