Countdown to PF3: Meet Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative

Philly Farm & Food Fest is almost here! A partnership of PASA and Fair Food, the event brings together regional farmers, unique food producers, and sustainable businesses and organizations. We're counting down the days to Sunday, April 14 with videos of exhibitors you can expect to find at this year's PF3. To learn more about the event, check out our exclusive event guide. And don't forget to buy your tickets. See you there!

If fresh, seasonal vegetables, fruits, dairy and other delicious edibles aren’t enough to draw you into this year’s PF3, just remember vendors like the Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative. LFFC works with small-scale organic farms throughout the region to provide wholesale goods to restaurants all along the East Coast. Local customers can also sign up for one of their CSA shares. By visiting their booth you’re supporting more than 75 local family farms. Swing by PF3 and enjoy the knowledge that your attendance is supporting the local farm economy.

Farm to Front Door: LFFC to begin offering home delivery

Image via lffccsarecipegroup.blogspot.com

Ever roll out of bed, shuffle to your kitchen ready to prepare a mouth-watering breakfast of freshly laid eggs, straight-from-the-farm herbs, and produce that still has the morning's dew on it only to recall that you live miles away from rolling pastures? It’s a crushing wake-up call. But Lancaster Farm Fresh Co-op (LFFC) is working to lessen the blow. The cooperative network of more than 75 Lancaster County family farms has partnered with Doorstep Dairy and Lancaster Farm Fresh Organics Trucking to deliver goods straight to the residents of Philly, Lancaster, Morgantown, Reading and the Mainline.

Expanding delivery from just wholesale markets, LFFC is now offering an at-home delivery option for its Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. In exchange for a single fee, customers will receive weekly vegetable, fruit, flower and/or community-supported medicine shares right to their doorstep. There are spring and summer share options, each offering great seasonal organic produce for May through October.

Not ready to commit to a share? Order products like almond butter, eggs or grass-fed beef from the online store and get a little bit closer to local farms without ever leaving home.

To see the LFFC delivery range, check out their interactive map

Volunteer and Sustain: LFFC seeking volunteers to host CSA deliveries in Philadelphia

Image via www.lancasterfarmfresh.com/csa/defaultWant to help local farmers connect with Philadelphia customers? The Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative (LFFC) is recruiting enthusiastic volunteers to host weekly deliveries of fresh organic produce to neighborhoods in Philadelphia.

The LFFC is holding its “Site Host Information Session” Feb. 15 at Ultimo Coffee (1900 S. 15th St.) from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for those interested in volunteering. Volunteers would host a weekly pick-up site at their home or business as part of LFFC’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.

The LFFC is a nonprofit organic farmers’ cooperative of more than 75 farmers in Lancaster County, Pa. The CSA program allows area residents to purchase a subscription before the season begins, to help the farm operation when start-up costs are high and farm operation is at its lowest. In return, members receive a weekly box of fresh and nutritious produce.

The event will consist of informative presentations and a question and answer session. Both prospective and current volunteers are encouraged to attend.

For further information contact Evan Miller at 717-656-3533 or csa@lancasterfarmfresh.com

Also, registration is open for winter, spring and summer CSA shares.


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