The 2018 Local Food Season is Open!

 

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. Check out our FAQs

Food is delivered on Tuesdays to Holy Trinity Church, 212 S. High Street, in West Chester, and is available for pick up that day from 3 – 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! See the pick up location and instructions HERE.


 Our Local Food Program helps those in need in our community. 

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Food Availability and Ordering

 

CERTIFIED ORGANIC PRODUCE AND DAIRY 

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.  Pastured egg, local fruit, and organic yogurt shares from neighboring farms are also available through their CSA.  Early start (April),  Spring/Summer (May-August) and Fall (September-December) shares are available.  The seasons are very flexible- all shares can be pro-rated– it’s never too late to sign up. Order direct from the farm; CLICK to find our more and to order.  Choose Chester County-West Chester Cooperative (180) as your drop site.  West Chester Cooperative member-owners get a 2% discount on Crawford vegetable orders (appears on invoice as “On Farm Pickup Discount”).

 

PASTURED BEEF

Available from Katt and Mathy Farm. Located in Cochranville, PA, Kathy and Matt Goin raise pastured and hormone free Black Angus steers.  You can read about their farming practices HERE.  Order for pick-up at the Cooperative’s drop site (Holy Trinity Church) HERE .  Orders placed by 6:00 PM Monday will be delivered the next day (Tuesday); orders placed after 6:00 PM Monday are available Tuesday of the following week… you will receive a reminder for pick-up.  Meat is delivered frozen.  West Chester Cooperative member-owners get a 2% discount on Katt and Mathy orders.

 

LOCAL HONEY

Available through the 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 day (Tuesday); orders placed after Monday are available the Tuesday of the following week… you will receive a reminder for pick-up.  Place your ORDER HEREWest Chester Cooperative member-owners get a 5% discount on honey orders.

 

CERTIFIED ORGANIC CHESTNUTS

These will be available through the Co-op this fall, direct from a Kansas chestnut farm.  Chestnut season is October and November and chestnuts will keep, properly stored, for 90 days.  Purchase by the pound; check back in September for first deliveries.  Keep your carbon footprint low– don’t buy chestnuts imported from overseas– buy American and buy certified organic!  Orders placed by Monday are available the next day (Tuesday); orders placed after Mondays are available the Tuesday of the following week… you will receive a reminder for pick-up.  West Chester Cooperative member-owners get a 5% discount on chestnut orders.

 

PASTURED DUCKS, PHEASANTS, GUINEA FOWL, AND TURKEYS

Available through the 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 practices.  Orders are delivered on the second Tuesday after the order.  Order by Monday to receive in eight days.  You will receive a reminder for pick-up.  ORDER NOWWest Chester Cooperative member-owners get a 5% discount on Keiser Pheasantry orders.

 


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