The seasons are beginning to change. Our farmers are harvesting fall crops, and we are looking toward winter. It's time to sign up for your Winter CSA Share so you can continue to eat local, organically grown food during the winter.
Our Winter Share prices are holding steady again this year, even though you are seeing higher prices in the grocery store. What comes in the Winter Share? Storage produce such as squash, potatoes, onions, sweet potatoes, beets, cabbage, and more. Plus fresh produce as it is available such as broccoli, cauliflower, kale, and lettuce. You may also receive a non-produce item in your share some weeks, such as maple syrup, honey, lotion, soap, or other farmer-produced products.
You can also order add-on Shares of eggs, ground beef, sausage, chicken, and/or cheese. Save at least 50 cents/pound of meat and cheese by purchasing a Share.
Pickup locations for Winter are planned for Butler, Franklin, Grove City, Hermitage, Meadville, Mercer, and Slippery Rock. New Wilmington and New Castle area: our Mercer location is only 5 minutes from New Wilmington, just like last winter. We need enough members at each location in order to deliver there, so you will want to sign up early and encourage your friends and neighbors to do so as well.
As always, Winter CSA is delivered every two weeks (with a three-week break at Christmas). Our Winter Share runs December through March.
We only ask for a third of the payment in advance, with the remainder due in January. This helps the co-op avoid paying income taxes on money that we have collected from you but will be paid to our farmers during the winter.
Do you prefer the Webstore? Here is the link for the Webstore info page.
Questions? Just reply to this email, and we will do our best to give you answers.
Thank you for supporting local farms. We know it's more convenient to just buy all of your food from the grocery store. Food with the organic label has become common and continues to expand. By purchasing a Farm Share from local farms, you not only support the local economy, but you can also be assured that your food is truly grown in a sustainable manner rather than by a megafarm that may or may not be true to the organic label. So when you go out of your way to pick up your CSA Share, please know that we appreciate your effort and your support of our small farms.
NWPA Growers' Cooperative