Beech Springs Farm specializes in organically grown heirloom produce, harvested at the peak of freshness and available in 2014 as CSA shares. We offer two share sizes: a full share, which will typically feed a household of four or more; or a half share, which should be sufficient for a household of one to two adults and younger children. Shares may be picked up at the farm on Thursdays from 3 pm to 6 pm. The season will run for 26 weeks from May 1 to October 23.
Our CSA shares offer members greater flexibility. Instead of purchasing a share for a set number of weeks, members purchase 22 weeks of produce, to be picked up within a 26-week period. The total cost of the share will be placed into an account and for every week produce is received, the weekly cost will be subtracted from the total amount paid. That way, when members go on vacation, they are not paying for produce they don't receive. If no weeks are missed for the entire season and members wish to continue to receive produce for the final four weeks in October, they may pay for the final weeks on a weekly basis.
Full share: $525 for 22 weeks of vegetables (with occasional herbs/fruits) Half share: $410 for 22 weeks of vegetables (with occasional herbs/fruits) (Produce amounts and varieties will vary throughout the season.)
CSA members will have access to Beech Springs Farms' herb and cutting gardens. They may harvest their own selection of herbs as part of their CSA share, or pick their own bouquets from the cutting garden. Honey from our busy bees will also be available.
Members are invited to come to the farm to see first-hand where their food comes from. Throughout the season, we hope you will come to think of this as YOUR farm. We plan to host come fun events for you, so stay tuned for further information. Beginning in 2013, our farm, barn and gardens became available for weddings and special events.
For 2014, registration is limited to a first-come, first-serve basis. Deadline for receipt of registration, including full payment, is March 31, 2014. In order to ensure your membership, you may submit 25% of your share price with your initial application. We will bill you for the balance, which will be due by March 31. Please mail your check or money order, payable to Beech Springs Farm, to:
Jayne Shord, 784 Mount Carmel Road, Orrtanna, PA 17353
Season: May through October
Type: single farm
# of Shares: 20
Full Share: $525 full share/22 weeks
1/2 Share: $410 half share/22 weeks
Work Req? No
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First, this review is long overdue. I joined this CSA 2 seasons ago and it may have improved since then.
I want to start with the fact that the produce, both in quality and variety was really very good.... [more]