Our 2017 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, West Chester and Bala Cynwyd. We love our work and your participation sustains our business.
Our Subscriptions begin Mid-May and end Mid-November
Full Share – 26 weekly pickups – $635
Half Share – 13 biweekly pickups – $335
2017 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
- Satellite pick up in Bala Cynwyd (Conshohocken State Rd and City Ave) Thursdays 3:30-6:30 (Half Shares Only)
- Satellite pick up in West Chester Thursdays 3-7 (Half Shares Only)
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 from Frecon Farms, Cremini Mushrooms from Joe and Ben Cordinvano, Gold Rush Apples from Rex Orchards, Garlic from Frank Wheatland, Shitake/Oyster Mushrooms from Phillips Mushrooms.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, peas, baby greens, kale, beets, chard, carrots, spring onions, bok choi, radishes, broccoli, spinach, cauliflower, dandelion, cabbage, cilantro
Summer Harvest – Lettuce, onions, corn, melons, tomatoes, basil, garlic, eggplant, cucumbers, summer squash (zucchini), potatoes, chard, peppers, parsley, beans
Fall Harvest – Lettuce, peppers, beets, carrots, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, chard, spinach, winter squash, shallots, leeks, potatoes, baby greens, brussel sprouts, celery
Make-up a missed pick-up
For anyone who, with 24-hour notice, missed a pick-up we offer alternate options including a Friday Happy Hour pick-up (4-6pm), an off-week pick-up for half shares, a double share make-up at members discretion or members can choose to come by the Farm the Tuesday before Thanksgiving for an extended season share. 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 $335 and $635 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!