Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
There are several CSA farms in the Berks County area that offer organic and/or sustainably grown produce, meats, and dairy. Consider joining a CSA today!
Briefly, CSA is a way for consumers to buy food directly from local farmers. Consumers pay a one time fee at the beginning of the growing season and pick up their "share" either weekly or bi-weekly for a period of time (usually 6-7 months). Learn more about CSA here
Based in East Earl, PA (Lancaster County), Crawford Organics has been growing organic produce since 1999. They offer 3 seasonal shares – Winter, Spring/Summer and Fall. You can choose between full and half shares for vegetables and eggs each season. They offer multiple dropsite locations including East Earl, Ephrata, Mohnton/Shillington, and Philadelphia. For detailed information including produce grown and pricing, visit their website, Crawford Organics, and/or download their Spring/Summer 2013 flyer (.pdf).
Lancaster Farm Fresh
Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative (LFFC) is an organic farmersí cooperative located in Leola, Lancaster County, PA. The Cooperative is owned by nearly 70 Amish and Mennonite farmers growing certified-organic produce and raising grass-fed animals. LFFC distributes its products to individual households through community supported agriculture (CSA) and a buying club (4 Season Harvest), in addition to selling wholesale to grocers, restaurants and farm stands.
2011 will be the sixth year of operation for LFFC; and 19 new farmers joined the membership of our Coop this year! In order for LFFC to support new farm families we need to expand our distribution. We currently deliver CSA shares and buying club products to Wyomissing on Wednesday and would like to serve more of Berks County.
Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative is seeking individuals and/or organizations (community centers, synagogues or churches) to host CSA pick up sites. If you are interested in creating or strengthening your community, healthful locally-grown food is a great focal point for families and individuals. To find out more details about our CSA program and 4 Season Harvest buying club please visit our website, www.lancasterfarmfresh.com/csa/default or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-656-3533.