Sign up for the Roulant’s 2017 weekly farm organic baskets!

Agriculture, Basket, Senneville Farm

With spring in the air, we’re excited to announce the opening of registration for the 2017 Organic Baskets! Below you’ll find information about the peri-urban farm and the baskets, what’s new this year, and meet the farmers growing your food!

Sign up today!

Visit our Organic Basket page for more information.

What is an Organic Basket?

Photo of the farm in Senneville by Québec en forme

Also known as Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), the Organic Basket model was developed in an attempt to bring farmers and consumers closer together. By signing up in early in the season and paying a portion of your share in advance, you allow farmers to pay for start-up costs, seeds, material, and employee salaries. This relationship is then nurtured and nourished throughout the season as the farmers share the bounty with you, the farm members.

Our Solidarity Baskets – Taking CSA one step further

The price of the regular basket includes an additional tax deductible contribution that enables families and individuals with precarious incomes to access baskets at a fraction of the price. This contribution increases the accessibility of our fresh organic produce and allows us to deliver fresh organic vegetables to our Meals-on-Wheels kitchen.

In Your Basket

The veggies in our basket are certified organic and come almost exclusively from our farm in Senneville. The variety changes throughout the season, and baskets are always overflowing with freshness and diversity of produce. In order to offer a greater assortment of produce, we compliment the baskets with fruits from other organic farms, such as apples, which are clearly identified.

This year, we have transitioned towards a mini market model. This allows farm members to choose from an array of seasonal vegetables that change as the season progresses. Here are a few examples of weekly baskets throughout the season.

Sample Basket #1

  • Choice between coriander and basil
  • 2 choices of spinach, arugula, mesclun, bok choi, rhubarb, kohlrabi, or garlic scapes
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Green onions
  • Strawberries
  • Rapini

Sample Basket #9

  • Tomatoes
  • Melons
  • 1 choice of celery, lettuce, or potatoes
  • 1 choice of basil, parsley, coriander, dill, or herbs
  • Cucumber (3)
  • 3 choices of cherry tomatoes, arugula, green beans, beets, carrots, Swiss chard, cucumber, mesclun, zucchini (3), eggplant, or cherry tomatoes

Sample Basket #16

  • Lettuce
  • 2 choices of cherry tomatoes, tomatoes or garlic
  • 2 choices of broccoli, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, carrots, spinach, beets, spicy mesclun, or fennel
  • 2 choices of squash, potatoes, leeks, or onions
  • Sweet potato
  • Choice of parsley, coriander, or herbs

About the baskets

Photo of market produce by Alison Slattery

Basket contents:

  • 21 weekly baskets, starting June 13th
  • Over 45 different certified organic vegetables, freshly harvested

Pickup days: Choose between Tuesdays or Thursdays

Pickup location: In front of the Roulant, 111 rue Roy east

Two size options:

  • Small basket (1-2 people) for $29/week
  • Large basket (3-4 people) for $39/week
    Note: Weekly price includes a tax-deductible solidarity donation

Payment:

  • Pay with credit card (via PayPal) or cheque
  • Possibility of paying in one or three payments

Other perks:

  • A weekly newsletter with news from the farm, recipes and photos is sent out with each share
  • Farm visits and picnics
  • Possibility of participating in workshops held at the farm and at Santropol Roulant

New this year:

  • New mini market model that allows for more choice in produce
  • Sweet potatoes, melons, water melons, greenhouse cucumbers, parsnip, artichokes and new greens!

If you have any questions, please contact Clémence.

Sign up today!

Meet our Farmers: Samuel, Clémence and Howard

Samuel and Clémence are our two Farm Co-Managers. They work passionately year round planning and insuring that the farm remains bountiful and beautiful for our Meals-on-Wheels kitchen and community. Howard is a founding partner of the Santropol Roulant farm and plays an active role in the fields and nourishing West-Island friendships. Interns, Laurence, Wylie and Julien will join the team in May.

Santropol Roulant’s 6th farming season

Photo of the farm in Senneville by Québec en forme

As an organization, when we set out on this journey we had initially thought it would be a great way to increase the amount of veggies we provide to our kitchen and meals-on-wheels program. After four seasons we’ve realized that we are in a unique position, having one foot in both urban agriculture and farming. Each year, new projects stem from the farm, making it a vibrant and active platform for learning in agriculture.

Sign up today!

If you have any questions, please contact Clémence.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.