Thanks for your interest in purchasing a 2015 CSA share.
Keep in mind that your share is not officially reserved for you until we receive
a deposit. This farm is a partnership between Weavers Way Co-op, Weavers Way Community
Programs, Saul High School of Agriculture and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation.
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It's a method of food distribution
that directly links farmers and local community members, letting both share in the natural
risks and rewards of farming.
But we are more than just a CSA -- we grow food for the community
while also providing educational opportunities for Saul High School students.
Located on the campus of the W.B. Saul High School for Agricultural Sciences,
the farm is managed by Weavers Way staff in collaboration with Saul students
and teachers. The Co-ops nonprofit arm Weavers Way Community Programs provides comprehensive
farm education through curriculum-based lessons and hands-on farming experience,
teaching students about small scale, sustainable vegetable production and distribution.
This CSA is also unique in that all your vegetables are grown at our farms.
We do not buy any vegetables from other farms. By buying a share in this farm, you
are supporting agricultural education while sharing the risks and benefits of small
scale, local agriculture.
Please supply your name and your household's address. You will be
set up as the Primary Member for this household. Please supply alternate
billing information if necessary. It must match what appears on your monthly
credit card statement and you will not have another chance to modify it.
Please complete the following set of choices. They will help us determine your
remaining CSA dues total.
This will be your day for the whole season. Pick ups are only at the farm
across the street from Saul High School: 7095 Henry Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128.
Shares come in two sizes, small and large. A small share generally consists of 5-6 units
of vegetables and is recommended for two people. A large share consists of the
same vegetables as a small share but is twice as large, consisting of 10-12 units,
and is recommended for four people. A unit is similar to what you would typically
buy at a grocery store. For instance one unit could be a bunch of carrots
or a head of lettuce.
Buying a CSA share and being a Weavers Way Co-op member are separate but related.
Both memberships offer a working discount, which is a 5% discount in exchange for working.
These hours can be one and the same, meaning if you are a working CSA shareholder, and a
working Co-op member, you can volunteer at the farm and earn credit toward your discount
both for the CSA and at the store. For more information about working on the farm, or
becoming a member of the co-op, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We offer a limited number of shares at a $100 discount in exchange for a minimum of
2 hours of work every week of the CSA season.
Founded in 2007, Weavers Way Community Programs (WWCP) is the nonprofit arm of Weavers
Way Co-op. While the Co-op runs the business of the CSA and manages all farm production,
WWCP uses the farm for experiential learning and farm-related education programs.
Educational activities include curriculum-based and hands-on learning activities,
exploration of the farm, and opportunities to taste and cook nutritious foods.
The cost of your share offsets the expenses associated with farm operations.
To support the educational programs provided by WWCP and to ensure students have
the opportunity to grow, harvest and eat the same produce grown for your share,
please consider supporting WWCP.
Donate online or
learn more here.
Additionally, you can opt into our High Five! program, in which you donate an additional
5% of your pre-discounted share price to WWCP.
You can make your payments in three monthly installments. A $100 deposit is still
necessasry to reserve your share. Complete payment must be
fulfilled by July 31, 2015.
Weavers Way's newest discount program, Food for All, makes our CSA shares more affordable
to our community. We provide a 10% discount on a limited number of shares. Shareholders
qualify if they currently receive food stamps (SNAP), TANF - Cash Assistance, Medicaid,or WIC.