Wednesday, November 29, 2017

CSA for Christmas

"Feels like Christmas every week" — Angela (a current member)

A CSA share is, in many ways, truly the "gift that keeps on giving"! Purchasing a share for a family member or friend will give them the pleasure of receiving a farm-fresh box of produce each week for 25 weeks. In other words, 1 gift for 25 "presents" delivered throughout the 2018 growing season (June through November)! As a new member, they will also receive a complementary cookbook for delicious recipe ideas! 

Your generosity will not stop there! The gift will also extend to our community of organic growers and their families. Each CSA subscription provides them with the means to continue to grow high-quality and beautiful food, as well as the necessary support to maintain their agrarian family life. They look at each CSA subscription as a "gift" in of itself!

You'll need the gift recipient's name, address, phone number and email address. (If you'd prefer to keep this gift a secret until exchanging gifts — when asked for an email address, enter yours and we will make the necessary change following the holidays.)

Also, if you are interested in a formal gift card to give to your family member or friend, please email us and we will be happy to provide that for you!

If you have any questions, please email us at or call 412-589-9276. 

A Colorful Variety
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables   

Monday, November 6, 2017

Sign-Up for 2017 Winter Meat Shares

We're excited to announce that we are offering Meat shares for another Winter season! A Holiday extra share — that will include festive produce for all of your holiday meals — is available, too! You can sign up for any or all shares.


A past beef share for CSA members
The meat is not certified organic, but the animals are antibiotic free, raised on organic pasture, and also fed organic hay and local non-GMO/non-organic grains. For more information please see our beef and pork blog posts.

Beef Share (1/8 of a cow): $140 per delivery x 3 = $420/season
Pork Share (1/4 of a pig): $110 per delivery x 3 = $330/season
Chicken Share: $60.50 per delivery x 3 = $181.50/season

Deliveries are scheduled for Thursdays:
December 14
February 15
April 12

Last year's Holiday Share: fesive fall/winter produce, grains and jarred goods!
Holiday Extra's will contain our jarred specialties and other seasonal produce for your holiday celebrations. At a cost of $30/share consider one for your own use, for your family and/or a holiday gift for friends!
*Delivery for this share will be Thursday, December 14.

We deliver...
(dependent upon participation)

Erie - Whole Foods Cooperative
Highland Park - Bryant Street Market
Lawrenceville - Espresso A Mano
McMurray - Sunny Bridge Natural Foods
Mt. Lebanon - Eden's Market
Moon Twp - Municipal Building
Oakmont - Today's Market
Regent Square - Biddles Escape
Sligo - CRO Warehouse
Southside - Delanie's Coffee
Wexford - Whole Foods

Email or call us at 412-589-9276 with any questions.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Pastured Turkeys For Sale

Your CRO growers are back at it again! ... Daniel and Arlene Miller are raising pastured turkeys for your 2017 Thanksgiving celebrations. Keeping with tradition, their birds were raised on the healthy diet of pasture, bugs, seeds, (locally-grown) non-GMO grains, and scraps of the organically-grown produce grown on the farm.
Turkey Party

A farm-fresh holiday Turkey will range from 17-19 lbs, and can be reserved and picked up at any of our current CSA pickup locations the week before the holiday (the week of November 12th).

Turkeys are $75.82 for all weights, approximately $4.46/lb.

Orders can be placed here.

Email or call us at 412-589-9276 with any questions.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Autumn CSA Potluck

Autumn is here — which calls to mind colorful foliage, decorative squashes, bushel baskets of fruit, and countless other images of rustic beauty. Why not experience them all first-hand while joining us for another CSA farmer/member appreciation Potluck lunch!

Don't miss another opportunity to visit the land on which your food is grown, to personally meet some of your growers and their families, and to mingle with other CSA members and CRO staff!

Schmucker Family Farms will be our host on Saturday, October 7th. The Potluck lunch will begin at noon, with plenty of time afterwards to walk through the farm and speak with the farmers (and their families). Tobie will allow us to walk alongside his apple trees and take home some apples, too!

Click HERE to RSVP and reserve your spot!

Below are some scenes from our first CSA Potluck this season:

Barn Lunch
Members harvesting Kale to take home.

Strolling through the farm on a beautiful day!

Once you RSVP, event details such as address and directions to the farm will be emailed to you a week before we will meet. If you have any other inquiries, please email or call 412-589-9276. 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Registration Open: Peak of Season CSA ... Sign Up Now!

Unfamiliar but curious about Community Supported Agriculture? Interested in supporting local, organic, family farmers? Do you enjoy fresh, nutritious and delicious(!) food? Well...

Our Peak of the Season CSA gives members a weekly farm-share from our harvest every week during August and September! Shares will contain some of the most anticipated fruits and vegetables of the summer: tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, melons, beans, squash and more!

Don't miss a great opportunity to become connected to where and who your food comes from, while also receiving the freshest and high quality produce available. Not to mention receiving and eating many items you can't find anywhere else!

The season starts the week of August 6th and runs for 8 weeks until the end of September. Sign Up Here!

We've two share sizes available that will be delivered weekly to a regular pick-up location: 
Full — 6 to 10 items for $32/week
Small — 5 to 8 items for $21/week
*You can still sign up for our Meat Shares, too!

Pick-up Locations
Allison Park, Aspinwall, Brookville, Clarion, Downtown Pittsburgh, DuBois, Greenfield, Highland Park, Lawrenceville, McMurray, Monroeville, Mt. Lebanon, North Side, Oakland, Oakmont, Punxsutawney, Regent Square, Robinson, Sewickley, Sligo, South Side, Squirrel Hill, Strip District, Upper St. Clair and Wexford

For more information, or if you have any questions, please call us at 412-589-9276.