CSA: Goldfinch Farm
Jon and Beth Weaver-Kreider
Beth and Jon Weaver-Kreider have been operating the CSA since 2000. Members pick up their shares once a week, either at the farm, which is near Wrightsville and Sam Lewis State Park in York County, or at Lancaster Friends Meetinghouse, just off of Columbia Ave. Pick-up times at the farm are on Monday or Thursday from 2-7 p.m., or Saturday morning from 9-12. Pick-up at the Friends Meetinghouse is Tuesday from 3:00-6:00. When you pick up your veggies at the farm, the produce is displayed on tables, much like at a farmers market, with signs telling you how much of that particular item you can take. You may take your entire share of each item, or you can take less or none of any item. If there are items in your share that you don't need or want you can exchange them for extra of something else.
Shares at Lancaster Friends Meetinghouse are bagged or boxed so that you can quickly and easily get your veggies. We send out an email prior to the pick-up so that, if desired, you can choose what items from that week's share you you want less or more of We email a newsletter every few weeks which contains recipes and news of the farm. Members who pick-up at the farm are encouraged to take some time to pick their own flower bouquets and herbs and to see what's growing in the fields. Members who pick up in Lancaster may want to occasionally come to the farm to pick up their produce, or just to cut some flowers and herbs and spend some time on the farm.
Some members who live close to each other take turns picking up the shares. If you occasionally need to change your pick-up day because of a scheduling conflict, just let us know ahead of time. If you are going away on vacation you can have friends or family members pick up and enjoy your share that week. You could also pick up extra veggies the week prior to, or following, the week that you will be away.
People frequently ask how many people one share will feed. As you may imagine, this can be difficult to answer because people's diets vary greatly. We generally say that a share feeds 2 to 4 people with a mixed diet, or 1 to 2 vegetarians. Some families split a share with another family. One point to keep in mind is that you do not have to take more than you can use.
Season: June through November
Type: single farm
Full Share: Non-Working Shares are $575/year. Working Shares (which require 8 hours of work) are $515/year. Either of these shares can be paid in 3 installments.
Work Req? No
Our Drop Offs and Delivery Areas
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Pick Up / Drop Off Points
Members pick up their shares once a week at the Lancaster Friends Meetinghouse on Tuesdays from 3:00 to 6:00. The meetinghouse is located on Tulane Terrace, just to the north of Columbia Avenue on the west side of Lancaster City. There is a Bruster's Ice Cream shop at the intersection of Columbia Ave. and Tulane Terrace. After turning onto Tulane Terrace, you'll see the meetinghouse almost directly in front of you on the left. Enter the parking lot on the left-hand side of the building. ********* If you prefer, you can also get to the meetinghouse by turning off of Columbia Ave. onto Yale Ave. (two streets east of Tulane Terrace) where there is a traffic light. From Yale Ave. take the first left onto Wilson Ave. and go 2 blocks to the meetinghouse.
Contact: Jonathan Weaver-Kreider
110 Tulane Terrace
Lancaster, PA 17603
(Mon Thu Sat)
Members have a choice of three pick-up days at Goldfinch Farm: Mondays from 2-7, Thursdays from 2-7, or Saturday mornings from 9-12. The farm is south of Hellam and Wrightsville, near Sam Lewis State Park. * * Directions from York: * * Follow Route 462 east through Hellam. Pass the Red Rose Restaurant on the right and in about 1/4 mile turn right onto Ducktown Road. Follow Ducktown Road up the hill to the stop sign. Turn right at the stop sign and then take an immediate left onto Schmuck Road. Go about 1/2 mile down the hill to Goldfinch Farm on the left. * * Directions from Lancaster County: * * Travel west on Route 462 (Columbia Ave.) through Columbia and cross the Susquehanna River on the beautiful old bridge. After crossing the brigde you enter Wrightsville. At the second traffic light turn left onto Cool Creek Road. Follow Cool Creek Road (staying in the right lane) to the top of the hill and turn right onto Mt. Pisgah Road (you'll see a sign pointing to Sam Lewis State Park). Travel west on Mt. Pisgah Road for about 1.7 miles to Schmuck Road on the left. Turn left on Schmuck Road and travel about 1/2 mile down the hill to Goldfinch Farm on the left.
Contact: Beth Weaver-Kreider
1027 Schmuck Rd.
York, PA 17406