Local Certified Organic and sustainable food delivered to the Borough every Tuesday
UPDATE DURING THIS TIME OF SOCIAL DISTANCING:
Your box will ready to be picked up from Holy Trinity Church and pick-up will take place in the driveway on W. Union Street.
Since the church building is closed at this time, the boxes will be staged in the driveway with adequate distance between each. Each box will be labeled with the subscriber's name and we will group any additional items and place them all it in your trunk.
All volunteers will be wearing masks and gloves.
Address is 212 S. High Street, West Chester, PA 19382.
Also during the time that the church is closed, our pick-up hours will be Tuesdays from 3:00-6:00pm.
No parking required! Pull into the church’s drive off W. Union and your food is just a few steps away… packaged and ready to go! Walk, cycle or drive!
Read on below to see how the Local Food Program
benefits the West Chester community.
Certified Organic Local Produce
Certified organic local produce is available via a traditional CSA from Crawford Organics. Crawford grows 22 acres of 100% USDA certified organic produce in East Earl, PA. Everything in their produce share box is grown on their farm.
West Chester Cooperative member-owners get a 2% discount on Crawford vegetable orders. All shares can be pro-rated…so it’s never too late to sign up.
ORDER DIRECT from the farm at crawfordorganics.com. Choose “Chester County-West Chester Cooperative” as your drop site.
Turkey, Pheasant, Guinea Fowl and Duck are available from Keiser’s Pheasantry in Glen Rock, PA. All poultry is free to roam in pasture, antibiotic, hormone, and growth-promotant free.
Birds are freshly prepared and frozen each week; orders placed by Monday 6 PM are available Tuesday of the following week (+8 days); orders placed after Monday 6 PM are available on the second Tuesday following the date of order. You will receive a reminder for pick-up.
West Chester Cooperative member-owners get a 5% discount on Keiser Pheasantry orders.
High Hill Hydro
We are very excited to annouce a collaboration with High Hill Hydro. Starting Tuesday, 4/14/20, our community will be able to pick up orders of High Hill Hydro microgreens at our CSA location! We can't wait to share their beautiful, grown-with-care and nutrient -packed microgreens with our community. Enjoy their microgreens while celebrating and supporting this local business
All micro greens are grown to order and are super fresh. They offer 22 varieties in 5.25 in x 7.5 in pads for $5 each! If any varieties sell out, they will have more ready the following week. Please visit https://www.highhillhydro.com/specialsale to place your orders today! Order deadline is Tuesdays at 12pm.
Katt & Mathy Farms
Pastured Black Angus Beef is available from Katt and Mathy Farm, Cochranville, PA. Kathy and Matt Goin raise a small herd of hormone- and antibiotic-free black angus steers.
Member-owners, order direct from the farm and get a 2% discount on Katt & Mathy orders for pickup at West Chester Cooperative’s site.
If you are not yet(!) a member-owner, you can still order from Katt & Mathy and pick up at the same convenient West Chester Cooperative site.
Meat is delivered frozen; orders placed by Monday 6 PM are available the next day (Tuesday); orders placed after Monday 6 PM are available Tuesday of the following week. You will get a reminder for pick-up. Recurring orders are now available as well as one-time orders! UPDATE FOR APRIL 2020: due to current distancing requirements, we hope to resume fulfilling and delivering orders starting the first week of May 2020.
Local Honey - SOLD OUT AT THIS TIME
Bloomsberry Honey from Chadds Ford, PA is available in one and two-pound plastic squeeze bottles. Beekeeper Ron Decola operates hives in three locations in Chester County.
ORDER THROUGH WEST CHESTER COOPERATIVE
West Chester Cooperative member-owners get a 5% discount on honey orders.
Ramp Season is Here - two weeks only!
We will be offering beautiful, local, seasonal ramps for the next 2 weeks at the CSA pick-up. Hand-dug (is there another way? Please tell us!) by your dedicated Co-op Board and volunteer rampagers.
We will sell these as an additional item at the Tuesday CSA pick-up for $9/pound cash (exact amount please), or $10/pound and we will send you a PayPal invoice.
Due to the fresh wildness of this seasonal offering, they will be available 4/14 and 4/21/20 only.
We partner with the West Chester Food Cupboard to provide subsidized shares of local organic produce to families in need. Shares are funded by Local Food Program subscribers and West Chester Cooperative member-owners.
In 2019 the Local Food Program secured over $2,000 of fresh, local, USDA certified organic produce for Holy Trinity’s hunger relief efforts, providing nutritious, healthy food to those in need.
Your participation enables us to give more back!
Words of appreciation from those who benefited….
“As a hard-working graduate student with almost no regular income, I have had to make many sacrifices, but eating healthy is not one of them. Unfortunately, this can be a substantial burden as a clean-eating vegan, financially and otherwise. I am so thankful that the West Chester Food Co-op was able to relieve some of that burden, so that I may focus on learning to be a competent counselor, fueled all the while by the most healthy and delicious vegetables. Thank you to everyone who made this possible! I’ll always remember this.”
“As the single mother of three growing children I strive to provide them with the best quality food possible. Years ago we participated in a CSA as finances were different and we enjoyed not only the quality of vegetables but the variety. I am so grateful to this local community for offering the opportunity to those of us that are not currently financially able. I am truly grateful for your generosity and for having the program available.”
“My husband was laid off in December right before the holidays and has been having a difficult time finding a new position. Providing healthy fresh food to my family of 5 is very important to me and is not always easy to do on a very tight budget. I am extremely grateful for the assistance provided to my family to be able to take part in this CSA. I am hopeful that next year we will be in a position to provide assistance to another family. Thank you very much.”