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Learn More about the New You-pick Only Share!

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Thanks for your interest in a 2022 You-Pick Only CSA share, please read all the details below to see if this is the right fit for you.

The 2022 season is our first year offering the option to purchase a You-Pick Only share! Over the past few years many people have expressed interest in having access to our You-Pick section without being a full CSA shareholder. This year we have decided to expand (nearly double) our You-Pick section to accommodate those wishes. This option is great for families or individuals who want to learn more about how their food is grown or just love picking fresh bouquets of flowers for their home every week. Maybe you are a long-time CSA shareholder who is looking for a way to stay connected to the farm but would like more flexibility or maybe you are new to Philadelphia and want a way to have a moment in nature every week. Either way the You-Pick Only CSA is a great way to be a part of our Weavers Way Farm family.

What does the You-Pick Only CSA share offer? It includes some vegetables, specifically peas, beans, hot & mild peppers, tomatillos, ground cherries and cherry tomatoes. The majority of the You-pick is planted in flowers and herbs, we have around 15 beds of flowers and over 15 varieties of herbs. What produce is available changes from week to week but here are some specific examples of what a share might be in each season:

Season Spring (4 weeks) Summer (10 weeks) Fall (10 weeks)
Veggies 1 large handful of sugar snap peas 1 pint cherry tomatoes, 1 handful of ground cherries, 2 large handfuls of beans Up to 10 Jalapenos, 5 tomatillos, 1 large handful of beans
Herbs 1 bunch each of:
Chives, Garlic Chives, Oregano, Thyme, Sage, Lemon Balm, catnip, Lavender
1 bunch each of:
Chives, Garlic Chives, Oregano, Thyme, Sage, Sorrel, Lemon Balm, Mint, Lavender, Dill, Cilantro, Parsley, Tulsi Basil

Enough basil for 1 pesto recipe!
1 bunch each of:
Tarragon, Oregano, Thyme, Mint, Sage, Sorrel, Lemon Balm, Basil, Dill, Cilantro
Flowers Pick enough for 1 large bouquet:

Yarrow, Salvia, Nasturtiums, snapdragons Cosmos, Bachelor buttons, nigella, dara, poppies
Pick enough for 2 medium bouquets:

Zinnias, Calendula, Rudebeckia, Sunflowers, Scabiosa, Celosia, Gomphrena, Straw Flowers
Pick enough for 1 large bouquet:

Zinnias, Sunflowers, Scabiosa, Celosia, Straw Flowers, Amaranth, Rudebeckia, eucalyptus

The You-Pick Only share does not include any pre-harvested vegetables. It gives you access only to the You-Pick designated area (marked with signs) and does not include the whole farm.

Once the CSA has begun, You-Pick Only shareholders can pick their produce anytime the farm market is open, Tuesdays and Fridays 10-7 or Saturdays 10-2. Unlike our regular share you don’t have to stick to the same day week to week.

CSA shareholders and You-Pick Only shareholders have access to the same amount of You-Pick produce. You will receive a weekly newsletter informing you of the amounts and types of produce available per share that week. These are also listed on the blackboard at the farm. We rely on the honor system to ensure that everyone picks the set amount. We will offer a free workshop at the beginning of the season for any You-Pick shareholder to learn more about how best to harvest and utilize their share.

The price of the You-Pick Only share is $240, in other words $10 a week for 24 weeks. Some weeks you might not pick $10 worth of produce but other weeks you would pick more than $10 worth. When deciding on the price for this option we took into consideration that just one bouquet of flowers costs around $10, one bunch of herbs $2-3 and one pint of cherry tomatoes $4-5.

If you would like to sign up for the You-Pick only CSA click here.