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 2024.  Reserve now.  

To buy your share of the harvest, contact Bob Whitmore

by phone (613) 278-1937 (after 5 PM)

or by e-mail


2024 Shares are available for $360.00
May be paid in two installments of $180.00 

Half size shares available for $184.00
(half as many deliveries, quantities on certain items reduced by half)
May be paid in two installments of $92.00

A break down of prices and delivery contents can be provided upon request.

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 twelve to fourteen deliveries this season:  Three in June, two late July, two late August, three in September, one or two in October before Thanksgiving, and an additional delivery or two in late October 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.  I avoid week-end deliveries.

-More details to follow as the season progresses.

Price:  CSA shares are available for $360.00.  Half shares $184.00.  Please note that I have yet to create a delivery schedule for the half share. (See below for full share predicted delivery schedule).

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

E-transfer to Whitscust @

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 - Centrepointe, Trend-Alrington, and Bridle Park.  Some streets in the Kakulu and  Katimivik neighborhoods will also be considered.

I might be able to deliver to households between our farm in Lanark and west Ottawa (My route is usually along HWY 10 to Dwyer Hill).  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:  12 to 14 deliveries from early 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 cause some crops to go dormant, delaying their harvest.

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 some crops, if so, I will replace 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

2024 Delivery Schedule

Please Note:

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

This is a general guide, and may have to be adjusted due to the growing conditions that occur during the season. 

I find that the last weeks of April and the first weeks of May in particular can cause an entire years schedule to go awry, and the effects last well into the season.  This usually results in some dates having to shift by a week or two (either later or sooner).

As well, there are some new varieties I am trialing this season (A new mini winter squash, Lebanese squash, Anaheim and Jalapeno peppers, heat tolerant beans, and heat tolerant tomato varieties).  I can only make educated guesses based on feedback from seed houses and local growers who have different growing conditions and soil, so I cannot fully predict how some varieties will perform. 


2024 CSA Delivery Plan

Delivery dates:

June 13: Snow Pea (1/2 Customers 400 grams), Lettuce (1 ½ Lbs, 2-3 heads), Spinach (1/2 Lb), Arugula (1/4 Lb), Pac Choi(1 ½ Lbs), Green Garlic(2-3 stalks), Radish(12 roots)

June 20: Snow Pea (400 grams), Lettuce (1 ½ Lbs, 2-3 heads), Spinach (1/2 Lb), Arugula (1/4 Lb), Scapes (Quantity TBD, probably ¼ Lb min)

June 27: Snow Pea (1/2 Customers 400 grams), Lettuce (1 ½ Lbs, 2-3 heads), Arugula (1/4 Lb),  Pac Choi(1 ½ Lbs), Radishes(6 roots), Turnips(1 ½ Lbs), 

Notes:  It is possible that spinach could be one or two deliveries, depends on how the crop develops. 

July 18:  Beans (400 gram), Lettuce (1 ½ Lbs, 2-3 heads), kale (1/2 Lb), Fennel, Tomato (maybe 1 fruit), Cherry Tomato (1/4 lb), Sweet Pepper (1 green), Hot Peppers(possible), Zucchini (Some customers, 1 Lb), Carrot (2Lb), Beets (1 ½ Lbs)

July 25:  Beans (400 gram), Lettuce (1 ½ Lbs, 2-3 heads), Chard (1/2 Lb), Green Onions (bunch), Celery, Tomato (1 Lb), Cherry Tomato (1/2 Lb), Sweet Pepper (1 green), Hot Peppers (possible), Zucchini (Some customers, 1 Lb), and white Potato (3Lbs)

Extra Requests if available for July:  Chard, oversized zucchini, parsley, amaranth, coriander

Note:  Carrot harvest may be 1 Lb per customer EACH of the two weeks in July). Parsley might be available for all customers, about 3-4 Ounces.

Customers may indicate bean preference for green, yellow wax, or romano types.  Growing conditions may dictate what type of beans is available. 

August 22: Beans (1 Lb), Chard (6Oz), Tomato (1 ½ - 2 Lbs), Cherry Tomato (1/2 Lb), Sweet Pepper (1 ½ lb), Hot Pepper (TBD), Zucchini (Some customers 1 Lb), Carrot (2-3 Lbs), Green Onion (bunch),

August 29: Beans (1 Lb), Tomato (1 ½ - 2 Lbs), Cherry Tomato (1/2 Lb), Sweet Pepper (1 ½ lb), Hot Pepper (TBD), Zucchini (Some customers 1 Lb), Cipollini Onion (1Lb),

Notes:  For hot peppers, customers may request preference for cayenne, anaheim or jalapeno peppers.  Sweet peppers delivered as a mix of green and colored. 

Customers may indicate bean preference for green, yellow wax, or romano types.  Growing conditions may dictate what type of beans are available. 

Extras request if available:  Chard, Kale, coriander, amaranth, and parsley.          

September 12:  Snap Pea (400 grams), Lettuce (1 ½ Lbs, 2-3 heads), Kale (1/2 Lb), Tomato (1 - 1 ½ Lb), Cherry Tomato (1/4 Lb), Sweet Pepper (1 lb), Hot Pepper (TBD), Zucchini (Some customers 1 Lb).

Sep 19:  Snap Pea (400 gram), Lettuce (1 ½ Lbs, 2-3 heads), Zucchini (Some customers 1 Lb), Winter squash (approximately 4-6 fruits, depending on size).

Sep 26:  Snap Pea (400 grams), Lettuce (1 ½ Lbs, 2-3 heads), Celery, Arugula (1/4 Lb), Radish (12 roots).  Red Onion (Quantity TBD about 3 Lbs min)


Notes:  Some tomatoes and peppers are possible later in Sept; these are offered as extra for purchase (bulk quantities, for putting by). 

Assuming 1 delivery of snap pea per customer; some will receive early, some later.

Extras request if available:  Chard, Kale, coriander, amaranth and parsley.           


Oct 3: Lettuce (1 ½ Lbs, 2-3 heads), Chard (6 Oz); Fennel, Green Onion (bunch), fingerling potato (3 Lb), Parsnips (1-2 Lbs).


Oct 10: Lettuce (1 ½ Lbs, 2-3 heads), Arugula (1/4 Lb); Cabbage (1 head), Carrot (3Lbs), Rutabaga (1-2 roots depending on size).


Late Oct:  Lettuce (1 ½ Lbs, 2-3 heads), Russian Kale (1/2 Lb), Arugula, Cabbage (1 head), Kidney bean (1 ½ Lbs unshucked), Green onion (1 bunch), red potato (3 Lbs), celeriac (quantity TBD).

Notes:  Usually, there is a mix and match of leftover items that I offer as free requests. 

Extras request if available: Chard, Kale, and parsley.

Extras for purchase: potatoes, carrots, squash and other items that are suitable for putting by.

Pork:  If pigs are sourced for the season; I anticipate pork available late October.  Interested customers will be notified.

Nov:  Winter hardy lettuce may be available - TBD.

Nov:  Bulk purchases of potatoes, carrots, squash and other storage crops may be available.  CSA customers have first opportunity to purchase.

Honey:  First extraction of honey available in September.