What is a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Joining a CSA allows you direct access to high quality, fresh produce grown by local farmers. When you become a member of Lackawaxen Food Hub’s CSA, you’re purchasing a “share” of vegetables from 20+ regional farmers throughout Northeast PA and the Sullivan Catskills in NY.
For more info, read 6 Reasons to Join Our Multi-Farm CSA.
What’s in the Large Share vs. a Small Share?
Full shares are perfect for 2 to 4 individuals depending on consumption habits. Half shares are best for 1-2 individuals and are great place to start to learn how much you will consume. You can upgrade to the larger box at any time. Checkout our CSA page for examples of what to expect.
What’s in the Large Butcher Box vs. the Small Butcher Box? And, what’s in the Pork Box?
Large Butcher Boxes are suited for 2 to 4 individuals. Small Butcher Boxes are best for 1-2 individuals. The Pork Box is a great add-on to whichever size you choose. Add as many pork add-ons as you need. Checkout our CSA page for examples of what to expect.
How do I pay for my share?
When you select the share of your choice, your credit card will be securely saved for weekly auto-debits. No pre-payment is required. Join anytime; cancel anytime.
What if I’m out of town for a couple weeks during the season?
Send a friend to pick-up for you, or put your share on hold. Please note, 7 days advance notice is needed to put your share on hold. Please Contact Us with the dates of your hold and your return.
Can I change my subscription during the season?
Sure. If you’d like to change your share’s size, Contact Us directly. If you’d like to add-on, log-in to your account and select the add-on of your choice.
How do I add items from the Online Marketplace?
Buy bulk veggies and additional meat; add honey, maple syrup, kombucha and more. Ordering such items online is a separate transaction from your weekly auto-debited shares but will be added to your order for delivery. The marketplace opens on Sundays, 6pm with orders due Monday, 12pm. You will receive an email notification on Sundays alerting you to the ordering window opening.
Do you send reminders out for the weekly pick-ups?
Our Weekly CSA Newsletter goes out every Wednesday highlighting what’s in your box, along with farm news and happenings, recipe ideas, storage tips and tricks, and more.
What if I decide the share doesn’t work for me?
Contact Us ay anytime to cancel your subscription. Please note, we require 7 days lead time so you may be charged and receive a final share depending on date of cancellation.
Are my vegetables cleaned and how do I store them?
All vegetables are properly handled, washed and packed after picking. Washing before consuming is still suggested for a fresh, final wash. See Fruit & Vegetable Storage Tips for more details.
How do you decide where to purchase produce from?
To strengthen our micro-region’s farming community, we only source produce grown organically from local farms. When varieties and quantities are not available locally, we work with regional food hubs such as Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative, a similar operation that works with 100+ farms in Lancaster, PA.
How do you decide where to purchase meat from?
We ensure that all beef is 100% grass-fed and finished. Pork and chicken are pasture raised and supplemented with non-GMO or organic grain. Our goal is to support local farmers that follow these practices. If we are unable to find meats that fit these standards, we look to Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative to supplement our needs.
I have a restaurant and would like to source from LFH. How can I do that?
Contact Us with your name, business name, phone and email address. We’ll touch base to set you up with an online account. Delivery charges and minimums may apply.
I’m a farmer/food producer, can LFH carry my products?
Contact Us and include information about your farm or business. Please include what you are looking to sell and what your growing practices are? We’ll get back in touch to determine feasibility.
If I have questions, how do I get in touch?
Contact Us and someone will get back to you in a timely manner.