Community Supported Agriculture Manitoba

This CSA farm directory lists Manitoba Community Supported Agriculture farms (also known as Community Shared Agriculture farms), their locations, contact information and websites. All CSA farmers in Manitoba can post their information on this directory, free of charge.

CSA Box

What are CSA farms? A CSA farm brings together farmers and people in neighboring communities into a mutually beneficial and direct relationship. CSA farmers receive a pre-determined fee from you, the consumer, before the start of the growing season. In return, you receive shares in the farm’s bounty, usually in the form of a weekly box of produce. Paying up front means you also share the risks due to weather and other factors beyond the control of the farmer.

CSA farms offer fresh, local, high quality produce (usually sustainably grown) with some farmers offering eggs, poultry, meat, herbs and honey.

Peppers

Membership in a CSA creates relationships between people and the food they eat, the land on which it is grown and those who grow it. This supportive relationship helps to create an economically stable farm operation. The members receive high quality produce, often at below retail prices. In return, farmers are guaranteed a reliable market for a diverse selection of crops. This allows farmers to ensure proper land stewardship practices in order for the soil to be healthy for generations to come.

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Why purchase from a CSA farm?

  • You'll get the freshest produce available, picked the day you receive it, from a local farm. Local food is fresher, and tastes better than food picked before ripening that has been shipped thousands of miles.
  • You'll know your farmer and how he/she produce your food.
  • You'll support your local farmers, and keep your food dollars in your local economy, thus strengthening your local economy.
  • Many CSA's offer recipes and hints on how to use the produce in your CSA box, encouraging you to try new and unusual vegetables and fruits.
  • Personal contact with the farmer gives you the opportunity to ask questions about the practices the farmer uses.
  • Local food purchases protect the environment: local food travels short distances, reducing the carbon dioxide emissions from transportation, and local food doesn't need all the plastic wraps and crates that food needs when it is being transported long distances.
  • Sustainable growing practices benefit the soil, air, water, wildlife, and people in the farm ecosystem.