Monday, February 19, 2018

Hip Hip Hooray for CSA!

Happy CSA Week! ... That's right: it's that time of year to recognize Community Supported Agriculture! This yearly celebration is marked by the last Friday of the month of February — which, appropriately, has earned the title of CSA Day — when special attention is given to local, small farmers throughout the US, and the CSA they provide to sustain their farm, provide for their families and feed their community. 

Like every CSA farm, we hope to enjoy an influx of memberships this week! All CSA subscriptions are investments in our farms, and early subscriptions are especially helpful as we prepare and plan for the necessities of the upcoming growing season. 

We're itching to start tilling!

You may be thinking: why join a CSA rather than a grocery delivery service? While they may seem similar, they're really quite different! As a CSA member, you make a seasonal commitment to your local farmer in return for a fresh collection of produce (often harvested a day or two before delivery!) each week for the entire growing season. Unlike other alternatives, CSA members have the benefit of knowing exactly where and how their food is grown, as well as having the opportunity to form a relationship with their farmers. Here at CRO, we're especially interested in this. Come see our farms, meet your growers, visit us anytime — especially for our member Potluck lunches!

Help us celebrate! Support CRO farms!:
  • SIGN-UP for one (or more) of our available CSA subscriptions!
  • Share your CRO support on social media — share our website with your family and friends; copy and paste the graphics from this page for a Facebook post (or even use one as a profile picture this week!).
  • Follow us on Facebook and Instagram

As we said before, join us this year for a 'share' of our harvest and also to share our vibrant and organic life!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Winter Blues Begone! ...Think Ahead —Think CSA!!

Winter Farm Views
January, as usual, ushered in plenty of snow and routinely kept temperatures well below freezing here in rural, western PA. They—the snow and the cold—will be slow to leave the area, charitably granting us several more hours of compulsory exercise (i.e. shoveling) and 'slippy' travels for as long as they please. 

It's not all bad, though. Your CRO growers not only benefit from but also revel in these traits of Winter. How do they benefit from the cold, you ask — well, they actually harvest it! And how do they enjoy it — endless games of pond hockey, of course!

Nevertheless, shorter days and limited sunshine can leave even the best of us a bit down, wishing for something beyond "better weather" to look forward to ... and we can help!

MVPs of Our fields
A gorgeous and delicious CSA share
While the CRO community certainly enjoys the charms of Winter, we never lose sight of our growing season, and all the beauty and excitement that it brings — chief among them is our CSA. And 2018 Summer subscriptions are available now!

Stave off those possible Winter blues: join us in our excitement and share our happy-harvest anticipation by becoming a member of our farms! Look forward to not only future warmth, but also to a weekly, fresh, and organic vegetable farm-share that you can enjoy Spring through Fall!

*P.S. CSA memberships aren't simply food subscriptions and nothing else. No, not here at CRO! We're happy to boast of our open (barn-door😉) invitation to visit our farms, meet your growers and peek into our life at our warehouse! Member potluck lunches and farm tours are in the works, too. And last, but not least, each vegetable share you receive will be accompanied with a letter written by one of our member growers! ... So join us — come share our harvest; come share our life!