We thank you all so much for diverting your dollars into local, organic vegetable production—this is a huge step towards regenerating our food system. However, most of us enjoy our veggies in addition to other foods. The more we prioritize sourcing locally and sustainably, the more resilient our food economy will be.
Add-Ons for 2017
NORTH STAR ORCHARD: Fruit Share
North Star Orchard is located in Cochranville, PA and specializes in growing unique and heritage varieties of tree fruits. Selections include several hundred varieties of apples and dozens of varieties of peaches, nectarines, plums, pears, grapes, and Asian pears. The Fruit Share is a very popular option for folks who are looking for more than mediocre, imported grocery store fruit. We received a share last year and were blown away by the quality and flavors--nothing like the fruit you buy at the store. It's difficult to find fruit on the East Coast grown organically, because of the insects, humidity, and diseases during the summer months. North Star prioritizes the health of the environment and the community they're feeding. To learn more about their practices, read here.
- $260; 12 weeks of fresh fruit starting in August. Payment options available. A share contains a nice amount of fruit each week for two fruit-loving adults, who each eat about 1 or 2 pieces of fruit per day, or for a small family.
*We will not be delivering fruit shares to Swarthmore or Eagleview Farmers' Market CSA members, since a fruit vendor attends the markets.
SIGN-UP IS DONE SEPARATELY ON THEIR WEBSITE. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND SIGN-UP DETAILS, PLEASE VISIT THEIR SITE HERE.
SWEET WATER BAKING COMPANY: Bread CSA
*WE WILL ONLY BE OFFERING THE BREAD SHARES IF WE SIGN-UP AT LEAST 12 MEMBERS!
If you'd like to sign up for the bread share, indicate on our Member Agreement that you'd be interested in bread as an add-on. We will let all those interested know if we have reached our desired number before we require payment.
Natalie and Saul Schwartz moved their business from Virginia to the Camphill Village, where it now serves as a keystone in the agriculture-based intentional community for adults with disabilities. Many of Camphill’s residents learn vocational skills through their daily work at Sweet Water Baking Co.
- Organic and local whenever possible
- Whole grain flour is ground fresh in a slow moving stone mill
- Unbleached white flour comes directly from a mill in Minnesota and retains the wheat germ
- Naturally leavened and fermented
- Mixed and shaped by hand and baked in a wood fired brick oven
- Small batches
"Bread is fundamental. The bread we eat everyday should be delicious and full of vitality. It should be substantial enough to nourish us, but not so heavy as to weigh us down. It should not be so full of fancy ingredients that we easily tire of it or that it becomes overly expensive. Good bread, properly prepared has been nourishing us for thousands of years. This is the bread we strive to bake.
Our bread begins with the leaven (or starter), which we use in place of commercial yeast. We make the leaven by naturally fermenting wheat or rye. The leaven goes into the dough which then gets a slow, cool rise, allowing full development of flavor and nutrition...When the dough is ready, it cooks hot and fast from the radiant heat of the oven’s bricks. The result is beautiful, rustic bread, crusty and chewy, flavorful and long-keeping--nothing like conventional bread."
- $150; One 24 oz. loaf/week for 24 weeks (list of available breads below). Loaves will rotate so you will not receive the same variety every week, but around ten different types of delicious bread over the course of the season. You save $1 per loaf compared to retail price; Baked fresh, and delivered weekly alongside your veggies (and fruit)!
- $290; Two 24 oz. loaves/week for 24 weeks. Will receive two of the same variety each week. You save $1.20 per loaf compared to retail price.
*We will not be delivering bread shares to Swarthmore or Eagleview Farmers' Market CSA members, since the loaves are baked Wednesday mornings, and are bread vendors at the markets.
Seed Bread Organic stone ground unbleached flour, water, organic whole wheat leaven, organic sunflower seeds, organic pumpkin seeds, organic flax seeds, poppy seeds, unrefined sea salt.
Mountain Bread Organic stone ground unbleached flour, organic stone ground whole wheat flour, water, organic stone ground whole spelt flour, organic whole wheat leaven, unrefined sea salt.
Prairie Brown Bread Organic stone ground whole wheat flour, water, organic stone ground whole spelt flour, organic whole wheat leaven, organic sunflower seeds, organic, pumpkin seeds, organic flax seeds, poppy seeds, unrefined sea salt.
Oatmeal Bread Organic stone ground unbleached flour, water, organic stone ground whole spelt flour, organic rolled oats, organic whole wheat leaven, organic raw sugar, unrefined sea salt, yeast.
Sesame French bread Organic stone ground unbleached flour, water, organic stone ground whole spelt flour, organic whole wheat leaven, organic hulled sesame seeds, unrefined sea salt.
Rustic White Organic stone ground unbleached flour, water, organic whole wheat leaven, unrefined salt.
Walnut Raisin Bread Organic stone ground, unbleached flour, water, organic stone ground whole spelt flour, organic whole wheat leaven, organic raisins organic walnuts, unrefined sea salt.
Multigrain (with or without seeds) Organic stone ground whole wheat flour, organic stone ground unbleached flour, water, organic stone ground whole spelt flour organic whole wheat leaven, organic cracked rye, barley, and oats, organic toasted millet and buckwheat, unrefined salt, (organic sesame, caraway and fennel seeds).
IRONSTONE CREAMERY & FARM: Pastured Pork & Chicken Shares; Egg Shares; *NEW* Raw Milk Shares
Ironstone Creamery & Farm is located directly next to Kneehigh Farm. Joe and Kim Albano run their own separate CSA for pastured pork and chicken, as well as organic pastured eggs. As neighbors and friends at Lundale Farm, we want to spread the good word. Their product is outstanding (we trade veggies for meat & eggs) and they are the most intentional, caring people with their animals.
Consider joining only if you’ll be picking up your Kneehigh CSA at our farm! (we will not be delivering Ironstone product to other locations).
1 dozen pastured-raised, organic eggs for 24 weeks (weekly); $132
$5.50/doz vs. retail value of $6.00. YOU SAVE $12 (2 dozen free)
Along with your payment(s) to Kneehigh Farm, please send another check made out to: Ironstone Creamery & Farm for the full, stated amount.
meat (PORK, CHICKEN) & RAW MILK SHARES
Since their CSA is separate from ours, please visit their website for more information on their CSA offerings, prices, delivery locations, etc.