Due to time constraints, we’ve determined that we cannot commit to a full on-farm CSA program for 2016. We’ll still be growing LOTS of lovely veggies and baking all the same awesome breads, but we’ll only have it for sale at the Eatery in Lehighton.
The CSA has been a major part of our lives since 2005, and we will truly miss the opportunity to see people on the farm every week. We appreciate your support over the years SO MUCH. Without you, we wouldn’t be where we are today. So THANK YOU for being there for us year after year!
If you still want to have a CSA experience in your lives, may we make some suggestions?
There is a new organic farm by Normal Square in Lehighton: Foothill Farm: http://www.foothill.farm/home.html
. They are starting a CSA this year, and sign-ups are just around the corner on Feb 26! They seem like great folks, and we hope you’ll consider giving them your support.
Also some of you know long time Lehighton farming legend Tom Merkel. Word on the street is that he too is looking to get into the CSA game. You can reach him at 570-386-4828
There is a third option. The farmers that set up out in front of the Bagel Bunch on Saturdays in season have a CSA too, and they mentioned the possibility of bringing shares with them for Saturday JT pickups. Their website: http://www.aplusproduce.net/#good-food
If we determine we can commit to a CSA for 2017, we’ll be sure to post it!
Thank you for understanding!
14 Acre Farm really is a farm! Our CSA (stands for Community Sustained Agriculture) program is an excellent way to experience fresh, seasonal eating. Every Wednesday, members come directly to the farm in Summit Hill, PA to pick up a weekly share of whatever we have fresh. (Sorry, we have no additional drop-off points.) The variety of produce shifts from week-to-week, season-to-season, but a typical week includes:
One bag of salad/raw greens
One bag of cooking greens
2 loaves of fresh bread (there are a variety of staples to choose from)
5 additional in-season vegetable picks (examples: beets, carrots, tomatoes, eggplant, radishes, turnips, onions, potatoes, squash, etc.)
The share feeds approximately a family of four, but it really depends on the family. Some couples find it is perfect for two, while some families of 4 or more say it is almost too much.
We have two options.
The Full Share gives you full-on vegetable access from Spring right through Fall. You’ll start the year in greens overload, get all the bounties of Summer, and end the year with squash, potatoes, garlic, and other hardy fall crops as the air gets crisp and the leaves are at their peak.
The Summer Share is perfect for busy families. It begins just as the school year ends, and ends just as the school year is beginning and Fall starts to get hectic. It is also ideal for those who prefer the traditional produce of summer: tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, green beans, etc.
Sara and Denege will be your happy assistants. They will help guide you through the choices, and are glad to offer cooking suggestions or ideas.