About Our CSA

What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?

Traditionally, a CSA consists of a community of individuals (members) who pledge support to a farm operation. The farm and the members share in both the benefits and risks of food production. Typically, members pledge in advance to cover a portion of the anticipated costs of the farm operation. In return, they receive a portion of the farm's bounty throughout the growing season, as well as the satisfaction gained from participating in local food production and directly supporting their local farmers.

About Our Farm Stand CSA

Over the past four years we have worked towards offering our members more choice and flexibility while simultaneously reducing food waste and increasing our farm’s efficiency and sustainability. In 2018 we officially ditched the typical “box/predetermined weekly items” CSA model and updated to our Farm Stand CSA model. Our Farm Stand CSA allows members to purchase farm stand credit in advance** that can be used at any of our farm stand locations at any time, on as many or as few items as desired! The farm stand credit can be used on EVERYTHING that we sell at our farm stands: vegetables, fruit, herbs, mushrooms, flowers, coffee, eggs, and many new items yet to come (red raspberries!!!). For 2019 we will be adding and extending our farm stand days and hours of operation to better suit the needs of our members. Our Farm Stand CSA will continue to provide our members with flexibility, convenience, savings, and choice of items which will in turn reduce food waste and provide an overall logistically streamlined and efficient CSA. **Returning members must add credit to their Farm Stand CSA Cards and new members must sign-up for their Farm Stand CSA Cards by March 1st, 2019 to receive the added bonus credit.**

How does the Farm Stand CSA work for Returning and New Members?

1)     Decide on the amount of farm stand credit you would like to purchase from the list below. The farm stand credit purchased plus the added bonus, will be loaded onto a plastic card (similar to a gift card). Returning members’ credit will be added onto their existing Farm Stand CSA Cards within 24 hours of us receiving their payment and can be used immediately. (We do not physically need your card number as we have record of each member’s assigned card number). New members will be able to pick up their Farm Stand CSA Cards after April 1st, 2019 at the farm stand location of their choice (selected at sign-up).

$300 paid by check becomes $321 (7% bonus added)

$300 paid by credit card becomes $315 (5% bonus added)

$400 paid by check becomes $436 (9% bonus added)

$400 paid by credit card becomes $428 (7% bonus added)

$500 paid by check becomes $555 (11% bonus added)

$500 paid by credit card becomes $545 (9% bonus added)

$600 paid by check becomes $672 (12% bonus added)

$600 paid by credit card becomes $660 (10% bonus added)

$700 paid by check becomes $798 (14% bonus added)

$700 paid by credit card becomes $784 (12% bonus added)

2)     Returning members should click here to log-in and add credit to their Farm Stand CSA Card. New members should click here to sign-up for their Farm Stand CSA Card. During checkout all members can choose to pay with a check (made out and mailed to Oak Nut Farm, 1251 Airport Road, Bethel, PA 19507) or to pay with a credit/debit card online via a secure PayPal link. Payment for our 2019 Farm Stand CSA is due in full at the time of sign-up and is non-refundable. We invite those who are sincerely interested in our Farm Stand CSA but may have financial limitations, to contact us to discuss a payment plan option. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call Jennifer at 540.878.3414.  

3)     After April 1st, new members will be able to pick up their Farm Stand CSA Cards at the location they selected during sign-up, and begin making purchases with their card. Following the initial pick up of their Farm Stand CSA Cards, members can then shop at any farm stand location. To lessen our environmental impact and increase our sustainability, members are encouraged to bring along their own reusable bag, box, or basket. Please Note: The days of operation at the farm stand locations will have staggered opening dates during the months of April and May, and staggered closing dates during the months of December and January. These opening/closing dates will be posted closer to those times on our Weekly Farm Newsletter, website, Facebook, and Instagram pages.

On-Farm Farm Stand:

Located at 1251 Airport Road, Bethel, PA 19507

Tuesdays 3pm-6pm

Thursday 3pm-6pm

Saturday 9am-12pm

Dundore and Heister Pop-Up Farm Stand:

Located at 1331-1333 Penn Avenue, Wyomissing, PA 19610

Wednesdays 2:30pm-6:30pm

Saturdays 10am-2pm

4)     The Farm Stand CSA Card has no expiration date, and balances can be carried over into next season (2019). Also, the Farm Stand CSA Card can be reloaded with more farm stand credit at any time, with the same added bonuses described in the options above. If your card goes missing, please contact us for a replacement card. Finally, the Farm Stand CSA Cards are reusable—so we ask that when you are finished using your card, to please return it to us and not to throw it away.

Is it all USDA Certified Organic?

All of the products grown by Oak Nut Farm are USDA Certified Organic by PCO (Pennsylvania Certified Organic). For products we do not produce (for example: coffee and sweet potatoes), the majority of these items will be USDA Certified Organic or from a farm that utilizes organic practices and in whose integrity we have complete confidence. Oak Nut Farm prides itself in being honest and transparent, and will continue to clearly label all items not produced by Oak Nut Farm.

Our CSA

Farm Stand CSA Card