CSA stands for community-supported agriculture and it provides a different way of buying fresh food. Consumers in the community share the risks and benefits of food production with a local farmer by purchasing “shares” in the upcoming seasonal harvest. Benefits include:
The Agriculture students at William Penn High School offer a CSA from June through August. It is supplied by their work on four acres of land at Historic Penn Farm. The subscription fees from the CSA help fund future agriculture programs at William Penn.
Our farm partner, Toby Hagerott of Against the Grain Farm, offers a CSA that runs from June through October. Subscribers can choose from a variety of options, from fresh vegetables, to bread and egg shares. The produce is grown at Historic Penn Farm and can be picked up at a variety of locations each week.