Homefields Farm

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Homefields Farm is Lancaster County’s oldest CSA program and has created employment opportunities for hundreds of farmer trainees who have a disability or other barriers to traditional employment. We’ve provided over 300 varieties of fresh fruit and vegetables to families like yours for over 20 years.

Bradley Hagens is the Farm Manager: farmer@homefields.org
Elizabeth Swope is the Farm Supervisor: community@homefields.org


Weekly Happenings

We are so excited to meet all of our shareholders and have you get to know us. There will be extra events happening throughout the share pick-up hours this weekend. Check out the schedule below.

Thursday, 6/14: 4 pm to 6 pm Meet our volunteers, learn more about Homefields, and taste some treats from the farm.

Friday, 6/15: 1 pm Farm Tour with Farmer Bradley, sampling in the field included.

Friday, 6/15: 5:30 pm to 7 pm (at least!) Campfire and S'mores (Event will be canceled if inclement weather.)

Saturday, 6/16: 9 am to 1 pm Coffee and Conversation with Homefields Board members – these are the folks behind the farm.

Saturday, 6/16: 9 am to 10 am Gentle Tai Chi and Yoga with Amy and Elizabeth, bring a yoga mat and a beach towel or outdoor blanket. (Event will be canceled if inclement weather.)

Saturday, 6/16: 10 am -12 pm Volunteer Work Project: Build a Sunflower House. Stop by and lend a hand to Farmer Bradley! No experience required. (Event will be canceled if inclement weather.)

Thursday, 6/14 through Saturday, 6/16: Learn more about Mirror Image Meat Share and our other additional share options.


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FAQs

Shareholders receive a weekly share of the harvest beginning in June and ending in November. A full share is for a family of four, and a half share is for two individuals. The first pickup of 2018 will be June 7 through June 9.  

When can I pick up my share?
During the season, our hours for pickup are: Thursdays, 3:00–7:00pm; Fridays, 11:00am–7:00pm; Saturdays, 9:00am–1:00pm.

What kinds of food can we expect to receive?
Your pickup usually includes a mix of traditional crops (e.g., lettuce, peppers, potatoes, garlic) and a few specialty items (e.g., bok choy, popcorn, long beans). The variety is determined by the time of year and meteorological conditions.

How much comes in a share?
A full share typically satisfies a family of four, and a half share is intended for two adults.

Sounds great, what do they cost?
A full share is $695 for the season, or $29 a week. A half share is $425, or $17 a week.

What if a share is too much for us or if I signed up late?
You and another shareholder can arrange to “share a share” and we can prorate a membership cost. Just ask Bradley at farmer@homefields.org.

How long is a season?
The program runs from early June through mid-November. CSA members are permitted to glean from the fields through early December.

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What if I go on vacation?
If the Farmer knows in advance, a friend or neighbor is welcome to pick up your share. Or we can donate to a local shelter, if you prefer.

How about those herbs and flowers I’ve heard about?
Homefields Farm has a substantial pick-your-own section of wildflowers, herbs, and vegetables such as hot peppers. These are added bonus items to complement your share.

Do I have to pick-my-own?
Virtually all of your share will be harvested, washed, and separated in a central pickup location. But we’re pretty sure you'll want to head into the PYO area to grab some extra goodies.

How about fruit or cheese?
For your convenience, we have relationships with a number of local organizations so you can arrange to pick up shares of fruits, meats, eggs, mushrooms, and coffee, right here at the Farm, when you pick up your veggies. If you’re interested, contact us for the most up-to-date details.

What’s a CSA anyway?
A Community Supported Agricultural program promotes a direct, personal relationship between families and farmers. The community receives the highest-quality, organic, locally grown food, including unusual and specialty items. The farmer can better plan her growing season and gets to know her program members face-to-face.

Can my dog accompany me in the fields?
Sorry, due to food safety concerns, only service animals in active duty are permitted at Homefields Farm.

Wait, I have another question!
No problem. Email it to us using the form below.


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