CSA Membership

Healthy, local produce grown at Historic Penn Farm

What is a CSA?

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:

  • Closer connection between the farm and consumers
  • Steady (weekly) stream of healthy fresh local food to the consumer
  • No waste – all produce is distributed
  • Since customers pay in advance, farmer has working capital and clear budget
  • Win – win model!

The CSA at William Penn High School

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.

  • Vegetables grown by students on several acres at Penn Farm
  • Weekly pick-up from June to end of August
  • Uses integrated pest management

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Against the Grain Farm CSA

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.

  • Vegetables grown on several acres at Penn Farm supplemented with additional variety from other select local farms
  • Weekly pick-up from early June to mid October (20 weeks)
  • Option to buy shares of local bread, cheese, fruit, eggs or chicken
  • Choice of pick-up locations: Penn Farm or Newark or Middletown
  • Uses organic practices and is working towards recertifying in new location as Certified Naturally Grown farm

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