cost, delivery and sign up

Spring 2013: After 3+ wonderful years, Aylmer Backyard Farms will not be in operation this year. Thank you so much for your interest and support.

cost

An urban share (feeds 1 – 2 people) costs $275. If you are interested but not sure if it will be enough, consider getting two shares for $525. The cost of our shares represents a 15% discount off farmer’s market prices. Payment is by cheque or cash at the beginning of the season. We sign up members on a first come, first serve basis.

delivery and pick up

We will deliver shares on Tuesday afternoons between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. to one or more drop-off spots in Aylmer. All drop offs will be on our route and ideally within a 5km radius of the Boulangerie aux deux Fréres. This happens to also be 5km from where all the veggies are grown thus reducing our transportation miles.

We are still deciding on the spots that will be most convenient for our customers and that will keep the vegetables protected. We will only have a small number of shares this year so not a great deal of space is required. If you think you have an appropriate spot, please indicate this on your sign-up sheet.

sign up

Before signing up, please read this contract.

Contract

Aylmer Backyard Farms is committed to bringing  high quality organically grown (not certified) vegetables to its CSA customers. We pledge to provide 16 deliveries starting the last week of June, until mid October. We will use all of our experience to mitigate any challenges presented by weather, insects, or plant disease.

You as the member (Shareholder), commit to picking up your vegetables from the same, pre-determined location each week. If you cannot make the set day and time, you are responsible to either have someone else pick up your vegetables for that week, or to lose your share for that week.

You as the Shareholder, commit to understanding the challenges of growing seasonal  vegetables. If the forces of nature make certain crops less available, you will accept that with grace and understanding. We the farmers commit to working with a variety of vegetables so as to minimize any potential effects of losing a crop or two. We commit to using our experience, good techniques and tools to provide you with the best quality of vegetables for the duration of the season.

You as the Shareholder, commit to reading all of the CSA information found on this website, to educate yourself about what being part of a CSA is like. We the farmers commit to providing you with information from the farm throughout the season through regular newsletters. We commit to providing you with opportunities to take part in vegetable growing and other operations of the farm should you want to.

Together we commit to contributing to a more healthy, safe and sustainable food system that is locally-oriented, and that inspires community interaction around food. We, the farmers, look forward to getting to know you and enjoying the season together.

If you agree to the above, please download and fill out the registration form below, include your payment, and send it to the address provided.

CSA 2012 Sign Up Sheet (no longer available. all shares have been filled)

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.