We’d make it easier. But really, we can’t. It’s so simple to put local farm food on the table. Who said you have to cook? Eat raw. Or, use the recipes we provide. Sign up today for a FREE Farm Stand. OR, find our veggies on Local Line https://site.localline.ca/memorialmarket
Keep your friends close and your farmer closer.
Having offered 4-month Winter shares for 5 years, we’ve bridged the seasonal local food-lack gap by adding 2 months to our Winter shares. You can eat urban fresh food year-round because we cool store, can, freeze, dry, ferment and grow fresh food on our urban farm. Along with the food, we offer storage tips and recipes. We’re pleased to offer this option, and invite you to eat year-round with our NEW 6 month Fall-Winter farm share.
I was a boy visiting a farm in Devon England. Farmer David left me in the silage pit with a tractor and a heap of submerged manure. My job was to move it out. Responsibility grew to inspiration in me, as I shifted the muck.
I didn’t know at the time I wanted to be a farmer. In that moment, desire grew from experience, until, when finally given choice of occupation at age 33, I jumped in. I borrowed land and got to work building soil. I rock-picked, roto-tilled and reduced my income expectations. I became an agronomist-nutritionist-urban-
Seven years, 3 children, and a pocketful of dreams later, I co-run a Community Shared Agriculture and farmers’ market farm, feeding people and offering nutrition and agri-education. From childhood inspiration to present-day occupation. There’s no end in sight, but I’ll sleep well tonight thanks to fresh air, hard work, and the promise of reciprocal care from an earth which has goodness to share.
Pictured above, the humble CSA basket. What wonder lies within? A realm of taste, texture and colour. Recipes to explore. Laughter with friends over meals. Minerals, vitamins and more, all with a powerful flavour punch. Eat the Freshest Food! in our 2016 CSA. A full share costs approx $7/week per person in an average 4 eater house.
Arugula, Asian Greens, Basil (Genovese, Thai, Purple), Beets (4 varieties), Bitter Melon, Organic Slicing Beans, French Filet Green Beans & Yellow Beans (2 varieties/ea), Cabbage (red & green), Carrots, Celery, Cilantro, Cucumber (slicing, lemon, pickling), Cut flowers, Dill, Eggplant, Fennel, Garlic, Garlic Greens, Garlic Scapes, Green Onions, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce (several varieties), Mint, Onions, Oregano, Parsley, Peas, Peppers (sweet & hot), Potatoes (early white&red), Radishes, Rhubarb, Rosemary, Sage, Shiitake mushrooms, Spinach, Sprouts (several types), Summer Squash, Sunchokes (red & white), Sunflower shoots, Swiss Chard (several colours), Tarragon, Thyme, Cherry Tomatoes, Heritage Tomatoes, Turnip, Zucchini
Spending months in the field every year is sweet pleasure. Sweat pleasure. Working for a goal. Bringing Kingston the Freshest Food! by growing it downtown to organic standards. Every breath of fresh air. The quiet after a rainstorm. The smiles on faces and happy bellies when eaters joyfully join in by devouring the scents, taste and nutrient-dense goodness of food grown in YumGK. This is pleasure. When brassicas finally evade flea beetle attack and thrive. When flavours combine in the mouth. When rain replaces snow on the weather menu. A basket of fine Fall food furnishing forth the Winter table. That’ll leave a good taste in the mouth.
Get a taste of the freshest of these items on weekly basis by joining our CSA
Arugula, Asian Greens, Basil (Genovese, Thai, Purple), Beets (5 varieties), Bitter Melon, Organic Slicing Beans, French Filet Green Beans & Yellow Beans (2 varieties/ea), Broccoli*, Cabbage (red & green), Carrots (orange, purple, white, yellow), Cauliflower*, Celery, Cilantro, Cucumber (slicing, lemon, pickling), Cut flowers, Dill, Eggplant, Fennel, Garlic, Garlic Greens, Garlic Scapes, Green Onions, Ground Cherries, Hot Peppers, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lemongrass, Leeks, Lemon Basil, Lettuce (several varieties), Mint, Onions (red & yellow), Oregano, Parsley, Parsnips, Rosemary, Sage, Melons (3 varieties), Peas, Peppers (sweet & hot), Potatoes (early white&red), Pumpkin, Radishes, Rhubarb, Rosemary, Sage, Shiitake mushrooms, Shiso, Spinach, Sprouts (several types), Summer Squash, Sunchokes (red & white), Sunflower shoots, Swiss Chard (several colours), Tarragon, Thyme, Cherry Tomatoes, Heritage Tomatoes, Roma Tomatoes, Turnip, Winter Squash (several varieties) and Zucchini. And more…
NB: some items are being grown for Wintershares. We don’t guarantee every item will make it to every share. If you want a particular item, please let us know. *trialing in 2015