Farm Share FAQs (CSA)

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HOW DO I JOIN THE FSS FARM SHARE?
Joining the Farm Share (also called CSA) is easy. If your timing is right you can sign up today and pay by credit card online. Shares are available in the Fall and Spring and are advertized on the website.

WHERE DO I PICK UP MY PRODUCE/EGGS?
Pickup is inside Friends Select across from the Lower School art room on the first floor of the school. This is on the 17th Street side of the building between the Parkway and Race Streets.

WHEN CAN I PICK UP MY SHARE?
Shares will be delivered to the school on Wednesday morning during the CSA period. You can pick up your share on Wednesdays between the time it is delivered and 6 p.m. A reminder email will be sent when the delivery arrives. Day of the week is subject to change but is Wednesdays as of now.

CAN MY STUDENT PICK UP OUR SHARE?

Middle- and upper school students can pick up their family's share when they leave the building for the day.

WHAT IF I FORGET TO PICK UP MY SHARE, OR ARRIVE LATE?
You will not receive your share if you miss the pickup window. Shares that are not picked up by 6 p.m. on Wednesday will be given away. If you plan to be out of town, or know you will miss the pickup window, please arrange for someone else to pick it up or email mollymu@friends-select.org and we will give it to a teacher.

ARE THE EGGS JUST ORGANIC OR ALSO FROM PASTURED HENS?
The eggs are organic pastured eggs.

WHERE DO THE VEGETABLES AND EGGS COME FROM? ARE THEY CERTIFIED ORGANIC?
The produce sold through Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative (LFFC) is certified organic unless otherwise noted. They do support farmers that are looking to make their farms sustainable. They also support local farms that use Integrated Pest Management (I.P.M.) techniques. The animal products that you purchase are from small family farms with small herds and flocks. These animals always have access to pasture and enjoy the freedom of foraging through the grasses with the earth under their feet.

When you purchase LFFC products you can be confident that you will receive the freshest farm products, raised humanely, with consideration for the land, animals and people. Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative is owned by the farmers working in cooperation with each other to bring you healthy, quality foods.

WHAT IS THE LANCASTER FARM FRESH COOPERATIVE (LFFC)? WHAT IS COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE (CSA)?
Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative (LFFC) is a non profit organic farmers cooperative of 75 farmers in Lancaster County Pennsylvania. They focus on creating healthy high quality foods from highly maintained and enriched soils on small scale family farms.

LFFC provides fresh, certified organic fruits, vegetables, and other farm fresh products through a subscription program also known as Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. CSA members commit to support LFFC farmers for the entire growing season by paying for their share of the harvest in the winter and early spring. The farmers are able to purchase supplies in the winter and start their crops in early spring, they repay the shareholders in fresh, organic, seasonal produce. CSA enables you to keep local sustainable farms and local food safe for future generations. It’s a great legacy.

WHY IS THERE A MEMBERSHIP FEE?
The membership fee covers online credit card fees. The surplus is used by the Parent Association to support our school.