GRID'S GUIDE TO PHILLY'S TOP CSAS: LANDISDALE FARM

Located in Lebanon County, Landisdale Farm is a family owned and operated venture dedicated to organic growing. The family’s handpicked wares can be found at farmers’ markets in Chestnut Hill, West Philadelphia’s Clark Park and Mt. Gretna. But the most convenient way to enjoy Landisdale’s produce is to purchase a CSA share. The entirely vegetarian full or medium shares are delivered to over a dozen locations throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs beginning in June. Families of three or four are advised to choose the full share, while those buying for one or two should go with the smaller medium share. Every week, shareholders will receive a variety of seasonal vegetables as well as fruit grown using an integrated pest management program.

Landisdale Farm CSA Facts:

The 2010 CSA application is now available on Landisdale Farm’s website.

Those who sign up for the EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT (the deadline is March 20) will receive $40 off a Full Share or $30 off a Medium Share.

  • A Full Share is $625; a Medium Share is $425. Full Shares purchased without the early discount come out to $28.40 per week, while medium shares equal $19.32 per week.
  • The CSA season lasts 22 weeks, from June until late October if members choose a Wednesday pickup, or early November if you choose a Saturday pickup.
  • An optional Flower Share is available for 14 or 7 weeks. The 14-week Humming Bird Share is $60, while the 7-week Bumble Bee Share is $40.
  • Any food not picked up by CSA members will be donated to the Grantville Food Pantry.

Landisdale Farm, 838 Ono Road, Jonestown PA 17038