2013 Summer/Fall CSA
Thank you for your interest in our Summer/Fall CSA!
Whether you have been a member in the past, or are looking into our CSA for the first time, we would love to have you as part of our farm community this summer. We offer a variety of shares: Produce Shares, Egg Shares,and Chicken Shares, opportunities to purchase other local/sustainably raised products throughout the season, and a warm welcome to participate in the life of the farm- through workdays and celebrations.
Our Summer/Fall Produce Share is composed of our own certified organic vegetables and fruits (primarily berries), supplemented occasionally by produce grown by farmer neighbors (not always certified organic, but definitely no-spray.) Last year our summer CSA members received approximately 55 different types of produce throughout the season. Below is a sampling of what might compose a share throughout the season
Asparagus, Rhubarb, Salad mix, spinach, lettuce, radishes, tender white turnips, peas, scallions, kale and other leafy greens, early beets and carrots, Strawberries, and early summer squash and cucumbers
Tomatoes, green beans, potatoes, carrots, beets, zucchini, cucumbers, sweet bell peppers, hot peppers, eggplant, garlic, watermelon and cantaloupe, onions, swiss chard, sweet corn, lettuce, and herbs.
Pumpkins and winter squash, sweet potatoes, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, beets, parsnips, kohlrabi, onions, turnips, rutabagas, potatoes, kale, leafy greens, lettuce, spinach, herbs.
We offer two share sizes: full and medium. Full shares aim to provide enough food for two vegetable-loving adults or a family that eats one or two vegetable side dishes a day. Medium shares are about 60% of the size of fulls (due to both smaller portions and fewer items) and are designed for one vegetable-loving adult or a couple that doesn't cook quite as much.
Our Egg Share consists of fresh brown eggs from our Pasture Raised hens. These hens are on pasture nearly year round (in freezing temperatures they are moved to the barnyard so they have access to the barn). Their diet consists of clover, grass, grubs and insects, grain from the local mill, and some select discarded produce throughout the season.
Every year we also raise broilers on pasture to sell through the CSA and this summer we are offering Chicken Shares for those who would like to receive chicken on a regular basis. We process chickens on a monthly basis and will have fresh chicken available the week we process (Tuesday distributions only*), and frozen chicken in the off weeks. You can choose to receive whole chicken, or chicken that has been pieced (Bone-in breast and thighs/drumsticks). You can also choose between fresh chicken (monthly delivery only) and a combination of fresh/frozen if you would like more frequent deliveries. As we have supply, we will offer chicken for sale on an as needed basis for those who don't want to commit to a share, or who would like to buy even more chicken.
*Note: If you are a Harrisburg or Selinsgrove/Winfield member we will not be able to offer fresh chicken- all chicken shares will come frozen.
This summer Blue Rooster Farm is offering a meat share (combined beef and pork) option for State College and Mifflintown members. Follow this link to learn more about it. Blue Rooster Farm partners with Village Acres to provide grassfed beef, lamb, and free-range pork to their members. They will continue to offer retail cuts as before, but if the CSA model works for you, check out this new opportunity! If you have further questions, do not hesitate to contact Blue Rooster Farm; they will be happy to speak with you!
Schedule and Pricing
Summer CSA distributions On Farm, in State College, and Lewistown are held every Tuesday from May 28, 2013 to November 26th, 2013. Selinsgrove and Harrisburg distributions are every Friday from May 31st to November 22nd.
|Produce Share Options:|
|Farm Pickup: Full Share||$625|
|Farm Pickup: Medium Share||$400|
|Off Farm Delivery Full Share||$680|
|Off Farm Delivery Medium Share||$450|
|Egg Share Options:|
|Egg Share (1 Doz/week)||$94|
|Egg Share (2 doz/week)||$188|
|Egg Share (1 doz biweekly)||$48|
|Chicken Share Options:|
|Monthly Fresh Chicken Share (Whole)||$100|
|Monthly Fresh Chicken Share (Pieced)||$110|
|Biweekly Chicken Share (Whole)||$200|
|Biweekly Chicken Share (Pieced)||$220|
Our Community Fund exists to make sure that good, local, organic produce is available to everyone, regardless of economic means. Our Community Fund provides reduced cost shares for those on limited budgets who want to be a part of the CSA. If you would like to contribute to the Community Fund as part of your signup, you'll be given the opportunity to do so. All donations made during registration are matched by the farm. If you are interested in receiving financial assistance from the Community Fund, please sign up online as usual, and then contact the farm with "Community Fund Request" in the subject line, or call us at (717) 436-9477.
- On-Farm: 229 Cuba Mills Rd., Mifflintown, PA 17059
- State College: Friends Meeting House, 611 E. Prospect Ave., State College, PA 16801
- Lewistown: Community Partnerships RC&D Office, 23 North Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044
- Harrisburg: Unitarian Church of Harrisburg, Clover Lane, Swatara Township
- Harrisburg: Member's home, Uptown
- Selinsgrove- Basement level Emma's Food for Life Restaurant
- Winfield: In Winfield (at a member's house) Emma's Food for Life in Selinsgrove
Payment is due by June 1st. We appreciate payments up front, but a $100 deposit will hold your spot, and payments can be made incrementally until June 1st. Please send payment to the farm's address, payable to "Village Acres Farm and FoodShed." In the memo field, please write "Summer/Fall Share '13" and your member #, which will be in your confirmation email. Finally, if your name is not on the check, please write it in the memo field. Please note that your deposit is the only way to hold your spot.
If alternative payment options are needed, we can arrange these on a case by case basis. Also, if the cost is prohibitive to signing up, inquire with us about Community Fund Support. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Village Acres Farm
229 Cuba Mills Rd.
Mifflintown, PA 17059
If you have previously been a member of any Village Acres CSA, click here to sign up for the '13 Summer CSA.
If you're a new member, click here to sign up for the '13 Summer CSA.
Thank you for your interest and support. If you have any questions/comments, please call (717-436-9477) or email us (CSA@villageacresfarm.com).