Community Supported Agriculture Projects

  1. Glen Valley Organic Farm Co-op: The Glen Valley Organic Farm Co-operative (GVOFC) is a community of individuals who have come together with the shared goal of sharing, owning and operating the Glen Valley Organic Farm. The GVOFC's members come from a variety of backgrounds, including conventional and organic farming, education, law, project management, marketing and group facilitation. The GVOFC uses the consensus model of decision-making, ensuring that all members have a voice. (Canada) (BC)
  2. Share Organics: Share Organics is committed to providing our community with a convenient way of receiving reasonably priced,high quality, organic products; and to support andpromote local growers in sustainable organic agriculture. (Canada) (BC)
  3. Community Shared Agriculture: Community Shared Agriculture is a system of growing and distributing organic produce which restores the link between farmers and consumers. There are now approximately 1000 CSA farms in North America. (North America)
  4. Plan B Organic Farm: Plan B Organic Farm was established in 1997 by Rodrigo Venturelli, Alvaro Venturelli & Melanie Golba. This will be our 8th season growing organically here at our farm and we are Certified Organic by OCPP. We are committed to: (1) Growing delicious, high quality vegetables, herbs and fruits using organic farming methods that are in harmony with our surrounding environments. (2) Providing accessible, affordable, and freshly harvested organic produce to households in our region. (3) Working in partnership with other local organic farmers to dependably provide our shareholders with the variety of crops that our region offers. (4) Creating a place where our community can come to learn about organic farming, the source of their food, and the natural cycles of our bioregion. (Canada) (Ontario)
  5. Equiterre: In 2005, the CSA network in Quebec boasts 97 participating farms, 77 of which sell the vegetables and meats they produce, while the remaining 20 supply these farms with products they can sell separately (honey, apple products, cheeses, etc.). Équiterre estimates that some 7,500 contracts for weekly food baskets will be drawn up this year, providing at least 20,000 people with delicious, fresh organic foods throughout the season. There are more than 300 drop-off points in the province where consumers can pick up their baskets directly from their "family farmer." (Canada) (Quebec)
  6. Women and the Economy - Building Sustainability: Our Stories - Charlene is the co-ordinator of the Organic Farm Mentorship Program in Manitoba. She has studied various forms of alternative agriculture including Permaculture, organic gardening, heritage seed saving, and biodynamics. Charlene lives, works and farms near the town of Clearwater. (Canada) (Manitoba)
  7. Cook Student Organic Farm: Our CSA runs from about the beginning of June to the middle of October. Produce is harvested and divided into shares, which are distributed weekly to both individual families and non-profit groups. (Canada) (New Brunswick)
  8. WWOOF - Willing Workers On Organic Farms: Vacationing in Canada and volunteering on Organic Farms is a great way to broaden your education and practical experience. It also serves as a great way to inexpensively travel. Over 600 farm hosts - a great variety of choices - will introduce you to the many interesting aspects of Canadian farms and gardens. WWOOFing is a cultural exchange and a helping exchange. See also, the International WWOOF website. (Canada) (International)


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