Discount Organics

Welcome to Arcadia Discount Organics Food Club (CSA). We are an local Organic farm located near South River, Ontario. As we are commencing our 2019 Season as of June 1, 2019, we are offering Memberships to residents within Toronto and surrounding GTA. Get bigger baskets, bigger discounts, free delivery, not to mention, fresher produce with us!

What you get with your Membership:

  • Farm fresh Fruits and Vegetables organically grown in our Greenhouses, available year round
  • All produce picked same day for ultimate freshness
  • Grown organically. No pesticides, herbicides or chemicals used
  • Year round Discounts on purchases
  • Packaged in moisture resistant, 100% compostable, environmentally friendly bags to reduce plastic waste
  • Direct Delivery to your Door twice per month
  • Free Delivery within Toronto (surrounding areas within GTA, only $10 per delivery)
  • Delivered in reusable, cardboard boxes in a refrigerated delivery truck
  • An example of our typical Basket (25% bigger than our competitor baskets):

  • Green Leaf Lettuce
  • Carrots (1 bunch)
  • Potatoes (Yellow, 2.5 lbs)
  • Beans (Green French, 400g)
  • Garlic (3 cloves)
  • Pepper (2)
  • Broccoli (1 bunch)
  • Kale (1 bunch)
  • Cucumber (2)
  • Onion (2)
  • Tomatoes (3)
  • Strawberries (1 package)
  • Peaches (3)
  • Bananas (1.5 lbs)
  • Apples (6 medium)
  • Blackberries (1 package)

  • You will be able to customize your basket for each delivery from a variety of fresh produce available. In addition to list above, will we also be growing cauliflower, eggplant, cabbage, melon, onion, peas, pumpkin, beets and many varieties of live herbs.

    How to Get Started:

    Use the PayPal button below to purchase a Membership, or click here for other forms of payment.

    2019 Food Club Membership: June 1, 2019 – May 31, 2020 ($1200.00 + HST)



    What is a CSA?

    Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a way for consumers to buy local, seasonal produce directly from a farmer in their community. It is basically a farm share. A farmer offers a certain number of “shares” to the public. Local consumers buy a share into the farm – they support this year’s crop with money up front for a membership, and in exchange, they will receive a box of local, fresh, and seasonal produce directly from the farm that is not thousands of kilometers away driven long distance from another country.

    Why CSA?

    Community & Economy

    CSAs help the local farmers in several ways. Since CSA subscriptions are generally marketed in January/February, the farmers get to spend their time in the fields during the growing season, instead of trying to generate business or sitting at a farmers market. The payment early in the season also helps them fund the crops that year – from seeds to improvements to the soil to new equipment. Local farmers are small business owners. Spending money with a local business instead of at a big box retailer or chain keeps more of those dollars in your own community. Supporting local businesses does really matter. It is a way of living mindfully, supporting sustainable businesses, voting with your dollars, being an active participant in your own life.

    Back to Basics: Family

    CSAs are an amazing opportunity to get kids involved in their “food chain” – they get to meet the farmers, ask questions, learn about new vegetables and fruits, touch, see, and smell, learn colors and tastes, and more. The more they are invested in their food, getting to pick it up, help in the kitchen, meet the farmers, the more likely they will be to actually eat the stuff. Farms usually sponsor a couple “open house” events throughout the year for their CSA subscribers, which is a great chance to get to visit the farm, meet more of the workers, and see what else is growing. It’s a fun and educational family outing too. The kids love running around the fields, seeing the farm animals, and spending time in the sun.

    Seasonal & Environmental

    If you’ve ever eaten a strawberry picked at the peak of its season, still warm from the early summer sun, then you know the wonderful, intoxicating deliciousness of seasonal produce. Contrast that: if you’ve ever been tempted to buy a strawberry from the grocery store in December, you remember what a bland, flavorless disappointment it was. There really is a difference when you eat produce in season.


    FAQ

    We are located near South River, Ontario in a village called Lount.
    Currently we are delivering to downtown Toronto and surrounding areas within GTA for an additional fee.
    We grow all of our produce onsite in temperature controlled greenhouses.
    We grown all of our produce organically. No pesticides, herbicides or chemicals are used in any of our growing cycle.
    We have partnered with several local farmers to assist in case there is an issue with our crop. This allows us to always have access to local, fresh produce no matter what.
    Yes, you may choose from the fruits and vegetables and herbs available to customize your order.
    We package our produce in moisture resistant, 100% compostable, environmentally friendly bags to minimize plastic usage.
    We are hoping to expand the farm by introducing grain-fed, free-range animals onto the farm in 2020.
    The yearly fee is $1200 + HST. That's only $100 per month for 2 deliveries of fresh produce right to your door.
    If you have family or friends interested in sharing the Membership, we will deliver the produce to one address and you can split the baskets on your own time.
    You can cancel anytime during the 12 month timeframe. You will receive a refund for unused months only.
    Absolutely! We will have open houses throughout the year, starting in June 2019. A schedule will be posted in this Spring.


    Please email info@arcadiamobilepark.ca if you have further questions.