2017 CSA Farmshare
We are now accepting CSA members for the 2017 growing season! We are again offering a 10 percent discount on shares that are paid in full by February 14, and a 5 percent discount for shares purchased by March 31. The discount is for the cost of the produce only and doesn't apply to the box deposit. We are also offering a small referral incentive: for each new CSA member you refer to us, we will give you a $5 credit toward produce at market. Please have the person you are referring write your name on the application and when they become members we will discount your share.
Email us or see the FAQ below for more information.
us or see the FAQ below for more information.
What is a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It is a simple
arrangement that provides an alternative to the conventional, modern
relationship between farmers and their customers. The customer purchases
a share of the farmer's harvest in advance, and the harvest is distributed
to the customer as it becomes available.
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It is a simple arrangement that provides an alternative to the conventional, modern relationship between farmers and their customers. The customer purchases a share of the farmer's harvest in advance, and the harvest is distributed to the customer as it becomes available.
What does this mean for both of us? As farmers it allows us to more accurately align our marketing and production needs for the season. As a customer it gets you the freshest produce you can possibly buy. By cutting out the middle man, we can deal directly with one another.
Since everything is distributed as it becomes available, the CSA allows you to experience the flux and flow of different crops, the comings and goings of the season and the ups and downs of the harvest. As availability shifts throughout the season, so will the produce in your share.
We've found that cooking along with the natural cycle of the growing season
helps you to be more creative in the kitchen. We will periodically provide you with recipes and
to help get you going. Fresh veggies pack much more flavor than
grocery store food does, so a good general rule is just to saute lightly with
garlic and olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste and enjoy.
But if you're really stumped about how to use something, feel free to email us.
Lara and James
What shares are available?
We offer one 20-week share that runs from late May/early June until mid-October. There is one week off at the beginning of August.
We also plan to offer a Winter Share this year for Nov/Dec and possibly into the spring. Please contact us if you are interested in the winter share.
Flower Shares: we have two options for flowers shares. If you have a produce share and would like a small flower bouquet included with your produce each week, we offer that option for an additional $5/week. We ask for you to sign up for the full season.
Our full flower shares are $20/week. 2-3 large or medium bouquets will be put together for you each week .
When is payment due?
We'll need a $100 non-refundable deposit to reserve your share. This
deposit is deducted from the cost of whichever share you choose. Payment in full
is due by May 15. To receive the 10% discount, full payment must be made before Feb. 14. To recieve the 5% discount, you must be paid in full by March 31. Again, the $100 deposit is non-refundable, and will count towards the total cost of your share.
What is this 'Box Deposit' for?
The box deposit is for the crates that we use to transport your share. They're expensive for us to buy
and they are easliy turned into furniture. We charge a deposit to make sure we can replace them
in the event that they end up as a nightstand or a spice caddy somewhere.
Where can I pick up my share?
Our drop off points in town will be Lycoming College and the Pajama Factory. Please feel free to contact us if you have and additional drop off point you would like us to consider. Tuesdays will remain our drop off day. Just remember that produce
is highly perishable and we cannot be responsible for the quality if it is not picked up
on time. Abandoned shares will be donated to someone in need, or returned to the farm and
Are you certified organic?
Yes! We are certified by the good folks at Pennsylvania Certified Organic.
Will you have other fresh food available?
Yes. We will also give you the option to buys eggs, flowers, and bulk amounts of produce for canning or winter storage. Each week we will e-mail you if we have additional produce or eggs available. Let us know what you would like and in what amount—we will include it in your share and invoice you.
We also plan on growing winter greens, and our CSA members will have first option to buy our winter produce.
One of our main goals is to make good food available to everyone who wants it in our community. We have plenty of food and don’t ever want it to go to waste, so if a share seems out of reach we can work out a sliding scale to offset the cost. In that spirit, we also welcome donations to offset the cost of providing shares for individual families, Saint Anthony’s Center and the Susquehanna Food Bank. We have worked with these groups in the past and it is our pleasure to continue our relationship with them.
Farm Tours, Volunteering and Work Shares
We want to make the farm more accessible, and we are hoping to offer small, regular opportunities for our customers to visit. We’re hashing out the details now, but contact us if you’re interested. We are also offering 2 work shares this year. If you are interested in working for a portion of your share, please get in touch with us.
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