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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 ShareCSA 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 order: e-mail Bob.
Prices for individual crops at the bottom of this page.
Tax on food is "0" rated. No HST need be calculated.
One installment of $220.00
Two installments of $110.00 (one now, the other in a month or two).
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.
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.
Production plan for 2021: Details may be found on the "2021 Delivery Details and Schedule" page.
If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us at the phone number or email us at email@example.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).
|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|
|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|
|Daikon||3 / Lb||1||3|
|Radish||4 / 2 doz||1||4|
|Total Value per share||214|