GRID'S GUIDE TO PHILLY'S TOP CSAS: LANCASTER FARM FRESH COOPERATIVE

 LFFC is the most prominent organic co-op in the region. Serving all of Eastern Pennsylvania and New York City, the co-op is made up of over 75 small-scale family farms committed to organic growing practices and humanely raised animals. The Co-op’s annual CSA features 28 weeks of delivered shares and runs from late May to early November. LFFC offers a diverse array of colorful, seasonal produce every week. Expect to see crimini mushrooms, a variety of lettuces and maybe some Hakurai turnips in your first month’s share! You can also choose to supplement their weekly offerings with an optional Fruit Share, Flower Share, or dairy products, meat and eggs from the LFFC farmers. If you’re not sure whether or not LFFC delivers to a location in your area check out their list of 25 delivery locations in Philadelphia, the suburbs and nearby states.

 LFFC CSA facts:

 The 2010 CSA application is currently available on the LFFC website.

 Full Vegetable Share is $750 if the application is submitted before March 1, 2010, the price increases to $775 thereafter. A Half Vegetable Share is also available for $450 until March 1 and $475 thereafter.

  • Fruit Shares can only be purchased with a Vegetable Share and run for 20 weeks for $120. The Flower Share runs for 17 weeks at $200. Both are only available in full shares.
  • A Payment Plan Option is offered and those who sign up for it will pay their contributions in four installments due by April 1, 2010.
  • Shares can be split between multiple people.

Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative, 48 Eagle Drive, Leola, PA 17540, 717.656.3533, CSA@LancasterFarmFresh.com