Farm Shares

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Farms

CSA share

Consumers have many choices today when it comes to fresh food: farmers markets, independent retailers, supermarkets and increasingly direct-to-your-door services.

So why choose to buy a share from a local farm?

In short, it’s a way for you to…

  • directly support a local, family owned farm;
  • receive fresh, organically grown food seasonally and;
  • support our local food system.

The Layton Family, Hershberger Heritage Farm, Sellersville, PA

When you buy a CSA share, the farmer makes a larger profit (than distributing via other sources) and has the cash early in the season to purchase needed supplies and labor.

It’s “paying it forward” for all the delicious food you’ll be eating in the coming months.

What is a CSA?

The first CSA in Bucks County – Anchor Run Farm – opened fourteen years ago. Now there are fourteen CSAs available to Bucks County residents.

Most CSAs are farms, and involve vegetables herbs, fruits and flowers, although other types – bread, meat, fish – are popping up all the time, here and in other parts of the country.

We are fortunate to have a healthy crop of CSAs in Bucks County (and nearby) too. And most use organic, or nearly organic, methods of farming. In fact, Blooming Glen Farm, Anchor Run Farm and Roots to River Farm are now certified organic by the USDA.

Blooming Glen Farm, Anchor Run Farm, Roots to River Farm

How does it work?

I’ll use a CSA farm as an example, since that’s most common. In the traditional model, CSA members purchase a “share” per season (season usually begins in late May and ends in mid-November), which entitles your household to a weekly or bi-weekly portion of produce, grown on that farm.

More choices, more flexibility

Increasingly, CSA farms are offering more choices for the convenience of the consumer. So, for example, some offer a “market” share, where you purchase a debit card for a specified dollar amount and then choose which vegetables and how much you want, when you want it.

Many CSAs also offer multiple locations to pick up your share, not just on the farm.

And more and more farms are offering winter CSA shares too, full of hardy greens, root vegetables and other local food products.

And it’s not just about produce. In Bucks County, we now have a bread and baked goods CSA (Bread Box & Bakery) and a meat CSA (Hershberger Heritage Farm) too. Many CSAs also offer “add-on” shares of eggs, flowers and other locally grown food.

Spring share from Blooming Glen Farm; photo courtesy of Blooming Glen Farm

Why do it?

Everything they say about eating fresh, LOCAL vegetables is true: they taste so much better, they last so much longer, and the variety is delightful. And research has shown that local, organically grown produce is more nutrient dense.

“Those who want to get the most nutritious fruits and vegetables should buy regularly from local organic farmers.” Scientific American

Vegetables we had given up on – like radishes – were happily welcomed back into our home. We made new friends, like garlic scapes (the top green part of growing garlic, available for a brief time in the spring).

Another aspect of belonging to a CSA is that you truly cook seasonally because that is what you are picking up each week.

How do I sign up?

National CSA Day_Small Farm CentralThe best time to sign up for a CSA is during the winter. Do NOT wait until May. Most CSAs will have sold all their shares by then.

Although you can certainly sign up sooner, National CSA Day this year is February 24, 2017. Many CSAs offer bonuses and discounts for signing up earlier.


Bucks County CSAs

(updated April 2017)


Anchor Run Farm
Certified Organic and entering our 14th year of CSA providing vegetables, herbs, flowers, and berries to members for 40+ weeks with on farm pick up and pick your own.

Dana Hunting and Derek McGeehan
2578 Second Street Pike
Wrightstown, PA 18940
Email: anchorruncsa@gmail.com
Phone: 215.598.7040
WEB: www.anchorrunfarm.com


ARO Hill Farm
tomatoes ARO Hill Farm is again opening the 2017 growing season. Members can purchase a share in the winter or early spring, and they’ll have produce May through October. CSA members are encouraged to take advantage of the pick-your-own herb and flower garden at the farm. Deposit funds before April 15th and receive a 5% bonus on your account. Call 267.566.7532 for pricing and more information.

The Wertmans
2624 Dark Hollow Rd.
Jamison, PA 18929
Phone: 267.566.7532
WEB: www.facebook.com/AROHILLFARM/


Blooming Glen Farm
BGF shareVegetables, herbs, berries, melons, flowers and other farm products since 2006. Certified Organic. On-farm pick-up and some delivery options available. Fruit shares, bread shares and protein shares available to add-on through partner farms. New this season: pick-your-own flower shares for those not interested in getting vegetables. See website for more details.

Tom Murtha and Tricia Borneman
98 Moyer Road
Perkasie, PA 18944
Phone: 215.257.2566
Email: bloomingglenfarm@verizon.net
WEB: www.bloomingglenfarm.com


Bread Box & Bakery
Bread Box & BakeryBucks County’s 1st Community Supported Bakery, offering artisan breads, baked goods and pastries made with locally ground flours. Three share options, picking up once a week.

619 West Market Street
Perkasie, PA 18944
Phone: 215.257.5057
Email: TheBreadBoxandBakery@gmail.com
WEB: www.TheBreadBoxandBakery.com


Farmer John’s Produce
Vegetables, fruit, flowers and herbs, chicken eggs
Farmer John CSA has shares available all year round, “Know your Farmer Know Your Food” Deliveries and Farm Pick Up options.
Farmer John is also a Children’s Non-Profit Farm Education Center

Farmer John Palovchak
1541 Lower State Road
Doylestown PA 18901
Phone: 215.272.2200
Email: palovchaksproduce@verizon.net
WEB: www.localharvest.org/csa/M28193 and on Facebook/Farmer John 


chicken 1_photo credit Lynne GoldmanHershberger Heritage Farm
Chickens, eggs, pork, lamb, turkey, and other farm products

Our CSA is a flexible model that gives members access to all our provisions at a discount. Click here to see our multiple discount CSA options and more information. Spring/Summer/Fall 2017 CSA, May to November (26 Weeks). USDA Certified Organic.

Nathan and Shelah Layton
1614 Ridge Road
Sellersville, PA 18960
Phone: 215.500.7301
Email: HershFarm@gmail.com
WEB: http://hhf.farm/


Love Grows CSA

Love Grows CSALove Grows CSA is Ailsa Coughlan and Brad Berry, two wholehearted growers born and raised in Bucks. They grow in Morrisville, PA.
Ailsa and Brad believe in going beyond common standards by using thoughtful and ecological methods in all facets of their life and work.
To keep nutritious, sustainably and honestly grown food on the rise, Love Grows provides the convenience of customizable, boxed vegetable shares delivered around Bucks and Philly. It offers: 1) Online veggie requests; 2) Six different share sizes (plus a flower share); 3) Six pickup locations. Follow along on social media and browse Love Grows CSA’s website for all the information you need.
“We grow and eat our feelings!”

Love Grows CSA
878 W. Bridge St.
Morrisville PA 19067
Phone: 215.622.7272

Myerov CSA farm share

Myerov Family Farm
Vegetables, herbs, berries and other farm products

Neil Myerov
306 Elephant Road
Perkasie 18944
Phone: 215.421.9413
Email: myerov@verizon.net
WEB: www.myerovfarm.com


Pennypack Farm and Education Center
A nonprofit farm with Summer/ Fall and Winter/Spring CSA shares with an on-farm pickup site.
Protein and fruit add-on shares, three share sizes: see website for details
Farm-Based educational programming

685 Mann Rd Horsham, PA 19044
Email: info@pennypackfarm.org
WEB: www.pennypackfarm.org


Perfarming Acres Farm
Vegetables including sweet corn, herbs, strawberries, blackberries, eggs, maple syrup. Organic and GMO free. On farm pick-up and delivery in Bucks County PA for CSA customers. See our Facebook page for more information.

Karen Kuntz and Janet Peterson
70 Cemetery Road
Lisle, NY 13797
Phone: 607-761-8806 or 215-693-1181
Email: Perfarmingacres@gmail.com
WEB: www.perfarmingacres.com


Roots to River Farm

Roots to River Farm
Roots to River Farm offers shares of certified organic vegetables, melons, and herbs from their farms in Solebury PA and Titusville NJ. Summer and winter shares available. Members can buy-in at any level and receive free choice of produce straight from the farm.
Pickup locations in Buckingham PA, Titusville NJ or the Doylestown Farmers Market. All members can enjoy the farm with Pick-Your-Own opportunities throughout the season. Please see the website for more details.

Malaika Spencer
67 Pleasant Valley Rd
Titusville NJ 08560
Phone: 215.833.5215
Email: rootstoriverfarm@gmail.com
WEB: rootstoriverfarm.com

When you become a member of The Solly Family CSA, you receive a variety of home-grown fruits, vegetables, baked goods and preserves. You can pick up your shares at the farm on Wednesdays or Thursdays for 24 weeks from June to November. Full share members pick up every week, while half-share members pick up every other week. This assures you that your family receives the freshest produce grown in Bucks County, while you support a local farm and family. Please visit our website for further details.

Robert Solly
707 Almshouse Road
Ivyland, PA 18974
Phone: 215.357.2850
Email: robertsolly@verizon.net
WEB: www.sollyfarm.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sollyfarm


Snipes Farm and Education Center
A non-profit farm and education center offering a 25-week June to November share of vegetables, herbs, melons and flowers. Pick up on farm Thursdays 3 – 7 pm and Saturdays 9 am – 1 pm at Yardley Farmers Market.  Winter shares from December to March. Now includes fruit, eggs, jams and more. 

Two options available: Traditional CSA or Market Share. Click here for more details.
Purchase a prepaid Market Share for vegetables. Pick out the produce you like each week and we deduct the market price of each item from your balance. The earlier you sign up the bigger your bonus!   

Farm to School programs and farm tours
Farm based Summer Day Camp

Jonathan Snipes
890 W. Bridge St.
Morrisville, PA 19067
Phone: 215.295.1139, ext. 107
Email: info@snipesfarm.org
WEB: www.snipesfarm.org


Stoney Lane Organic Farm
5055 Ridge Road
New Hope, PA 18938
Phone: 215.693.2017
WEB: www.StoneyLaneOrganicFarm.com


Tinicum CSA
Vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers

John Crooke and Stefan Streit
1073 River Road (@ Schneiderwind Farm & Nursery)
Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 189
Erwinna, PA 18920
Phone: (John) 215.630.2172; (Stefan) 507.923.7703
Email: tinicumcsa@gmail.com
WEB: www.tinicumcsa.com

 

8 Responses to Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Farms

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  2. Joe Smith says:

    Hello,

    I work at Solly Brother’s Farm in Ivyland, and I was wondering how to get on this list. We just started a CSA this past year, and we would love to be advertised here. Please let me know how/if this is possible. Thank you!

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  4. Janet Peterson says:

    I also own a new farm (organic only, non GMO) in NYS but I live in Bucks County and deliver here. The farm is Perfarmingacres…pefarmingacres@gmail.com. We grow various veggies including tomatoes, sweet corn, herbs, and also have eggs and maple syrup.

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