CSA’s

 

 

What is a CSA?

A CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. The basic idea of CSA farming is a cooperative relationship between the farmer and his customers. Based on an annual commitment to one another, community members provide a pre-season payment to purchase a “share” of the season’s harvest. The member then receives a weekly box of a wide variety of fresh vegetables (or fresh chicken) through the growing season, harvested at the peak of ripeness and flavor. You may print out our order form, and mail it in with your check, and a signed agreement, or purchase online through our store. Online prices are higher to include credit card charges. If ordering online, we will email you an agreement form to sign and return.

Produce CSA                                      2017 CSA form

We put lots of care, hard work, and dedication into our vegetable production to ensure a large variety of high quality, nutritious produce.  We do not grow any Genetically-Modified (GMO) crops and follow organic  practices. We grow cover crops to protect and nourish the soil and also rotate crops to avoid depleting the soil. While not certified organic, we believe it is important to follow the set guidelines.

Our Produce CSA is broken into three sessions; Spring, Summer and Fall. Members will pickup their shares on Wednesdays, between 3 and 6pm on the farm.  Spring we will only have one size available, however Summer and Fall will have two size options: “Hen” size for couples or single vegetarian eaters. This share will come with a minimum of 6 items each week in a 1/2 bushel size crate. Our “Rooster” size is designed for families, vegetarian couples, or couples who enjoy cooking/leftovers. This share will come with a minimum of 8 items (larger quantities then Hen size) in a bushel size crate.

Produce you may see in your share…

Spring- radishes, spring onions, zucchini, cucumbers, mint, beans, peas, asparagus, beets, lettuce, mixed greens, strawberries, and herbs.

Summer- peppers, zucchini, cucumbers, beets, squash, beans, onions, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant, sweet corn, lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, herbs, mint, garlic, watermelons, cantaloupes, celery.

Fall- Butternut/acorn squash, pumpkins, peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, zucchini, cucumbers, kale, herbs, carrots, celery, beans, potatoes, onions.

Your shares will come already boxed for fast pickup. Shares will come in wooden crates, and must be returned the following week or their will be a $10 replacement charge. We will try to give crowd pleasing items like tomatoes, carrots, peppers, lettuce, and onions often and will not overwhelm you with new or odd items.

Example of “Hen” size shares… (Spring, Summer, Fall)…….

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Cost of a share..

Spring: April 5-May 31 2017 ~9 weeks long. ****SOLD OUT *******

An example share may look like: Spinach (8oz), 1 head Lettuce, Asparagus(1LB),  Kale (1/2LB), Radishes (1 bunch).

We are only offering one share size for spring, which will include 5 items (minimum). The cost is $153 for cash/check or $158 for online credit card.

Summer: June 7-September 27~ 17 weeks long.

An example “Hen” share may look like: Cherry tomatoes (1 pint), 1 head Lettuce, 1LB slicing tomatoes, 4 bell peppers, 3 slicing cucumbers, and 3 large onions.

An example “Rooster” share may look like: Cherry Tomatoes (2 pints), 2 heads Lettuce, 1.5 LB slicing tomatoes, 6 bell peppers, 5 slicing cucumbers, 3 large onions, 2 bunches Beets, 1 head garlic.

The summer cost for a “Hen” size share is $297.50 cash/check or $307.50 credit card. “Rooster” size is $442 cash/check or $456 credit card.

Fall: October 4- December 20~ 12 weeks long.

An example “Hen” share may look like: Butternut, 1 head garlic, 1 bunch carrots, medium spaghetti squash, arugula(8oz), cauliflower-1 head.

An example “Rooster” share may look like: Butternut, 1 head garlic, 2 bunches carrots, large spaghetti squash, arugula(8oz), 2 heads cauliflower, 2 heads broccoli, 1 head cabbage.

The fall share cost for “Hen” size share is $210 for cash/check or $217 for credit card. “Rooster” size is $312 for cash/check or $319 for credit card.

Chicken CSA

For consumer convienence we grow the double-breasted Cornish Cross birds. Once they reach two weeks of age they are moved onto pasture, where they will spend their days rooting, eating bugs and enjoying fresh green grass. We move their houses daily to ensure fresh grass and bugs. They are fed a GMO-Free grain, and never given antibiotic’s or steroids.

Our Chicken CSA runs from May-October, with two different pickup options.  A weekly chicken share, which will get you one chicken a week from May 4-October 26 (26 chickens total). A bi-weekly chicken share, which will get you a chicken every-other week (13 chickens total). You may purchase as many shares as needed to suit your families needs.

The average weight of the birds will be 4 pounds.  The price will be as follows: $3/LB for 4 pounds, which would equal $12 per bird. Chickens cut in half are an additional $1/each, and chickens cut up is an additional $2/each. Cut-up chickens will come in three packages: Boneless-skinless breast pack, drum/wing/thigh pack, and a bone pack for stock making.

Cost: Weekly share:    ~Whole chickens: $312 cash/check or $322 credit card

~Cut in half chickens: $338 cash/check or $349 credit card

~Cut-up chickens: $364cash/check or $375 credit card

Bi-Weekly share:  ~Whole chickens: $156 cash/check or $161 credit card

~ Cut in half chickens: $169 cash/check or $175 credit card

~Cut-up chickens: $182 cash/check or $188 credit card

Additional ADD-ON shares…must purchase a Produce CSA to purchase these…

~Fruit Share -Summer season runs June 7-Sept 27  (17 weeks long), $119 for cash/check ($7/week) or $129 for credit card

~Fruit Share-Fall season runs October 4-December 20th (12 weeks long) $84 for cash/check or $91 for credit card.

With this share you will get a weekly assortment of fresh, local fruit. The strawberries are home-grown, and additional fruit will all be local. In June you may see some of our own Strawberries, or local cherries. In July and August you will receive peaches, nectarines, raspberries, and blueberries. The fall months will include Apples, and Pears. You may purchase multiple shares to meet your families needs.

~Mushroom Share (summer season) runs June 7- Sept 27 (17 weeks long), $119 for cash/check or $129 for credit card

~Mushroom Share (fall season) runs October 4- December 20th (12 weeks), $84 for cash/check or $91 for credit card.

With this share you will receive an assortment of mushrooms from Primordia Mushroom Farm.  Primordia is located in Lenhartsville, PA and grows their mushrooms without the use of fungicides, pesticides, and artificial fertilizers. You will receive a 1/2 pound of mushrooms each week (quart container). Varieties will include Shiitake, Lion’s Mane, Piopinno, Blue Gray, Gold and Pink Oyster, and Maitake. Varieties will change with seasonal availability. For more info on Primordia please visit their Facebook or Instagram.

~Egg CSA

Spring season runs April 5- May 31st (9 weeks long) $35 for cash/check or $40 for credit card.

Summer season runs June 7- Sept 27 (17 weeks long), $66 for cash/check or $76 for credit card

Fall season runs October 4- December 20th (12 weeks long) $46.50 for cash/check or $53.50 for credit card.

To order our CSA, you may do so through our Store or by printing a    2017 CSA form  and mailing it to us with your agreement and payment. Payment plans are available, please email us for more info.

If paying in FULL for all three produce seasons you will receive a $50 gift card to our farm store, orders are due by February 28th for this special.

Interested in Delivery right to your door? Visit Doorstep Dairy for more info. http://doorstepdairy.com/specials/spring-summer-csa-season

Thanks for your support!!

—-SPRING PRODUCE DEADLINE IS March 20th, SUMMER, FALL AND CHICKEN DEADLINE IS May 1st!!!——-

 

6 thoughts on “CSA’s

  1. how do you purchase the CSA produce share? I’d like to purchase along with a chicken share and egg share. Just send you one check?

  2. I’m interested in the CSA, but was wondering… what if I can’t pick up my share between 3 and 6 on a Wednesday can I send someone else to pick it up for me?

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