sign up now for 2017 summer csa
Join us for 23 weeks of locally grown, certified organic produce!
Dates: The CSA runs weekly for 23 weeks, from early June -mid November
- Full share=$835 (avg. $36/per week), 8-10 items per share. Suitable for a family of four or more.
- Half share= $525 (avg. $23/week), 6-7 items per share. Suitable for a couple, or a single individual. We recommend starting with the half share if you are new to CSA, and are unsure of how much produce you will use. You can always upgrade to a larger size if needed.
U-Pick Crops are included in the price of the share for members picking up at the farm. We offer flowers, herbs, peas, cherry tomatoes, and beans for U-Pick crops when in season.
Pick-up location options:
Thursdays: On-farm pick up in Downingtown (110 Buck Road) from 3-7pm. Pick up is market style, meaning that produce is set out on display, with members choosing items, and packing their own boxes/bags. We do offer some flexibility with choice. For example: a half share member will be able to choose 6-7 items from a display of up to 11-12 items. Full share members choose 8-10 items from the the display. We try our best to accommodate everyone's preferences. We do offer some flexibility with changing some items out for others if quantities allow.
On-farm pick-up offers the most value for your share price. Members that pick up at the farm have a deeper connection to the farm. Whether it's through spending time in the fields picking U-pick crops, or conversing with the farmers in the pick-up area, picking up at the farm can be an enjoyable experience. There is always a farmer in the pick-up area to assist with pick up, and to make sure we are fully stocked. You truly get to know your farmer.
U-Pick hours: When U-Pick crops are in season, members can pick from designated areas on Thursdays from 3:00-dark, and Fridays from 9am-7pm.
Saturdays: Bryn Mawr Farmers Market: Shares can be picked up during the Bryn Mawr Farmers Market on Saturdays from 9-1pm. The market is located at Bryn Mawr Ave and Lancaster Ave. (In the municipal lot between the Luddington Library and the train station). Boxes come pre-packed, but we do offer some flexibility to trade out unwanted items. CSA customers have the benefit of skipping the long lines at market!
CSA customers receive 10% off of additional items purchased at our Bryn Mawr Market farm stand.
Expected CSA Crops:
Arugula, Spinach, Beans, Beets, Peas, Kale, Swiss Chard, Carrots, Radishes, Cucumbers, Summer Squash, Broccoli, Kohlrabi, Head Lettuce, Pac Choi, Spring onions, Spring garlic, Cabbage, Chinese Cabbage.
Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Carrots, Cucumbers, Pickling Cucumbers, Heirloom and Hybrid Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Eggplant, Peppers, Leeks, Fennel, Garlic, Kale, Swiss Chard, Head lettuce, Onions, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Summer Squash, Onions, Potatoes.
Broccoli, Cabbage, Chinese Cabbage, Carrots, Kale (3 types), Swiss Chard, Pac Choi, Tatsoi, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Winter Squash (butternut, delicata, acorn and kabocha), Radishes, Spinach, Head lettuce, Fennel, Turnips, Rutabaga, Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes, Garlic, Onions.
How to sign-up
Click here to be directed to our secure online sign-up page. Payments can be made by credit card or check. A $250 deposit is required at sign-up to hold your spot, with the remaining balance due by May 1st. Payment in full is required if you are registering after May 1st. Those paying by check are still required to sign up online, as we use CSA management software to send out emails and payment reminders. If paying by check, you can mail in your deposit. Cash payments must be made in person, contact us to make arrangements. Register with the email that you would like to use to receive weekly CSA newsletters. *Important: Returning CSA members: use the same email address that you used to register last year, so the software recognizes you as a returning member.
Members will receive a reminder email a week before the start of CSA with pick up details. We send out a weekly newsletter with expected produce, farm news and recipe links. Please check your promotions folders if you do not see emails from us. We use a email service, and sometimes our group emails get sent into promotions, depending on your email service.