Eating seasonally starts with understanding what grows when.
U-Pick Saskatoons *
All timelines may vary due to weather. The above listed crops are our regular veggie offerings. We try new crops each season which may or may not be available for purchase at our market stalls or included in the CSA depending on their success and volume.
**Berries from our U-Pick Saskatoon Orchard are not sold at Farmers’ Markets or included in the CSA.
MARKET ONLY crops will be available on our Farmers’ Market tables but not included in the CSA. These crops either reach their peak too early in the season (pre-CSA) or do not produce enough volume to be fairly distributed in each of the weekly CSA bounties. If weather conditions give us bumper crops or longer seasons for these veggies, there is always a chance you’ll find them included but they should not be expected to make an appearance.
What to expect in your CSA (ish)
To give you an idea of what a CSA season looks like, we’ve put together this chart* that lays out exactly what veggies were delivered in our 2019 CSA. This year won’t be exactly the same. The availability of veggies depends heavily on the weather we get dealt with, when it arrives and how long it stays. This should give you a decent idea of what to expect and when.
*The chart shows veggies included in our “Bigger” bounty size. The main difference between our Bigger and Smaller sizes is that carrots and potatoes are typically delivered every week in “Bigger” bounties while they alternate weeks in “Smaller” bounties.
We grow a variety of herb bedding plants and many varieties of tomato plants suitable for our Edmonton climate. While you won’t find ripe tomatoes on our market tables or in the CSA, you can purchase plants for your own garden growing enjoyment at our market stalls in the spring!
U Pick Saskatoons are available in the third week of July and have only a three-week season. Come out to the farm and pick your own!
$10 / 4L pail – bring your own pail. (Honour system.)