Equiterre, a non profit organization located in Montreal at 2177 Masson Street, Suite 206, 514.522.2000, has information on the community supported agriculture network in Quebec, representing over 100 participating farms, with over 8,500 participating households [http://www.equiterre.org/en].
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a growing movement in the United States and Canada, which has provided economic support and predictability to farmers, practicing traditional family farming, that they will be able to continue to farm, and that communities will be able to enjoy fresh, local farm products. Partnering with local farms by purchasing a “share” in the season’s harvest, consumers can know where their food is coming from and have the satisfaction of supporting local agriculture. Participants, who purchase their shares early in the season, provide the farmer with a stable income, and in return they receive a weekly supply of fresh local farm products.
Les Cèdres (60 km west of Montreal)
Tourne-Sol Co-operative Farm [co-operative farm with half dozen member/owners]
1025 Chemin Saint-Dominique
Participants choose one delivery point for the season from which to collect their vegetables:
Kirkland, Metro-Plus Kirkland (3801 boul St-Charles), Mondays from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Beaconsfield, Christmas Park (424 boul. Beaconsfield), Tuesdays from 4:30 PM to 7 PM
Vaudreuil, Gare de train AMT (rue Elmer-Lach), Wednesdays from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Les Cèdres, La ferme Tourne-Sol, Thursdays from 3 PM to 7 PM
Pointe-Claire, Metro-Plus Pointe-Claire (325 boul. Saint-Jean), Thursdays from 4:30 PM – 6:30PM