Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program
Get fresh greens – 365 days a year.
ABOUT OUR CSA PROGRAM
At Abbey Gardens, we can now provide you fresh produce – no matter the season – with our on-site hydroponic growing system,
The Growcer. It can produce up to 230 lbs. of veggies weekly in a soil-less, controlled environment, ensuring consistent
yields and supreme products.
Did you know? Half the greens we grow will be made available to members of the public – people like you! – while the rest
will be distributed to restaurants in the Haliburton Highlands. This supports our mission of sustainability and will increase
awareness and access to local food and innovative technologies.
HOW IT WORKS
As a CSA member, you will receive one head/bunch of each type of green and a selection of fresh herbs every week.
It’s easy to become a member – here’s how!
1. Sign up for a one-, two-, or three-month membership online. The cost is $48 a month (equal to $12 per week). Just add
the number of months you’d like to your cart.
2. Pick up your food on Fridays at The Food Hub.
3. When it’s time to renew, we’ll send you a renewal notice near the end of month, so you don’t miss out on the harvest.
Sign up starts in September, so in the fall you will see the sign up information right here! Stay tuned.
THIS SEASON’S PRODUCTS
The following veggies and herbs will be included:
Standard green curly kale. The ruffled blue-green leaves have an attractive curl.
Giant of Italy Parsley
“What if I don’t think I’ll use a weekly share?”
That’s ok! Find a friend to split your share or we can arrange to have the excess veggies donated to local food banks.
“Can you tell me more about The Growcer?”
The Growcer is an industrial-grade hydroponic fresh leafy green production system housed inside a 40-foot insulated shipping
container. It’s Arctic-grade system is professionally engineered to be rugged and industrial grade. It functions between
-52 and 35 degrees Celsius. For more information, visit www.thegrowcer.ca.
OUR FINANCIAL SUPPORTERS
We wish to acknowledge the Haliburton County Development Corporation, the Laidlaw family, and private investors for making this project possible.
Experimenting for future
We are also experimenting with these varieties. Let us know what you think we should introduce! Email email@example.com.
Win Win Choi
The compact, mini heads are dark red even in the North. Plants avg. 6–8″ in height and fill out nicely.
Long, dark, lobed leaves are suitable for salad mix or bunching.
Monte Carlo Romaine
Also known as wild rocket. Compared to salad arugula, Sylvetta is slower growing, about half the height, and has yellow flowers. The leaves are also more deeply lobed with a more pungent flavor. Popular with chefs.