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What is a CSA?

Traditionally, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a relationship between interested consumers and local farmers where a consumer can pre-purchase a share in a local farms harvest.  CSA’s commonly run for 19 weeks, with a box of produce harvested for each CSA member each week and made available at different pickup points at the farm and around the city. Quite often, CSA’s are organically grown as we are at New Leaf Market Garden.  Consumers have the benefit of knowing where their food is coming from, while farmers have the peace of mind knowing that the produce they grow can be sold.

At New Leaf Market Garden, most of the produce we grow is sold either through our CSA or at the farmers market.  Often our CSA customers start out as loyal farmers market customers before finding out about the CSA and making the switch.  Since CSA members are committing to the farm up-front for the whole season and are quite often our most loyal, encouraging and long-standing customers, we’ve always prioritized them over other sales outlets.  In fact there are many crops that we grow primarily for the CSA, to ensure the boxes each week have a nice variety (broccoli, beans, cherry tomatoes and peas come to mind).

Being in a CSA isn’t for everyone.  It’s ideal for people who are excited to have a relationship with a local farmer, love fresh veggies that are a step above what you can find in a grocery store and who are around for most the summer.  Since there is a weekly pickup either at the farm or in Kitchener, it works best for those people who can reliably fit it into their schedule.

Why buy a CSA food box share?

To support a local farm and reduce your carbon footprint

To enjoy produce that has been picked fresh, often that same day

To enjoy produce that taste better than anything available in grocery stores

To support a farm that uses ecological practices to improve the land

To know where your produce comes from

CSA food box details

The CSA runs for 19 weeks from mid-June to mid-October.
Some customizations are possible.  Approximately half the produce is selected by us each week, while the other half is selected by each CSA member by filling out a quick survey.
If you can’t make a pickup, you can send a friend in your place, pickup the next day or we can donate your box to a local family in need.

Small Veggie Share

$400 for 19 weeks

 Feeds 1-2 people per week
Around 8 items per week
Approx. $21 of veggies per week 

Regular Veggie Share

$625 for 19 weeks

Feeds 3-4 people per week
Around 12 items per week
Approx. $33 of veggies per week 



$150 for 10 weeks

Hand-tied bouquets
Freshly cut daily by a local grower
From mid July to Thanksgiving

Shares are limited. Order below while quantities last.

Pick up locations


Tuesday (4 pm to 6 pm) at 1110 New Jersusalem Road, Waterloo



Wednesday (4 pm to 6 pm) at Benton St. Baptist Church, 90 Benton Street, Kitchener



Available for a fee to Kitchener-Waterloo, Elmira, St. Jacobs and other local areas.  Jeremy will confirm availability and price.

Pick up setup

Food boxes will be ready for pickup at the selected location.  Some food box customizations are possible each week by filling out a quick survey.

2024 Sign Ups Now Open

Please fill out the form below to request a food box.

CSA food box terms and conditions:

Your CSA food box will be available weekly at your preferred pickup location. There may be weekly fluctuations in quantity due to weather or growing conditions as members share in the ups and downs of the season. If you cannot pick up your produce, you may send someone else to pick up your share or have it donated to a local charity. 

    Add 10-week flower share ($150). Tuesday Farm Pick up only.

    Do you still have questions?

    Visit our frequently asked questions page