What Is A CSA?

CSA stands for community supported agriculture and is a mutually beneficial relationship between farmers and consumers where farmers receive money in advance of the season.  In return, consumers become a member of the CSA and receive a share of produce weekly during the growing season.  By paying in advance the CSA member shares in the benefits and risks of the agricultural season.

 

 

2020 CSA Information

At the close of every season we ask our members for feedback about our CSA so that we can improve it every year. We consistently hear the same feedback- members love having the flexibility to choose which vegetables they take home. Because of this we offer what we call our CSA Flex Share. The Flex Share gives members the ultimate flexibility to choose which vegetables they want, how much they want and how often to pick up. The money you pay for your share will function as a credit on your account. Each week you can choose to get as much or as little as you'd like and that amount will be deducted from your account. Our CSA farm stand is open for 20 weeks giving members the flexibility to miss weeks without missing out on their vegetables. Members pick up their share at our farm and "shop" for their vegetables from our market style CSA farm stand. We have a finite number of share spots available. When you register you secure one of those spots. Because of this all share credits must be used by the end of the 2020 season. Membership is non-refundable.

Main Shares

#1 Small Flex Vegetable Share:

The Small Flex Vegetable Share provides enough produce for one-two people who enjoy eating a variety of fresh vegetables every weekThe cost of a Small Family Share is $400 per share. Pick up location- On Farm in Alburtis on Thursdays from 2pm-7pm.

#2 Large Flex Vegetable Share:

The Large Flex Vegetable Share provides enough produce to feed a family of four+ that enjoys eating a variety of fresh vegetables every week or one-two people who eat primarily vegetables for their diet. The cost of a Large Family Share is $600 per share. Pick up location- On Farm in Alburtis on Thursdays from 2pm-7pm.

Add Ons (On Farm Pick Up Only)

#3 Artisan Cheese Share:

The Artisan Cheese Share offers two cheeses on a bi-weekly basis for 20 weeks. The cheeses are handmade, traditional, and produced from ​high quality, healthy raw milk or gently pasturized milk from happy cows located in Southeastern Pennsylvania. The cheeses are made by two local creameries- Valley Milkhouse in Berks County (http://www.valleymilkhouse.com/) and Birchrun Hills Farm in Chester County (http://birchrunhillsfarm.com/). The cheesemakers, Stefanie and Sue, will rotate the cheeses offered through the following list- fromage blanc, feta style, Valencay lactic bloomy rind dusted with vegetble ash, creamy brie style, cow's milk roquefort blue, washed rind tomme, award winning aged blue (the best in the state!), and alpine style with swiss, nutty flavors. For more detailed descriptions of the cheese varieties visit http://www.collectivecreamery.com/explore-the-cheese/. The cost of the Artisan Cheese Share is $160 ($8/cheese). 

#4 Small Bread Share:

The Small Bread Share includes one loaf of bread on a bi-weekly basis for 20 weeks. The bread is baked by Switchback Pizza Company located in Emmaus. Switchback uses a blend of organic flour and freshly ground, locally sourced wheat berries from Red Cat Farm in Germansville, PA. All of their bread is made using a sourdough starter and an overnight slow cold fermentation process. Their bread is then baked in their wood fired oven giving it a unique flavor and crust. The bread varieties offered will rotate through the following list: Farm house (a mix of freshly milled local flour from Red Cat farm and white and whole wheat organic flours. A slightly tangy light whole wheat bread that is great for sandwiches, french toast or just eating with butter!), Multiseed Bread (sunflower, sesame, nigella, pumpkin and flax seeds), Chocolate Hazelnut (a chocolate forward bread with dark chocolate callets (chunks), cocoa powder and hazelnuts. This bread is only lightly sweet but awesomely delicious!), Grano Arso (baker Andrew toasts wheat berries in the wood oven and then grinds the berries into flour. The toasted grain gives the bread a unique nutty and roasted characteristic which makes this one of our favorite breads for eating straight with olive oil or butter), Beet Bread (local beets are roasted, pureed and then mixed into the bread dough to make a delightfully colored and tasty bread. The base of this dough has a local rye to add to its unique flavor), Cranberry Walnut (cranberries and walnuts make this the perfect bread to eat in the fall with a dinner of roasted winter squash). The cost of the Small Bread Share is $60 ($6/loaf). 

#5 Large Bread Share:

The Large Bread Share includes two loaves of bread on a bi-weekly basis for 20 weeks. The bread is baked by Switchback Pizza Company located in Emmaus. Switchback uses a blend of organic flour and freshly ground, locally sourced wheat berries from Red Cat Farm in Germansville, PA. All of their bread is made using a sourdough starter and an overnight slow cold fermentation process. Their bread is then baked in their wood fired oven giving it a unique flavor and crust. The bread varieties offered will rotate through the following list: Farm house (a mix of freshly milled local flour from Red Cat farm and white and whole wheat organic flours. A slightly tangy light whole wheat bread that is great for sandwiches, french toast or just eating with butter!), Multiseed Bread (sunflower, sesame, nigella, pumpkin and flax seeds), Chocolate Hazelnut (a chocolate forward bread with dark chocolate callets (chunks), cocoa powder and hazelnuts. This bread is only lightly sweet but awesomely delicious!), Grano Arso (baker Andrew toasts wheat berries in the wood oven and then grinds the berries into flour. The toasted grain gives the bread a unique nutty and roasted characteristic which makes this one of our favorite breads for eating straight with olive oil or butter), Beet Bread (local beets are roasted, pureed and then mixed into the bread dough to make a delightfully colored and tasty bread. The base of this dough has a local rye to add to its unique flavor), Cranberry Walnut (cranberries and walnuts make this the perfect bread to eat in the fall with a dinner of roasted winter squash). The cost of the Large Bread Share is $120 ($6/loaf).

#6 Egg Share:

The Egg Share includes 4 dozen eggs once a month for 6 months (May-October). The eggs are laid by free range, pastured chickens from Breakaway Farms (http://www.breakawayfarms.net/) located in Lancaster County. The cost of the Egg Share is $114 ($4.75/dozen). 

#7 Ground Beef Share:

The Ground Beef Share includes a 5 pound bulk pack of 100% grass fed beef once a month for 6 months (May-October). The beef is raised by Breakaway Farms (http://www.breakawayfarms.net/) located in Lancaster County. Breakaway Farms' cows are raised without hormones or antibiotics and roam freely on pesticide-free and herbicide-free grasses and clovers. The cost of the Ground Beef Share is $183 ($6.10/lb). 

#8 Sausage Share:

The Sausage Share includes 5 pounds of sausage once a month for 6 months (May-October). The pork is raised by Breakaway Farms (http://www.breakawayfarms.net/) located in Lancaster County. Breakaway Farms' pigs are raised without hormones or antibiotics and roam freely on pesticide-free and herbicide-free grasses and clovers. The variety of sausage rotates each month from the following varieties- Salt & Pepper, Sweet Italian, Garlic Brats, PA Dutch, Apple, Sweet Sage Breakfast. The cost of the Sausage Share is $192 ($6.40/lb). 

#9 Bacon Share:

The Bacon Share includes a 5 pound bulk pack of hickory smoked bacon once a month for 6 months (May-October). The pork is raised by Breakaway Farms (http://www.breakawayfarms.net/) located in Lancaster County. Breakaway Farms' pigs are raised without hormones or antibiotics and roam freely on pesticide-free and herbicide-free grasses and clovers. The cost of the Bacon Share is $246 ($8.20/lb). 

#10 Bone-In Chicken Share:

The Bone-In Chicken Share includes 5 pounds of bone-in chicken once a month for 6 months (May-October). The chickens are free range, pastured chickens from Breakaway Farms (http://www.breakawayfarms.net/) located in Lancaster County. The variety of bone-in chicken will rotate through whole birds, bone-in breasts, legs & thighs, wings. The cost of the Bone-In Chicken Share is $180 ($6/lb).

#11 Boneless Chicken Share:

The Boneless Chicken Share includes a 5 pound bulk pack of boneless, skinless chicken breasts once a month for 6 months (May-October). The chickens are free range, pastured chickens from Breakaway Farms (http://www.breakawayfarms.net/) located in Lancaster County. The cost of the Boneless Chicken Share is $510 ($17/lb).

Click the "Register Now" button below to register for your share. Clicking this button will download a document. Click to open the document, print, complete and send in your registration form with payment to secure your share. 

Crop List

Salad Greens:

Spinach, Arugula, Lettuce Mixes, Head Lettuce (Romaine, Red Leaf, Green Leaf)

 

Cooking Greens:

Collards Greens, Kale (Green, Red, Tuscan), Swiss Chard, Pak Choy, Escarole

 

Root Crops:

Garlic, Garlic Scapes, Onions (Red, Yellow, Sweet), Scallions, Leeks, Hakurei Turnips, Beets (Red, Golden, Chioggia), Carrots, Radishes (French Breakfast, Red), Parsnips, Potatoes (Red, Yukon Gold), Sweet Potatoes

 

Seasonal Vegetables:

Broccoli, Cabbage (Red, Green, Napa), Cauliflower, Squash, Zucchini, Winter Squash (Acorn, Delicata, Butternut, Spaghetti), Cucumbers, Snow Peas, Hot Peppers (Jalapeno, Poblano), Sweet Peppers (Green Bell, Yellow Bell, Orange Bell, Red Bell, Red Horn, Yellow Horn), Celery, Eggplant, Beans, Tomatoes (Red Slicing, Yellow Slicing, Rainbow Cherry), Basil, Cilantro, Dill, Fennel, Parsley, Mint

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