Our 2018 CSA Campaign is coming together. 26 weeks of top notch produce May through November and available for pick-up at our farm in Downingtown, our market stand in Malvern, or a satellite pick-up in Kennett Square. We love our work and your participation sustains our business.
Our Subscriptions begin Mid-May and end Mid-November
Full Share – 26 weekly pickups – $640
Half Share – 13 biweekly pickups – $340
2018 CSA Membership Full
Pickup times and locations
- Our Farm in Downingtown @ 1585 Winfield Dr Wednesdays 2-6
- Our Farm Stand @ The Malvern Farmers Market Saturdays 9-1
- Satellite pick up in Kennett Square (Walnut and Cypress) Wednesdays 3-7
We strive to offer customers a product that is first in quality, value, and flavor. While not certified organic, we practice agriculture that goes beyond current commercial standards. Our philosophy focuses on healthy plants, living soils and diverse habitat. These principles create a biological balance and are our primary defense against pests.
When considering a vegetable subscription with Down to Earth Harvest, it is important to understand the nature of that commitment. Some members prefer to split a full share, that way they have weekly freshness and a partner to share pick-up responsibility with, convenient if you have an irregular schedule.
In The Share
Members can expect to receive 7-9 items per week, best quantified as two grocery bags of produce. During the season we include products from other local farms to expand variety including – Peaches, Nectarine and Apples from Frecon Farms in Boyertown, Cremini, Shitake and Oyster Mushrooms from Phillipps Mushroom Farms in Kennett Square, Garlic from Frank Wheatland in Oxford, Sweet Corn and watermelons from John Stoltfus. We will send out a newsletter before each pick-up that informs members of what they will receive in their share and offer a few recipe ideas.
Spring Harvest – Lettuce, snap peas, baby greens, asparagus, rhubarb, kale, beets, chard, carrots, spring onions, bok choi, radishes, broccoli, spinach, cauliflower, dandelion, cabbage, cilantro, celery, strawberries
Summer Harvest – Lettuce, onions, sweet corn, melons, tomatoes, basil, garlic, eggplant, cucumbers, summer squash (zucchini), potatoes, chard, sweet and hot peppers, parsley, beans, cilantro, raspberries
Fall Harvest – Lettuce, peppers, beets, carrots, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, chard, spinach, winter squash, shallots, leeks, potatoes, baby greens, parsnips, celery, apples
Making Up a Missed Pick-Up
We are always willing to make accommodations for missed pick ups. Members are asked to reach out in advance of a missed pick up. We understand that life happens and will reserve your share until noon the next day. If we do not hear from you by then your share will be forfeited. For times when members are unable to pick up but reach out we are happy to reschedule your pick up. Half share (bi-weekly) members are welcome to pick up on their off week. For full members that are unable to make their weekly pick up we offer end of the season make ups, shares for pick up on the farm after the regularly scheduled season ends. Just be sure to reach out and we’ll accommodate your schedule.
We ask for a $200 deposit with the balance paid in full by/at first pick-up. Folks can send a check by mail or use Google Wallet to make payment. We do appreciate full payment at sign up. We are flexible with payment options on a case-by-case basis. Just let us know what payment schedule works for you and we can accommodate.
Every Member gets a discount when they join up. At $340 and $640 all members receive a good value for their dollar. At Down to Earth Harvest we supply a moderate share over a long season. We aim to find that sweet spot in quantity every week because nobody likes to see food go unused. Our guideline is to include $25-$30 of food value each week to our members. That’s over $700 in groceries for every full share, a fair shake on both ends.
We look forward to sharing another bountiful season with our community of members. While membership is limited please feel free to share this information with interested friends, family and neighbors. Any Questions? Just ask. We are happy to answer!