HOW IT WORKS
We are happy to share how our particular CSA works. We have three ways that you can enjoy our food. You can sign up as a full member, a half member or enjoy our food buyers club option.
Full and half share members will pick up their food weekly at our Downingtown PA location. The food is displayed in a market set up and you will be able to select the majority of your vegetables and fruits. We will bag some leafy greens and herbs for ease. A full share is designed to feed a family of 4-6 people and a half share is for a family of 1-2 people.
Each week you will receive an email with a list of what will be available for that week so you know what to expect and can plan your menu. You will also be asked to select what day you would like to pick up. Our aim is to be as flexible as possible. We also encourage you to check out the recipe page each week because we will change the recipes based on what is available that week.
Seasonal memberships are the less expensive option; however, if you are not able or ready to commit to weekly pick ups we also offer a buyers club option. To participate in this option, you would join our mailing list and receive the weekly email of what is available. The email provides links for you to indicate what size share you would like and what day you would like to pick up.
WHAT IS A CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture which is a way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food from a farmer. Farmers offer “shares” which allows CSA members to fill a box with selected vegetables and fruits that are offered weekly. CSAs allow farmers to better plan their plantings and they also provide opportunities for farmers to get to the know the people who eat their food. For the consumer, a CSA provides all the flavor and vitamin benefits that come with ultra-fresh foods. Consumers also get to visit the farm, get to know new varieties of produce and new ways of cooking.
At our CSA, consumers also know that they are contributing to a farm that has as part of its mission a commitment to the development of an agricultural skills vocational program for young adults with neurodevelopmental disorders. We are grateful to be working with the Chester County Intermediate Unit as we continue to develop our program.
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