Last summer’s bounty may be a distant memory among the current chills of winter, but now’s the time to start planning for the 2014 growing season, especially if you’re joining a local CSA.
The Main Line is home to several community-supported-agriculture programs, including that of Collegeville’s Greener Partners. The 2007-bred, locavore outfit strives to cultivate a better, modern-day food system; offering a 24-week farm-share program is just one step in getting their multiple farms’ food to you.
Whether you sign on to lock in a share for their Collegeville-based Longview Farm or opt for Media’s Hillside Farm, you’ll score a personal bounty of everything you need to eat seasonally from May to October. Memberships typically kick-off with an assortment of fast-growing salad greens and herbs in spring, followed by copious tomatoes and watermelons in mid-season and root vegetables, broccoli and pumpkins as fall approaches.
To make participation in the local CSA membership even easier, Greener Partners has appointed several pick-up locations for you to snag your weekly share in your own ‘hood, including Wayne’s Silverspoon.
Click here for further information or to sign up. New for 2014, Longview Farm will also debut an exclusive chicken CSA, with farm-raised, pastured broiler chickens in Joel Salatin-style pens. The meat-based CSA allows the farm to purchase the chickens and equipment needed to raise them and, in return, you’ll receive pastured, fresh chickens from a local source!
For even more details, visit greenerpartners.org.