Winter is almost over! PACA has compiled this list of CSAs in the Philly region that are produced by or connected to co-ops. CSAs are great for farmers – they get upfront capital and can spend less time marketing – and great for food eaters – they get to eat local, seasonal food.
Feast your eyes on these beautiful CSA choices…
Weavers Way Co-op & Henry Got Crops CSA Farm
Located on the campus of the W.B. Saul High School for Agricultural Sciences, the farm is managed by Weavers Way staff in collaboration with Saul students and teachers. They are offering a vegetable CSA.
Pickup location: Farm across the street from Saul High School: 7095 Henry Ave, Philadelphia, PA 1912
Mariposa Food Co-op and W/N W/N Coffee Bar
Mariposa and W/N W/N are both pickup locations for Kneehigh Farm’s CSA. Kneehigh Farm is a one-woman farm in the Lehigh Valley offering a vegetable CSA. You can also add a cheese & dairy share and/or a meat & egg share from other farms to be picked up at the same time as the vegetable CSA.
Pickup locations: Mariposa Food Co-op (49th and Baltimore) and W/N W/N Coffee Bar (9th and Spring Garden)
The Energy Co-op
The Energy Co-op is a pickup location for Delaware Valley Farm Share, which offers a vegetable share with options to add yogurt, cheese, coffee or bread. CSA signup starts April 1.
Pickup locations: The Energy Co-op (1315 Walnut St., Suite 1000) and many more
Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative
Lancaster Farm Fresh is a producers co-op of organic farmers offering vegetable, fruit, egg, cheese, flower, and herbal medicine CSAs.
Pickup locations: There’s one near you. Wherever you are.
Swarthmore Co-op is offering two CSAs with pickup right at the co-op. Both are fruit and vegetable CSAs; one is from Happy Valley Berry Farm in NJ and one is from Herrcastle Farm in PA.
Pickup location: Swarthmore Co-op
Cooperative 518 is a worker co-op community farm in Princeton, NJ offering a summer vegetable CSA. Cooperative 518 also grows food for worker co-op W/N W/N Coffee Bar.
Pickup locations: NJ only, locations in Princeton, Highland Park, and Hightstown