SMCF athlete Wes Via is director at Simplicity Outreach  `www.simplicityoutreach.org  Wes wanted us to share some great information about some local farm shares.  Check out the information below, or at http://www.buylocalgreaterlehighvalley.org/news-and-events/2014-farm-shares.html

Order forms and more information will be at the gym in the main lobby.  You can also email info@southmountaincrossfit.com for the forms.  Please get forms in ASAP because the shares will probably fill up next week!

2014 Farm Shares

For people on a limited budget, Farm Shares are a good option for purchasing locally grown foods.  Like CSAs, Farm Shares are affordable weekly deliveries of farm fresh vegetables; however, a number of details make this program more affordable.
  • Participants are able to secure a membership with a small deposit and can pay for weekly deliveries at pick-up, rather than having to pay for the entire season upfront.
  • Members are able to pay using SNAP benefits or FMNP vouchers, in addition to cash and possibly credit cards.
This year, our farm partners and local community groups are offering Farm Shares at the following locations:

Allentown:

Pick-Up: Wednesdays 3 – 5 PMwillow haven veggies
Simplicity Outreach
1101 W Tilghman St (in the basement on the left side; Simplicity sign over door)
Contact:  Miriam Bernstein
Farmer:  Reuben DeMaster, Willow Haven Farm, New Tripoli
Certified Naturally Grown
Cost: ½ share $15 per week (2 people); whole share $25 (4 people)

Pick-Up:  Fridays 3:30 – 5:30 PM member_pickup

Sacred Heart Hospital Sigal Center
450 W Chew St
Contact:  Rachel Lang, CACLV
610-433-5703; rlang@caclv.org
Farmer:  Cynthia James, Rodale Institute ASC
Certified Organic
Cost: ½ share $15 per week (2 people); whole share $25 (4 people)

Pick-Up:  Thursdays

Head Start Program at Community Services for Children
1520 Hanover Ave
Contact:  Cynthia James
Farmer:  Cynthia James, Rodale Institute ASC
Certified Organic
Cost: ½ share $15 per week (2 people); whole share $25 (4 people)
Bethlehem:
Pick-Up: Wednesdays 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Donegan Elementary School
1210 East 4th Street (E 5th St parking lot)
Contact: Allison Czapp
610-216-7659; aczapp@gmail.com
Farmer:  Richard Rowe, Bechdolt Orchards, Hellertown
Cost: ½ share $15 per week (2 people); whole share $25 (4 people)

Easton:
Pick-Up: Wednesdays 6-7 PMfarm share clear spring farm veggies wlg
West Ward Neighborhood Partnership
668 Northampton St, Easton
Contact:  Sophia Feller
610-515-0891 ext. 4200; sfeller@caclv.org
Farmer:  Terry Kromer, Clear Spring Farm, Easton
18 week program: Wednesday, May 28th to Wednesday, September 24th
Cost: ½ share $16.50 per week (2 people); whole share $30.00 (4 people)

Kutztown:

Pick-Up: Fridays 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Full_Share_cr900Rodale Institute
611 Siegfriedale Rd, Kutztown

Contact:  Cynthia James
Farmer:  Cynthia James, Rodale Institute ASC
Certified Organic
Cost: ½ share $15 per week (2 people); whole share $25 (4 people)