What is Main Street Market?
We are an urban farm. We seek to improve the connection between eaters, farmers, the local economy and the environment.
- we are an urban CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) supplying produce baskets year-round in Kingston, Ontario
- we offer locally, organically grown fresh produce
- we support local food programs, community gardening, and provide hands-on agricultural, culinary and nutrition training
What are the options for your customised 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 weekly and bi-weekly share. If you love vegetables and are feeding a family, the weekly 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, tell Harvie 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, or anywhere else in Kingston by refrigerated van. Pick-up options include York@Division St, Old Farm Fine Food, Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market, Pig&Olive downtown, and in the East/West ends of town.
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 using the Donate through Loving spoonful option on Harvie.