Do you know where YOUR produce come from? If you made your purchase at one of those big box grocery chain stores, it’s anyone’s guess. If you like to know where your fruits and vegetables are grown, then a real LOCAL alternative can be found in a Lancaster County CSA. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, which is in essence, a partnership between a local farm and members of the public who commit to supporting the farm in an agreed-upon way.
How does it benefit the consumers? By providing delicious fresh vegetables/and or fruits (in season) on a regular basis. CSA members are supporting the local, small farm, and the participating farm is guaranteed that it’s produce will sell-and the farmer does not need to borrow large sums of money to plant a crop. What a creative alternative!
Meck’s Produce Roadside Market
1955 Beaver Valley Pike
Strasburg, PA 17579
Meck’s Produce is Lancaster County’s year-round source for the freshest and most flavorful fruits and vegetables…always sold at reasonable, family-friendly prices. Whenever possible, Meck’s produce is seasonally grown on their 60-acre preserved farm in Southern Lancaster County. Customers can visit Meck’s at their Central Market location and at their newly opened, year-round roadside market in southern Lancaster County. In addition to their own labeled items and the best in locally grown produce, you will find a full range of locally sourced market fare varieties.
The Tomato Barn
65 Penn Street
Washington Boro, PA 17582
One of the “must-experience” hidden gems of Lancaster County is The Tomato Barn of Washington Boro, which is world famous for its tomatoes and annual Tomato Festival. Known for its distinctive weathered appearance, The Tomato Barn features the juicy Jet Star tomato which thrives in the Boro’s rich limestone-based soil. Locally owned and family operated, this destination is your one-stop shop for the best field-to-table produce and high quality market fare selections in the heart of PA Dutch country. Join their CSA Program for great eating!
Good Harvest Supply
336 Bunker Hill Road
Strasburg, PA 17579
Located just outside of historic Strasburg, Good Harvest Supply is open year-round and is a fresh market grower of fruit, vegetables, hydroponic lettuce, herbs, and flowers. From perennials and annuals to herbs and vegetables…your vegetable and flower gardens will be filled with both bounty and beauty. In addition to a comprehensive variety of plants and flowers, you will find a full selection of gardening tools and landscaping supplies. Make sure to visit Good Harvest for your seasonal accessories and holiday floral décor.
Old Homestead Farm
Farm Stand & P-Y-O Patches
361 Hartman Bridge Road Ronks, PA 17572
208 Herr Road Ronks, PA 17572
Old Homestead Farm & Greenhouses has captured the loyalty of multiple generations of customers who appreciate the best in farm-to-table fruits & vegetables and enjoy the beauty of vibrant springtime flowers & seasonal varieties. From pick-your-own strawberries at the start of the growing season to beautiful fall harvest decorations, from fresh picked corn in the summer to celery hearts in the late fall & winter…their hidden gem carries the best in fresh and local. Much of the produce grown on the Old Homestead’s 60 acres is distributed throughout the growing season to grateful members of their CSA. Farm-to-table specialties include their famous hydroponic lettuce and tomatoes which are grown on the farm.
Kauffman’s Fruit Farm & Market
3097 Old Philadelphia Pike
Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505
Kauffman’s Fruit Farm & Market is a Lancaster County Original that has been serving appreciative customers since 1915. Easily recognized as an enduring landmark in the heart of Amish farmlands, the market is located on historic Old Philadelphia Pike. Nearby, the farm grows over 135 varieties of tree fruits on 92 bountiful acres, which are well-known for their “Bird-in-Hand Brand” orchard harvests. From their signature apple products (butters, ciders, snitz) to a comprehensive line of homestyle products, Kauffman’s is the community’s local source for affordable market fare shopping and a must-visit destination for PA Dutch Country visitors.