Winter Harvest

Posted on November 14, 2003

Winter Harvest is a buying club from which you can order locally produced food during the winter and early spring months when farmers’ market and CSAs are closed. We deliver orders weekly to Philadelphia, Swarthmore, Havertown/Ardmore, and Elkins Park.

Winter Harvest offers high quality, sustainably produced foods, most of which are otherwise not available to urban households. Joining Winter Harvest allows you to use your purchasing power to support local farmers and in this way shape the world you live in.

+ Order on-line from a list of 250 food items grown or produced in the Philadelphia region: winter greens and root crops, meat, poultry, eggs, milk, yogurt, cheese, herbs, mushrooms, preserves, honey, and more.

+ Feel secure about your selections: vegetables are from a certified organic farm and many meat and dairy products are from organically raised, grass-fed animals (see sidebar in Producer Profiles).

+ Order from our list every month for deliveries every Thursday from December through April (except December 24 and 31 to avoid holidays).

+ Open your account with a minimum deposit of $100. (It is like putting money in a bank, you add what you need to cover costs of your orders each month, and you get back what you don’t spend in April.)

+ Choose your delivery location from the list of ten communities in the Philadelphia area.

+ Support family owned farms and other small businesses in the region

For more information and to sign-up, visit <a href="http://www.farmtocity.org">http://www.farmtocity.org</a>

[ed note: For the second year in a row, students at University City High School, in partnership with Penn students from the Urban Nutrition Initiative, will help distribute food at one of the West Philadelphia Winter Harvest drop-off sites.]


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