Community Supported Agriculture

 

FAQs

How can I tell if CSA is a good choice for me and my family?

Do you enjoy cooking at home, or want to learn? Do you like the flavors and challenges of seasonal eating and the idea of committing to your food producers? Then CSA could be great for you!

What types of shares are available?

Here at Penn Farm we currently only have Full Shares available. This will feed 4 healthy vegetable eaters every week.

The CSA seems kind of pricey. Why should I pay a farmer up front of instead of shopping at a grocery store?

A CSA share is so much more than a bag of groceries. When you think about the value of your CSA share, there’s a lot to consider. Buying directly from the farm means you are buying the very freshest, tastiest food. Vegetable varieties are grown for quality, flavor, and diversity – not shelf life. A CSA helps you learn where your food comes from, how it’s grown, and how to prepare it. When you join a CSA, you keep your food dollars local and support a small local farm. Becoming a CSA member means you’re joining a community of conscious eaters. Invest in good, clean food and the creation of a safe, community-based food system in Delaware!

Will I get vegetables I am not familiar with? If so what will I do with it?

We like to grow some fun and different vegetables on occasion. If you do get something that is unique and different we will provide information on this unique item and what you can do with it.

Where and When will I pick up my share?

Shares will be picked up at the back of the Wheelies Farm Stand on Rt. 273 on Tuesdays between 12-5.

Where do I send my payment for my CSA share? I missed it at the end of sign-up form.

Colonial School District
Attn: Krystin Bowen
c/o Penn Farm
318 E Basin Road
New Castle, DE 19720