No More Spiral Path

Last summer just about everyone I knew was a member of a CSA. That stands for Community Supported Agriculture, and what it meant was that they paid a set fee sometime in the spring, and got a box of fresh, mostly organic, really amazing produce once a week. It’s also sometimes known as a farm share. Most the people I knew were members of the Spiral Path CSA and picked their box up Saturday mornings at the Rittenhouse Square Farmers’ Market. I often picked up for friends when they couldn’t get over there and frequently got bits and pieces of their share. The tomatoes were particularly amazing.

I’ve been thinking about joining a CSA this year and so went over to check out Spiral Path’s website. I was a little confused at first, because there wasn’t any mention of a CSA program in Philly this year. I called yesterday to confirm and was told that they will not be coming into our city this year. She did recommend that I check out Red Earth Farms, but at the moment, they don’t have a website up for 2007. The other one I’m looking at is Greensgrow, but they feel just a little expensive to me.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a good Philly CSA?

1 Comment so far

  1. Joe S (unregistered) on March 13th, 2007 @ 1:53 pm

    I have always found all those things on the expensive side and I question their validity. The Reading Terminal has local growers selling. I believe on Thursdays outside the State Penn on 22nd and Fairmount there are a group of farmers selling stuff from their farms and there are other places throughout the city that bring in local farmers.

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