CHERRY VALLEY COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE (CSA)
This program has been the backbone of the farm since we began in 2007. We started with 45 families and have grown to over 180 families in 2018. This year, we continue to grow what we grow best and maintain our multi-farm CSA that supports the regional foodshed and insures that the highest quality and widest variety of vegetables are offered in the weekly share. Full shares and half shares are offered between the months of June and October for 20 weeks for on-farm pick-up as well as drop-off points for 20 and 11 week programs throughout the area. The Josie Porter Farm has 48 acres, and 5 of those acres are in vegetable production, enclosed by a deer excluder fence. We grow over 30 varieties of vegetables using regenerative farming practices. A weekly share is provided from this bounty, supplemented with some off-farm products grown to our standards by local farmers. Shares are picked up on-farm either on Tuesdays or Fridays between and . Share pick-ups usually begin the first or second week of June. Applications are now available for the 2019 summer CSA memberships.
Benefits to CSA membership include:
·Assured assortment of produce in each share (7 to12 varieties of vegetables)
·Pick-your-own option for herbs and cut flowers (on-site pick-up only)
·Pick-your-own option for excess or specific field crops (on-site pick-up only)
·Discounts for events and programs
·Complimentary Buying Club membership ($40 value)
üuse the Buyers Club to supplement your CSA share
·Use of the farm for picnicking, hiking, learning, meditating (subject to farm operations schedules)
*W e do offer payment plans and accept EBT SNAP Benefits for payment of CSA Membership.
Cherry Valley CSA , a program of the Josie Porter Farm, eight minutes south of Stroudsburg in Northeastern Pennsylvania, offers families an opportunity to partake in fresh, locally grown, organic produce. Families who participate by purchasing shares in the farm support the cost of raising these delicious vegetables, and help maintain the environmental and scenic quality of the beautiful Cherry Valley area of the Pocono Mountains. The local community of shareholders becomes connected with and mindful of the real needs of our Earth, the Valley, and our farms.