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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
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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.
2018 Extended Fall Season
Fall Full Share
10 items per week for 4 weeks with online ordering available. Items include things like cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, butternut, sweet potatoes, arugula, kale, Brussels sprouts, salad mix, root veggies and lots more.
If you are not currently a member, you can jump into our prorated Main Season too!
$170.00
Fall Partial Share
Starting the week of November 12: 6 items weekly for 4 weeks with online ordering available. Items include things like cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, broccoli, butternut, parsnips, arugula, kale, Brussels sprouts, salad mix, root veggies, leeks, onion and more. Fresh and sweet, the fall is some of the best produce of the year - our members rave about it.
Again, if you are not currently a member, you can join the prorated Main Season too!
$108.00
Fall Economy Share
In response to many requests we now offer this smaller, Farmer's Choice share. 5 items/week for 4 weeks. Same super fresh produce, but no custom ordering - Farmer's Choice same as traditional CSA's. A good selection of the most popular produce is selected each week for you.
$75.00
Fall 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 Share
4 lbs of fresh local apple - an exciting array of apple flavors, truly the gourmet of apples! Grown with IPM methods. Delivery is 4 lbs/week for 4 weeks.
$56.00
Autumn Egg Share
1 dozen of award-wining eggs from The Nesting Box. Weekly for 4 weeks.
$21.00
Autumn Farm to Table Dinner
Join us for our fall gourmet Farm to Table feast, 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 2018 farm dinners support the final payoff of our refrigerated truck - not glamorous but necessary! Donations are not tax deductible, but are sincerely needed and appreciated. (Date to be determined based on availability of everyone's schedule).
$285.00
2018 Main Season
Full Share
This pro-rated share allows you to select 10 items weekly for 8 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.1
$245.00
Partial Share
This prorated share allows you to choose 6 items weekly for 8 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.
$168.00
Economy Share
In response to many requests we now offer this smaller, Farmer's Choice share. Prorated price includes 5 items/week ($14.50 each week) for 8 weeks. Same super fresh produce, but no custom ordering - Farmer's Choice same as traditional CSA's. A good selection of the most popular produce is selected each week for you.
$116.00
Bulk Share
5 bulk items per week, designed to feed 10 families (10 portions of each item). One organizer can place a weekly order for the entire share.
$3025.00
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.
Fruit Share
A selection of local seasonal TREE fruit delivered biweekly from Mid-July through October: enjoy a selection of apricots, peaches, pears, and apples 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 (these fruits will be available through the Extras Purchases if the season permits).
$111.00
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). These hens have access to pasture and plenty of space to roam. They are fed a conventional feed to augment their diets of wild foods.
$47.50
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 Country Sour Dough, Country French, Spelt, 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) Prorated price is 1 loaf/week for 20 weeks (The baker takes two weeks off over the summer).
$152.00
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.
$132.50
Valley Milkhouse Cheese
A selection of regional artisan cheeses offered every other week by two women-led creameries, Birchrun Hills Farm and Valley Milkhouse.
Bring on the funk with these fermenting femmes!
Every other week, members receive a package of two artisan cheeses totaling approximately 1 lb. The cheesemakers are Valley Milkhouse (Berks County) and Birchrun Hills Farm (Chester County). Both creameries are small batch, family-run operations producing award-winning cheeses beloved by chefs and foodies of the Southeastern PA. Empowered women, friends, devotees to the cause of evolving the American cheese culture. They are encouraged to work together to reach more families with their wholesome, artfully crafted cheeses and continue to develop the quality of U.S. artisan cheese.
Cheese styles will range from fresh cheeses like feta and fromage blanc to soft-ripened cheeses like brie to aged cheeses including tommes, blues and alpine styles. These women-led creameries are proud to produce cheeses with bold flavors and luscious textures that spark conversation at the dinner table. We look forward to expanding our CSA family with these new cheese-makers!
Their cheeses pair beautifully with our apple and bread shares, don't miss this opportunity to have this absolutely incredible cheese! Check out their website for more details.
$190.00
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
$120.00
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
$120.00
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
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. We had such a great time last summer meeting the families, eating good food and showing off the farm.
Funds from our 2018 farm picnic and gourmet dinners will be applied towards the final payoff of our refrigerated delivery truck. Donations are not tax deductible, but are sincerely needed and appreciated.
WHEN: JULY 8, 2-5 PM
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
Summer Farm to Table Dinner
June 16 (date to be confirmed) 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 2018 farm dinners will be applied towards the final payments for our 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
Autumn Farm to Table Dinner
Join us for our fall gourmet Farm to Table feast, 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 2018 farm dinners support the final payoff of our refrigerated truck - not glamorous but necessary! Donations are not tax deductible, but are sincerely needed and appreciated. (Date to be determined based on availability of everyone's schedule).
$285.00
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