More than a dozen Chester County community-supported agriculture programs are sowing excitement for the arrival of spring thanks to a Small Farm Central study that pinpoints Feb. 28 as the most popular day to sign up for a CSA.
“No matter what CSA option you choose, becoming a member of a CSA is a great way for you and your family get some of the best-tasting food available all season long,” Chester County Ag Council Director Hillary Krummrich said in a recent press release.
In exchange for a pre-season investment, participants receive local, seasonal and fresh food later in the growing season directly from a CSA farmer. The study estimates CSA consumers get $36.39 worth of produce for just $24.45 on average.
And the ag council’s website lists 18 CSA options available in Phoenixville, Kennett Square, Chester Springs, Glenmoore, West Chester, Pottstown, Cochranville, Westtown, Newtown Square, Kimberton, Chadds Ford and Coatesville.
Read more about the Feb. 28 sign-up opportunity and the many local CSAs on the Chester County Ag Council website here.
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Top photo courtesy of Chester County Planning Commission.