Coop Les Racines de l’Île is a new small-scale farm in L’Île-Bizard, Montreal (Tiohtià:ke*)
Our objective: To grow vegetables from a biointensive and regenerative agriculture that uses no herbicides, no GMOs and no chemical pesticides, and provide fresh produce to local communities – starting with you!
2016 Summer baskets
Following the proven Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model, we offer subscriptions to receive a basket of vegetables from our farm, every week. Three options :
- [SOLD OUT!]
19 deliveries in 19 weeks @ $475 (two installments of 237,50$)
- Weekly basket – 17 deliveries in 17 weeks @ $425 (two installments of 212,50$)
You save the $25 administrative fee!
- Weekly basket – 15 deliveries in 17 weeks @ $375 (two installments of 187,50$)
You save the $25 administrative fee!
- Bi-weekly basket – 9 deliveries in 18 weeks @ 250$
Including a $25 administrative fee
HEALTY AND TASTY :
- A great diversity of root and leaf vegetables including brassicacea (raddish, cabbage, brocoli etc.)
- Protein-rich vegetables like legumes
- Amazing microgreens and sprouts
- Peculiar and often overlooked « légumes Bizard »
- Heirloom, forgotten varieties to rediscover
- Because of our regenerative approach, we don’t plan on offering solanacea (tomato, eggplant, pepper etc.) nor cucurbitacea (cucumber, squash), “heavy feeders” that need a lot from the soil.
- However, a tomato plant of one of our favorite varieties at home is included as part of the first delivery of the season.
The content of each basket is worth $25 on average, depending on the moment of the season and the inponderables of farming, and is suitable for either one person who eats a lot of veggies, or two. Our first deliveries will happen during the week of July 4th for bi-weekly baskets and the week of July 11th for weekly baskets. To learn more about our offer, read our flyer. (french only, sorry!)
Delivery locations :
- Éco-quartier Pierrefonds-Roxboro – 13 Rue Centre Commercial, Roxboro – Wednesdays, 16:00 to 19:00.
Includes an exchange basket to swap a vegetable for another.
- Veux-tu une bière? – 1451 Rue Saint-Zotique Est, Montréal – Thursdays, 17:00 to 21:00
- Chez Maryse et Pierre (Ville-Émard) – 6910 rue Jogues, Montréal – Thursdays, 16:00 to 19:00
- Centre ambulatoire de Laval (employé-e-s seulement) – 1515, Boulevard Chomedey, Laval – Thursdays, 15:30 to 17:30
Please note: No matter which delivery location you subscribe for, you’ll have the possibility to come get your basket directly at the farm on Wednesdays, PM.
A group of friends with a passion for growing food, the environment, self-sufficiency and popular education, we rent a two-acre plot at Ferme incubateur Bord-du-Lac, which allows us to launch confidently while receiving a precious support.
With our different backgrounds, we now commit to a regenerative agriculture that restores the soil as a place for life to thrive naturally, all the while reducing the need for fertilizers and water. To accomplish that, we grow nutritious and delicious root and leaf vegetables, among many others, but we choose not to grow “heavy feeders” such as tomatoes, cucumbers and their like. We build a workers cooperative to cultivate societies, feed communities and regenerate agriculture.
More than an seller-buyer relationship, a partnership
By buying our production in advance, you help us cover the expenses required for that production, a lot of which happen at the very beginning of the season. It’s an amazing helping hand, as no farmer is shielded from nature’s unforeseeable changes of mood. In other words, you share with us the risk of a lesser harvest and the boons of an abundant one. We guarantee that you’ll always get your fair share of vegetables, while supporting the emergence of an ecological and innovative approach to farming.
* Tiohtià:ke is the name given to what we refer to as “Montreal” by Kanien’kéha:ka (“Mohawks”) who have been occupying the territory long before settlers came, and have never ceded or surrendered it.