CSA & Share Information
Here you will find a description of membership costs, rewards, and responsibilities.
Main Season share #15 at the end of August.
Anchor Run Farm's CSA Style
We're a traditional CSA-only farm so 100% of our produce and effort is devoted to our members.
Anchor Run CSA has three distinct harvest seasons: Main Season (26 weeks, mid-May to mid-Nov), Late Fall (6 weeks, mid-Nov to end-Dec), and Winter (Jan-Feb).
CSA Members can choose which size share best satisfies their needs: Full, Medium, and Half. We offer on-farm pick up on 3 separate days each week during the Main Season (Mon, Thu, Sat) and 2 separate days each week during the Late Fall and Winter seasons (Wed, Sat). Members may switch pick up days or weeks if they miss or are on vacation. Included with each share size for the Main Season is the option to participate in minimal farm work to receive a discount.
On pick up days freshly harvested and washed produce is displayed in bins in the pick up room for you to select exactly what you want. Options and amounts are specified on harvest boards directly behind the produce. Universally loved items such as tomatoes, onions, carrots, lettuce, peppers, cucumbers, potatoes, zucchini, berries, melons etc. are typically given to all members. More unique items such as celeriac, kohlrabi, dandelion greens, turnips, herbs, etc. are given as choices so you can select what you want. Ultimately we strive to give you as much choice as possible.
When you create an account and sign up for a share you're registering yourself as the 'primary' share owner and contact person, but you may have someone else pick up your produce for you or with you (friend, family member, etc). Others may also help you complete your work discount. You can even add names and e-mails to your account through your members page (under 'member services' on left side, scroll down).
Pick up room with members collecting their goods. Sign in sheets in foreground.
Included with each share is a portion that the farmers freshly harvest and wash on your pick up day; the other portion of the share is U-Pick: items that you yourself can collect from the field. These items are intentionally planted together in fields closest to the pick up room and parking lot. These items include strawberries, peas, raspberries, blackberries, beans, edamame, flowers, perennial herbs, and more. We include a map in the pick up room and signs in the field so you know exactly where to go for your produce. Amounts are specified and containers are available. The farm is open to members to collect their u-pick allotment 8am-8pm Mon-Sun of their pick up week if time isn't available or there is inclement weather on your scheduled pick up day.
U-pick snow and snap peas, trellised and labeled.
2019 Membership Costs and Pick Up Schedules
Our share prices have remained the same since 2008!
(Wrightstown Township residents receive a 5% discount on Anchor Run CSA shares because a portion of their local taxes helps preserve and maintain the 100-acre open space we're a part of.)
Main Season CSA, 26 weeks, mid-May through mid-November
- FULL SHARE: $800 ($760 Wrightstown); includes 8 hours of farm work for discount; share is $920 ($880) without work discount**; averages 8-14 pounds of produce with weekly pick up.
- MEDIUM SHARE: $585 ($560 Wrightstown); includes 6 hours of farm work for discount; share is $675 ($650) without work discount**; averages 6-10 pounds of produce with weekly pick up, roughly 2/3 a full share.
- HALF SHARE: $430 ($410 Wrightstown); includes 4 hours of farm work discount; share is $490 ($470) without work discount**; averages 8-14 pounds of produce with every other week pick up; assigned Week A or Week B before pick ups begin.
- Pick up days: Monday 1-8pm, Thursday 1-8pm, or Saturday 10am-12noon which you select in advance when you choose your share. You may switch your pick up day temporarily by e-mailing us by 5pm Sunday prior to your regularly scheduled day/week. If you happen to accidentally miss we will contact you to see if you want to make up the miss at a following pick up day.
- When you sign up, a $200 deposit is due to secure your share. Balance is respectfully requested by May 1st. The deposit goes towards the total share cost. Payment options include cash or check.
- **Farm work information: Members can choose to spend time working on the farm for a set number of hours per season based on their share size (8hrs=Full, 6hrs=Medium, 4hrs=Half) to receive the share discount. If the pledged hours are not worked by the end of the season members agree to pay off balance financially.
Late Fall CSA, 6 weeks, mid-November through end-December
- FULL SHARE: $180 ($170); weekly pick up; no work requirement/discount; averages 8-14 pounds of produce at each pick up.
- MEDIUM SHARE: $130 ($125); weekly pick up; no work requirement/discount; averages 6-10 pounds of produce at each pick up.
- HALF SHARE: $100 ($95); pick up a full share every other week; no work requirement/discount; averages 8-14 pounds of produce at each pick up; assigned Week A or Week B.
- Pick up days: Wednesday 1-8pm and Saturday 11am-12noon which you select in advance when you choose your share. You may switch your pick up day temporarily by e-mailing us by 5pm Sunday prior to your week.
- When you sign up, a $50 deposit is due to secure your share. Balance is respectfully requested by November 15th. The deposit goes towards the total share cost.
Winter CSA, 6 weeks, end-December through mid-February
(2018/19 Winter CSA was canceled due to crop loss from excessive rainfall during the September-November 2018 timeframe. To ensure Main Season and Late Fall members received ample harvests we distributed crops typically earmarked for the Winter. Details for 2019/20 Winter CSA will be announced during late-summer 2019. We may simply extend the Late Fall season by a few weeks in order to provide our farmers with an ample winter break.)
Ready to join or renew?
New members must start by creating an account, while renewing members need only log in. Either way, the process takes only a few minutes.
Organically Grown Food at an Affordable Price
- We believe in fairness, quality, taste, and value. As a CSA member, you receive a share of the farm harvest each week. All of the produce we grow is for our CSA members. We have a predetermined, finite number of CSA members and we design our crop plan to meet the produce needs of our membership with a built in margin for error. In 2018 we had a total of 32 weeks of produce pick up for our members. 250 members came each week for the Main Season and 100 members for the Late Fall. Membership is intentionally limited at these numbers; we've been fortunate to sell out each year.
- Members receive a satisfyingly diverse array of produce each week including crowd pleasing staples as well as unique crops and varieties. On average, Full Shares receive 8-14 pounds of produce weekly, Medium Shares receive 6-10 pounds of produce weekly, and Half Shares receive 8-14 pounds of produce every other week. When there are bumper yields of items you'll receive that bumper. For example, you might receive 10 pounds of tomatoes for a week or two during the peak, watermelon for a month and a half, or 20 pounds of sweet potatoes over a month or so. Our goal is to provide you with more than what you're paying for, to give you as much choice in the pick up room as possible, and to provide you with kitchen staples.
- The CSA model is meant to be mutually beneficial for members and farmers. Because all of our members pick up at the farm, do u-pick at the farm, and work with us in the fields each season, we have a direct relationship with our members and community. We'll send you a survey at season's end for your feedback. You can come to our monthly potlucks and classes. We work for and with you!
Farm members sharing a potluck meal.
More Than Just Great Produce
- Along with your produce, each week you will receive an e-mail newsletter. The newsletter will keep you informed about what's happening at Anchor Run CSA. The newsletter includes information on the week’s expected harvest, notes from the field, potluck dinners, recipes, and vegetable storage and freezing tips.
- We encourage you to attend farm potluck dinners that we host throughout the Main Season. Deepen your connection to your farm and community and enjoy some good food, live music, good conversation, and the warmth and comfort of a fire!
- Longtime members host free educational workshops to enhance membership experience. Workshop subjects include: how to use your share, how to make your own fermented veggies and drinks, herb garden walks, and more.
- Each spring we host a New Member Orientation Day in late April or early May to go over CSA pick up details, meet the farmers, walk through the u-pick fields, and answer any questions members may have.
- Dates and times for potlucks, workshops, orientation day, workshifts, and the start and end of the season will be posted on our calendar on this website.
Field tour during New Member Orientation Day and open house.