The farm has providing the community with fresh produce through Community Shared Agriculture, their core community program.
Within the Ignatius Jesuit Centre lies the Ignatius Farm, an agriculture-focused space just outside of Guelph that works to provide fresh produce for members of the community, while allowing others to have access to farmland they can tend themselves.
The farm was founded in 1913 by members of the Jesuit community. In the past 20 years, the farm has transformed into an opportunity for residents in the area to gain access to fresh, locally grown produce through its Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) program.
Farm manager Heather Lekx has been a part of the CSA for the last 20 years. Lekx started as a farmer for the CSA program and began working at the farm as they were switching to organic production. She said the CSA allows around 250 families in the community to access fully-certified organic produce.