FarmHouse Markets CSA

Also known as the Milky Way Farm Crop Share Program...


For our Chester County, PA readers, here is some information on the CSA program located at Milky Way Farm in Chester Springs. We have participated in this program for the last few years (splitting with a friend) and I am anxious to start back up this June. Not only is it healthy picking up our fresh produce and fruit, but going to the farm provides a unique experience for the kids.  Each week we split our share and meet up with friends to walk around the farm and visit their animals.  The farm is complete with dairy cows, chickens, pigs, ducks, sheep, and a favorite...kitties.  Not only do the kids love running around to visit with the farm animals, but they appreciate the chance to be outdoors and have some good old-fashioned fun (without technology).  But your stop is not complete without a visit to the Creamery for some ice cream.  Milky Way offers an extensive menu of premium homemade ice cream flavors so you can enjoy a cone, sundae or milkshake.  (Tip: Sign up with their frequent visitor program, "Mooo Bucks." Earn a free quart of Ice Cream by Making 10 Visits to the Creamery and Spending $2.50 or More Each Visit).  MWF also offers fresh eggs, milk, and meat for sale as well, so be sure to check out their website for details.

Now back to the CSA program....here is how it works:

The Co-op brings together a range in local farm produced products grown in our local area. Produce is available for 22 weeks from June to November.  The total cost is $430 for 2013, which compared to other CSA programs in the area, is a great deal.

Weekly pick-up times: Members pick-up their freshly harvested produce once a week at the farm.

Two pick-up options are available:
Wednesday, 3:00pm-8:00pm
Friday, 3:00pm-8:00pm

Co-op Produce Includes:

Apples
Brussel Sprouts
Broccoli
Beans
Beets
Cabbage
Cantaloupes
Cauliflower
Cucumbers
Eggplants
Lettuce
Mushrooms
Onions
Peaches
Peppers
Potatoes
Plums
Pumpkins
Radish
Spinach
Summer Squash
Sweet Corn
Sweet Potatoes
Swiss Chard
Tomatoes
Turnips
Water Melon
Zucchini

So how does this CSA compare to your program?  

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