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Welcome to Simple Riches C.S.A

 

Grown locally

 

Freshly Harvested

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Simple Riches

What is a veggie basket: C.S.A. Program?

C.S.A stands for Community Supported Agriculture.

The community consists of members and the farmer. The Support aspect largely comes from the customer prepaying at the start of the season for a set number of vegetable baskets throughout the growing season.

This prepayment helps the farmer:

  • cover some of the cost that they incur before the crop is ready to harvest.
  • Reduce waste because the farmer knows exactly how many customers they have and therefore how much to grow.

Simple Riches CSA starts early to mid-June depending on Spring weather and runs until early to mid-October. The CSA members pick their baskets up on a bi-weekly basis at one of the pick locations in Toronto or at the farm on Wednesday evenings between 5:30-7. There are a total of ten baskets over the course of the season and each basket consists of 10-12 fresh in-season items. We offer a great mix of vegetables over the course of the season.

 

Our aim is to give Members lots of the favourites while mixing in a few lesser-known vegetables that we have come to love but you might not find in the grocery store. Members get an email prior to each basket drop-off with what vegetables they will be receiving as well as recipes and ideas for all the vegetables.

If one item or two items in your basket don’t suit your liking we have a swap box where you can trade out items.

If you are going away and unable to pick up your basket you can
1) gift a friend the basket
2) give us a few days’ notice and you can pick up a double basket the following drop-off
3) We can donate it to one of many places in need.  

Example Baskets

Spring

  • Head lettuce
  • Spninach
  • Green onions
  • Bok choy
  • Beets
  • Kale
  • Broccoli
  • Dill/Parsley bunch
  • Radish bunch
  • Rhubarb
  • Peas

Summer

  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Heirloom beefsteak tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Arugula
  • Head lettuce
  • Basil
  • Carrots
  • Red onion
  • Bell peppers
  • Cabbage
  • New potatoes

Fall

  • Onions
  • Green beans
  • Leeks
  • Butternut squash
  • Watermelon radish
  • Cauliflower
  • Garlic
  • Swiss chard
  • Spinach
  • Beets

JOIN OUR 2024 CSA Program:

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The cost of the CSA is for the entire season. This can be paid by e-transfer, cash, cheque, or PayPal for credit card option. Our preference is E-transfer as it is the easiest for us, and we do not have to pay a fee, unlike credit.

If you have any questions please email us at simpleriches.veggies@gmail.com

 

Testimonials

Happy Shoppers

“Impressed with the quality, variety and value”

We have been customers of the Simple Riches CSA for the past two years and we are constantly impressed with the quality, variety and value of the vegetable shares. We look forward to finding out what we will be receiving the days leading up to the pick-up and enjoy doing our meal planning ahead of receiving the boxes. The mix of familiar vegetables with a few uncommon ones is great and the option to purchase occasional add-ons is always a treat. Excited to be a part of the CSA again this coming season!

Lucas

Customer

“fresh, local, grown without pesticides”

We are delighted to have access to such fresh and healthy vegetables from Alex and Amanda and Simple Riches.  We’ve been fortunate enough to have an assortment of fresh vegetables and greens this past summer and fall.  I can’t say enough about how impressed we are for the flavour and variety – fresh, local, grown without pesticides – and, bonus – lovely fresh and tasty greens in the middle of winter!  Visiting the farm gives us an appreciation for the hard work that goes into growing food and that the land is being cared for. We’re looking forward to the next season of delicious bounty.

Vita

Customer

 How does Simple Riches CSA work?

Members pick up their baskets bi-weekly starting in June until October.
pickups are on the farm or at our pick-up location out front of Beach United Church in Toronto.
10-12 items per basket
10 total baskets.

 What does C.S.A stand for?

C.S.A stands for Community Supported Agriculture.
The community consists of members and the farmer.
The Support aspect largely comes from the customer prepaying at the start of the season for a set number of vegetable baskets throughout the growing season.
This gives the farmer financial stability early in the season to cover many of their costs.  In exchange for a commitment to the farmer, you receive a slightly discounted price relative to what the vegetables are sold for through other sales channels such as the farmer’s market.

What’s in a basket?


Every basket is a little different depending on the time of season.
you can expect greens, tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, beans, peas, cucumbers, peppers, squash, onions, radish, zucchini.
We like to add in some lesser-known favourites of ours as well..

Stay In Contact

We sell our vegetables through Farmers Markets and through our C.S.A( Community supported agriculture) vegetable basket.

Farmers Markets:

Collingwood Farmers market: Victoria day weekend to Thanksgiving.
Saturdays from 8-1pm

Leslieville Farmers market: May 14th- October 31st
Sundays from   9-2pm
Greenwood Park, Toronto