Farm Fresh: 15 Local Spring CSA Programs to Sign Up for Now

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Yes, I know winter’s not over quite yet. But believe it or not, spring is coming (really!), and CSA sign-up season is already underway.

For the uninitiated: Community-supported agriculture (a.k.a. CSA) programs are a convenient way to get your hands on straight-from-the-farm veggies and produce. You buy a “share” in a farm’s harvest and get a box of produce delivered to a pick-up location near you. The shares are filled with what is commonly referred to as “units”- similar to what you would typically buy at a grocery store—i.e. a bunch of carrots or a head of lettuce. Most programs allow you to opt for weekly or biweekly deliveries (or half- or full-share options), so you can get the right amount of produce to fit your family’s (or appetite’s) needs. CSAs typically run from early summer to mid-to-late fall.

Sounds awesome, right? If you’re dying to get involved, look no further! We’ve rounded up a handful of terrific CSAs you can join in the Philly area. Just don’t wait too long to secure a spot—space is always limited.  Read more »