PASA's Western Pennsylvania CSA Guide

August 04, 2015
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HOW DOES A CSA WORK?

Simply put, it’s your family buying into a farm without having to do the planting, watering, weeding, or harvesting! Community Supported Agriculture fosters a direct connection between farmers and consumers. To join a CSA is to buy a share of the season’s harvest and to become part of the farm community. This direct connection puts the face of food in full view! Before the start of the season, when the farmer is planning for the upcoming year, shares are sold to members of the community at a fixed price. The farmer plans the plantings to meet the shares that have been sold. Every week throughout the season, CSA community members each receive a box of that week’s harvest. Many local CSAs will deliver to several convenient area locations, but they always encourage the community to come to the farm, and even to participate in the growing of their food.

WHAT’S IN YOUR CSA BOX?

Refer to the notes at the bottom of each farm to see what you’ll find in each CSA. Some farms offer not only spring and summer shares, but also winter. These are denoted throughout.

*An asterisk indicates that the farm offers low-income assistance options.
CNG = Certified Naturally Grown

CSA SHARES INCLUDE…

(but are not limited to) a mixture of the products listed with their information. From time to time, some CSA shares also include flowers, herbs, and value-added products, like bread, yogurt, dried products, jams, sauces, and other canned goods. Check with your farmer to see what other exciting locally made products may be included in your CSA share.


ALLEGHENY COUNTY

*Blackberry Meadows Organic Farm
Natrona Heights, PA 15065
724.226.3939
blackberrymeadows.com
Pick-Up: On Farm, Pittsburgh, Fox Chapel
CSA Includes: Vegetables, Fruit, Flowers/Herbs
Buy Fresh Buy Local Partner
Winter Option Available

*Butter Hill Farm
Allison Park, PA 15206
412.969.5657
facebook.com/butterhillfarm
Pick-Up: Bloomfield, Lawrenceville
CSA Includes: Vegetables, Flowers/Herbs

Christoff’s Farm & Greenhouse
Bridgeville, PA 15017
412.874.5900
buylocalpa.org/source/view/christoffs-farm
Pick-Up: On Farm, Scott Township, Mt. Lebanon, North Hills
CSA Includes: Vegetables, Fruit, Eggs
Buy Fresh Buy Local Partner

Churchview Farm, Organic
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
churchviewfarmpgh.com
Pick-Up: On Farm, Strip District
CSA Includes: Vegetables, Fruit, Eggs, Honey, Flowers/Herbs

Common Ground Community Agriculture Cooperative CSA
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
412.508.6716
growgathergive.org
Pick-Up: On Farm
CSA Includes: Vegetables, Honey, Flowers/Herbs

*Dillner Family Farm
Gibsonia, PA 15044
724.444.6594
dillnerfamilyfarm.com
Pick-Up: On Farm and at locations in Allegheny, Beaver, and Butler Counties
CSA Includes: Vegetables, Fruit, Cheese, Eggs, Meat, Mushrooms, Honey, Flowers/Herbs
Buy Fresh Buy Local Partner

One Woman Farm, CNG
Gibsonia, PA 15044
412.913.7709
onewomanfarm.com
Pick-Up: On Farm, Allison Park, Downtown Pittsburgh, East Liberty, Glenshaw, Mt. Lebanon, Squirrel Hill, and more!
CSA Includes: Vegetables, Fruit

Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance Cooperative of farms, some CNG or Organic
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
412.586.7577
pennscorner.com
Pick-Up: More than 35 locations in Allegheny, Indiana, and Butler Counties
CSA Includes: Vegetables, Fruit, Cheese, Eggs, Honey, Flowers/Herbs
Winter Option Available
Buy Fresh Buy Local Partner

ARMSTRONG COUNTY

*Five Elements Farm, CNG
Worthington, PA 16262
724.575.0317
fiveelementsfarm.com
Pick-Up: On Farm, Butler, Saxonburg, North Eastern Allegheny Co.
CSA Includes: Vegetables, Eggs, Flowers/Herbs, Mushrooms
Buy Fresh Buy Local Partner

Who Cooks For You Farm, CNG
New Bethlehem, PA 16242
814.256.3858
whocooksforyoufarm.com
Pick-Up: On Farm, East Liberty, Highland Park, Lawrenceville, Monroeville, Oakland, North Side, Regent Square
CSA Includes: Vegetables, Fruit, Flowers/Herbs

BEAVER COUNTY

*Fellowship Foods
Monaca, PA 15061
412.596.0264
fellowshipfoods.com
Pick-Up: Beaver, Beaver Falls, Cranberry, Monaca, Moon, New Brighton, Butler, Pittsburgh, Chippewa, Upper St. Clair, Sewickley
CSA Includes: Vegetables, Fruit, Eggs, Meat, Mushrooms
Winter Option Available

*Kretschmann Family Organic Farm & CSA
Rochester, PA 15074
724.452.7189
kretschmannfarm.com
Pick-Up: On Farm and at more than 40 locations in Allegheny, Butler, and Beaver Counties
CSA Includes: Vegetables, Fruit, Cheese, Meat, Mushrooms, Flowers/Herbs
Buy Fresh Buy Local Partner
Winter Option Available

BUTLER COUNTY

Harvest Valley Farms
Valencia, PA 16059
724.816.0853
harvestvalleyfarms.com
Pick-Up: On Farm, Aspinwall, East Liberty, Fox Chapel, Highland Park, Monroeville, Oakland, Regent Square, Squirrel Hill, North Hills
CSA Includes: Vegetables, Fruit, Flowers/Herbs, Eggs, Honey
Buy Fresh Buy Local Partner

Winter Option Available

Harvest View Farm & Market
Butler, PA 16001
724.282.8038
harvestviewfarm.com
Pick-Up: On Farm
CSA Includes: Vegetables, Fruit, Eggs, Honey

ERIE COUNTY

Hunter Farms, Organic
Fairview, PA 16415
814.840.4370
hunterfarmsorganic.com
Pick-Up: On Farm, Erie
CSA Includes: Vegetables, Fruit, Cheese, Eggs, Meat, Honey, Flowers/Herbs

Peace by Piece Farm on Boyd Run
Waterford, PA 16441
814.969.8345
peacebypiecefarm.com
Pick-Up: On Farm, Edinboro, Erie, Waterford
CSA Includes: Vegetables, Fruit, Eggs, Flowers/Herbs
Buy Fresh Buy Local Partner

The Teed Farm
Albion, PA 16401
814.756.4671
Pick-Up: On Farm, Edinboro, Erie
CSA Includes: Vegetables, Fruit, Eggs

Toboggan Hill Farm
Westfield, NY
716.326.2060
tobogganhillfarm.com
Pick-Up: On-Farm, Erie
CSA Includes: Vegetables, Fruit, Eggs, Meat, Flowers/Herbs

JEFFERSON COUNTY

*Eagle Run Farm, LLC
Timblin, PA 15778
724.487.4952
Pick-Up: On Farm
CSA Includes: Vegetables
Buy Fresh Buy Local Partner

LAWRENCE COUNTY

Villa Maria Farm
Villa Maria, PA 16155
724.964.8920 ext. 3385
humilityofmary.org
Pick-Up: On Farm
CSA Includes: Vegetables, Fruit, Flowers/Herbs

MERCER COUNTY

Northwest Pennsylvania Growers Cooperative
Mercer, PA 16137
724.662.1231
nwpagrowers.com
Pick-Up: Butler, Cranberry, Cranberry Township, Edinboro, Erie, Franklin, Greenville, Grove City, Harmony, Hermitage, Meadville, Mercer, New Castle, Pittsburgh, Slippery Rock, Wexford, Zelienople
CSA Includes: Vegetables, Fruit, Eggs, Meat, Flowers/Herbs
Buy Fresh Buy Local Partner
Winter Option Available

Three Sisters Farm
Sandy Lake, PA 16145
724.376.2797
bioshelter.com
Pick-Up: On Farm, Allison Park, Sewickley, South Side
CSA Includes: Vegetables, Fruit, Eggs, Mushrooms, Flowers/Herbs
Buy Fresh Buy Local Partner

SOMERSET COUNTY

Summer Smiles Honey Farm
Stoystown, PA 15563
814.525.0306
summersmileshoney.com
Pick-Up: On Farm
CSA Includes: Honey

WARREN COUNTY

Big Horn Ranch, Certified Grassfed
Pittsfield, PA 16340
814.563.7348
BigHornMeats.net
Pick-Up: Erie, Franklin, Pittsburgh, Titusville, Warren, Oil City, New Castle, Zelienople, Wexford, Bridgeville, Finleyville
CSA Includes: Eggs, Meat
Winter Option Available

WASHINGTON COUNTY

Left Bower Farm
Avella, PA 15312
412.203.3486
leftbowerfarm.com
Pick-Up: Houston, Washington, Upper St. Clair
CSA Includes: Vegetables, Milk, Eggs, Meat, Honey

*Stone Church Acres
Finnleyville, PA 15332
724.255.9129
stonechurchacres.com
Pick-Up: On Farm
CSA Includes: Vegetables, Fruit, Eggs, Flowers/Herbs
Buy Fresh Buy Local Partner

*Matthews Family Farm and Greenhouse
Eighty-Four, PA 15330
802.318.1041
matthewsfamilyfarm.com
Pick-Up: On Farm, Canonsburg, McMurray, Washington, Waynesburg
CSA Includes: Vegetables, Mushrooms
Buy Fresh Buy Local Partner

WESTMORELAND COUNTY

Morris Organic Farm
Irwin, PA 15642
412.370.3206
morrisorganic.com
Pick-Up: On Farm, U-Pick
CSA Includes: Vegetables
Buy Fresh Buy Local Partner

TM Organic Produce
Saltsburg, PA 15681
724.496.5509
Pick-Up: On Farm, Pick Your Own
CSA Includes: Vegetables, Flowers/Herbs

 


PASA is a nonprofit organization that promotes profitable farms that produce healthy food for all people, while respecting the natural environment. For more information, please visit pasafarming.org or call the Western Regional Office at 412.365.2985.

PASA manages Buy Fresh Buy Local® programming in Western Pennsylvania, which aims to help consumers find, choose, and appreciate great local foods.

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