What is Toronto Black Community Supported Agriculture?
From Your Farm to Your Plate
TBCSA allows members of black communities in Toronto and surrounding areas to have direct access to high quality, fresh produce grown locally by black farmers. TBCSA farms offer fresher, healthier alternatives to produce loaded with chemicals, picked too early, ripened in crates, offering fewer nutrients, and shipped for thousands of kilometres before making it to your plate.
Get Your Share
When you become a member of TBCSA, you are purchasing a “share” of organically grown fresh herbs, vegetables, and fruits from a local black farmer. Weekly or bi-weekly, you can pick-up or we will deliver that share of produce to a convenient drop-off location in your neighborhood.
The one-time membership fee (or share) that you pay prior to the start of growing season helps the farmer cover seed cost, equipment maintenance, property fees, tools, salaries, distribution costs, etc. In return, you receive weekly or bi-weekly fresh food boxes.
While you enjoy your weekly share of the fresh, local, farm-fresh food, you must also share in the lack of food should there be a drought, flood, pest problem or other issues that reduce the amount or quality of the food. You become one with the farmer in understanding and dealing with the ways of nature.
Toronto Black Farmers Collective will provide fresh food from greenhouse gardens bi-weekly in Winter and the field-fresh equivalent in Spring, Summer, and Fall.
We believe that healthy, nutritious food can be affordably produced using eco-friendly, organic growing practices.