20 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
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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 20 local farms and farmers who are offering CSA share programs for this spring and summer season.
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. Bonus: Wrightstown Township residents receive a 5% discount.
Length of Time: 28 weeks from mid-May to late-November. There’s also a bi-weekly option.
Pick-up Location: 2578 Second Street Pike, Wrightstown
Cost: $1060 for the full share ($940 with work discount), $780 for the medium share ($690 with work discount), and $560 for the half share ($500 with discount). Each share requires a $300 deposit.
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 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 $200 (but this is included in both the full and half shares).
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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.
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.
Pick-up Location: Varying drop sites, all of which can be found here. In-home deliveries are optional and cost an additional $7.
Cost: Varying costs, depending on type and length of share. See all prices here.
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 a high-season harvest (May to November; 29-week and 14-week distributions available), single-week summer options, and a holiday season (December-January; seven-week and three-week distributions).
Pick-up Location: The farm (1585 Winfield Drive, Downingtown), plus sites in West Chester, Kennett Square, Devon, Havertown, Wynnewood, Paoli, Bryn Mawr and East Goshen.
Cost: No flat cost. The shares are pay-as-you-go with full-choice ordering and the ability to place your share on hold as needed. $100 deposit required.
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What to expect: FarmerJawn works to support sustainable farming practices in Philly, and you can support the mission by signing up for one of their CSA subscription boxes. The full home-based box is intended to feed up to four people, with each box containing eight to 10 items. They now have an office-based CSA that can accommodate either 10 or 20 people depending on the size chosen. Products included in the boxes include organic fruits and veggies, tea, honey, and a locally-made body care product.
Length of Time: The Summer 2023 CSA share will run from July 23rd to October 8th.
Pick-up Location: See locations here.
Cost: $400 for the full share (12 pick-ups), $200 for the half (six pick-ups), $1000 for the 10-person office share, and $2000 for the 20-person office share.
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: $560 for the small share; $985 for the large share. $100 nonrefundable deposit required for new members. They also offer a You-Pick Only share for $240, and a working discount that can count toward your share.
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 $16.85 for a small box. The fruit-only share starts at $12.85 for a box, while the meat share is $41 for chicken only and $91.25 for the meat trio. Build-your-own price varies depending on which add-ons you choose.
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What to Expect: CSAs from Lancaster Farm Fresh come in an array of options, including organic 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 on April 24th and run through October 28th. The fruit, flower, and herb shares are expected to begin the week of June 5th.
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.
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.
What to Expect: Shares for the summer CSA 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. They usually offer a seven-week winter CSA, too.
Pick-up Location: 461 Indian Creek Road, Harleysville
Cost: $875 for a large share, $560 for a small share, and $300 for a mini share.
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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 get 20% off the veggies you want.
Length of Time: Weekly pickup runs June 3rd/4th through October 28th/29th, while the Market Share program occurs June 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.
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: $45 for the harvest box (seven to 10 items; non-customizable); $39 for the small customizable box (seven to 10 items); $49 for the large customizable box (10 to 14 items).
What to Expect: Philly Forests, the local farm- and tree canopy-focused social enterprise, offers a multi-month CSA program featuring fresh, naturally grown fruits and veggies. There’s also a pick-your-own option at their farm at Awbury Arboretum from June through August, and you can opt to add-on a bread share with creations from Spelt Berry Bakery.
Length of Time: 25 weeks, from May 23rd through November 9th
Pick-up Location: Tuesdays or Thursdays from noon to 4 p.m. at Philly Forests’ farm at Awbury Arboretum
Cost: Several price points depending on length.
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: 24 weeks, from early June through mid-November
Pick-up Location: 609 Convent Road, Aston on Tuesday or Friday from 1 to 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $800, and you are able to split your share with a family member or friend.
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 on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Headhouse Farmer’s Market starting May 7th and on Tuesdays from 2 to 6 p.m. at Frankford Transportation Center starting June 6th.
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 $150 to spend $160; $300 to spend $345; or $500 to spend $600
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What to Expect: Sankanac CSA offers a share that feeds two to four people and that’s packed with vegetables, berries, flowers, and herbs.
Length of Time: 25 weeks from early June through mid-November.
Pick-up Location: 1731 French Creek Road, Kimberton
What to Expect: Shares come in three sizes: the small share includes five to six items, the medium share contains seven to eight items, and the large share holds 10 to 11 items. Taproot Farm also offers a variety of add-ons such as fruits, eggs, cheeses, coffee, mushrooms, and pasta.
Length of Time: The spring share is currently sold out, but the summer share runs from June through October. They also offer a fall share, and registration will open for that in August.
Pick-up Location: Various locations including West Philly, East Passyunk, Chestnut Hill, Fishtown, and Old City. The full list of pick-up sites can be found here.
Cost: $552 for the small share, $713 for the medium share, and $989 for a large share. See the cost of add-ons here.
What to Expect: The on-farm CSA share is one-size and is market-style pickup, meaning they’ll have a minimum of 12 different vegetables and herbs for you to select from. Urban Roots’ two Philly pick-up locations are also market-style, but come in two sizes: full share and city share. Plus, there’s a bunch of add-ons: flowers, bread, cheese, eggs, mushrooms, oysters, honey, meat, kombucha, pantry items and more.
Length of Time: 24 weeks, from 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, Cartesian Brewing on Wednesdays from 4 to 6:30 p.m., and Ursa Bakery (4032 North Broad Street) on Thursdays from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
Cost: The on-farm full share is $1,100, the city share is $720, and the full Philly pick-up share is $960.
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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 to five 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: $423 for the small share; $669 for the medium share, and $969 for the large share. The one-dozen egg share costs $136, while the half-dozen runs $87.
This guide has been updated since originally posting, and includes additional reporting by Laura Brzyski, Olivia Pettyjohn, and Bailey King.