Welcome

Howdy Folks!

Hello, my name is Andrew Courtney. I am the farmer behind a still, small farm. I grow vegetables and a few herbs. I have 10+ years of experience growing vegetables and 4 years of experience running a CSA weekly box program.

I chose to pursue farming and working in a field because it is a necessary vocation and an age-old one, stewarding the earth. Farming, in a natural sense, pushes both my mind and body to mature and be used to their full potential, while at the same time consistently reminds me of my own limitations. Begin a farmer is exhilarating and humbling. a still, small farm is located between Kincardine and Ripley, at 2134 Concession 10.

a still, small farm’ is set on 3 acres, located between Kincardine and Ripley, and is dedicated to growing nutrient dense, intensively grown vegetables. The focus is on greens and leaf crops, small, loose leaf greens that are commonly used to make salads, and larger greens to add in stir fries, cook in a hot meal or added to smoothies and juices. The mission for the farm is to grow nutritious, flavourful food while at the same time continually improving quality of the earth that the food is grown in and the immediate environment.

a still, small farm is set on 3 acres, located between Kincardine and Ripley. The farm is dedicated to producing nutrient dense, intensively grown vegetables. The focus is on directly seeded loose leaf greens and salad crops like radish and turnip that have a short maturity date. Standard back garden favourites are also grown, like carrots, beans, snap peas and beets. My manifesto, as a farmer, is to grow nutritious, flavourful, freshly harvested and safely handled food using organic growing methods, exceeding the expectations of my neighbouring community in quality of produce, accountability and transparency. I pledge to grow for the immediate communities of Kincardine, Ripley, Point Clark and Tiverton, strengthening the local food supply chain while simultaneously improving the richly fertile land I am blessed to grow on.

All of the produce grown on the farm is sold through the Greens Subscription, which is based off of a CSA model. With the Greens Subscription, my goal is to offer the bounty of the farm entirely to the immediate local community, with no middleman required, establishing a direct link, straight from our farm and soil to your kitchen and table.

For the 2020 season, I will be offering the Greens Subscription to Kincardine and area, as well as to Stratford, as I used to farm in that area for several years. Please read the details for the area that you live in.

If you have any questions, please email me at: info@stillsmallfarm.com or text me at: 519-389-8679

Subscribe today to lock in your spot for the 2020 Greens Subscription!

Kincardine & Area – Details & Sign-Up Form

Kincardine & Area – Greens Subscription Details

(Sign-Up Form is found below the details!)

DURATION AND COST

Season is 16 weeks long, June 26 until October 9
Choose either Weekly or Bi-Weekly Subscription.
Choose either Pick-Up or Home Delivery.
Pick-Up and Home Delivery are both on Fridays.

Weekly Subscription with Pick-Up – $375 ($23.50 per week for 16 weeks)
Weekly Subscription with Home Delivery – $430 ($27 per week for 16 weeks)

Bi-Weekly Subscription with Pick-Up – $190 ($23.50 per week for 8 weeks)
Bi-Weekly Subscription with Home Delivery – $220 ($27 per week for 8 weeks)

**Additional vegetables, fruit and herbs will be available to order each week, above and beyond what will be in your Greens Subscription Share. There will be more variety available to those Subscribers that choose Pick-Up.

PICK-UP DETAILS

Where:
The Harbour Church. 249 Bruce Ave., Kincardine
There will be a canopy shelter at the rear of the parking lot.

When:
Fridays, 8:00am until 7:00pm (6:00pm when the days get shorter)

Who:
Anyone who can commit to picking up their subscription can sign up for the Pick-Up option. It doesn’t matter where you live!

How:
The entrance, exit and parking will be marked clearly and we will be set up with safe social distancing in mind. Bring your own bags or box to transfer your Subscription items into. Everything will be packaged neatly, clearly and cleanly, and there will be an employee there to assist you.

**Please Note:
As a benefit to picking up your Subscription at the Market Stand, you will be able to purchase a wide variety of additional greens, vegetables, fruit and herbs that are not in that week’s Subscription Share. We will have contactless payment available, with Square, accepting most debit and credit cards.

HOME DELIVERY DETAILS

Who:
Deliveries are available to anyone who lives in the Kincardine area, as well as the surrounding area, from Point Clark up to Tiverton and from the coastline of Lake Huron as far inland as Ripley.

Where:
Your home! You choose where we leave your share. You can provide a cooler or weather-proof container for us to put your share in.

When:
Fridays, starting at 8:00am. The time of last deliveries is still to be determined, it depends on the amount of Subscribers who sign up for Home Delivery.

How:
Your Share will be assembled and delivered in large plastic bags. Additional items ordered will be assembled and delivered in plastic bags as well. I wanted to use paper bags with handles, but there is a shortage of paper bags right now.

**Please Note:
Additional produce will be available to order each week. On Wednesday mornings you will be sent an email letting you know what to expect in the upcoming Friday’s Subscription home delivery. You will also receive a list of several items available to purchase and add-on to your upcoming delivery. Orders and E-Transfer Payments are due on Thursdays by 7:00pm.


CROP LIST

This is a Greens-focused Subscription. Weekly shares contain 5-7 items, roughly half GREENS items and half VEGGIES in value.

VEGGIES: Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Sweet Peppers, Snap Peas, Green Beans, Fresh Onions, Green Onions, Garlic, Garlic Scapes, Carrots, Beets, Early Potatoes, Salad Turnips, Radishes, Zucchini, Broccoli, Kohlrabi, Small Butternut Squash and Carnival Squash (and several herbs: Parsley, Basil, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme..)

GREENS : Salad Greens: Mesclun Mixes, Lettuce Mixes, Mustard Mixes, Kale Mixes.. Spinach, Arugula, Lettuce Heads, Bunched Greens: Kale, Swiss Chard, Rapini, Braising Greens.. Pak Choy, Pea Shoots

PAYMENT PLANS

1) Full Payment

Weekly Subscription with Pick-Up:
$375 payment when you Sign-Up.
Weekly Subscription with Home Delivery:
$430 payment when you Sign-Up.

Bi-Weekly Subscription with Pick-Up:
$190 payment when you Sign-Up.
Bi-Weekly Subscription with Home Delivery:
$220 payment when you Sign-Up.

2) Two or Three Payments

Weekly Subscription with Pick-Up:
1st payment of $125 is due when you Sign-Up.
2nd payment of $125 is due August 1
3rd payment of $125 is due September 1

Weekly Subscription with Home Delivery:
1st payment of $180 is due when you Sign-Up.
2nd payment of $125 is due August 1
3rd payment of $125 is due September 1

Bi-Weekly Subscription with Pick-Up:
1st payment of $90 is due when you Sign-Up.
2nd payment of $100 is due August 1

Bi-Weekly Subscription with Home Delivery:
1st payment of $120 is due when you Sign-Up.
2nd payment of $100 is due August 1

3) Pay Each Week

The following applies to both Weekly and Bi-Weekly Subscriptions.

In filling out the Sign-Up Form, you are a Subscriber and therefore committing to receiving the vegetables grown for you and paying for your chosen subscription in a timely manner for the duration of the season.

$23.50 for Pick-Up Subscriptions and $27 for Home Delivery Subscriptions, is due each Thursday evening, no later than 7:00pm, for each upcoming Friday delivery.

If I do not receive your $23.50 or $27 payment, you will forfeit that week’s Share. If this happens twice, you will forfeit your Subscription for the season.

I need to have these rules in place so that as the farmer, I can turn my full attention to the tasks in the field and not at my desk or phone getting after Subscribers for payments.

For those opting for the ‘Pay-Each-Week’ Payment Plan, only E-transfers will be accepted. E-Transfers are made out to: info@stillsmallfarm.com

Payment Methods:

1) E-Transfer – sent to: info@stillsmallfarm.com

2) Cheque(s) – made out to: Andrew Courtney

Cheques can be mailed to:

Andrew Courtney
2134 Concession 10
Ripley, Ontario
N0G 2R0