CSA Services In Ottawa

Here’s a quick summary of what I’ve been able to find regarding Ottawa CSA and organic delivery programs.  It’s not an exhaustive list.  In fact, it’s limited to farms with websites, so I must be missing a plethora of options. I’ve have used both Brysons, Heartbeat and Ottawa Organics.  I can’t say enough good things about the quality of the produce that came from Brysons.  It was delicious, beautiful, abundant.

Bryson Farms

  • Organic & Local
  • Home delivery to your cooler, services almost all areas of Ottawa
  • Year round delivery (not sure how they do this with only their produce)
  • Price: two persons $45, four persons $65, six persons $85 – all prices per week
  • Other Offerings:  Beef sometimes available; tomato and potato baskets available in season; starting at Parkdale Market in July 2009

Heartbeat Farms

  • Organic certification in process
  • Pick-up Wednesday evenings in Kanata North
  • Price: Options for full season, summer or fall only…. I can’t remember the pricing
  •  Our family loved the produce. It was exceptional — our challenge was making sure to be there every Wednesday for pick-up.

Ottawa Organics

  • Organic, not always local
  • Home delivery to your cooler, services almost all of Ottawa
  • Year round delivery
  • Price: $30 small basket, $45 medium basket, $50 large basket — all per week
  • Other Offerings:  Add bread, extra fruit, organic milk, organic grains & staples and other grocery items to your order — making it your organic grocery delivery service

Beatbox (formerly Riverglen Biodynamic Farm)

  • ‘Biodynamic’, but not organic — certification in process
  • CSA – purchasing a share of the season’s produce
  • Price:  $70 or $100 per week with produce from April – October
  • Pickup only – 3 locations: Farm (Carling & Moodie), Parkdale Market and Kanata North (March Road)

 

I’ll keep adding option as we try them out.  Adding some links to farm directories that might help in your research:

 

5 thoughts on “CSA Services In Ottawa”

  1. For Riverglen farm, the biodynamic system is a type of holistic organic farming.

    Vivi

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  2. Thank you so much for pulling this together! We are very happy with our vendor of choice – and I have been pointing others to your info!

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