Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a direct, mutually beneficial partnership between consumers and farmers. Subscribing members pay the farmers before the growing season, which gives the farmers financial security, a direct market for their goods and a fair wage for their produce, helping sustain family farms and preserve local farmland. In return, the farmers provide a weekly share of fresh, nutritious organic produce. The CSA at Kol Ami is run by volunteer members, partnering with and supporting Amish and Mennonite organic farmers from Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative (LFFC) who deliver weekly shares for pickup at Kol Ami. The diversity of crops among LFFC farmers ensures a good variety of fresh-picked seasonal produce each week.
More than the usual CSA, we are a community of people with shared values around the food we eat. We are part of an international network of Jewish CSA programs affiliated with Hazon, a Jewish organization dedicated to creating healthier and more sustainable communities. We offer cooking demos and classes, Jewish festival and seasonal celebrations, and educational programs exploring connections between healthy, sustainable and just food systems and Jewish teachings and traditions. We warmly welcome Jewish and non-Jewish members.