Shop for your Organically Grown Vegetables Without Leaving Your House
My favorite experience belonging to a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is the introduction to new vegetables that are picked fresh weekly just for my family! If you are considering a CSA membership, I strongly recommend Dancing Hen Farm.
Stillwater, Pennsylvania — Dancing Hen Farm and CSA, located in Northern Columbia County is debuting a unique Community Supported Agriculture program that will enable its members to select their organically grown produce items throughout the 2013 growing season.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a relationship of mutual support and commitment between local farmers and community members. Members pay the farmer an annual membership fee to cover the production costs of the farm. In return, members receive a weekly share of the harvest during the growing season.
As an alternative to the traditional CSA programs, in which members receive a box of vegetables chosen by the farmer, Dancing Hen Farm will allow members the option to pick and choose their own produce.
“For the past six years, we have been sharing our organically grown vegetables with the local community. We grow a wide variety of produce throughout the season and harvest these items at their peak of freshness. Over the years, with support from the local community, we have been able to expand and tailor our operations to meet the needs of our members.” said Don Hess, farmer at Dancing Hen Farm. ”Our members seek us out for quality, local organic produce. We are finding many members have dietary needs and wants. Some members like to juice nutrient dense greens, while others like to cook with a combination of vegetables. Our special Choice program will allow members the opportunity to pick and choose items they will receive in their boxes.”
“With the upgrade to our website, we will also be offering online recipes, newsletters and blogs, while teaching cooking and food preparation techniques, so our members can get the most flavor, enjoyment and nutrition out of the vegetables we are delivering.”
Dancing Hen Farm offers three options for CSA box pick up, including pick up on farm, delivery to a central pick up site and the ultimate convenience of home delivery. Deliveries are currently available in Luzerne and Columbia counties. In addition to vegetables, the farm also offers farms fresh eggs from their free range pastured layers as a share option.