We are interviewing for two full-time 2018 interns in our organic CSA garden in a beautiful setting in south-central Pennsylvania!  Position runs from March 21 through about the end of October, possibly longer.  Under the supervision of CSA manager Matt Belmont, you’ll learn all aspects of organic-compliant growing, from mixing starter soil, using soil blockers, seeding, watering and hardening off starts, transplanting, mulching, weeding, trellising, fertilizing, and harvesting.  We grow outdoors as well as in 2 high tunnels and 2 low tunnels.    Compensation includes $800/month stipend, garden produce, and housing/utilities…  For  more information visit our internship page.


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CSA Deliveries Start May 25

We plan to deliver our first 2017 shares starting this Thursday, May 25.  See the links under the Organic CSA tab for delivery locations and times, what we’re planting, and more. We still have a few shares left, and will keep enrollment open until sold out. 16 and 24 week shares will start on a rolling basis, while the 30-week extended shares will be adjusted for late enrollment. Join us in 2017!


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We’re Certified Organic!

CSA Manager Matt Belmont just received our notice of organic certification.  Our CSA produce is now certified organic in time for the 2017 season (deliveries start May 25)!

Nationwide, only about 27 percent of the CSAs surveyed are certified organic.  Another 59% of CSAs grow to organic standards but are not certified. [ Community Supported Agriculture – New Models for Changing Markets. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service, April 2017.Timothy Woods, Matthew Ernst, and Debra Tropp.]


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CSA Day Promotion

We’ve already announced that February 24th is CSA Day, and a great time to join a CSA – preferably ours!  Now we’ve added a special bonus – sign up from now to CSA Day (i.e. midnight on Feb. 24th) and get more shares for free!  Full share sign-ups will get their choice of 2 additional weeks of delivery, or 2 extra share bags during the season if they want to double up. Or choose one of each.  Half-share sign-ups will get their choice of 1 extra week of delivery, or an extra half-share bag during the season. Take advantage of this special offer and sign up now on the Join Our CSA page (see link in menu, above).


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February 24th is CSA Day!

Small Farm Central has designated February 24th as this year’s official CSA Day!  It’s a great time to join our CSA.  Did you know most CSA sign-ups occur at the end of February? When you join a CSA, you are eating fresh, local, usually organic, and giving all of your food dollars direct to the farmer.  And CSA farmers really appreciate those early sign-ups to pay for the seeds, supplies and labor that goes into planting the crops months before the first CSA deliveries, which typically begin mid-May to early June.  Check out our delivery locations page, support your local farmer and  if you can’t join ours, find one close to you at www.csaday.info or www.localharvest.org.


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January 2017. We’ve always grown according to organic principles but this year we decided to make it official.  CSA manager Matt Belmont has completed and sent in the application to Pennsylvania Certified Organic. Since we have never used chemicals, we hope to skip the several years of “transitional” status required of farms who have been using synthetic herbicides and pesticides. Once approved, this means all of our CSA produce will be “certified organic. Thanks to two generous donors who helped with the hefty application fee.  We’ll keep you posted!


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