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.

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2016 Summer Share sign-ups are currently open! Sign-ups for Summer 2016 close on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

Click Here to visit the Lancaster Farm Fresh Co-Op website to learn more.
Villanova shares are password protected. Use the password: Villanova

2016 Summer Share information:

  • Choose from Bread, Fruit, Chicken, Meat, Egg, Cheese, Flower, Herb, and medicinal herb 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 tentatively on the week of, May 29, 2016.
  • Sign-ups via the Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative website will close on Friday, May 25, 2016. 
  • 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

 

CSA Shortened Summer CSA Season

 

Why should you join the Summer CSA?

1. Health & Nutrition
Our Summer CSA will ensure you maintain a healthy and nutrient-dense lifestyle. We follow the highest organic standards, offer the most colorful varieties of veggies, and guarantee to support you in eating a more whole foods and organic-based diet.

2. Save Money Eating Organically 
Our farmers bring you the best of what we grow organically at great prices. This guarantees you are getting the biggest organic BANG for your buck right from your farmer!

3. Eat With The Seasons 
Let LFFC inspire you to get outside and take a deeper look at your place in this local food network!  

When you join LFFC, you learn how asparagus isn't in season in August and October, how garlic and onions ripen by the hours of light, how lush sweet leafy greens are as tasty to some critters out there as they are to us, and so much more. 

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