Welcome to the Elkins Park Hazon Community-Supported Agriculture Project At Congregation Kol Ami in partnership with Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative

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 CSAwe 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. 

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Find a new recipe - Search the LFFC recipe blog for great ways to prepare an item from your share!

Read Our Blog

  • Elul, my Grandma, the Tomato Hornworm, and the Talmud By Nigel Savage, Executive Director of HazonAugust 1, 2013Dear All,It’s great to be at Isabella Freedman. Adamah Farm Vacation is underway – parents and kids hanging out ...
    Posted Aug 16, 2013, 10:12 AM by Mark Kaplan
  • Dvar Torah - Parshat Ekev By Gary Rendsburg ~This week’s parasha (portion of the Torah reading) includes several well-known passages, which indicate ancient Israel’s remarkable awareness of its natural surroundings in the ...
    Posted Jul 17, 2013, 7:29 PM by Mark Kaplan
  • NY Times Opinionator Fixing Our Food ProblemBy MARK BITTMAN.Nothing affects public health in the United States more than food. Gun violence kills tens of thousands of Americans a year. Heart disease ...
    Posted Mar 13, 2013, 7:15 PM by Mark Kaplan
  • Marc Vetri: Humanity And Justice For All From the Huffington Post:Marc VetriHead Chef/Owner of Vetri, Osteria, Amis, Alla SpinaHumanity And Justice For AllLately, there has been quite bit of conversation revolving around ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2013, 7:22 PM by Mark Kaplan
  • What Is Your Food Worth? shared a link Read Kim Lok's WIYFW review of Saru Jaryaraman's important and eye-opening new book, Behind the Kitchen Door.WIYFW Review of Behind the Kitchen Door - What Is Your ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2013, 7:15 PM by Mark Kaplan
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What's on the calendar?

  • Sign up now for 2014 Spring/Summer Share - Deadline April 25 The Vegetable Share!!What: Full and Half Share options are available. The Full Share, with 9 to 12 items weekly, is perfect for a family or a group of friends ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2014, 7:14 PM by Mark Kaplan
  • Waste Not - Food Waste Workshop - April 21
    Posted Mar 7, 2013, 7:06 PM by Mark Kaplan
  • 2013 Sustainability Film Series Three nights at the movies followed by discussion groups led by panels of experts. Each movie delves into a different aspect of sustainability - bees, organic eating, and our love of ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2013, 6:52 PM by Mark Kaplan
  • Tu B'Shvat Seder, Sunday, January 27 The 6th annual Elkins Park Hazon CSA community Tu B'Shvat Seder Sunday, January 27, 2013  Learn, be inspired, sing, taste symbolic fruits and nuts, drink ...
    Posted Jan 10, 2013, 7:39 PM by Mark Kaplan
  • Sign Up for Fall CSA Shares - Deadline October 19 The 8-week Fall CSA season  will begin the week of October 29th and end the week of December 17th (At this point we are not sure of the ...
    Posted Oct 10, 2012, 8:28 PM by Mark Kaplan
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Announcements

  • Hazon Philadelphia Environmental Bike Tour - Ride the Pines June 8 Get out your bike and get ready to Ride the Pines on June 8th!view onlineAre you ready to #RidethePines?Join Hazon Philadelphia for the first fully-supported ride ...
    Posted Apr 24, 2014, 6:54 PM by Mark Kaplan
  • 2014 PHILLY FARM & FOOD FEST The 3rd Annual Philly Farm & Food Fest, a huge one-day-only marketplace of local deliciousnessis Sunday, April 13th from 11 am to 4 pm. Proceeds benefit Fair Food ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2014, 6:48 PM by Mark Kaplan
  • Bike Ride: PASA Bike Fresh Bike Local, Chester County, September 23 Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture     PASA’s 5th Annual Bike Fresh Bike Local  ride on Sunday, Septermber 23, offers different route options to make this the perfect ride for ...
    Posted Aug 17, 2012, 6:07 AM by Mark Kaplan
  • Bike Ride: Tour de Shuls PA/NJ Inaugural Sunday Morning Ride, September 23 Join us for our inaugural Sunday morning bike ride for Camp Ramah in the Poconos!   Sunday , September 23 3 Mile Family Fun Ride 45 & 20 mi. Rides for Experienced Cyclists ...
    Posted Aug 17, 2012, 5:52 AM by Mark Kaplan
  • Grow and Behold Kosher Pastured Meats Delivery to Elkins Park on June 28th. Order by June 26th! Philadelphia Delivery Next Week We'll be making drop offs at our Philadelphia-area pick up locations this Thursday, June 28. Orders due at midnight tonight, Tuesday June 26, for ...
    Posted Jun 21, 2012, 1:40 PM by Mark Kaplan
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