Macdonald Student-Run
Ecological Gardens
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ABOUT US

The Macdonald Student-Run Ecological Garden (MSEG - pronounced em-seg) is a diversified vegetable farm located at the Macdonald Campus of McGill University in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec. The farm was founded in 2009 as a student gardening club and has since grown to a scale that allows it to feed hundreds of members of the McGill, Sainte-Anne, and Montreal communities through its 75 weekly CSA basket subscriptions and 2 weekly markets. The farm, run entirely by students, operates from the beginning of May to the end of October. Each employed student commits two growing seasons to the farm: the first as an apprentice and the second as a manager who trains the new apprentices. This structure allows the student club to operate as a highly effective and unique "farmer incubator program", giving the students a level of responsibility and training that is not generally possible with internships at larger, more established market gardens.  Although the farm does not have organic certification, it is operated using practices that are within organic guidelines .  

 

MARKETS

Park Lalonde, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec

Saturdays 9am-2pm

June 26 - October 23 2021

Marché Laurier

Laurier Metro

 Montreal, Quebec

Thursdays 3pm-7pm

June 24 - October 21 2021

CSA BASKETS

Sign up now for the 2021 season!

  What are CSA baskets?
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a system where members, by signing up, buy a share of the next season harvest in advance. During an agreed time (10 or 8 weeks in our case), the members get a weekly basket of vegetables that will at the end result in a greater value of vegetables than the membership investment. CSA baskets represent a crucial financial support for our farm to start the next growing season!

 

As one of our CSA basket members, you will receive one basket per week for the duration of your basket session (10 weeks or 8 weeks), as well as a weekly MSEG newsletter which provides information about the contents of each basket, keeps you informed about farm news, and suggests tasty recipes!  The baskets contain a wide variety of sustainably produced veggies and are sized to feed a household of about two people. 

Basket Sessions

SUMMER
10 weeks
weeks of Jun. 22 - Aug. 23
260$
(235$ for students)
FALL
8 weeks
weeks of Sept. 1 - Oct. 19
210$
(190$ for students)

Basket Contents

The basket composition varies from week to week depending on what is in season, therefore customers can expect more cold-tolerant crops (leafy greens, roots, etc.) in the early summer and late fall, and more heat-loving crops (tomatoes, cucumbers, melons, etc.) in the heart of the summer.

Here are some examples of the basket contents throughout the season:

Early July
1 bunch kale
1 head of lettuce
1 bunch radishes
1 bunch garlic scapes
2 kohlrabi
1 bunch of chard
1 bunch green onion
1 bag mesclun / arugula
1 bok choi
1 bag of spinach
choice of herb
Mid August
2 peppers
1 bunch kale / chard
2 zucchini
1 bag lettuce / mesclun /     arugula
1 carton of cherry tomatoes
1 eggplant
2 cucumbers
1 lb beans
2 leeks
choice herb or hot pepper
October
1/2 pound baby potatoes
1 bunch carrots
2 celeriac
1 cabbage
1 bag onions
1 cooking pumpkin
1 bunch beets
1 bunch kale / chard
1 winter squash
choice of tea or dried herb mixes

Pickup Locations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Members are responsible for picking up their own basket (or arranging for someone to pick up for them) each week at the pickup location of their choice.

**Please bring a bag!

Interested in becoming a CSA member for the 2021 season?

Click here and register now!

Marché Laurier

THURSDAY

3pm-7pm

Marché

Ste-Anne

SATURDAY

9am - 2pm

Farm pickup

FRIDAY

 
 

PHOTOS

Basket
Basket
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2019 crew
2019 crew
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2017 Crew
2017 Crew
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Cherry Tomatoes
Cherry Tomatoes
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MSEG Fields
MSEG Fields
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Garlic Harvest
Garlic Harvest
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Swiss Chard
Swiss Chard
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Ste-Anne Saturday Market
Ste-Anne Saturday Market
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Farm Fresh Eggs
Farm Fresh Eggs
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THE TEAM : 2021

Michelle
Michelle
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Jasmine
Jasmine
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Snehan
Snehan
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Michelle

Jasmine

Snehan

Izzy
Izzy
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Ariel
Ariel
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Kayla
Kayla
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Kayla

Izzy

Ariel

 
 

CONTACT

Location

 

Macdonald Campus Farm Center

21111 Lakeshore,

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec

H9X 3V9

 

Email

macdonaldstudentgarden@gmail.com

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