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Penn’s Corner Brings the Farm to the Neighborhoods

The deadline is April 2 for those who want to participate in the Penn’s Corner CSA program.

Spring means fresh fruits and veggies are available again, and the Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance is helping provide the best of locally-grown products to your neighborhoods.

, a coop of family-owned farms, offers opportunities for consumers to get fresh produce through its farm share and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs. Most farms are located in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Consumers don’t have to be a member to take advantage of the farm share, but they do have to be a member to participate in the weekly CSA program, in which boxes of fresh produce are delivered to pickup locations throughout the area.

Memberships for the CSA program will be accepted until April 2, and the program begins April 11.

The organization is a good way to support small-scale farmers and provide consumers with fresh, local produce, said Karlin Lamberto, CSA manager for Penn’s Corner.

“There’s about 30 farms within an hour and a half drive of Pittsburgh,” Lamberto said. “We’re really talking about truly regional family farms. There are several Amish farms, and most are all small-scale farms.”

CSA pickup locations are in the following communities:

  • Monroeville: Cortland Drive.
  • Churchill: Orlando Place.
  • Green Tree: Warriors Road.
  • Whitehall: Gardenville Road.
  • Mt. Lebanon: Woodhaven Drive and Briarwood Avenue.
  • : Windemere Avenue.
  • Scott Township: Borland Road.
  • Cranberry Township: Westinghouse (for employees only).
  • Ross Township: West Madison Circle.
  • Sewickley: B Gourmet.

For payment information and a full list of pickup locations, see the Penn’s Corner website.

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Elizabeth B. March 28, 2012 at 12:35 PM
I have been using PCFA this spring for the first time. I highly encourage you to give it a try. All the produce I have gotten from them has been fresh as can be! Ordering on line is super simple and the people you pick up from are sweethearts! With tons of locations, there should be a pick up location close to your home or work.
Erin Faulk March 28, 2012 at 11:34 PM
Great advice, Elizabeth B. I have never used a farm share or CSA myself, but I know some families who do and they also enjoy it. Thanks for sharing!

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