What is Main Street Market?
We are an urban food distributor favouring local agriculture. We seek to improve the connection between eaters, farmers, the local economy and the environment.
- we are an urban CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) supplying weekly produce baskets in Kingston
- we offer locally, organically grown fresh produce
- we provide catering for a variety of occasions
- we support local food programs, community gardening, and provide hands-on agricultural and nutrition education and training
What’s in a basket?
Arugula, Asian Greens, Basil (Genovese, Thai, Purple), Beets (4 varieties), Bitter Melon, Organic Slicing Beans, French Filet Green Beans & Yellow Beans (2 varieties/ea), Purple Beans (3 varieties), Cabbage (red & green), Carrots, Celery, Cilantro, Cucumber (slicing, lemon, pickling), Dill, Eggplant, Fennel, Garlic, Garlic Greens, Garlic Scapes, Green Onions, Ground Cherries, Hot Peppers, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lemongrass, Leeks, Lettuce (several varieties), Mesclun Mix, Mint, Onions (red & yellow), Oregano, Parsley, Parsnips*, Rosemary, Sage, Melons (3 varieties), Peas (green, purple, yellow), Peppers (sweet & hot), Potatoes (early white&red), Pumpkin, Radicchio, Radishes, Rhubarb, Rosemary, Sage, Shiitake mushrooms, Shiso, Spinach, Sprouts (several types), Summer Squash, Sunchokes (red & white), Sunflower shoots, Swiss Chard (several colours), Tarragon, Thyme, Cherry Tomatoes, Heritage Tomatoes, Roma Tomatoes, Turnip, Winter Squash (several varieties) and Zucchini. And more…
How it Works
Main Street Market supplies a variety of local produce, for fresh use and storage. We offer four basic sizes of baskets, including a full and half share. If you love vegetables and are feeding a family, the full share is for you. If you need to feed 1-2 people a half share might suit. You can also split a full share with friends/family. If you travel often in the summer, our flexible 10-week and 15-week shares are for you: just tell us the weeks you’d like a basket and don’t worry about the dates you are away.
You will be supplied with vegetables from May until October, and be first on the list for a freezer or cold-cellar share at the end of the growing season. We will also supply sourcing details, recipes, and storage tips to help you get to know your harvest. And, you can add any additional items we offer to your basic share by paying for them upon pickup.
If you are unable to pick up your share, maybe Green Delivery would suit you? Your share can be delivered to your (downtown) home by bicycle. Pick-up options include York@Division St, Queens Campus, Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market.
If none of these options seem to work for you, check out some of the alternatives we offer to our standard CSAs.
For example: Want to support us local farmers building a resilient local food system but don’t want a basket yourself this year? Consider donating a basket to a shelter or a food program.