GroundWork Farms CSA
Share Descriptions and Fees
Receive a box of fresh produce for 22 weeks, June-October, to be delivered weekly. Includes a bimonthly newsletter with news and recipe suggestions.
full shares–$24.54 per week, $540 per season (feeds a family of 4 or 5)
half shares–$15.45 per week, $340 per season (feeds 2 people)
Sign Up Before March 15th for a $25 Discount!
Our produce farmers grow a wide variety of vegetables and melons. Each growing season is a little bit different, depending on temperatures, rainfall, etc. but here is a brief description of what you might find in your share boxes during the course of the season.
The first few boxes in the spring tend to feature our cool-season crops such as lettuce, kale, spinach, peas, spring onions, radishes, beets, etc. A couple of weeks into our deliveries, a few more varieties kick in, including broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, early potatoes, and swiss chard. And in the height of summer, you can expect a bountiful array: cucumbers, summer squash, zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplants, melons, sweet corn, string beans, swiss chard, onions…you get the idea. And in late fall, the summer vegetables hang on for a while, and things like winter squash (acorn, butternut, spaghetti) celery, and leeks appear, joined at the end by the return of cool-season crops, such as broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, and kale.
GroundWork Farms also offers Winter Produce Shares, from February through May, and in November and December. Contact us for more details and to inquire about availability.
Receive as many dairy product “units” (or items) as you like each week, starting immediately. You will receive a reminder by email to place your weekly order for specific products 3 days in advance of your delivery day. Dairy shares are available year round.
How does the dairy CSA work?
As with any CSA share, a customer signs up for 13 or more weeks of deliveries of dairy products. However, our dairy CSA differs from the traditional CSA arrangement in that the customer can order which product(s) he or she would like each week. The large and small items listed below represent a quantity, and your CSA share will be made up of any combination of these large or small items.
Here’s an example:
You decide your share will be 1 small item and 1 large item. So a few weeks of orders might look like this:
Week 1: You order 1 half gallon of milk (for your small item) and 1 16 oz package of cheddar cheese (for your large item).
Week 2: You order 1 quart strawberry yogurt (small item) and 1 gallon of milk (large item).
Week 3: You order an 8oz cottage cheese (small item) and 1 pound of butter (large item).
And so on–you get the idea! Each week you’ll receive an email reminding you to send in the following week’s order. If you don’t send an order, you’ll receive the same items as the week before.
1/2 gallon raw milk, 1 quart yogurt, 1 package (approx. 8 oz) raw milk cheese, 1 pint raw cream, 8 oz. raw sour cream, 8 oz raw cottage cheese, 1/2 pound raw butter, 1/2 pound raw cultured butter, 1 quart raw buttermilk, 1 quart raw whey, 1 qt raw kefir, 1 pt kombucha tea, 1 dozen eggs.
1 gallon raw milk, 1/2 gallon yogurt, 1 package (approx 16 oz) raw milk cheese, 1 quart raw cream, 1 pint raw sour cream, 1 pint raw cottage cheese, 1 pound raw butter, 1 pound raw cultured butter, 1 quart raw buttermilk, 1/2 gallon raw whey, 1/2 gallon kefir, 1 qt kombucha tea, 2 dozen eggs.
Cheese Varieties: cheddar, sharp cheddar, tomato basil cheddar, woodsmoked cheddar, jack, hot pepper jack, colby, garlic colby with chives, feta
Yogurt Flavors: Sugar-free, gelatin-free: Plain, Maple, Vanilla Sweetened, with gelatin: Vanilla, Strawberry, Blueberry, Peach (some varieties not available in the winter months).
Cost per small item:
$4.25 per week
Cost per large item:
$7.50 per week
Receive as many dozen pasture-raised eggs as you like each week, year round. Orders will be delivered weekly. Egg shares are available year round.
Cost: $4.25 per dozen
Receive a one-gallon bag full of fresh-cut herb bunches. A typical share will include five bunches of herbs, such as basil, cilantro, parsley, dill, thyme and rosemary, with the occasional substitution of edile flowers, fresh garlic bulbs, etc. In autumn, one might find jars of dried herbs or perhaps some pesto for the freezer. Delivered weekly, for 22 weeks, June through October.
Cost: $7.00 per week for the 22 week summer season, $154 total.
Receive one or more loaves of vegan, homemade bread, year round. Delivered weekly, and available year round.
Cost: $4.50 per loaf
Provided by Full Circle Farms, managed by Sabine Carey, in Spring Mills.
GroundWork’s partners with Full Circle Farms to provide absolutely stunning flower shares for a portion of our members — those whose delivery day is Tuesday, in State College. To sign up, check in with Nell about delivery, and contact Sabine directly to place your order through the link below. Please note that Sabine may be able to deliver to you herself, if your address is not within our Flower Delivery area, and that she has local pickup locations as well.
Membership & Delivery Fee
Each person or family purchasing one or more CSA shares will receive a weekly delivery to their home, business, or other convenient location. As CSA members, they will also have the opportunity to order extra local products, such as meats, fruits, and berries, will be invited to attend CSA events, and will receive a biweekly newsletter with updates from the farms, recipes, and information related to local foods. The Membership and Delivery fee covers the time and expenses of GroundWork’s coordinator, including organization, coordination of orders, and delivery costs (such as fuel and maintenance for the delivery vehicle). The amount charged will be based on the number of customers at each delivery site and its location relative to the rest of the delivery route.
Cost: The cost will be between $3.75 and $5.00 per week. Please contact Nell to determine the price for your delivery location.
***Please note–we provide Local Foods! We only deliver to areas in or around central Pennsylvania and we’re unable to ship products elsewhere throughout the country.
Winter Season Shares
GroundWork Farms delivers seasonal produce, dairy, egg, and bread shares year-round (except for January). If you are interested in receiving wintertime deliveries, get in touch and I’ll send you the descriptions and prices: firstname.lastname@example.org.