19 Philly-Area CSAs Where You Can Get Farm-Fresh Produce

Including where to pick up, how much it costs, and what you’ll get with your share.


Here you’ll find a handy list of 19 Philadelphia CSA farm share programs for a solid produce hook-up from spring through fall. / Photograph courtesy of Urban Roots Farm

Signing up for a CSA is an effective way to show your support both for local farmers and for more sustainable food supply. CSA is short for community-supported agriculture, meaning 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 19 local farms and farmers who are offering CSA share programs for this spring and summer season.

Anchor Run

What to Expect: Anchor Run is completely devoted to their members and provides freshly harvested produce. Here, the shares come in three sizes: the full share averages eight to 12 pounds worth of produce, medium averages six to nine pounds, and the half share is eight to 12 pounds on a bi-weekly basis. Interested customers can also opt for a work discount, where members can work hours on the farm 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: 2578 Second Street Pike, Wrightstown

Cost: $990 for the full share ($870 with work discount), $730 for the medium share ($640 with work discount), and $525 for the half share ($465 with discount). Each share requires a $200 deposit.

Blooming Glen Farm

What to Expect: Blooming Glen Farm offers weekly and bi-weekly shares, each containing between 10 to 15 veggies. Here, you’re also allowed to pick your own flowers, strawberries, and select produce straight from the farm. There are also share add-ons featuring artisanal cheeses, eggs, mushrooms, coffee, ice cream, bread, fruit, and herbal cocktail kits.

Length of Time: Starting mid-to-late May, the CSA program lasts for 24 weeks. Blooming Glen Farm also offers a bi-weekly option.

Pick-up Location: 98 Moyer Road, Perkasie

Cost: $984 for the full share or $528 for the half share (pick-up every other week). There is also a stand-alone, 10-week pick-your-own flower share for $185 (but this is included in both the full and half shares).

 

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Charlestown Farm

What to Expect: Charlestown Farm uses sustainable farming methods to grow fresh and delicious produce all year long. The farm has a you-pick feature which allows CSA members to come by to pick flowers, herbs, small fruits, and more.

Length of Time: Shares start the first week of June through the week before Thanksgiving, and operate on a weekly or bi-weekly basis on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Pick-up Location: 2565 Charlestown Road, Phoenixville

Cost: $875 for a weekly share; $525 for a bi-weekly share.

Crawford Organics

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 or six vegetables. Everything is seasonal, meaning you’re likely to expect sweet corn and watermelon once summer rolls around.

Length of Time: Their spring/summer program is an 18-week subscription that runs from May through August. Crawford Organics also offers a bi-weekly share option.

Pick-up Location: Varying drop sites, all of which can be found here. In-home deliveries are optional and cost an additional $6 per box.

Cost: Varying costs, depending on type and length of share. See all prices here.

Down to Earth Harvest

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 (mid-May to mid-August) and fall harvest (mid-August to Thanksgiving), with weekly and bi-weekly commitments available.

Pick-up Location: The farm (1585 Winfield Drive, Downingtown), plus sites in West Chester, Kennett Square, Devon, Havertown, and East Goshen.

Cost: $378 for the bi-weekly share; $756 for the 14-week share. $100 deposit required.

 

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FarmerJawn Agriculture

What to expect: FarmerJawn works to support sustainable farming practices in Philly, and you can support the mission by signing up for their CSA subscription box. Intended to feed three to four people, each box will contain eight to 10 items like organic fruits and veggies, tea, honey, and a locally made body care product.

Length of Time: The CSA will run 14 weeks from May through August.

Pick-up Location: 1813 Beech Avenue, Elkins Park and 6730 Germantown Avenue, Mount Airy.

Cost: $400

Henry Got Crops

What to Expect: Partnered with Weaver’s Way Co-op, Food Moxie, and W.B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences, Henry Got Crops offers city-grown, farm-fresh produce. Shares come in two sizes: small and large. The small share contains a bundle of five to six various vegetables, while the large share features 10 to 12. In addition to the CSA, Henry Got Crops also grows food for the community and provides educational opportunities for Saul High School students, teaching them the importance of sustainable vegetable production and distribution.

Length of Time: Henry Got Crops’ CSA program lasts for 24 weeks, starting in late May.

Pick-up Location: 7095 Henry Avenue, Roxborough

Cost: $550 for the small share; $975 for the large share. $100 nonrefundable deposit required for new members. They also offer a You-Pick Only share for $240.

Highland Orchards

What to Expect: Highland Orchards is a family-run fruit and vegetable farm that’s pesticide-free and the perfect solution to your food rut. Through their CSA program, you can sign up for an all-fruit share, a veggies and fruit share, a meat share, and a build-your-own share. The veggies and fruit share comes in small (six to seven veggie varieties and herbs and one kind of fruit) or large (nine to 11 veggie varieties and herbs and one or two types of fruit), the fruit share focuses on what’s in season, the meat share can be either chicken only or the “trio” that provides 10 to 12 pounds of three types of meat, and the build-you-own is filled with add-on options that you pick from their list of offerings, like freshly baked pies, doughnuts, dairy products, and preserves.

Length of Time: Subscriptions come in a variety of options. Customers can opt for weekly, biweekly, or monthly deliveries.

Pick-up Location: Varying sites. See the full list here.

Cost: The fruits and veggies share starts at $16.40 for a small box. The fruit-only share starts at $12.50 for a box, while the meat share is $40 for chicken only and $89 for the meat trio. Build-your-own price varies depending on which add-ons you choose.

 

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Lancaster Farm Fresh

What to Expect: CSAs from Lancaster Farm Fresh come in an array of options, including veggies, fruits, flower, herbs, bread, eggs, yogurt, and meat/chicken/cheese. You can see all the details here.

Length of Time: Most of the summer CSAs start the week of April 25th and run through the week of October 24th. Fruit, flower, and herb shares begin the week of June 6th.

Pick-up Location: There are a multitude of sites, use this location finder to find a pickup location near you.

Cost: Prices vary depending on share.

Landisdale Farm

What to Expect: Family-owned and -operated, Landisdale Farm’s CSA program operates a bit like a debit card: you choose the amount you want loaded on your pre-paid card, then show up to either the Clark Park Farmers Market or the Landisdale Farm store to choose from the organic produce and chicken, grass-fed beef, and free-range eggs what you want to take home. These “purchases” from the market or farm store will be deducted from your card.

Length of Time: Landisdale Farm is year-round.

Pick-Up Location: The farm store (838 Ono Road, Jonestown) and Clark Park Farmers Market (intersection of 43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue, West Philadelphia).

Cost: You pre-load your card with your desired amount, depending on how much you’d like to purchase throughout the year.

Living Hope Farm

What to Expect: Shares come in three sizes: large, small, and mini. Each one is packed full of seasonal offerings every week; the large contains 10 items, the small six, and the mini three. All sizes include you-pick fresh flowers and herbs, and there are add-on share options including eggs, mushrooms, pastured chicken, and Thanksgiving turkey.

Length of Time: Lasts for 22 weeks and runs from June through October.

Pick-up Location: 461 Indian Creek Road, Harleysville

Cost: $832 for a large share, $532 for a small share, and $287 for a mini share.

 

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Love Grows

What to Expect: Vegetable CSAs from Love Grows come in two sizes: large and medium. The large boxed share is packed with nine fresh and locally-grown produce, while the medium boxed share comes with five items. There’s also the Market Share option, which means you can stop by any of their farmers’ market stands and buy only the veggies you want.

Length of Time: Weekly pickup runs June 4th through November 5th, while the Market Share program occurs April through December.

Pick-up Location: Doylestown Farmer’s Market, Yardley Farmer’s Market, and Playwicki Farm.

Cost: $750 for the large; $450 for the medium; $125 for the Market Share.

Philly Foodworks

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 a bunch of pick-up locations around the city. Use this tool to find a pick-up location near you. There’s also a home delivery option, with delivery fees depending on where you live and how much you buy.

Cost: $35 for the harvest box (seven to 10 items; non-customizable); $38 for the small customizable box (seven to 10 items); $48 for the large customizable box (10 to 14 items).

Red Hill Farm

What to Expect: Owned by The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, Red Hill Farm has a 120-person CSA program that runs for 24 weeks. There’s only a full-share option, but it includes full access to the farm’s you-pick garden, plus activities in the children’s garden, harvest fest, and farm-to-table dinners.

Length of Time: Early June through mid-November.

Pick-up Location: 609 Convent Road, Aston

Cost: $775, and you are able to split your share with a family member or friend.

Root Mass Farm

What to Expect: Root Mass Farm’s Garden Stake program is a bit different than other CSAs in that it doesn’t entail preset boxes or pick-up dates. Instead, you pay at the beginning of the season, then shop at one of their two market locations. Money will be deducted from your CSA debit account depending on what you buy throughout the season. Any money remaining by the end of the season will be rolled over to the next.

Length of Time: Root Mass Farm will begin selling their produce at Headhouse Farmer’s Market starting May 1st and at Frankford Transportation Center starting June 7th.

Pick-up Location: Headhouse Farmer’s Market (intersection of 2nd and Lombard streets) and Frankford Transportation Center (intersection of Frankford Avenue and State Route 1009)

Cost: Pay $100 to spend $110; $300 to spend $345; or $500 to spend $600

 

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Sankanac CSA

What to Expect: With Sankanac CSA, 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 from early June through mid-November.

Pick-up Location: 1731 French Creek Road, Kimberton

Cost: $786 for a full share and $450 for a partial share.

Taproot Farm

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 10 items. Taproot Farm also offers a variety of add-ons such as fruits, eggs, cheeses, coffee, and pasta.

Length of Time: Shares run from the first week of June until the first week of November.

Pick-up Location: Various locations including West Philly, Chestnut Hill, Fishtown, and Old City. The full list of pick-up sites can be found here.

Cost: $506 for the small share, $644 for the medium share, $897 for a large share. See the cost of add-ons here.

Urban Roots Farm

What to Expect: Expect about 10 pounds or one-dozen types of vegetables and herbs in every share. If you don’t need that much, you can opt for the “City Share,” which includes six to eight items. There’s also a bunch of add-ons to choose from, including flowers, bread, cheese, eggs, and fruit.

Length of Time: Urban Roots Farm’s CSA runs the third week of June through late December.

Pick-up Location: The farm (395 Bishop Hollow Road, Newtown Square), various pick-up spots in and around Philadelphia, and home delivery to a variety of zip codes.

Cost: Ranges from $720-$1200 depending on the pick-up or delivery location.

 

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Vollmecke Farm & CSA

What to Expect: This woman-owned farm in Chester County offers fruit and vegetable shares in small, medium, and large sizes. The small contains four units good for an individual and the medium six to seven units, while the large features eight to 10 units good for a family of four. There is also two egg shares: one dozen or half-dozen.

Length of Time: 22 weeks starting early June.

Pick-up Location: The farm (155 Cedar Knoll Road, Coatesville), Bottle Room (209 Lincoln Highway, Downingtown), or Woodside Avenue in Narberth

Cost: $410 for the small share; $645 for the medium share; or $940 for the large share. The one-dozen egg share costs $124, while the half-dozen runs $80.

This guide has been updated since its original posting, and includes additional reporting by Laura Brzyski and Bailey King.