The 2017 Local Food Season is winding down! 

Last LFP pick-up:  December 19

Our program brings deliveries of fresh, sustainably produced food from local farms and local producers to West Chester Borough each week from April through December.   Produce is USDA certified organic. We work with farms that practice sustainable agriculture and are as local as possible — and we commit to providing consumers with complete and accurate information about the food that we make available. If you need more information check out our FAQs or contact Kathy, our CSA Program Manager, at kvbeatty@yahoo.com.

Food is delivered on Tuesdays to Holy Trinity Church, 212 S. High Street, in West Chester, and is available for pick up that day between the hours of 3 PM and 7 PM. The pick up site is centrally located with good pedestrian access for those in the Borough. If you are picking up by car, access is also super easy — no parking required! Just pull in to the Church’s drive through off of West Union Street; the door to the Narthex is a few steps away. Guaranteed faster than a trip to the grocery store! To see the pick up location and pick up instructions click HERE.


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Food Availability and Ordering

 

CERTIFIED ORGANIC PRODUCE AND DAIRY is available via a traditional CSA from Crawford Organics (USDA #18195, Cert #66-10) Crawford grows 22 acres of 100% USDA certified organic produce in East Earl, PA. Everything in their vegetable share box is grown on their farm. Pastured egg and organic yogurt shares from other farms are also available through their CSA.  Early start (April),  Spring/Summer (May-August) and Fall (September-December) shares are available and all shares can be pro-rated so it’s not too late to sign up. Order direct from farm; CLICK to find our more and to order.  Choose Chester County-West Chester (180) as your drop site.

PASTURED BEEF, LAMB, PORK, CHICKEN, AND LARGE TURKEYS are available from Meadow Run Farm. Located in Lititz, PA, Meadow Run raises pastured livestock including grass fed beef and lamb, heritage pork, and pastured chicken and turkey. We asked farmers Marcus and Sharon Horst to answer some questions about their farming practices and you can read their answers HERE. Buy direct from the farm for pick-up at our Local Food Program site.  Start HERE and create your account….click on the tan banner at the top of the page; there is no charge for creating an account. Enter zip code 19382 (our pick-up site) and click SUBMIT. On the Create Your Account page complete the required information and select West Chester Food Co-op as the Delivery Preference. Click Create Account. You account will be opened with a welcoming email and you will be taken to the order page for West Chester Food Co-op. Save the link for future orders. Meat is delivered frozen; deliveries are once a month on the third Tuesday and orders must be placed six days in advance of delivery.

LOCALLY ROASTED COFFEE is available from Maquina Coffee. Maquina is a tiny little roastery out of a garage in Marshallton.  They roast delicious coffees to order for our Local Food Program customers… your bag of fragrant beans may still be warm from the roastery when you pick it up! Learn more about Maquina and member-owner roaster Gabe Boscana . Place your order for Maquina coffee HERE; orders must be placed online by the Friday before Tuesday pick-up. Orders placed after Friday will be delivered the following Tuesday. Maquina provides a $4 discount for orders through our Local Food Program; just enter the promo code CSA when you check out.

LOCAL HONEY is available through the Food Co-op from Bloomsberry Honey in Chadds Ford.  Beekeeper Ron Decola operates hives in three Chester County locations.  Honey is sold in one and two pound plastic squeeze bottles.   Orders placed by Monday are available the next Tuesday; orders placed on Tuesday are available the following Tuesday.  Place your order HEREFood Co-op member-owners get a 5% discount on honey orders.

CERTIFIED ORGANIC CHESTNUTS are available through the Food Co-op direct from an Iowa chestnut farm.  Chestnut season is October and November and chestnuts will keep, properly stored, for 90 days.  Purchase by the pound; deliveries start November 14 and will continue until supplies are exhausted.  ORDER NOW to insure availability.  Orders placed by Monday are available the next Tuesday; orders placed on Tuesday are available the following Tuesday.  Food Co-op member-owners get a 5% discount on chestnut orders.   Sorry, we are SOLD OUT of chestnuts!

PASTURED DUCKS, PHEASANTS, AND SMALL TURKEYS are available through the Food Co-op from Keiser Pheasantry in Glen Rock, PA.  Earl Keiser raises delicious pastured birds that are on the menu at many fine restaurants in the region. Birds are delivered whole, freshly frozen. LEARN ABOUT Keiser’s animal husbandry practicesNEW!!! Additional delivery date for Keiser birds!  Birds keep great in the freezer.  Order deadline:  Monday December 11 for pick-up December 19...just in time for Christmas!  ORDER NOWFood Co-op member-owners get a 5% discount on Keiser Pheasantry orders.


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