Why join our CSA?
There are lots of reasons to join Charlestown Farm, and not just for the delicious weekly vegetables and fruits.
You-Pick Garden, open every day
We harvest the bulk of the weekly share for our members, but we also want to share the experience with our members.
So, we also have special "you-pick" gardens which are open to CSA members every day of the week.
Here, members can make a pretty bouquet of flowers, cut an astonishing variety of herbs, or pick peas, cherry tomatoes, beans, hot peppers, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or even grapes, when they are in season.
This is always a hit with children and adults alike!
Kids welcome, always
Walk into our share room, and it’s likely you’ll see at least one toddler counting out the week’s share.
Or learning that a carrot grows in the ground. Children love the farm, and love to pick their own flowers, fruits and vegetables.
Most importantly, they like to eat the food that they pick!
With a sandbox, a swing and a mobile chicken coop full of happy hens, the farm becomes a playground.
And, our oldest member is 94: we have parking close to the share room, and are happy to assist older members.
Even more local food
We partner with local, like-minded food producers so that CSA members can pick up more than just our own produce each week.
Other shares available:
Wild for Salmon: Jenn and Steve live in Bloomsburg, but they head to Bristol Bay, Alaska each year for up to 7 weeks to fish for salmon in their boat, the Ava Jane
Northstar Orchard: this family-run orchard grows unusual apples, pears and other tree fruits on 20-acres in Cochranville
Green Lion Breads: Mark Doberenz bakes bread in Phoenixville using locally grown and milled grains
Yellow Springs Farm goats cheese: Al and Catherine Renzi have pasture-raised Nubian goats and make cheese using vegetable rennet and Italian and French cheese recipes
Once you become a member, you'll receive instructions for how to sign up for these other delicious local, sustainable food memberships.
Your own outdoor space
Our farm is a peaceful spot where members can meet neighbors and make friends.
We love to cook, and share this passion through our wood-fired oven, where members can come to bake bread and make pizza on warm summer evenings.
Many members live in downtown Phoenixville, and use the farm as a chance to spend time outside.
Our farm is your farm: not just the produce, but the space is, too.
All sorts of events
We host family cooking workshops so children can teach their parents how to cook.
We celebrate the harvest at our annual barn square dance and bonfire, with a talented caller and live band.
We even finish up the growing season with a Saturday out in the field, where all members and their families can come harvest potatoes.
And we're always thinking of new ways to help you enjoy the farm and all it has to offer.