Posts Tagged ‘community shared agriculture’

Monforte Cheese CSA

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

On her way to work last week Tanny heard an interview with Ruth Klahsen of Monforte Dairy on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning. Monforte Dairy is a local Ontario cheese producer of artisanal cheeses. 

She currently uses milk from other local farms, but Ruth is now raising funds to create her own dairy and using a Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) approach to do it. They are offering three different share plans (cleverly named “wedge”, “brick” and “wheel”) ranging from $200 to $1000 with the cheese doled out over the next 5 years. Two options are available to the brick and wheel plans: you can either receive vouchers to buy the cheese at markets or have it delivered. The wedge plan offers vouchers only.

We both thought this was a great idea and wanted to post about it. I’ll add Monforte to our list of suppliers shortly.

Oh - I also noticed that LocalEating.ca is on her blogroll! Yay - and “hi Ruth”.


Website New Feature: Search for CSAs

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

We’ve added a new searchable category in our resource map - you can now search for Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) in your area. We’ve also added a few more resources in the Ottawa region.

Thanks to everybody who has contributed so far! Our database is growing everyday!


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