CSA at Villanova

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Community Supported Agriculture, or “CSA,” is a mutually-beneficial arrangement between community members and local farms in which the farmers provide produce and other farm products during the growing season in exchange for payment before the season begins. Each week, the farmer harvests the mature crops and divides the offerings into “shares” which typically is one share for each member of the CSA program. The Farmers deliver the shares to a pre-arranged location for the members to pick-up weekly.

Villanova Dining Services has teamed up with Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative to bring community supported agriculture (CSA) to the Villanova community. Villanova's CSA will be coordinated through the 2nd Storey Market in St. Mary’s Hall. Villanova students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to purchase vegetable shares through the Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative. Each week for shares consisting of a variety of fresh produce from that week’s harvest will be delivered to the 2nd Storey Market for members to pick up and enjoy.


2016 Winter Share sign-ups are currently still open! The share prices are being pro-rated weekly on their website. This is to reduce the price of the weeks that have already passed.

Click Here to visit the Lancaster Farm Fresh Co-Op website to learn more.

2016 Fall Share information:

  • Choose from bread, yogurt, pantry, milk, eggs, meat, chicken, cheese, vegetable, omnivore, and vegan shares!
  • Shares are delivered weekly to Second Storey Market located in the St. Mary's building on West Campus.
  • The 2016 Winter share deliveries start Monday, January 18, 2016.
  • Sign-ups via the Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative website was scheduled to close on Friday, January 8, 2016. LFFC has extended our sign-up time frame and is now pro-rating the price of the shares each week.
  • Shares will be available for pick up by members from Monday afternoon until Wednesday at 4:00 pm.
  • In order to avoid waste and to be more sustainable, items that are not picked up by Wednesday at 4:00pm will be offered on the salad bar and used in recipes in St. Mary's and 2nd Storey.
  • For any questions regarding pick-up, please contact Richard Hall at 610-519-5615 or Richard.hall@villanova.edu

Fall Season Delivery Schedule:
-Week 1 - Monday, January 18
-Week 2 - Monday, January 25
-Week 3 - Monday, February 1
-Week 4 - Monday, February 8
-Week 5 - Monday, February 15
-Week 6 - Monday, February 22
-Week 8 - Monday, March 7
-Week 9 - Monday, March 14
-Week 10 - Monday, March 21
-Week 11 - Monday, March 28 - Actual delivery may be Tuesday 3/29 due to Easter Break - TBD
-Week 12 - Monday, April 4
-Week 13 - Monday, April 11