A first for McCleaf's - Ushering in CSA
This year, McCleaf's Orchard is elated to annouce its innaugural CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. Over the past ten years, we have slowly made a shift from an all processing grower (meaning our fruit goes into apple sauce, apple juice, etc.) to a primarily "direct-to-consumer" and fresh fruit vendor (meaning we market our own products, get to meet with our fantastic customers, and put a huge emphasis on quality). Up until this point, we have accomplished this mainly through farmer's markets in the DC and Baltimore area. They have served us very well and we continue to expand and grow on this front.
But, this year, we are taking our desire to share with our consumers one step further by initiating our CSA program. For the first time, we are offering a subscription to our delicious fruits and vegetables. This is the best opportunity to know your farmer and take advantage of fresh produce and a very reasonable cost. By signing up to participate, you provide us with funds when we are incurring our most expenses and better help us project what to expect for the coming year. In turn, you will be rewarded with a lovely share of our farm's fruits and vegetables each week during the summer for a total of 15 weeks. We offer a pickup option at the farm here in Biglerville or delivery to several locations in the DC area.
We are committed through our CSA to close the gap between farmer and consumer. And particulary for our CSA customers, we encourage you to visit the farm so we can proudly show you where your food is coming from. Please consider joining us as we embark on an exciting year! All details for our CSA can be found here.
Eat well this season!
Shawn Eubank, Manager