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 Lanark.  This is an easy, economical way to enjoy your favorite vegetables on the day they are harvested.

Our CSA deliveries are expanding for 2023.  Reserve now.  

As of February 26, we have sold 50 percent of our shares.  Please contact us soon...

To buy your share of the harvest, contact Bob Whitmore

by phone (613) 278-1937 (after 5 PM)

or by e-mail


2023 Shares are available for $350.00

Half size shares available for $190 
(half as many deliveries, quantities on certain items reduced by half)

CSA Share

-Pay in advance for a series of seasonal harvest deliveries that are delivered regularly

-If particular crops do well, quantities are topped up at no extra charge

-Customers may purchase additional quantities of extra produce (additional charges apply, subject to availability).  

-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.  Subject to availability - reserve early.

-Customers in the Lanark area pick their share up at the Farm Gate store.  Very limited specialty items not included in the regular CSA will be included periodically.

-Customers in the west Ottawa, Kanata south and Stittsville areas will have produce delivered to their doorstep.  

-As of this writing, we are anticipating nine or ten deliveres this season:  Two late June, two late July, two late August, two before Thanksgiving, and an additional delivery or two in late Ocotber or early November.  See predicted schedule below.

-Produce is typically available for pick up or delivery on Thursdays, however, extreme weather or other concerns may require harvest delivery date to change by a day or two.  

-More details to follow as the season progresses.

Price:  CSA shares are available for $350.00.  Half shares $190.00.  Please note that I have yet to create a delivery schedule for the half share. (See below for full share predicted delivery schedule).

May be paid in full or two installments of $175 (now or soon) and $175 about June 1st.
Half shares need to be paid in full.

Payment methods:  E  -  transfer, cash or cheque accepted.  Cheques payable to Whitsend Market Garden.

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

Pick up at the farm:  CSA customers in the Lanark / McDonalds Corners area can pick up CSA shares at our farm gate store.  Your produce will typically be in a cooler in the shade by the store, in a tote bag with your initials on it.  See the "Farm Store" page for pick-up details.


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 Ottawa neighborhoods - Bel-Air Heights, Centrepointe, Trend-Alrington, Briargreen, Craig Henry, Glencairn and Bridle Park.  

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

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.  

For all customers:

Harvest Dates:  Nine or ten deliveries from mid June to late October.   Predicted delivery dates can be found at the bottom of this page.  It is possible that weather or other factors may cause a change in the overall schedule - ie, how late or early spring is.  Extreme heat may also casue some crops to go dormant.

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.  It is possible you may miss somecrops, if so, I will replce the missed crops with something extra at a later point in the season.  (Or earlier if I know in advance about your absence).

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.   Most of our budget is spent early in the season (purchase of seeds, equipment, materials, etc.)  

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.

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

Production plan for 2023

I have calculated a probable case scenario (most predicted harvests succeeding and delivered in good quality).  

June 13

Probable:  Lettuce, Green garlic, Arugula, Radish

Possible:  Snow pea, Spinach, Rhubarb, Shiitake Mushrooms

June 20

Probable:  Snow pea, Spinach, Lettuce, Arugula, Scapes, Radish

Possible:  Pac choi, Rhubarb

July 13

Probable:  Bean, Lettuce, Chard, Green onion, Turnip                         

Possible:  Snap Pea, Amaranth leaf, Coriander, Celtuce, Tomato, Pepper

July 20

Probable:  Green Bean, Lettuce, Tomato, Pepper, White Potato, Carrot, Kale

Possible:  Snap Pea, Amaranth leaf, Coriander, Celtuce

August 17

Probable:  Green bean, Chard, Green onion, Tomato, Pepper, Beet, Fennel

Possible:  Amaranth, Coriander

August 24

Probable:  Green bean, Tomato, Pepper, Celery, Carrot, Kale, Cippolini Onion

Possible:  Amaranth, Coriander, Daikon

Honey may be available at this time (extra charge)

September 28

Probable:  Snap Pea, Lettuce, Chard, Celery, Garlic, Carrot, Rutabaga, Arugula, Radish, Cabbage

Possible:  Pac choi, Watermelon Radish, Celtuce, Daikon, Tomato, Pepper

Honey available from this time until supplies run out.  (extra charge)

October 5

Probable:  Snap Pea, Lettuce, Fennel, Fingerling potato, Winter squash, Green onion, Onion, Kale

Possible:  Radish, Pac choi, Watermelon Radish, Celtuce, Daikon


Probable:  Kidney bean, Red potato, Parsnip, Celeriac, Carrot

Possible:  Daikon


Pork (if available for the season) is usually ready early to mid December.  I typically do a delivery at this time for extra purchases of produce stock that is available - typically honey, carrots, potatoes, garlic, rutabaga, celeriac, and daikon radish.

As well - I have space reserved for zuchini and cucumber for some time late summer, though as of this time I am uncertain if or exactly when it will be included.