Our Weekly CSA Baskets are full of veggies and our season runs for 22 weeks, from mid‑June until mid‑November. And there’s not only vegetables! We also offer organic egg shares, kale shares, and cut flowers shares.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a growing movement in Quebec and across the world. It is an innovative model in which customers become partners in the farm, overcoming the conventional separation between producer and consumer. At the beginning of the season, consumers invest in a share of the vegetable harvest to be delivered for a set number of weeks. Here at the Ferme cooperative aux champs qui chantent we prioritize direct contact between the farmers and the consumers, striving to create meaningful relationships, and keeping our farm small, yet highly diversified. We will therefore always have a farmer present at our drop-off points to hear from you directly, and we will send out weekly newsletters to help demystify some of the lesser known offerings.
Information about the basket drop offs
- It will be possible to purchase additional farm products from the online catalog prior drop-offs (veggies, fruit, eggs, flowers bouquets, veggies for canning, stewing hens, etc.).
- You can, at any point, send someone to pick up your basket for you without letting us know in advance. If no one comes to pick up your basket and we haven’t been warned of your absence, we will donate your basket to a community organization.
- At any time during the season, you’ll be able to change delivery weeks of your baskets yourself by using the delivery calendar. If you’re going on vacation during the summer, we recommend you move those baskets as early as possible. There is a limited amount of baskets we can deliver each week. As people move their baskets around during the season, some dates might become unavailable.
- Every week, you’ll receive a newsletter including the list of veggies you’ll receive in your next basket, a recipe idea, and news from the farm. Please take note that the list of veggies may change without notice.
- If you have any questions or concerns please email us at: email@example.com
We are excited to announce our new basket structure this year. As always, we strive to produce baskets abundant with fresh vegetables while also keeping the price as accessible as possible. We also need to balance these goals with creating sustainable employment for the farmers. In order to offer your farmers a more equitable salary, we are asking you, our clients to voluntarily pay more for your baskets with the assurance that this increase will go directly to the salaries of your farmers. We are calling this basket the Equitable basket. The increased price of $5 for this basket is approximately the Canadian inflation rate over the last 3 years, the time period since we last increased the price of our basket. We are estimating that the equitable basket will allow us to pay your farmers $18-$20 an hour; so if you are making above this salary please consider choosing the equitable basket.
However, it is important to us that our baskets are accessible to as many people as possible and we acknowledge that not everybody can afford this increase. So we have decided to continue to offer our vegetables at the same price as previous years for those who need it. We are calling this basket the Accessible basket. At this price we are able to cover the costs of production and pay the farmers minimum wage.
Since the beginning of our farm we have always offered a Solidarity basket. This basket is offered below the cost of production by asking other clients to voluntarily pay for additional baskets that we can redistribute to those that need them. In 2023, we collected and redistributed approximately $3000! You can find more information about our solidarity baskets on our website.
Maison de l’amitié (Plateau Mont-Royal)
120 Duluth Avenue East (corner of rue de Bullion), Montreal, QC H2W 1H1
Thursdays 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Bureau De La Communauté Haïtienne De Montréal
6970 Marquette Street, Montreal, QC H2E 2C7
Thursdays 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Carrefour Argenteuil, Lachute
505 Av. Béthany, Lachute, QC J8H 4A6
Tuesdays 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Ferme aux champs qui chantent (our farm!)
398 route du Canton, Brownsburg-Chatham, QC J8G 1R1
Tuesdays, 4:00pm – 5:00pm (with the possibility to pick up your basket directly from the cold room during the following weekdays)
Solidarity baskets are available at up to 50% of the regular cost! And flexible payment is fine by us! Let us know what is easier for you. If you’d like to be considered for a subsidized basket, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org before filling a registration form or, register and mention your request in the comments section. If you wish to make a donation, please select the option “1 solidarity basket”, “2 solidarity baskets” or “3 solidarity baskets” while filling your form. More information about our solidarity program here!
Shares of products made from medicinal and aromatic herbs:
New in 2023! We are partnering with our friends Laura and Urhiel from La fermette des Herbes Chouettes to offer you a subscription of products made from medicinal and aromatic herbs. Laura, who is an herbalist, concocts herbal products to complement and support you in your daily life. The project, which promotes the wisdom of plants while regenerating the earth, has the mission of making you (re)discover medicinal plants in all their forms: in seedling, fresh and dried. From late summer to fall, you will have the choice between several options: herbal tea blends, dried medicinal plants, balms or ointments, plant hydrosols and much more!
An egg share will keep you in a steady supply of organic eggs from our free-range chickens, fed with local organic grains. Eggs are priced at $8.00/dozen and can be ordered for weekly or biweekly pick-up.
Similar to egg shares, you can add a bunch of kale to you baskets either each week or every other week. Kale shares will only be available 14 out of the 22 weeks that make up the summer basket season. You can sign up for both egg shares and kale shares on the registration page.
Fresh cut flower bouquets
Like the egg share, you can add a bouquet of flowers to your basket either every week or every two weeks. The flower bouquets will be available for 5 or 10 of the 22 weeks. You can subscribe to the flower bouquets on the registration page.
DETAILS FOR PAYMENT
Payment is made in advance, preferably in full at the time of registration. However, if this is not financially feasible for you we are open to many different payment schedules to keep our products accessible. Please feel free to pay, via postdated cheques, according to the schedule mentioned below or contact us to make other arrangements. Please send all cheques upon registration, made out to ‘Ferme coopérative aux champs qui chantent’. Alternatively we can facilitate electronic transfer of funds from a Desjardins AccèsD account. Contact us and we’ll send you the information needed to make those transfer.
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Thank you for your support!
We are thrilled to be able to provide you and your family with good food throughout the year.