This winter, Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, Elkins Park, and Montgomery will be supporting local family farms with Lancaster Farm Fresh Co-op! Their farmers take deep pride in the quality of produce they grow, and each crop's health and vitality is taken into consideration as they plan and refine their cultivation techniques season after season, year after year. They strive to provide the best value of organic produce available in every produce share. They proudly source their produce from their member farmers in Lancaster, PA, as well as occasionally from local partners.
Winter Organic Produce Share - This share is packed with 6-8 produce items a week. Cold temperatures, snow, and hard frosts do not stop their farmers from bringing you the best varieties of local and regional, organic, winter-hardy vegetables! Your weekly share includes a mix of some of the following items: arugula, beets, cabbage, carrots, celeriac, chard, collards, Jerusalem artichokes, kale, mixed lettuce, mushrooms,. onions, parsnips, potatoes, pumpkins, radicchio, radishes, rutabagas, spinach, sweet potatoes, turnips, and winter squash.
Egg Share - This ever-favorite share arrives by the dozen or can be ordered in multiple quantities. You can select either weekly or bi-weekly (every other week), so be sure to double check the sign-in sheet each week to ensure which weeks they are delivered. All of their eggs are gathered from chickens who are fully pastured and fed only Certified Organic, antibiotic-free, non-GMO, and hormone-free supplemental feed. Their chickens are never debeaked! Rather, they live walking around looking for bugs to eat. You will notice these eggs are distinctly different than the conventional grocery store eggs, with a richer texture and a vibrant, stronger yolk. If for any reason they do not receive enough organic eggs from their farmers for a delivery, they will substitute that week's egg share with local and pasture-raised. The only difference between LFFC Organic and LFFC Pastured eggs is that pastured laying hens to not eat Certified Organic feed. Off course, all LFFC Pastured eggs contain no GMOs, no antibiotics, and no added hormones!
The Chicken Share - You're going to want to chick this share out! Delivered weekly, the chicken share is sure to please with a mix of organic and pastured chicken. Their pastured chickens spend their days pecking for insects and eating plants as they peruse their pastures, which are rotated frequently to optimize their nutrition and quality of life. Additionally, all LFFC chickens are hormone-free, antibiotic-free, GMO-free, and grass and non-GMO grain fed. You can expect 1-3 weekly items in this share, averaging 3 pounds total, and you'll see cuts such as breasts, legs, thighs, wings, and even whole birds.
The Meat Share - Each week, you can expect butcher block favorites like roasts, ground meat, pork & bison, steaks, bacon, sausage, chops and more! When it comes to meat, LFFC takes the same care in raising their cows and pigs as they do for their vegetables. The beef comes from cows that have been grass-fed and grass finished, while their pork comes from heritage breed hogs. Although you will see a higher percentage of beef and pork products, there will also be lamb, bison, turkey and chicken included as well. As always, their animals are fully-pastured with absolutely no added hormones, antibiotics, or GMOs! Approximately 3 pounds, 1-3 frozen items a week.
Cheese Share - Three varieties of cheese delivered on a bi-weekly basis. Their cheese will surely keep you smiling! They source the cheese for this share from local, artisanal cow, goat, and sheep farmers. Their dairy partners and member farmers pasture-raise all of their animals, which makes this share not only humane, but tasty, too! Many of the fresher cheese varieties are pasteurized, while most of the aged varieties are made with raw milk. From aged sharp cheddars to creamy, savory chevres - you will be delighted with their cheese, which adds the perfect touch to any family meal, dinner party, or hors d'oeuvre platter.
Omnivore Share - The Omnivore It! includes a prime cut of butcher-block favorite meat, artisan cheese ranging from classic farmhouse cheddar to creamy chevre, and a pantry favorite. Include one or five of this add-on with your CSA and experience the bliss of eating a completely local diet. Delivered weekly. Please note that this is an add-on share and does not include a vegetable share. Meat: Fully pastured, antibiotic-free, hormone-free. Averaging 1 pound. Cheese: Fully pastured, antibiotic-free, hormone-free. Averaging 8 oz. Some varieties range 4-6 oz. Pantry: Quality pantry products made locally and with love.
Vegan Share - Veganize It! and be awesome. When you veganize your share you get 3 vegan/organic items that make your home cookin' a groovy experience. Veganize It! includes an organic brick of tofu, artisan handmade bread, and a pantry favorite. Delivered weekly. Please note that this is an add-on share and does not include a vegetable share. Tofu: Made by Fresh Tofu Inc. who has been dedicated to making the best organic and non-GMO soy products since 1984. Artisanal Bread: Locally made and renowned for its flavor and using the best local ingredients from alternating suppliers from Green Lion Bakery and Talking Breads. Pantry: Quality pantry products made locally and with love.
Bread Share - Dark, crusty, nutty, grainy, and sweet - bring the delight of freshly baked artisan bread to your home with their ever-popular bread share from alternating suppliers from Green Lion Bakery and Talking Breads. Baked daily and delivered weekly, these breads are made with the finest organic & vegan ingredients. Enjoy a slice with olive oil and rosemary or use it to accompany your other CSA ingredients to make delicious sandwiches.
Gluten Free Bread Share - LFFC is pleased to be offering a GLUTEN-FREE bread share. They are happy to offer this option through Lancaster's own Amaranth Bakery. Not only are all of these breads GLUTEN-FREE, they are also super tasty! Varieties may include caraway seed, cinnamon raisin, pizza crusts, flatbread, sandwich rolls, and more! All products are made in 100% dedicated gluten free facility. Amaranth does, however, regularly use EGGS, TREE NUTS, DAIRY, FLAX, & SOY PRODUCTS on shared equipment. They cannot guarantee against cross-contamination with these particular allergens.
Yogurt Share - Choose from full fat or low fat! You will receive one quart (32 oz.) of yogurt each week. Seven Stars Farm is a 350 acre certified bio-dynamic and organic dairy farm located in Chester County, PA. The milk comes from Jersey and Jersey-crossed herds kept at Seven Stars Farm and at a handful of other local farms. Here, they graze on grass and enjoy life on pasture. Seven Stars yogurt generally has a more liquid texture than most commercial yogurts due to the fact that they don't add thickeners. Plain Seven Stars yogurt has a traditional European taste and texture. The thick cultured cream layer that forms at the top of each container is a beautiful reminder of the hand-crafted care that goes into the production of this yogurt.
Milk Share - Delivers one half gallon every week. They offer whole and 2% reduced fat milk options. Trickling Springs Creamery sources their milk from grass-fed, pastured cows, and their milk is Certified Organic. If you're a milk drinker and haven't looked into the difference of organic milk and why it is better for you, check out their website!
Find sample farm shares, more information, and to sign-up, visit LancasterFarmFresh.com.