Looking for Farm-Fresh Produce? These CSAs in Chester County Still Have You Covered
There are still several available options in Chester County to get farm-fresh produce while supporting local farmers at a time when the coronavirus pandemic threatens their livelihood, writes Lillian Gerczyk for Philadelphia magazine.
Currently, four local farms are offering CSA programs for the spring and summer season. CSA is short for community-supported agriculture, wherein a farmer offers customers bundles of produce, called shares. When customers purchase a share, they receive assorted and seasonal fruits and vegetables each week for the duration of the farming season.
Charlestown Farm in Phoenixville uses environmentally sustainable farming methods to grow fresh produce throughout the entire year. These shares begin in late May/early June.
Down to Earth Harvest in Downingtown allows members to determine what goes into their share each week. Currently, it is offering two 14-week CSA sessions for the summer and fall harvest.
Meanwhile, the first CSA farm in Pennsylvania, Kimberton Farm, offers a medley of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. The harvest starts in May and runs for six months.
Sankanac CSA in Phoenixville has either partial or full shares.
Read more about local CSAs in Philadelphia magazine here.
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