Looking to get more local food on your plate and support a BC producer with start-up capital for their new season? Consider joining a CSA program this year. Community Supported Agriculture and Fishery memberships come in a variety of formats and can include everything from fresh fruits & veggies, eggs, meat & seafood –  even honey, herbs, flowers, and grains.

Our annual CSA Share Fair is a great opportunity to check out the variety of VFM producers offering CSAs this year. Attendees can browse the different options, ask producers more details about their shares, and even sign up for CSA membership. Look out for blue “Get Your Share” signs at farm stalls on February 10th & 11th and find a CSA model that works for you!

CSA Share Fair 2018

Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market | Saturday, February 10th 2018 | 10am-2pm

Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market | Sunday, February 11th 2018 | 10am-2pm

CSA Programs

What is CSA?
Community Supported Agriculture, often shortened to CSA, is a prepaid subscription to a farm’s produce for the season. Most CSAs give shareholders a weekly supply of veggies, herbs, fruits and sometimes even eggs and meat. You know it’s fresh and you get to meet the farm and people who grew your food! The prepaid CSA arrangements also makes it a source of financial security for the farmer. Some CSAs also incorporate farm workdays for shareholders. Pickup days vary by farm and some offer pickups at a VFM location.

CSAs have been very popular recently. Be sure to sign up early before subscriptions are filled! A subscription to a CSA makes a great gift. Here are some of our vendors who have CSA programs in 2018. Contact them directly for more information.

Blue Comet Seafoods, Vancouver
Salmon, tuna, halibut, lingcod, rockfish & sablefish
Sasha Berger

Listen here to Sasha Berger talk about his CSF Program

Blue House Organics, Pemberton
Mixed vegetables & greens
Mitchell Brothers or Alex Sucre | info@bluehouseorganics.ca

Cedar Isle Farm, Agassiz
Yoshi or Jim | hello@cedarislefarm.ca

Crisp Organics, Abbotsford
Mixed vegetables & fruit
Andrew Arkesteyn-Vogler | crisporganics@hotmail.com

Cropthorne Farm, Westham Island
Mixed vegetables & eggs
Lydia Ryall | info@cropthornefarm.com

Downtown Fresh Box, Downtown Farmers Market
Local goods from the Downtown Market, packed and ready to go home with you
Signup for a month or the whole season
Roberta LaQuaglia | freshbox@direct.eatlocal.org

Earth Apple Organic Farm, Abbotsford
Mixed vegetables & fruit
Shirlene Coté | earthapplefarm@gmail.com

Farmers on 57th, Vancouver
Mixed vegetables & flowers
Karen Ageson and Jess Henry | hello@farmerson57th.ca

Fresh Roots Urban Farm, Vancouver
Schoolyard Grown box of mixed vegetables & greens
Christine | food@freshroots.ca

Glorious Organics Co-op, Aldergrove
Mixed vegetables & salad greens
David Catzel | info@gloriousorganics.com

Klippers Organic Acres, Cawston

Mixed vegetables, tree fruit & preserves
Kevin & Annamarie Klippenstein | klipperscsa@gmail.com

Listen here to Kevin Klippenstein describe the Klippers Organics CSA Programs.

River and Sea Flowers, Westham Island
Certified Organic Specialty Cut Flowers
Rachel Ryall | riverandseaflowers@gmail.com

Rondriso Farms, Cloverdale
Mixed vegetables & fruit
Ron or Pam Tamis | rondriso@shaw.ca

Salt & Harrow, Parksville
Mixed vegetables

Shalefield Organic Gardens, Lindell Beach
Mixed vegetables, fruit & berries
Brian Patterson | treenerds@gmail.com

Sharing Farm Society, Richmond
Mixed vegetables

Skipper Otto’s CSF, Vancouver
Salmon, tuna, halibut, prawns, lingcod, sablefish & crab
Sonia Strobel | info@skipperotto.ca

Sole Food Street Farms, Vancouver
Mixed veggies & greens
Andrea | info@solefoodfarms.com

TFN Farm School, Tsawwassen
Mixed vegetables, eggs & meat
Pick up in Vancouver, Richmond & Delta
Caroline Chiu | tfs@kpu.ca

Banner photo: Ice Cap Organics