MAIN SEASON CSA SHARE
As with a traditional CSA, you purchase your share at the beginning of the season and receive fresh, in-season vegetables, herbs, and some fruit over 22 weeks during the growing season.
Your initial payment is literal seed money for us. We make most of our purchases in the winter and early spring. When CSA members join up at that time, we can focus on growing more than advertising. We know what our budget is going to look like before we start spending 12 hours a day in the field.
We understand that it can be a significant chunk of change for most folks, so we offer payment plans. Just ask!
After years of growing, we have found that folks like the freedom of choice with their share, so, unlike a traditional CSA, Love Grows offers you the option to choose your veggies!
On our website, you can choose your items from the list of available produce. If you miss that window, no worries, you'll receive a selection of that week's items in a "farmer's choice" box!
The variety of veggies to choose from changes with the season. Check out our harvest schedule to find out what we plan on growing, when you can expect it and the approximate quantity of each item.
All of our shares are boxed and delivered to pickup sites in Bucks County, so we're bringing farm fresh veggies even closer to you!
-Bucks County Community College (Newtown) Thursday 4p-6p
-Newtown Athletic Club Thursday 4p-close
-Medicine in Balance (Langhorne) Thursday 4p-6p
-Lower Bucks Hospital (Bristol) Thursday 4p-7p
-Doylestown Farmers Market Saturday, 8a-1p
-YogaLove (Yardley) Thursday 5:30p-6:30p
-Noble Earth (Bristol Borough) Thursday 4p-7p
Pickup dates: The 22-week season will start either the last week of May or the first/second weeks of June, depending on how things are growing. Members will automatically receive an email notification of the first pickup date at least 1 week before. Members should add 'firstname.lastname@example.org' to make sure emails come through. Sign up for our email list to be notified as well.
As for our growing practices, all of our vegetables are grown organically and all of the vegetables in your box are grown by us! We do not spray any synthetic inputs in or around any of our fields or use GMO seeds. Compost, cover crops and rotational grazing feed our soil and our food. We believe that healthy land grows healthy food and healthy people.
Our guiding principles go far beyond growing without synthetic inputs or GMOS. We also:
-Use a small 1940s tractor that runs on solar power
-Keep our operation small enough and ourselves accountable/informed enough to pivot to more responsible regenerative methods (like organic no-till and permaculture)
-Reduce and reuse plastic supplies and packaging- hence the steady reminders to return your CSA box!
-Make purchases from responsible and local companies whenever possible (see our blog post about seed sourcing)
-Deliver to hubs to reduce travel
-Donate food on the individual level and to the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, Rolling Harvest and Farmers Against Hunger
Questions? Check the Member Handbook!