The Horn Farm CSA has been an important way for us to connect with you, our local community, since 2016 when we began our farming internship. The internship was designed as a way for people with little to no farming experience to learn to grow a wide range of vegetables for themselves or for market.
Each year, we look back on the season and make changes where needed. As we’ve begun to weave together the fields and forests with the introduction of perennial crop systems, we are redesigning the internship once again. Because we’re expanding the scope of topics we are teaching program participants, we will be offering fewer CSA shares for the 2020 season to make time for an enhanced internship experience.
While we may be shrinking the number of CSA shares, we will be expanding the range of share items to include things that grow in the woods and other semi-wild spaces on the farm. Here’s what you can expect….
Seasonal produce - You'll find a selection very much what you've come to expect. There will be plenty of greens, tomatoes, peppers, squash, and potatoes, for example, but, in some cases, these will be available in fewer varieties or for a shorter period of time, but all the seasonal favorites will be present.
Wild foods from the edges - As a way to showcase the vast abundance and nutrition of the landscape we'll be incorporating the occasional wild greens, roots, berries, and more. This will give our training program participants the opportunity to learn about the identification and harvest of wild plants and give you the opportunity to try some things that may be new to you. We'll be sure to include details in our CSA newsletter on what you're receiving and how to use them.
Powdered greens mixes - Occasionally you will receive a dried, powdered mix of both cultivated and wild greens. These can be added to soups, smoothies, and breads as a way to incorporate flavor and nutrition.This preservation method extends the length of time we can enjoy the mid-season abundance.
Forest products - In the process of regenerating our woodlands, we create byproducts like firewood, bio-char (an amazing fertilizer!), charcoal, etc. that you may find valuable.
Flowers - We'll be incorporating the occasional bouquet to brighten your home. These bouquets will consist of both cultivated and wild flowers.
If you’re up for this adventure, there are only a few spots left, so sign up today!
What is a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. In the CSA model, members of the community pledge support to a farm, with the grower and consumers sharing the risks and benefits of food production. The consumer (shareholder) pays a fee at the beginning of the season in exchange for a regular, weekly share of the harvest. The farmer benefits from the financial support at the beginning of the season and the shareholders benefit from knowing they have a reliable, weekly supply of fresh, seasonal, chemical-free produce. The shareholder understands that the unpredictability of weather, pest problems, and other factors may result in some crops being bountiful while others may suffer setbacks. The CSA model is a relationship connecting the land, the grower, and consumer thereby putting us in closer touch with each other and the land which sustains us.
The CSA season lasts 22 weeks from June until October. Shares are available for on-farm pick-up on Tuesdays at the Horn Farm from 2:30-6:30 PM.
Cost: $700 Full Share (Weekly Pickup) or $375 Half Share (Biweekly Pickup)
York, PA 17406
|Full CSA Share (Weekly) - Tuesday Farm Pickup||$ 700.00|
|Half CSA Share (Biweekly) - Tuesday Farm Pickup||$ 375.00|