Spring 2021 Garden Baskets
Notify me when spring baskets are available

We are handling our spring garden shares differently in 2021. The spring is  a challenging time to grow with so many of the variables completely out of our control (floods polar vortexs, and who know what next year). Rather than set a predetermined date range and cost as we did in 2020, we will offer our spring baskets on a week by week basis.  When we have enough to put togather a basket, we will notify all who join our spring notification list of their pending availability and then you can reserve your spring baskets week by week on a first come first serve basis through this website. Pick-ups for our spring shares will be at Indian Creek Orchard Gardens on Thursdays from 3pm – 7pm.

We overwinter spring greens like spinach, arugula, and mizuna in our greenhouses. These are typically ready in late March or early April. We get an early start on lettuce, mustard greens and spring roots as well. These are often ready in late April or early May. In late May and early June many of our greenhouse crops like cucumbers and tomatoes are ready, often the first wave of peppers as well.

 

Winter 2021 Garden Share

This share type is completely unique. Each year when we get to the end of the season we typically have hundreds and hundreds of pounds of surplus produce. We plant more than we need, rather than run the risk of not having enough! After the Autumn share, we will divide all of our surplus by the number of shareholders who qualify for our winter share. Most likely this will amount to a large bag or box of storage veggies, winter squash, roots, onions, garlic + whatever else remains, likely some brassicas too.

Winter share pick-up is at the farm on October 30, 2021.

Summer 2021 Garden Share

94 summer garden shares remain available.
Reserve my main season share now

Join us for our main growing season. This is our season of greatest abundance and the most variety. The days are long and the garden is alive. This share type will be begin with the final weeks of spring greens and roots and quickly progress to heat loving crops and will wrap-up as the fall crops harvest just begins . Expect tomatoes and cucumbers throughout most of the season.

The Bountiful Feast Garden Share 16 weeks | $576 ($36/wk)
June 16 – September 30, 2021
The “Full Bounty” version of our garden share features most items that are harvested each week. Most often containing 11 or 12 items per week. This option gives you access every vegetable that we have in-season each week, larger portions, and features micro greens regularly. This share size is intended to feed healthy growing families. Bring more than one bag to your pick-up location.

The Classic Garden Share 16 weeks | $448 ($28/wk)
June 16 – September 30, 2021
The “Classic” version of our summer garden share has many of items that are harvested each week, but also requires some choices. Most often it will include 8 or 9 items per week. This share size is good for small families or couples who include veggies in their meal planning.

The Essentials Garden Share 16 weeks | $320 ($20/wk)
June 16 – September 30, 2021
The “Essentials” version of our summer garden share has some of items that are harvested each week, but also requires some many choices. Most often it will include 6 items per week. Most weeks it will include a 1/2lb bag of our signature salad mix, an herb, a root, an onion family selection, a cucurbit selection as well as a nightshade or a legume This share size is good for singles or couples who want to include veggies in their meal planning. The essentials does not include long season crops such as cabbage, winter squash or melons.

Autumn Add On

75 autumn garden shares remain available.
Reserve my autumn share now

Join us for the traditional harvest season. We go deeeep into the year with the autumn add-on. Our late season greens and roots are a given. we’ll be enjoying the tail end of the nightshades (tomatoes, peppers and eggplant) Expect lots of brassica’s (brocolli, brussel sprouts, cabbage or kohlrabi) as well.  The winter squash will be abundant. Expect many of the storage roots we grew earlier in the season. By the end of this share the snow might be on the ground and we may be harvesting your hardiest veggies through the snow or in the greenhouses.

The Classic Autumn Add-on 4 weeks | $112
October 6 – Oct 28, 2021
The “Bountiful Feast” version of our autumn garden share has many of items that are harvested each week, but also requires some choices. Most often it will include 9 or 10 items per week. This share size is good for small families or couples who include veggies in their meal planning.

The Essentials Autumn Add-on 4 weeks) | $80
October 6 – Oct 28, 2021
The “Essentials” version of our autumn garden share has a variety of items from our weekly harvest.  It does not include heavier long season crops like cabbage or winter squash. Most weeks it will include 8-9 items per week. This share size is appropriate for couples who eat veggies on occasion or single people who really enjoy their fresh veggies.

Categories
Greens | Salad Mix, Lettuce (romaine, butterhead, boston, leaf, incised)
Other Greens | Arugula, Chard, Collards, Kale, Sorel, Spinach
Asian Greens | Bok Choy, Mizuna, Mustard Greens, Nappa Cabbage, Tat soi
Onion | Cooking, Cipolinni, Fennel, Garlic, Red, Green, Shallots, Spanish
Herb | Basil, Chives, Dill, Cilantro, Oregano, Parsley, Sage, Thyme
Roots | Beets, Carrots, Parsnips, Radish, Rutabaga, Turnips
Cucurbit | English cucumber, Melon•, Pickling cucumber, Slicing cucumber, Summer squash, Winter squash*, Zucchini
Nightshades | Eggplant, Hot peppers, Sweet Peppers, Tomatillos, Tomatoes
Brassicas | Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage*, Kohlrabi, Rapini
Legumes | Peas, Beans

All produce is in season. Availability of specific items within categories will fluctuate with the season. Early season shares will have heavier weightings of greens. Mid season shares will have more nightshades, cucurbits and legume choices. Late season shares will have heavier weightings of roots and brassicas.

* These items are NOT included in essential shares

Seasons
Spring Season | March – June 15, 2021
Main Season | June 16 – September 30, 2021
Autumn Season | Oct 6 – October 30, 2021

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Directions

#919 Sugarbush Road
Pakenham, Ontario K0A 2X0
(613) 914-7444

info@indiancreekorchard.ca

From Hwy 29, turn south on Cedarhill Sideroad, turn right at the T. We are on the shores of the Indian Creek. If you cross the bridge you have gone too far.

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Farm Stand

We will only be open to our seasonal shareholders until Covid restrictions have been relaxed.
Wednesdays – 2-7pm,
Saturdays – 9-1pm
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Farmers Market

We will be at the Almonte Farmers Market on Saturday mornings this year from 8:30am until 12:30pm.