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What is CSA?

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and was born in Europe and Japan when consumers became concerned about food quality and safety.  Since its introduction to the US in the late 1970's, it has grown significantly.  According to Local Havest (localharvest.org), there were 50 CSA farms in 1990 compared to over 2200 today nationwide. 

Members of a CSA commit to a farmer by purchasing shares or subscriptions early in the season in exchange for a season of fresh, locally grown produce and farm products.  Members share the risk of farming including crop damage or loss due to wildlife, pests, or weather events.  CSA members often know their farmer and make a connection with them by volunteering their time or by participating in farm events or pot luck dinners.

CSA SHARE TYPES:

HALF SHARE: includes 6 items per week for 20 weeks (first week in June through mid-October)

FULL SHARE: includes 10 items per week for 20 weeks (first week in June through mid-October)

FLOWER SHARE: includes one beautiful bouquet of our own fresh cut flowers each week. Availability is sometimes limited during the first and last weeks of the growing season depending upon weather!

HERB SHARE: includes two bunches of our wide variety of fresh cut herbs each week (see harvest calendar below for a general list of herbs we offer).

GOOD STEWARD SHARE:members can purchase a share for a family in the community who would benefit from chemical free, fresh food but who cannot otherwise afford the cost.  Members can also "pitch in" any amount to our Good Steward Bank (GSB) which goes toward the purchase of a share.  When the "balance" of the GSB reaches half the cost of a share, we donate the rest!

CSA SHARE PRICES:

LOCAL FARM/POTTSVILLE PICK-UP: $350 half share; $585 full share; $90 flower share; $75 herb share.

Hershey Area Shares: 

Half Share: $385 includes 6 items/week, custom online ordering (YOUR CHOICE) what goes in your box each week and weekly delivery to our drop off sites in your area.

Full Share: $620 includes 10 items/week, custom online ordering (YOUR CHOICE!) what goes in your box each week and weekly delivery to our drop off sites in your area.

Flower Share: $90; includes bouquet of fresh cut flowers delivered weekly with your veggie share. 

Herb Share: $75; includes two bunches of our wide variety of fresh cut herbs delivered weekly with your veggie share.

Healthy Habits Natural Market Shares:

Partial Share: $385 and includes 6 items per week (YOU CHOOSE!) for 20 weeks (first week in June through mid-October)

FULL SHARE: $620 and includes 10 items per week  (YOU CHOOSE!)for 20 weeks (first week in June through mid-October)

 

What is an item?

We define an item as a unit of a vegetable depending on the variety.  Examples of items are: head of lettuce, bag of spinach, bunch of carrots, 3-4 zucchini, quart of tomatoes, pound of snap beans, three bulbs of garlic, …

Harvest Calendar

The following is an approximate list of availability of our produce and does not include all we grow:


 

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Beans (bush/wax/fava)

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Beets

 

 

 

 

 


X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

Broccoli/Raab

 

 

 

 


X


X

 

 

X

X

X

 

Brussel sprouts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

Carrots

 

 

 

 

 


X

X

X

X

X

X

 

Cabbage

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

 

X

X

X

 

Cauliflower

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

 

Celery/Celeriac

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

 

 

Cucumber

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X


X

 

 

 

Eggplant

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

 

 

 

Garlic   

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

X

 

Gourds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

 

Greens(arugula/Asian)


X


X


X


X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Kale


X


X


X


X


X

X

X

X

X

X

X


X

Kohlrabi

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

 

X

X

X

 

Leeks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

 

Lettuce

X

X

X

x

X

X

X

X

X

X


X


X

Melon

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X


X

 

 

 

Okra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

 

 

Onion(scallion/spring/sweet)

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Peas

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parsnip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

Peppers

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

 

 

Radish

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

x

X

 

Spinach

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X


X

X

Tomato

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X


X

 

 

Squash(summer)

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

Squash(winter)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X


X


X

Potatoes


X

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X


X

X

X

Turnip

 

 

 


X

X

X

X

X

X

X


X


X

Basil

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

Chives

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

Cilantro

 

 

 

 

X

X

X


X

X

X


X

 

Dill

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

Garlic Scapes

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

Parsley

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

X

X


X


X

Oregano

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

 

 

Rosemary

 

 

 

 

 

 


X


X

X

X

 

 

Thyme

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

X