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What is CSA?
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a weekly subscription program where subscribers purchase a share of the produce grown on a local farm.
You purchase a share at the beginning of the growing season and receive your choice of fresh seasonal produce from June to November. At Red Earth Farm, we pack your weekly order and deliver it to a pick-up site convenient to your home or work. You will also have the opportunity to purchase other fresh farm products such as eggs, cheese, yogurt, and honey that we bring to you from neighboring farms.
About Our Growing Methods
Our top priority at Red Earth Farm is to produce a large diversity of quality vegetables thoughout the growing season. We wish to do this while remaining good stewards of our land so that we may pass it on to future generations in better condition than we received it.
Our farm practices reflect these two objectives. Although we are not certified organic we use primarily certified organic techniques, making exceptions in cases such as potential significant crop loss, as in tomato blight. We use no synthetic pesticides or herbicides on our farm. We hope that by conscientious and thoughtful management of our farm we will be bringing fresh, dependable food to the people of our region for many years to come.
Why CSA?
CSA provides the opportunity to experience local foods as they come into season. Each vegetable, fruit and herb that comes to your table is at its peak of flavor and nutritional value. Seasonal foods bring a natural variation to the diet and establishes a rhythm in our eating habits.
Supporting a local farm makes a contribution to keeping our environment greener by reducing transportation of foods by as much as 1000 miles.
Newsletters from the farm include information about nutrition, our growing practices, recipes and updates on upcoming events
“We are so grateful for the amazingly beautiful produce you have diligently delivered to us for so many weeks. Our kids have never eaten so much of their vegetables or fruit. Our life has felt plentiful thanks to you.” D.D., Philadelphia
Ready to sign up for a share? Get Started
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Share Offerings
Full price for shares is shown. Renewal and early registration discounts may apply. Purchase of a main share or partial share is required to purchase other shares.
2017 Main Season
A. Partial Share
Choose 6 items weekly at this prorated price for 22 weeks. This share is designed for couples, or small families. Item selection and size vary during the season, for example: 1 head lettuce, 1 quart potatoes, 1 bag beans, etc.
$462.00
B. Full Share
Select 10 items weekly for 22 weeks. For example, one item might be any of the following: a large head of lettuce, a quart of tomatoes, a pint of sungold cherry tomatoes, 3-4 eggplant, or 3-4 large bell peppers (the choice of items varies as the season progresses). This share is designed to feed a family of four, or a couple who eat a LOT of veggies. If you plan to "split" this share with a friend, be aware each share has only one account name and ordering takes place under that name. Also be aware that during the season, depending on availability, certain items may be difficult to split into two equal parts.
$660.00
Extras Purchases
This enables a member to order extra items such as pasta sauce, cheese, honey and extra veggies during the season. The cost is a deposit to be used for purchases or refunded at the season's end if unused.
C. Fruit Share
A selection of local seasonal TREE fruit delivered biweekly from Mid-July through October: enjoy a selection of apricots, peaches, pears, apples, cider grown with integrated pest management techniques. Delivered biweekly beginning Mid-July for 9 deliveries. This share no longer includes June deliveries which means NO early berries, including strawberries.
$109.00
D. Egg Share
One dozen farm fresh free-range eggs delivered biweekly beginning on the first week of delivery for 10 weeks (for a total of 10 dozen)
$47.50
E. Artisan Bread - Main
The Daily Loaf is a micro bakery located in a historic 1750's spring house in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Anna Shiffler began baking in 2010, inspired by old world techniques and traditions.
Each loaf is hand crafted using natural leavening, slow fermentation and local seasonal produce.
Simple, moist and fresh, it is the most nourishing and satisfying bread ever. Specialty flavors include Sweet Potato Wheat, Onion Rye, Beet Wheat, Sesame Kale, Carrot Wheat, Multigrain and Quinoa Wheat. Flavors subject to "Baker's Whim." (i.e. you get what she is inspired to make) 1 loaf/week for 22 weeks.
$154.00
F. Hillacres Pride Cheese Share
Farmstead and Artisan cheeses hand made by Hillacres Pride, Peach Bottom, PA. 10 biweekly deliveries of 2 cheeses from a variety including 7 varieties of cheddar, colby, Susquehanna (our favorite), ricotta, mozarella, Fulton's Clermont and more. No hot jack or horseradish cheddar (available through the extras link). Made from the milk of Registered Jersey cows pastured on lush green pastures from April through October. Winter fed on hay and silage harvested from farm during the summer. No bovine growth hormone, therapeutic antibiotics or growth hormones. Beautiful creamy golden color to these cheeses.
$129.50
G. Farm Fromage Cheese
Farmstead and Artisan cheeses hand-made in Lancaster County. Farm Fromage works with local cheese makers to provide world class cheeses, made in small batches on the farms. 2 varieties every other week for 10 deliveries: Flavors are sophisticated: Kid Chego, Monterey Blue, Beer Washed Tomme, Special Reserve Cheddar, Tomme Delicious, Tomme D' Ewe, Misty Lovely and Angela's Pillow (a double cream camembert!) Check out their website for more details. Pairs beautifully with the apple and bread shares. Absolutely incredible cheese!
$219.00
H. Yogurt/Kefir Share - Flavored
Yogurt and kefir made fresh by Wholesome Dairy Farms, PLLC in Yellow House. PA.
Enjoy 1 quart of yogurt made from unprocessed milk from their own grass fed dairy herd - plain, vanilla, honey and more NEW flavors! Cream on top. 1/2 pint of Greek yogurt (plain, vanilla, honey flavors) as well as 1 pint of kefir (vanilla, honey, harvest spice and plain) are included in the share. Deliveries are every other week for 10 deliveries.
Visit their website at www.wholesomedairyfarms.com
$115.00
H. Yogurt/Kefir Share - Plain
Yogurt and kefir made fresh by Wholesome Dairy Farms, PLLC in Yellow House. PA.
Enjoy 1 quart of yogurt made from unprocessed milk from their own grass fed dairy herd, cream on top, plus 1/2 pint of plain Greek yogurt as well as 1 pint of plain kefir are included in the share. Deliveries are every other week for 10 deliveries.
Visit their website at www.wholesomedairyfarms.com
$115.00
I.Herb Share
A new offering this year, the Herb Share features products grown and made by Tooth of the Lion Apothecary. Every other week for ten weeks enjoy a bunch of fresh herbs and a prepared product such as tincture, tea, salve or other medicinal preparation. Deliveries will include a newsletter with information about the products and how to use them, as well as recipes. Tooth of the Lion hopes to purchase our Orwigsburg property, and is currently leasing that farm for the purpose of growing the herbs that are used in their popular products. Your purchase of this share helps a young farmer get established. Learn more about Tooth of the Lion Apothecary.
$180.00
K. Spring Farm to Table Dinner
In May we will host our second Farm to Table gourmet meal, featuring local foods, (and the Farmer). You will receive two tickets to this event as a special thank you for this donation. Funds from our 2017 farm dinners will be applied towards the purchase of a new refrigerated delivery truck. Donations are not tax deductible, but are sincerely needed and appreciated.
Time and date of event to be announced (we will work with donors to find a time that works for all.)
Donations of any amount can also be made by sending funds to Red Earth Farm, PO 5, 5785 Golden Key Road, Kempton PA 19529 or via PayPal to RedEarthFlower@gmail.com
$285.00
L. Summer Picnic
Join us for a farm tour and summer picnic featuring Red Earth veggies and local foods prepared on the grill. Purchase of this item entitles you to 2 adult tickets to the summer picnic (date to be announced). Kids under twelve are free.
Funds from our 2017 farm picnic and gourmet dinners will be applied towards the purchase of a new refrigerated delivery truck. Donations are not tax deductible, but are sincerely needed and appreciated.
Time and date of event to be announced.
Donations of any amount can also be made by sending funds to Red Earth Farm, PO 5, 5785 Golden Key Road, Kempton PA 19529 or via PayPal to RedEarthFlower@gmail.com
$60.00
M. Autumn Farm to Table Dinner
In October we will host our third Farm to Table gourmet meal, featuring local foods, (and the Farmer). You will receive two tickets to this event as a special thank you for this donation. Funds from our 2017 farm dinners will be applied towards the purchase of a new refrigerated delivery truck. Donations are not tax deductible, but are sincerely needed and appreciated.
Time and date of event to be announced (we will work with donors to find a time that works for all.)
Donations of any amount can also be made by sending funds to Red Earth Farm, PO 5, 5785 Golden Key Road, Kempton PA 19529 or via PayPal to RedEarthFlower@gmail.com
$285.00
2016 Extended Fall Season
Fall Share
Starting the week of November 7: 6 items weekly for 7 weeks with online ordering available. Items include things like cabbage, cauliflower, beets, carrots, broccoli, butternut, sweet potatoes, arugula, kale, Brussels sprouts, salad mix, root veggies and lots more. Fresh and sweet, the fall is some of the best produce of the year - our members rave about it.
Ready to join now? You can jump into our prorated Main Season too!
$159.50
Extras Purchases
This enables a member to order extra items such as pasta sauce, cheese, honey and extra veggies during the season. The cost is a deposit to be used for purchases or refunded at the season's end if unused.
Apple-Asian Pear Share
4 lbs of fresh local apples and/or Asian pears - an exciting array of apple flavors, truly the gourmet of apples! Grown with IPM methods. Delivery is 4 lbs/week for 7 weeks.
$77.00
Artisan Bread Share
The Daily Loaf is a micro bakery located in a historic 1750's spring house in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Anna Shiffler began baking in 2010, inspired by old world techniques and traditions.
Each loaf is hand crafted using natural leavening, slow fermentation and local seasonal produce.
Simple, moist and fresh, it is the most nourishing and satisfying bread ever. Specialty flavors include Sweet Potato Wheat, Onion Rye, Beet Wheat, Sesame Kale, Carrot Wheat, Multigrain and Quinoa Wheat. 1 loaf/week for 7 weeks.
$49.00
Autumn Egg Share
1 dozen of our award-wining eggs from hens with lots of room to roam. Weekly for 7 weeks.
$29.75
Farm Fromage Cheese Share
Farmstead and Artisan cheeses hand-made in Lancaster County. Farm Fromage works with local cheese makers to provide world class cheeses, made in small batches on the farms. 2 varieties every other week for 4 deliveries: Kid Chego, Monterey Blue, Beer Washed Tomme, Special Reserve Cheddar, Tomme Delicious, Tomme D' Ewe, Misty Lovely and Angela's Pillow (a double cream camembert!) Check out their website for more details. Pairs beautifully with the apple and bread shares. Absolutely incredible cheese!
$87.90
GAP Donation Basic
Our farm is now GAP certified, a voluntary audit that ensures food safety measures. Please consider contributing to the ongoing expense to maintain the certification - a significant burden for the farm to carry. All donors at this level will receive a pint of our own Red Earth Farm Pasta Sauce (when available) or locally made salsa fresca, as a thank you. Donations are not tax deductible, but are sincerely needed and appreciated.
Donations of any amount can also be made by sending funds to Red Earth Farm, PO 5, 5785 Golden Key Road, Kempton PA 19529 or via PayPal to RedEarthFlower@gmail.com
$40.00
GAP Donation VIP
Our farm is now GAP certified, a voluntary audit that ensures food safety measures. Please consider contributing to the ongoing expense of maintaining certification - a significant burden for the farm to carry.
All donors at this level will receive two tickets to our Farm to Table gourmet meal, featuring local foods, (and the Farmer) as a special thank you. Donations are not tax deductible, but are sincerely needed and appreciated.
Donations of any amount can also be made by sending funds to Red Earth Farm, PO 5, 5785 Golden Key Road, Kempton PA 19529 or via PayPal to RedEarthFlower@gmail.com
$275.00
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