You can purchase a weekly CSA produce basket from us in full or half share sizes, for the whole season or a specific number of weeks. Choose a CSA
You can find us and our produce at Kingston farmers’ markets and shops every day of the week. Find a Farmers’ Market
Bicycles are some of the most efficient machines available – we use them to get materials around our decentralized farm, move produce to market, and transport food from market to eaters with our bicycle delivery service. We deliver our own veggie baskets, as well as from the Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market. Purchase Bicycle Delivery
What We Offer
Main Street Market urban farm grows fresh produce and sells it year-round. We also bake fresh bread, wheat-free cookies, and we brew kombucha. And, serve Kingston’s only farm grown and cooked vegan Thai Curries, available at market. Our CSA weekly vegetable basket is a great deal. Purchase one online now. Browse Our Store
This week of February has become a North America wide gear up to #CSAday veggie basket sales. We’ve got 99% of our Spring preparation done already
Field work in Fall
Desk work in December
January seed and equipment ordering
February finding staff and scheduling
Now we need EATERS. Yes!
The best part of farming, arguably (besides working outdoors, rejoicing in weather, excellent exercise, and the thrill of risk and adventure), is EATing.
That’s where you join us. (We hope.) By EATing along with us you join the effort to make our urban farm a go. Your membership in our Community Shared Agriculture weekly produce basket program gets you into a unique relationship with your farmer
the urban land we farm.
Connecting with your food by pledging to pay for it up front guarantees you a share in the Freshest Food from our harvest, uniquely delivered to you by BICYCLE.
Your membership involves you in
Caring for several swathes of soil in the city of Kingston (LOCAL LANDSCAPE)
Educating new farmers (LOCAL KNOWLEDGE)
Providing employment in Kingston (LOCAL ECONOMY)
Increasing Kingston food sovereignty by reducing dependence on imports
Reducing food miles, emissions, lost freshness & nutrition, urban truck traffic noise and congestion (LOCAL LIVABILITY)
Saving your money (because produce in our baskets costs less than our items do at shops or market)
Saving your time (traipsing through the produce aisles looking for organics)
Having offered 4-month Winter shares for 5 years, we’ve bridged the seasonal local food-lack gap by adding 2 months to our Winter shares. You can eat urban fresh food year-round because we cool store, can, freeze, dry, ferment and grow fresh food on our urban farm. Along with the food, we offer storage tips and recipes. We’re pleased to offer this option, and invite you to eat year-round with our NEW 6 month Fall-Winter farm share.
I was a boy visiting a farm in Devon England. Farmer David left me in the silage pit with a tractor and a heap of submerged manure. My job was to move it out. Responsibility grew to inspiration in me, as I shifted the muck.
I didn’t know at the time I wanted to be a farmer. In that moment, desire grew from experience, until, when finally given choice of occupation at age 33, I jumped in. I borrowed land and got to work building soil. I rock-picked, roto-tilled and reduced my income expectations. I became an agronomist-nutritionist-urban-farmer.
Seven years, 3 children, and a pocketful of dreams later, I co-run a Community Shared Agriculture and farmers’ market farm, feeding people and offering nutrition and agri-education. From childhood inspiration to present-day occupation. There’s no end in sight, but I’ll sleep well tonight thanks to fresh air, hard work, and the promise of reciprocal care from an earth which has goodness to share.
Pictured above, the humble CSA basket. What wonder lies within? A realm of taste, texture and colour. Recipes to explore. Laughter with friends over meals. Minerals, vitamins and more, all with a powerful flavour punch. Eat the Freshest Food! in our 2016 CSA. A full share costs approx $7/week per person in an average 4 eater house.
This year of extended warmth has handily coincided with our extension to year-round farm produce sales.
Founded in 2011 as a Kingston destination for local farm produce procurement, Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market (MCFM) is now open year-round. After a 2 week break, the market opens January 10th 2016 at Princess St United Church hall. The Winter market will operate Jan-April 10am-2pm, dovetailing with the existing May-December market days. As usual, you’ll find Main Street Market there every week.
Unknown to the Farmers’ Market Association of Kingston board (which operates MCFM), winter weather was to hold off until the end of December this year, allowing farmers an extra window to conduct outdoor chores and harvests in preparation for the January re-opening. And, it has helped us demonstrate what farmers have always known: farming is a year-round, not seasonal, occupation.
Watch the clip to see more of how Main Street Market has been using the warmth to our eaters’ advantage. And, visit us at MCFM at 484 Albert Street.
Spending months in the field every year is sweet pleasure. Sweat pleasure. Working for a goal. Bringing Kingston the Freshest Food! by growing it downtown to organic standards. Every breath of fresh air. The quiet after a rainstorm. The smiles on faces and happy bellies when eaters joyfully join in by devouring the scents, taste and nutrient-dense goodness of food grown in YumGK. This is pleasure. When brassicas finally evade flea beetle attack and thrive. When flavours combine in the mouth. When rain replaces snow on the weather menu. A basket of fine Fall food furnishing forth the Winter table. That’ll leave a good taste in the mouth.
Presenter Rain Lill returns with another delectable – child friendly – workshop: chocolate bliss! Just in time for Valentine’s Day, or just for the love of chocolate. Rain will teach you the basics and guide you to make your own chocolate bar. You’ll choose your own flavour and herbal combinations. And, drink a delicious chocolate superfood drink during the bliss-shop!
A chocolate bar made by you!
Know-how to make healthy and delicious raw chocolate!
Know-how to make a superfood chocolate drink!
Where-to-buy list for ingredients
Time: 10-12 February 7th at GoGreenBaby, 293 Division St
Signup deadline: February 3rd
what to bring: a cup (other items TBA)
Learn kimchi and kraut wild fermentation methods with presenter Rain Lill.
We’ll learn how to, let you try your hand at it, provide you with recipes, make sure you have some to take home, and answer questions you have about the processes.
Fermented foods are incredibly good for your gut. Good for you. Good health starts with what you put into your body. Take control of your own health needs by learning how to prepare fermented foods for yourself and your family.
Children welcome to attend and participate / join other children in childcare options.