Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is when the community buys shares from their local farmer. Our shares consist of potted plants in the Spring; fruits and vegetables from June to October; and cut flowers. Being involoved in a CSA allows the community to directly interact with the farmer and see where their food is being grown. Having a share in your local farm means you take risks along with the farmer: On a good week you will recieve extra produce (What we call the Surplus section) but on a bad week due to weather or pests, there may be less produce. If we are having a bad week we will try to subsitute in produce from another local farmer.
For more information on a CSA: USDA Community Supported Agriculture
Pahl's Farm CSA has been in operation since 2006 offering a variety of produce grown on the farm.
Following is a list of products typically shared from the farm:
Spring: Strawberries, Lettuce, Spring Onions, Peas, Cut Flowers and potted Flower plants, potted herbs
Summer: Black Raspberries, Black Berries, Asian Pears, Green Beans, Wax Beans, Radishes, Lettuce, Beets, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Collard, Kale and Mustard Greens, Bell Peppers, Hot Peppers, Tomatoes, Lima Beans, Zucchini, Summer Squash, Patty Pans, Okra, Eggplant, Sweet Corn, Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Turnips, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Cut Flowers, Cut Herbs
Fall: Green Beans, Broccoli, Peppers, Collard, Kale and Mustard Greens, Bell Peppers, Hot Peppers, Tomatoes, Asian Pears, Pumpkins, Cut Flowers, Cut Herbs
Sometimes to help supplement the variety of produce we offer we purchase from local farmers in Maryland and Pennsylvania.