Community Supported Agriculture Program

Posted by on February 25, 2005

Dear Local Food Followers,

Farm to City is pleased to announce the launch of the 2005 season for our Community Supported Agriculture program.

This year we are assisting five CSAs and farm subscription services to renew their members from previous seasons and to find new members for them.

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On our website you will find the offerings of:

Lancaster Organic Farm CSA
Covered Bridge Produce Subscription Service
Somerton Tanks Farm CSA
Oley Valley Produce CSA
Lancaster Share Subscription Service

These five offerings differ in crops grown, weekly choice or not, locations where they deliver, length of season, and price.

The first four are either certified organic farms or are not certified but do grow their produce without synthetic chemical fertilizers or pesticides.

The first four also offer member discounts for early registration, deadlines coming up in March.

Lancaster Share, the fifth one listed, is a new type of service. Instead of produce from one farm, Joseph Griffin, owner of Covered Bridge Produce, will go to the Leola Auction every week to purchase a variety of Lancaster County farm products to put in members’ boxes. The Lancaster Share will be delivered to the same locations as Covered Bridge Produce.

In 2004 we surveyed CSA members and found that two thirds of them first heard about the CSA program by word of mouth. Your help in spreading the word is greatly appreciated. We hope that you will help us again this season by letting your friends, neighbors, coworkers, and nearby relatives know about the great selection of freshly picked local produce that they can get by joining one of our CSAs this season. Those of you with access to listservs or your organization’s newsletter can help us further by post a message about this

Bob Pierson, program director
Daniela Pierson, bookkeeper
Tom Javian, webmaster
Farm to City

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