a greens-focused farm for Kincardine and surrounding area.
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. Being 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 4 acres and is dedicated to growing nutrient dense vegetables. The focus is on directly seeded leafy greens and eaten-raw crops like radish and salad turnips, vegetables 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. Standard garden favourites are also grown, like carrots, beans, snap peas and beets. The mission for the farm 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. Equally important is over the longterm, committing to continually improving the soil structure that the food is grown in and the immediate environment that this still, small farm rests upon.
You can find our vegetables as well as other locally grown, harvested and crafted vegetables, fruit, preserves, honey and more at our market stand:
Canadian Tire parking lot, 811 Durham Street, Kincardine running from mid-May until the end of November Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from 10am – 6pm
We hope to see you there!
We also run an online store and offer a bi-weekly home delivery on Tuesdays for folks that may not be able to make it out to our market stand who live in the Kincardine area, including the communities of Ripley, Point Clark and Tiverton.
The online store is open for Stratford residents to place orders as well, there will be a bi-weekly self-serve pick-up available on Thursdays at Tea Leaves, 433 Erie Street. Pick-up time is between 2:00 and 8:00pm
If you have any questions, please email me at: email@example.com or text me at: 519-389-8679
Private: 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.
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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
1) E-Transfer – sent to: email@example.com
2) Cheque(s) – made out to: Andrew Courtney
Cheques can be mailed to:
Andrew Courtney 2134 Concession 10 Ripley, Ontario N0G 2R0