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Ironstone Creamery and Farm Winter CSA

Ironstone Creamery and Farm Winter CSA

Participating in a CSA is a great way to get to know and support local farmers. By knowing where fruits, vegetables, and meat comes from, it is a lot easier to understand what techniques farmers use to treat their crops and enrich the soil; it’s also makes it a lot easier to know how animals are treated, what they are fed and how they are kept healthy. Ironstone Creamery and Farm in Pottstown is a vendor at the Lansdale Farmers Market. They are currently taking share orders for their pastured chicken and pork.

Another winter CSA that serves the greater Philadelphia area is Winter Harvest Philadelphia.

Pennypack Farm and Education Center  in Horsham is sold out of their winter shares, but is currently taking orders for summer 2017 shares.

Other local CSAs offering summer shares in the coming months include:
Living Hope Farm in Harleysville and Greener Partners Longview in Collegeville

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) brings together local community members and local farmers in a relationship that is mutually beneficial. By purchasing a CSA share, people help to provide financial support to a local farm, and in return receive a share of the harvest at regular intervals for a specific period of time.  Most people are familiar with CSAs during the summer but there are winter CSAs too.

There are CSAs for fruits and vegetables, eggs, meat, poultry, and herbs. Some CSAs offer more than one of these types of products.

Here’s a directory to many CSAs in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Ironstone Creamery lists these as some of the benefits to participating in their CSA; these benefits hold for most CSAs!

By participating in our CSA program you are:
  * Supporting sustainable and humane animal husbandry practices
  * Reducing your food miles
  * Building a community
  * Knowing your farmer
  * Expanding your taste buds

Published by Julia

I'm a mom, coach and disaster planner. I like quilting and identifying plants and birds.

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