Bucks County CSAs
Sign Up For Bucks County CSA
Eating local not only helps to keep our local farmers in business and support our local businesses, eating local can also benefit our environment. Most of the produce sold in our supermarkets are from other counties, states, or countries. Our foods travels on average 1500 – 2500 miles. Locally grown foods travel less miles, have less packaging, therefore decreases total pollution!
Not only does eating local decrease pollution, but it is also a great way of learning exactly how your food is grown! If you are concerned, or are just interested, with how your foods are grown buying from local farmers is a great way to meet the farmers and talk about how they grow your foods. You can inquire if pesticides are used and how often, if they are certified organic (or working on it), or any other questions you may have! Many farms also sell fresh milk, eggs, meat, and poultry. When buying local you are able to ask and see how the animals are being treated and how far the meat is traveling before being sold.
Another great benefit about buying local foods is participating in Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). CSA’s are a great way to become a “share-holder” in a local farm in exchange for fresh fruits and vegetables. As a CSA member you are able to receive fresh fruits and vegetables that are grown on the farm. Many CSA’s are through the spring, summer, and fall months but some farms feature winter CSA’s. Different CSA’s offer different fruits and vegetables including but not limited to, arugula, beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, celery, herbs, sugar snap peas, squash, swiss chard, strawberries, melons, turnips, beets, tomatoes, eggplant, onions, and peppers.
- Barefoot Gardens- organic farming practices. Gorgeous new seedling picture (left) and March greenhouse picture (below) from Eric Vander Hyde, Farm Owner and Vegetable extraordinaire. Kristie was a member of their 2013 summer CSA & signed up for some of their delicious summer veggies for summer share 2014- pick up at the Doylestown Farmer’s Market)
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If you anticipate spending $20/week – sign up below for $20 x 31 weeks = $620
- If you anticipate spending $42.50/week – sign up below for $42.50 x 31 weeks = $1317.50
- Blooming Glen Farm
- 98 Moyer Rd Perkasie, PA 18944
- A full share costs about $33 a week.
- The cost of a 2013 full share is $795. FULL Share members pick up produce every week (for a total of 24 weeks).
- The cost of a half share is $415. HALF Share members pick up every other week (for a total of 12 weeks).
- You will have the option at registration of making a full payment (Full share: $795; Half share $415), or making a down payment (Full share: $250; Half share: $125), with the balance due (including an additional charge of $5) on May 1st. Individualized payment plans are always available upon request.
- The boxed delivery share, which is an abbreviated 16 week season starting mid to late June, and does not include the pick-your-own crops, costs $530. Delivery locations are listed on the registration page.
- Clear Spring Farm
- 206 Garr Rd. Easton, Pa 18040
- Full Share is $600 in full or $300 now and then the remaining $300 by 4/15/14
- Half Share is $325 in full or $162.50 now and then $162.50 by 4/15/14
- Myerov Family Farm (Kristie participated in their CSA last year, especially loved the honey! Yes, this farm has honeybees! Pick up is at the Doylestown Farmers Market)
- 306 Elephant Road Perkasie, PA 18944
- Whole Share with 12 hour work commitment Full payment – $600 Deposit – $200, with a balance of $400 due by May 1, 2014
- Whole Share, no work Full payment – $720 Deposit – $240, with a balance of $480 due by May 1, 2014
- Half Share with 6 hour work commitment Full payment – $360 Deposit – $120, with a balance of $240 due by May 1, 2014
- Half Share, no work Full payment – $420 Deposit – $140, with a balance of $280 due by May 1, 2014
- Whole Share No Money, Work 4 hours a week for 24 weeks, Interview required
- Ways to Fulfill the Work Commitment
- Help at the Farm; Host a CSA Pick Up location in your neighborhood; Huckster the Farmers Market; Produce a Farm Event, Pot Luck Dinner, Farm to Table Gala; Host the CSA Blog Help with Marketing and Outreach
- Pennypack Farm
- 685 Mann Rd, Horsham, PA 19044
- A large share is 10 units.
- A small share is 6 units.
- A “unit” is what you typically get at a supermarket, like a bunch of carrots, a bag of lettuce. Value of the shares is approximately equivalent to the same local organic produce in grocery stores, but members receive significantly more value through U-pick opportunities and bumper crops.
- 6 unit share is $540
- 10 unit share is $780
- Roots to River Farm – organic farming practices. (Kristie participated in their Winter CSA and is particularly fond of their multicolored and fun shaped organic carrots!)
- 3211 N. Sugan Rd. New Hope PA 18938
- A full share is an average of 10-15 pounds per week of seasonal fruits and veggies from June through October. This is enough to feed an average family that likes their vegetables. $675.
- A half-share is one full-share pickup every other week from June through October. This share is ideal for a couple or single person who likes their veggies. $350.
It is important for us all to try to eat at 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day! When purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables you may be unsure of how to prepare them and incorporate them into a meal. And maybe just need learn a little bit more about these superfoods to WANT to eat them or learn how to prepare them so they tasty great!
If you are trying to improve your health, include more fruits and vegetables in your diet, or manage your weight, making an appointment with a registered/licensed dietitian nutritionist at Eat Right Bucks County can help you reach your goals! Eat Right Bucks County is located in Doylestown at 875 N. Easton Rd Suite 6B, Doylestown PA 18902. We accept insurance and now feature online booking! Visit EatRightBucks.com to learn more! We also have a second nutrition counseling office in Buckingham at Buckingham Family Medicine.