sign-up is Now open for 2019 Season!
Join us for 23 weeks of locally grown, certified organic produce!
Dates: The CSA runs weekly for 23 weeks, from early June -early November.
Full share=$849 (avg. $37/week) 11-12 items per share (plus whatever pick-your-own crops are available). Suitable for a family of four or more that cooks at home at least 4 nights per week.
Half share= $619 (avg. $27/week) 7-8 items per share (plus whatever pick-your-own crops are available). Suitable for a couple, or a single individual that cooks a lot, or family that cooks at home at least 3 nights per week. 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.
To give you an idea of what an “item” is: this could mean one bunch of carrots, 1 lb. of heirloom tomatoes, or 1 qt of potatoes, etc.
U-Pick Crops are included in the price of the share for members picking up at the farm. We offer beautiful flowers, strawberries, culinary herbs, peas, cherry tomatoes, paste tomatoes, husk cherries, hot peppers and beans when they are in season. U-Pick is very popular with our members. It’s a great way to spend time with family, and is a great opportunity to get children to make the connection to where their food comes from. The flowers field with all it’s butterflies and blooms is a great place to de-stress after work!
Pick-up location options:
Tuesdays and Thursdays: On-farm pick up in Downingtown (110 Buck Road) from 3-7pm. Pick up is "free choice" market style, meaning that produce is set out on display, with members choosing a set number of items according to their share size. Free choice CSA allows much more flexibility than pre-packed CSA boxes. For example: a half share member will be able to choose 7-8 items from a display that ranges from 14 items at beginning of season, up to 25 items at peak season. Full share members choose 11-12 items from the the display. We try our best to accommodate everyone's preferences.
If you wish to purchase additional produce, we accept cash, checks and credit cards in the pick-up area. All CSA members receive 10% off.
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 farmers!
U-Pick hours: When U-Pick crops are in season, members can pick from designated areas on Tuesdays and 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, and receive one-on-one customer service!
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, mail in your deposit within 10 days to secure your spot in the CSA. 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 you are recognized as a returning member. This will save you time.
Members receive a reminder email a week before the start of CSA that describes pick-up procedures. We send out a weekly newsletter with a produce list, farm news and recipe links.
Would you like to pick up a CSA Fruit Share when you come to get your vegetables at the farm? Fruit shares are now available through North Star orchard in Cochranville, PA. Click here to find out more about the fruit share. Fruit shares can be purchased directly from North star orchard on their website.