CSAs 2012

Community Shared Agriculture from Local and Organic Farms 🙂

Here are a few of the CSAs that I have either participated in seasonal deliveries from or have heard good things about them.

The First Muse — Calliope Pappadakis  thefirstmuse.net
Very small and personal, boutique style.  You can tell they love their hi-tunnels, all produce is so rich and colorful and well loved.

$475.00 delivers to Cornerstone Coffeehouse in Camp Hill on Tuesdays
Season runs 20 weeks June 4-Oct. 15
Farm is located in Dauphin PA

Portions are a little smaller than other CSAs but the variety is the best and the types and styles of vegetables they get are interesting — like several different kinds of beets that are all different colors, interesting greens (she grows my fav wasabi mustard greens), baby leeks, etc.

Sherlock Farms — Thomas Sherlock  www.sherlockfarms.com
This will be my first full year with Sherlock Farms, last year I got their greens with my dairy delivery and they were big full bags of awesome rich greens.  Also I contacted the farm with a question and the owner responded promptly and cares about providing a good service.

April 1 $499.00 after $479.00 prior  Can get delivery to your porch through Apple Valley Creamery or go to the farm to pick up.
Season runs 22 weeks June 4 – November 3
Farm is located in Abbottstown, PA

Only full shares available no half shares

Spiral Path Farms  www.spiralpathfarm.com
This was my first CSA 🙂

Full share is $596.70 before april 1 $627.75 after april 1
Medium Share $398.25 before april 1 $418.50 after april 1
Season runs 27 weeks May 21-November 19
They deliver on Wednesdays to drop off points in several different locations, usually convenient.
Farm is located in Perry County

They also include melons and straweberries with their vegetables and have added organic apples at an extra cost.

Earth Spring Farm  www.earthspringcsa.com
New – I have no experience with them but like what I’ve seen about them and like Pine Grove 🙂

$500.00 Large Share after March 31 $475.00 prior
$400.00 Small Share after March 31 $380.00 prior
Season is 20 weeks June – October
Delivery is Wednesdays and the drop off in several different communities
Farm located in Gardners, PA  — Pine Grove

They also have a fruit share and extra cost but are not committing yet due to early spring and threat of frost.  They also have cheese and meat options.

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