The growing season is still young, and fortunately for those craving healthy produce and other farm specialties, one local organic grower still has some CSA (community supported agriculture) options available. Earth Spring Farm, located at 366 Stought Road in Carlisle, not only has regular memberships available, but also is looking for some farm hands who want to work for a CSA box each week.
Mike Nolan, the farmer/owner of Earth Spring Farm, said he is seeking people who will make a 4-hour work commitment through the rest of the season (around Thanksgiving). In return for those four hours of work each week, someone will get a CSA box stockful of healthy goodies.
Regular CSA boxes can be picked up by members each Friday between 2-8 p.m. at the farm. The farm uses the flexible Harvie.farm pay-per-box plan so members can customize their boxes. Prices range from $59 for a small butcher box to $129 for a large butcher box or $49 for a small farm box to $109 for a large farm box. Boxes include things grown on the farm along with products from local partners including homemade bread, farmstead cheese, sustainably grown fruit, grass-fed yogurt, locally produced cooking oils, ethically sourced coffees, and more.
The farm — which offers naturally grown non-GMO produce including a variety of fruits and vegetables from Pennsylvania heirlooms to exotic specialties, pastured eggs, and healthy soil — also features a small soon-to-be-expanded farm shop where members can stop by any day between 7 a.m.-7 p.m. to pick up veggies and eggs from the farm, along with bread, yogurt, milk, cheese, pickles, kombucha, coffee, and other goods from local partners. Grass-fed, pastured meats are available online.
Earth Spring Farm partners with IXX Breads, Susquehanna Mills Co., Elementary Coffee Co., North Mountain Pastures, Apple Valley Creamery, Stockin’s Apiary, Spring Gap Mountain Creamery, Peters Orchards, Little Amps Coffee Roasters, Craft Kombucha, Diem’s Flowers, and No1 Sons.
More information is available at www.earthspring.farm.