LOCAL

FOOD PROGRAM

Local  Certified Organic and sustainable food delivered to the Borough every Tuesday

NEW PICK UP ADDRESS AS OF OCT 6,2020

Your box will ready to be picked up from our new store site at

142 East Market Street. Please pull in front of the right hand door and our volunteers will place your share and any additional

items in your trunk.

All volunteers will be wearing masks and gloves.

Address is 142 East Market Street, West Chester PA

Also during this "manned pick-up" era, our pick-up hours will be Tuesdays from 3:00-5:30pm.

​​Read on below to see how the Local Food Program

benefits the West Chester community.

Certified Organic Local Produce

Crawford Organics

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.
 

Pastured Birds

Keiser's Pheasantry

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. 

AS OF 11/4/20, TURKEYS FOR THANKSGIVING 2020 ARE WAIT-LIST ONLY - PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK TO BE PLACED ON WAIT LIST:

ORDER THROUGH WEST CHESTER COOPERATIVE 

 

West Chester Cooperative member-owners get a 5% discount on Keiser Pheasantry orders.
 

Pastured Meat

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 JUNE 2020: Katt & Mathy are now filling & delivering orders to West Chester! Due to current increased demand for meats, K&M has selected 6 of their most popular items for sale to Co-op customers and will be adding more items when they become available.
 

Local Honey

Jardine Apiaries

Pure raw honey from Jardine Apiaries (Chester County, PA) is available in 12 oz. or 16 oz. plastic squeeze bottles. Beekeepers Keith & Sharon Jardine got their start with raising and mangaging bees in South Africa and happily for us, now operate hives in six locations in Chester County. See a list of their unique and delicious varietals here.

ORDER THROUGH WEST CHESTER COOPERATIVE 
 

Microgreens

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 microgreens 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/purchaseprogram to place your orders today! Order deadline is Tuesdays at 12pm.

Ramps!

Ramp Season is ...over. :( See you next year!

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.

Community Benefits

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.”

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PO Box 3502

West Chester, PA 19381

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