CSA Farms in Bucks County, PA
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.
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?
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. The first CSA in Bucks County – Anchor Run Farm – opened fourteen years ago. Now there are fourteen CSAs available to Bucks County residents.
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.
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.
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?
The 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. Many CSAs offer bonuses and discounts for signing up earlier.
Bucks County CSAs
(updated April 2018)
Family grown and operated since 2004, our small farm produces Certified Organic vegetables, berries, herbs, melons, and flowers distributed exclusively to CSA members. Full, medium and half shares are available and come with or without a farm work discount. Pick up days include Monday and Thursday 1-8pm and Saturday 10am-12noon. Pick your own produce is included in each share. Our 26-week Main Season CSA runs mid-May through mid-November. We also have a 6-week Late Fall CSA and a 10-week Winter CSA. Members have access to land and sea protein as well as maple syrup and honey from other local farmers and fishermen.
ARO Hill Farm
2624 Dark Hollow Rd.
Jamison, PA 18929
Still a few shares left for 2018. Call 267.566.7532 for pricing and more information.
Certified Organic vegetables, herbs, berries, melons, flowers and other farm products since 2006. May through November 26 week on-farm pick-up (full and half shares) in Perkasie or choose the convenience of a weekly large or medium box share delivered to Doylestown, Schwenksville, or with enough interest, your local office building. Fruit shares, bread shares and protein shares available to add-on through partner farms. Also available: pick-your-own flower shares for those not interested in getting vegetables. New for 2018 — we will be offering winter CSA shares. Join us for our 13th season of growing high quality, delicious produce for our local community! See website for more details.
619 West Market Street
Perkasie, PA 18944
Bucks 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.
Farmer John’s Produce
Farmer John Palovchak
1541 Lower State Road
Doylestown PA, 18901
and on Facebook/Farmer John
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.
Green Zameen Farm’s goal is to provide fresh, delicious, naturally grown produce. We grow a broad range of farmers market favorites as well as a few South Asian herbs and vegetables that are hard to find locally grown. Our CSA shares are available in different sizes and share types, and can be picked up at the farm in Perkasie or at our farmers markets in Philadelphia and Lansdale. Details available online at www.GreenZameen.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.
Honey Brook Organic Farm is one of the oldest operating organic farms in New Jersey, and the oldest certified organic Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program in the Garden State. In 1991, farmer Jim Kinsel established Honey Brook Organic Farm’s CSA program. Since then, Jim and his staff have consistently produced some of the finest quality, best tasting and reasonably priced organic fruits, vegetables, herbs and dried beans available. We also grow a wide array of cut flowers for picking your own harvesting. For those who love hardy fall veggies, we offer a Holiday Harvest program at our Pennington farm, where members can enjoy produce for an extended season, running from mid-November to late-December. We serve Bucks County through our Boxed Share delivery program, with pick-up sites in Yardley and Holland.
Love 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 County and Philly. It offers: 1) Online veggie requests; 2) Six different share sizes; 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!”
306 Elephant Road
Perkasie, PA 18944
Myerov Farm always showcases a variety of ethnic and unique vegetables from around the world. This CSA offers internships and opportunities for “Hands on Learning” and participation. Community events have included “Macrobiotic Cooking Classes,” “Bread Baking,” “Dance Instruction,” “Salon Style Music Programs,” “Farm to Table Dining,” “Comedy Improv.” Check out their Facebook page.
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.
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.
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.
Featuring 100% grass-fed beef, pastured pork and pastured poultry – free from antibiotics, steroids, and hormones. Multiple membership packages are available with pick-up locations in Doylestown, PA and Chalfont, PA. We reserve the most sought-after cuts for our members at a discounted rate. Members also receive exclusive savings that can be used for additional purchases during pick-ups or at the Chalfont Farmers Market, the Horsham Farmers Market, or for online orders. Memberships from June – December, depending on chosen membership. See website for additional information.
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.
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.
5055 Ridge Road
New Hope, PA 18938
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
Tinicum CSA offers seasonal farm memberships from May – November. Shares include a weekly supply of healthy vegetables, fruits, herbs, and cut-your-own flowers.