Community Supported Agriculture
In 2015, we started our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. The CSA has breathed new life into our farm. When a customer buys a share to our farm, they become family. Without our shareholders we wouldn't be able to continue Ralph’s dream. Our CSA is 22 weeks long and starts at the end of May or beginning of June, depending on the weather. When you join our CSA we strive to provide 6-8 varieties in every weekly basket; however, many weeks you will enjoy more! We enjoy sharing the bounty of the farm. Our CSA customers also enjoy the 1st choice of our farm fresh meat, fruit, mushrooms, and eggs. They receive a discount as well on all extra farm products as our thanks for being members. In the spring, expect items such as lettuce, green onions, cabbage, broccoli, asparagus and beets. In the summer, expect beans, cucumbers, zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, fresh herbs and more.
There are risks involved with our CSA program. It is a shared risk taken by us and our customers. Growing in Western PA with organic farming practices is difficult. Crops can fail and limit shareholders' bounty. We try very hard to ensure this doesn't happen. The reward is a full basket every week of organic vegetables that would cost double, maybe triple in the grocery store. Our vegetables are picked the day they are delivered or picked up at the farm to ensure their peak freshness and optimal nutritional value. Join our family and experience our CSA yourself!
How to Become a CSA Member
1. Two ways to sign up:
a. If you would like to pay your deposit online, visit our Farm Store.
b. If you would like to pay your deposit with a check, please download, print and mail the CSA Signup Form. This payment option includes a discount because there is no online transaction fee.
2. Don't forget to choose a pickup location. Currently, there are four locations to pick up our CSA each week: on the farm, Two Rivers Olive Oil in Beaver, Beaver Falls Coffee and Tea (BFCAT), and Sewickley. As our CSA grows in shareholders, we will add more locations.
3. Once signup closes, we will send an email with further instructions and details about the CSA:
3. Pay the balance by the first week of the CSA, which is late May or early June, depending on the weather. If special circumstances arise which affect your ability to pay by the deadline, we will try our best to accommodate. If you've paid your deposit online, you will receive a Stripe request for the balance.