Get your share of farm-fresh goodness at CSA Day


Photo: Salt & Harrow Farm

In recent years, Community Supported Agriculture share programs (CSAs) have become a popular way for locavores to get a steady supply of seasonal fruits and veggies from nearby farms and producers.

The premise of a CSA is simple: members pay in advance of the growing season for a share of a producer’s harvest, providing them with much needed start-up funds to buy seeds, supplies, and equipment. In return, the CSA member receives a weekly (or bi-weekly) portion of what’s grown or raised on the farm throughout the harvest season.

What started as simple fruit and veggie boxes in the early days of CSAs has grown into a wide variety of options, including share programs for grains, meat and eggs, sustainable seafood (called CSF for Community Support Fishery), honey, herbs, and flowers. Many box programs now give their members the opportunity to “add on” things sourced from other producers like bread, cheese, coffee – even beer – for a more convenient, full-service option.

Photo: Vancouver Farmers Markets

2019 CSA Day

Our upcoming CSA Days at the Winter Markets provide a great opportunity to check out all the 2019 options, talk more with the producers about the ins and outs of their programs, and register for the CSA of your choice. Look out for the blue “Get Your Share” signs at stalls around the markets for more info!

CSA Day at Riley Park Winter Market takes place Saturday, February 2 from 10am-2pm.

CSA Day at Hastings Park Winter Market takes place Sunday, February 3 from 10am-2pm.

Can’t make it to the markets this weekend? View a full list of Vancouver Farmers Markets vendors who are running CSAs, CSFs, grain shares (and more!) below.

2019 CSA Programs

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

Listen here to Sasha Berger talk about his CSF Program

Cedar Isle Farm, Agassiz
Yoshi or Jim |

Crisp Organics, Abbotsford
Mixed vegetables & fruit
Andrew Arkesteyn-Vogler |

Cropthorne Farm, Westham Island
Mixed vegetables & eggs
Lydia Ryall |

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 |

Earth Apple Organic Farm, Abbotsford
Mixed vegetables & fruit
Shirlene Coté |

Farmers on 57th, Vancouver
Mixed vegetables & flowers
Karen Ageson and Jess Henry |

Fresh Roots Urban Farm, Vancouver
Schoolyard Grown box of mixed vegetables & greens
Christine |

The Front Yard Flower Co., Vancouver
Specialty Cut Flowers
Rose Dykstra |

Glorious Organics Co-op, Aldergrove
Mixed vegetables & salad greens
David Catzel |

Klippers Organic Acres, Cawston

Mixed vegetables, tree fruit & preserves
Kevin & Annamarie Klippenstein |

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

River and Sea Flowers, Westham Island
Certified Organic Specialty Cut Flowers
Rachel Ryall |

Rondriso Farms, Cloverdale
Mixed vegetables & fruit
Ron or Pam Tamis |

Salt & Harrow, Parksville
Mixed vegetables

Sharing Farm Society, Richmond
Mixed vegetables

Skipper Otto’s CSF, Vancouver
Salmon, tuna, halibut, prawns, lingcod, sablefish & crab
Sonia Strobel |

Sole Food Street Farms, Vancouver
Mixed veggies & greens
Andrea |

TFN Farm School, Tsawwassen
Mixed vegetables, eggs & meat
Pick up in Vancouver, Richmond & Delta
Caroline Chiu |

CSA Day takes place from 10am-2pm on February 2 at Riley Park Winter Market and February 3 at Hastings Park Winter Market. More info on market times and locations on our homepage.

Banner photo: Cropthorne Farm