Community Supported Agriculture

Community Supported Agriculture

What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)? A CSA is a two-way seasonal commitment between you and your local farmer(s). Each CSA member pays for a seasonal share of food, and in exchange receives an array of mixed seasonal produce every week; some CSAs include dairy and other prepared foods as well. It is similar to a membership or buying club – each member becomes a part of the farm’s local food community by supporting their local farmer and committing to eating locally all season long.

Old First hosts the Landisdale Farm CSA.  Starting in June and continuing for 21 weeks, each member will receive a box of locally (within 100 miles) grown organic produce –  vegetables and fruit. A medium share, delivered weekly will cost $430, that’s about $20 a week for 4 servings each of 7-9 kinds of fresh, organic produce.  Imagine corn, green beans, leeks, eggplant, lettuce, peaches, spinach and apples, all fresh from the farm.  Our pickup day is Wednesday from noon to 6 pm. If you drive by Old First on Wednesday’s consider buying a share.  Or tell someone else about it, or consider signing up for a site that is more convenient for you. Landisdale has a about 20 pickup sites.  Go to their website, www.landisdalefarm.com for more information.