5 Not So Obvious Reasons You Should Join Our CSA

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1) It Frees Up Your Brain and Simplifies Your Life

While joining our CSA limits your choice, behavioral economist and Swarthmore professor, Barry Schwartz explains why that’s not a bad thing. The author of The Paradox of Choice, has studied option overload in American culture and concluded that people are happier when they have limited choice. With 3 meals a day your faced with over 1000 meal choices every year. A CSA is a chance to not think about what’s for dinner. You pick up your share and work backward from there. It takes one decision off your plate and replaces it with a simple and healthy no-brainer.

2) You Have a Picky Eater in the House

Eating habits are learned. Introducing a variety of colorful and flavorful vegetable options to your young (or not so young) eaters expand their palettes and preferences. Continue reading

Certified Naturally Grown

We are proud to be a member of the Grass-Roots effort to create a parallel, peer-reviewed, farmer-based alternative to Certified Organic. Down to Earth Harvest is pleased to be recognized as Certified Naturally Grown. Check out our profile here and see the other Pennsylvania Farmers have joined the growing movement that CNG represents.

Certified Naturally Grown means…

  • No synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or GMO seeds; and for livestock producers, no antibiotics or hormones.
  • Annual inspections done by farmers
  • Designed for family-sized farms, not agribusiness

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A New Reality

The day we knew we we’re expecting everything changed…not really in that moment, but looking back over this past year a lot has changed for us. We have moved our lives north 8 miles to Downingtown, bringing a new beginning for our farm business and our family. With Amy back to teaching Bob’s new reality blends small farm hustle with a stay-at–home-dad sensibility. Summertime will bring a new role for Amy, giving Bob time to make the most of his growing season. This life dynamic has so much potential for personal satisfaction, if we can remind ourselves that each day is a gift and that journey is the reward. With this in mind we will be retooling our farm model to focus more on our CSA.

Stay in touch cause a lot can happen in a season!

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Our radish has arrived!

Down to Earth Harvest recently welcomed a new member to the family, Ruth (“Ruthie”) Jolynn Todd.  We have been enjoying every minute with our new bundle of joy.  Many have asked for photos, so please enjoy!

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Our Future Farm!

Hello folks!  We have lots of exciting stuff popping up this spring, but we want to introduce our future home for Down to Earth Harvest.  We recently purchased land south of Downingtown, PA and will slowly be transitioning to the new property, with hopes to be there next season.  Take a look at some of the photos to see what we got ourselves into.  Kennett friends and neighbors, don’t worry, we will continue to include you in our future plans.  Please be sure to share this information with your Dowingtown area friends, as we try and establish ourselves in our new home.  Thank you all for your continued support!

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