20 CSAs Where You Can Still Get Farm-Fresh Produce in the Philly Area
Including where to pick up, how much it costs, and what you'll get.
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Right now, farmers are working to plant, harvest, and sustain our nation’s food supply. Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s essential to support our local farmers — they’ve been the most significant asset in supplying food for grocery stores and our favorite restaurants.
If you can afford it and can safely get to a pick-up location, signing up for a CSA is an effective way to show your support. CSA’s are short for community-supported agriculture: a farmer offers consumers bundles of fruits and vegetables, called shares. Interested customers purchase a share, and in return, they’ll receive assorted and seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season. CSAs aren’t limited to fruits and vegetables; some farmers provide add-on packages which can consist of meat and dairy products.
Listed below are local farms and farmers who still have CSA share programs for the spring and summer season. Check their websites or call for the most up-to-date information as the coronavirus situation continues to evolve.
What to Expect: Anchor Run Farm is completely devoted to their members and provides freshly harvested produce. Here, the shares come in three sizes: the full share averages 8 to 12 pounds worth of produce, medium averages 6 to 9 pounds, the half share is 8 to 12 pounds and operates on a bi-weekly basis. Interested customers can also opt for a work discount, where members can work the farm for a certain amount of hours in exchange for a discount.
Length of Time: 26 weeks from mid-May to mid-November. There’s also a bi-weekly option that runs for 13 weeks.
Pick-up Location: The farm (2578 Second Street Pike in Wrightstown)
Cost: $920 for the full share ($880 with work discount), $675 for the medium share ($650 with work discount), and $490 for the half share (470 with discount). Each share requires a $200 deposit.
What to Expect: Blooming Glen Farm offers weekly shares, each containing between six to 12 different vegetables – all fresh and of incomparable quality. Here, you’re also allowed to harvest your own produce, flowers, and herbs straight from the farm.
Length of Time: Starting in late May, the CSA program lasts for 26 weeks. Blooming Glen Farm also offers a bi-weekly option, lasting for 13 weeks.
Pick-up Location: The farm (98 Moyer Road in Perkasie), Doylestown, and Warrington
Cost: $884 for the 26-week full-share program; $481 for the 13-week half-share program (pick-up every other week); $806 for the large box 26-week delivery program (10 to 12 items); $572 for the medium box 26-week-delivery program (six to seven items); Farm stand discounts are available to all CSA member.
What to Expect: Charlestown Farm uses environmentally sustainable farming methods to grow fresh and delicious produce all year long. This year, Charlestown Farm offers new additions to their family like sugar snap peas, ground cherries, cantaloupes, and edible flower patches.
Length of Time: Shares start in late May/early June and operate on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Pick-up Location: The farm (2565 Charlestown Road in Phoenixville)
Cost: $875 for a weekly share (requires a $150 deposit), $525 for a bi-weekly share (requires a $100 deposit), and $395 for a beef share.
What to Expect: The Common Market doesn’t just offer farm-fresh produce. Every other week, shares are packed with six to seven different varieties of in-season fruits and vegetables, and inspiring recipes. The Common Market also offers complementary add-ons like poultry, artisan cheese, and cage-free eggs.
Length of Time: Starting in June, the CSA subscription operates on a bi-weekly basis for twelve weeks until February.
Pick-up Location: At varying drop sites.
Cost: $312 for the small share; $351 for the large share.
What to Expect: At Crawford Organics, your weekly share will contain an assortment of seven to nine in-season, fresh vegetables. There’s also a mini-size option, which includes five to six vegetables. Starting this spring, customers can expect their shares to be filled with an assortment of leafy greens, potatoes, broccoli, and much more. When summer rolls around, seasonal favorites like sweet corn, tomatoes, watermelon, and cucumber are expected.
Length of Time: Folks can get a head start and join Crawford Organics’ Early Start program, which provides an additional four weeks’ worth of farm-fresh goodies starting on April 7. Crawford Organics’ spring/summer program is a 16-week extended subscription that runs from May through August. Crawford Organics also offers a bi-weekly share option.
Pick-up Location: The farm (387 Iron Bridge Road in East Earl) and varying drop sites, which can be found here. In-home deliveries are optional and cost an additional $6 per box.
Cost: Early Start CS: $54 for the bi-weekly share, $108 for the four-week share. Standard Share: $264 for the bi-weekly share, $528 for the 16-week share. Mini Vegetable Share: $176 for the bi-weekly share, $352 for the 16-week share.
What to Expect: Flexible and fully customizable, Down to Earth Harvest caters to your lifestyle and appetite. Members get to have the final say in what goes into their share each week. Down to Earth Harvest is locally sourced and provides only the freshest, tastiest, and healthiest produce you’ll find anywhere.
Length of Time: This year, Down to Earth Harvest is offering two 14-week CSA sessions for the summer and fall harvest, with weekly and bi-weekly commitments available.
Pick-up Location: The farm (1585 Winfield Drive in Downingtown), Malvern, Kennett Square, Haverford, and other varying locations which can be found here.
Cost: $175 for the bi-weekly share; $350 for the 14-week share.
What to Expect: Partnered with Weaver’s Way Co-op, Weavers Way Community Programs, Saul High School of Agriculture and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Henry Got Crops offers city-grown produce that’s farm-fresh quality. Shares at Henry Got Crops come in two sizes: small and large. The small share contains a bundle of five to six various vegetables. And the large share has doubled the size, containing 10 to 12 bundles of vegetables. But Henry Got Crops is more than a CSA – here, Henry Got Crops grows food for the community and provides educational opportunities for Saul High School students, teaching students the importance of sustainable vegetable production and distribution.
Length of Time: Henry Got Crops’ CSA program lasts for 24 weeks, running from late May through October.
Pick-up Location: The farm (7095 Henry Avenue in Philadelphia)
Cost: $475 for the small share; $865 for the large share.
What to Expect: Highland Orchards is a family-run fruit and vegetable farm that’s nutritious, pesticide-free, and the perfect solution to your food rut. This year-round CSA provides shares in two sizes: small and large. A small share contains six to seven vegetables, one herb, and one fruit. The large share holds nine to 11 vegetables, two herbs, and one to two kinds of fruits. Highland Orchards also offers a fruit-only share, and a meat CSA that’s year-round. There’s also tons of add-on options like freshly baked pies, award-winning donuts, dairy products, meat and farm fresh eggs.
Length of Time: Subscriptions come in a variety of options. Customers can opt for weekly, biweekly, or monthly deliveries.
Pick-up Location: The farm (1431 Foulk Road in Wilmington) on the second Saturday of each month between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. There’s also various drop sites around Philadelphia which can be found here.
Cost: The large fruits and veggies share is $298 for the full share, $99.35 for four shares, and $24.85 for a single delivery. The small fruits and veggies share is $189 for the full share, $63 for four shares, and $15.75 for a single delivery. The fruit-only share is $144 for the full share, $48 for four shares, and $12 for a single share. The meat share is $85 for a single share of three different kinds of meat and $38 for a single share of chicken.
What to Expect: For over a decade, Jack’s Farm has been selling USDA-certified organic vegetables, herbs, fruits, and flowers. Here, Jack’s Farm is a pay-as-you-go CSA and doesn’t require an up-front commitment. Here’s how it works: each week Jack’s Farm sends out an email that includes the available offerings for the week and the price for the week’s share. And it’s up to you to decide whether you’d like to commit. All that’s left for you is to pay and pick up on the specified date.
Length of Time: Offered year-round in Pottstown and around 30 weeks for delivered locations.
Pick-up Location: The farm (1370 West Schuylkill Road in Pottstown), Philadelphia (601 North 2nd Street in Northern Liberties), and various locations which can be found here.
Cost: That depends. Because it’s a pay-as-you-go service, the price depends on the week’s share.
What to Expect: Founded in 1987, Kimberton Farm is the first CSA farm in Pennsylvania. Described as biodynamic and organic, Kimberton Farm is a mixed vegetable farm that offers a medley of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Operating on a seasonal menu, customers can expect shares filled with tomatoes, arugula, eggplant, basil, and more. Kimberton Farm operates on a three-tier system: full, box, and partial share. In the full share, customers will receive 12 to 14 items each week, and the option to pick your own produce. The box share offers a pick-your-own option but is half the size. And the partial share is the same size as the full share but is picked up on a bi-weekly basis.
Length of Time: Kimberton Farm’s harvest starts in May and runs for six months until the week before Thanksgiving, lasting approximately 26 weeks. There’s also a bi-weekly option, only available for the partial share.
Pick-up Location: The farm (415 West Seven Stars Road in Phoenixville)
Cost: $938.45 for the full share; $536.39 for the box share; $515.77 for the partial share.
What to Expect: CSA’s from Lancaster Farm Fresh come in an array of sizes. Customers can expect to receive four to 13 items in their weekly share, depending on the size of the share. Shares come in three sizes: small, medium, and large. Each one packed full of locally sourced fruits and vegetables. There’s also add-on options of meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy.
Length of Time: Starts the week of April 27th and runs for 27 weeks, through October, and dates vary may for add-on items.
Pick-up Location: There are a multitude of sites, use this location finder to find a pickup location near you.
Cost: $890.95 for the large vegetable share (11 – 13 items), $651.95 for the medium vegetable share (7 – 8 items), $447 for the small vegetable share (4 items). Add-ons include $541.95 for the chicken share, $97.50 to $176.95 for the egg share, $250 for the herbal medicine share, and $210 for the summer fruit share.
What to Expect: Family owned and operated, Landisdale Farm’s CSA program lets you choose as many items as you want – ranging from free-range pork, grass-fed beef, dairy, and so much more – without restrictions. Landisdale Farm recently introduced a feature where depending on the amount you spend, you’ll receive cash back bonuses.
Length of Time: Landisdale Farm is year-round.
Pick-Up Location: The farm (838 Ono Road in Jonestown), Clark Park Farmers Market (43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia), and the Market at the Fareway (8221 Germantown Avenue, behind the Chestnut Hill Hotel in Chestnut Hill)
Cost: Shares are priced from $295 to $695 depending on the quantity of items.
What to Expect: Shares come in three sizes, large, small and mini. Each one is packed full of seasonal offerings, fresh veggies, poultry, and eggs, all available for a weekly pickup. This harvest, you can expect to receive farm fresh leafy greens, crisp cherry tomatoes, and juicy watermelon – just to name a few.
Length of Time: Lasts for 22 weeks and runs from June through October.
Pick-up Location: The farm (461 Indian Creek Road in Harleysville)
Cost: $795 for a large share (10 items), $495 for a small share (six items), and $250 for a mini share (three items).
Egg shares: $71.50 for a half dozen egg shares and $121 for a one dozen egg share.
What to Expect: CSAs from Love Grows come in two sizes, large and medium. The large boxed share is packed with nine fresh and locally-grown produce. The medium boxed share comes with five nutritious and nutrient-dense items. When you become a CSA member, you’re also given a Market Share option, where you can pick your own veggies and receive a discount. Love Grows also offers an add-on of one dozen eggs.
Length of Time: Weekly pickup starts in April and runs until December. The Market Share program starts in June and ends in November, also a weekly pickup.
Pick-up Location: Doylestown Farmers Market, Yardley Farmers Market, Playwicki Farm, Wrightstown Farmers Market
Cost: $760 for the large boxed share; $450 for the medium boxed share; $80 for the market share; $7.50 for the eggs add-on.
What to Expect: Instead of paying up front, Philly Foodworks offers a pay-as-you go option for weekly and bi-weekly shares. Philly Foodworks is carefully curated to fit your needs and provides customizable boxes.
Length of Time: Available all year round, with item availability depending on the season.
Pick-up Location: Philly Foodworks has over 60 pick-up locations around the city. Use this tool to find a pick-up location near you.
Cost: $35 for the harvest box (seven to 10 items); $38 for the small customizable box (seven to 10 items); $48 for the large customizable box (10 to 14 items).
What to Expect: Pennypack Farm offers a medley of high quality and locally sourced fruits and veggies. Shares come in three sizes and are delivered weekly – mini (four items), regular (six items), and large (ten items). Because pickups are on the farm, you’re able to reconnect with nature and connect with other community members.
Length of Time: Pennypack Farm’s CSA lasts for 24 weeks, starting in late May/early June and lasting until early November.
Pick-up Location: The farm (685 Mann Road in Horsham)
Cost: $456 for the mini share; $576 for the regular share; $816 for the large share
What to Expect: Nestled in Lancaster County, Rineer Family Farms lets you get the final say with their made-to-order CSA program. Here, you’re able to select which fruits and vegetables go into your share, how many, and when.
Length of Time: Available year round, so you can start whenever you’d like.
Pick-up Location: Rittenhouse Farmers Market and Chestnut Hill Farmers Market
Cost: It depends on what you order. That’s because Rineer Family Farms’ shares are custom made by you and are priced by the pound.
What to Expect: Members can choose to purchase either a full or partial share. A full share is designed to feed a family of four and a partial share feeds one to two people. Sankanac packs their shares with vegetables, berries, flowers, and herbs.
Length of Time: Sankanac offers a 24-week share on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Pick-up Location: The farm (1731 French Creek Road in Phoenixville)
Cost: $828 for a full share and $476 for a partial share.
What to Expect: Stoney Lane Farm offers two styles of shares called Vintage and Transcend. The Vintage share is exclusively produce, offers a wide array of fruits and vegetables, and comes in five sizes. The Transcend share comes in three sizes and includes produce, locally sourced meats, cheeses, dry goods, and seasonal decorations.
Length of Time: Stoney Lane Farm’s 22-week share starts mid-April
Pick-up Location: The farm (5055 Ridge Road in New Hope). There’s also a delivery option, which costs an additional $7 and a delivery fee of $1.50 per mile outside of their delivery radius.
Cost: Vintage Share: $220 for the Shack-sized share, $440 for the Cottage, $660 for the Colonial, $880 for the Estate, and $1100 for the Ranch-sized share. Transcend Share: $500 for the Attis-sized share, $750 for the Demeter, and $1000 for the Gaia-sized share.
What to Expect: Shares come in three sizes: the small share includes five items, the medium share contains seven items, and the large share holds ten items. Taproot Farm also offers a variety of add-ons such as fruits, eggs, cheeses, coffee, and mushrooms.
Length of Time: Shares run for 23 weeks from June to October.
Pick-up Location: Various locations including Allentown, Chestnut Hill, Fishtown, and Old City. The full list of pick-up sites can be found here.
Cost: $437 for the small share, $552 for the medium share, $736 for a large share. Add-ons: $97.50 for the fruit share, $80.50 (half-dozen) and $138 (dozen) for the egg share, $198 for a two cheese share, $154 for the coffee share (12 oz), and $161 for a half pound mushroom share.
Additional reporting by Laura Brzyski and Bailey King.