Hello!

Coop Les Racines de l’Île is a young 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!

2017 Summer baskets

Following the proven Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model, we offer subscriptions to receive a basket of vegetables from our farm, weekly or every two weeks.

We offer four different packages :

  • The whole : 19 weekly deliveries @ $475 (two installments of $237,50)
  • The shortcut : 17 weekly deliveries @ 425$ (two installments of $212.5)
    Deliveries start one week later and end one week earlier than with “the whole”
  • The flexible : A total of 17 deliveries over 19 weeks @ $450 (two installments of $225)
    You choose the two weeks for which you don’t receive a basket
    Price includes a $25 administrative fee
  • The part time : 9 deliveries, one every two weeks @ $250
    Price includes a $25 administrative fee!

Need more produce?

Double your subscription and save $5 for every delivery in your package!

The whole x 2 : $855 (save $95)
The shortcut x 2 : $765 (save $85)

The flexible x 2 : $790 (save $110)

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Le contenu de quelques-uns de nos paniers d'été 2016! En 2017 : Plus grosses portions de racines, moins de feuillage.
The content of some of our 2017 summer baskets!

IN OUR BASKETS:

  • 6 to 9 different items
  • Good portions of classic vegetables :
    «Vates» kale, beet, carrot, green onlion, lettuce, turnip, onion, arugula, fennel, cabbage, raab, etc
  • On average, one item as «Bizard» vegetables
    Ancient, forgotten or neglected, yet worth welcoming back to the dinner table!
    Root parsley, okra, cress, «Magentaspreen» lamb’s quarter, tetragon, rat’s tail radish, watermelon radish, etc
  • Herbs and micro-greens :
    Parsley, chives, basil, sage, sunflower greens, speckled peas greens and more

Our vegetables are grown in vast marority from open pollinated seeds!

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. Well, that’s not completely true. In response to popular demand, there will be some more tomatoes! (we did offer very few last year)

The content of each basket is worth $25 on average, depending on the time of the season and 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 June 26th, 2017. Please refer to our subscription agreement for the precise start and end dates of every package.

 

Drop-off locations:

 

Pierrefonds

Laval

Ahuntsic

Rosemont and Petite-Patrie

Saint-Michel

Ville-Émard

  • Chez Maryse et Pierre (Ville-Émard) – 6910 rue Jogues, Montréal – Wednesdays, 17:00 to 19:00

 

Please note :

These hours are conservative estimates and might be extended in some cases. More drop-off points might also be added.
Home deliveries in certain areas might be made available later. Please write to us to let us know your interest for that service, at lesracinesdelile@gmail.com
No matter which drop-off point you subscribe to, you’ll be able to pick up your basket directly at the farm on Tuesdays, PM.

 

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Read our detailed subscription agreement

About us

A group of friends with a passion for growing food, the environment, self-sufficiency and popular education, we rent a tree-acre plot at Ferme incubateur Bord-du-Lac. Our coop is at its second year of operation. We 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 (almost) not to grow “heavy feeders” such as tomatoes, eggplants, cucumbers and their like. We founded a workers cooperative to cultivate societies, feed communities and regenerate agriculture.

 

Les coopéracines!
The coopéracines! Marc-André, Karine, Laurence, Rebeka and Guillaume

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.