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Important CSA Updates

Posted 3/3/2008 2:39pm by Penn's Corner Farm Alliance.
Good afternoon! With warm weather today, you can bet that many of our farmers are working outside or in greenhouses--planting seeds! While the cold may not be gone for good, farmers are taking advantage of every nice day they get. Another exciting season is just around the corner!

And, with that said, it has been a while since I've updated everyone on what's going on here at Penn's Corner Farm Alliance. So, I want to bring you up to speed. Here's some important information you should know (I apologize for the length of the email, but please try to read through it--there's some important information in there!):

* We're offering a CSA MEMBER REFERRAL DISCOUNT! Starting now, any current CSA member who encourages a friend or family member for a 20 or 30 week CSA share is eligible for a $10 discount on their CSA share! Simply have the new member give you credit on their membership form. We'll make note of it in your account! This offer will only last about a month, so encourage them to sign up now!

* The Cabin Fever CSA is just five weeks away! Can you believe it? If you're not signed, this is the time. Memberships are limited, and we will run out! Please note that the first ten weeks of the CSA will be on a Wednesday delivery schedule. That means the first pickup day is Wednesday April 9.

* Speaking of CSA pick up schedule, I wanted to take this chance to clarify the schedule for 2008. It is a bit different than 2007. As mentioned in the previous point, the first ten weeks will be delivered every Wednesday starting April 9. Then, starting the week of June 17, the CSA deliveries will be split into two delivery days--Tuesday and Wednesday. The following is a list of the proposed sites for the first ten weeks and then each individual day of the two Harvest Share routes. There may be a few adjustments between now and June, but we wanted to give you as much heads up as possible:

Cabin Fever (April-mid June) Delivery Route on Wednesdays
Oakdale
Whitehall
Mt. Lebanon
Green Tree
Downtown
North Side
Lawrenceville
Friendship
Morningside
Highland Park
Squirrel Hill
Monroeville
Point Breeze/EEFC
Harvest Share (mid June-end October) Delivery Route on Tuesday
Indiana
Monroeville
Regent Square
Squirrel Hill
Homestead (business)
Downtown
Green Tree
Mt. Lebanon
Whitehall
Oakdale

Harvest Share (mid June-end October) Delivery Route on Wednesday
North Hills (unconfirmed)
Avalon/Bellevue (unconfirmed)
North Side
Lawrenceville
Friendship
Morningside
Highland Park
EEFC/Point Breeze

* We have FOUR NEW PICKUP LOCATIONS to announce/confirm. If you already signed up, but would like to change to one of these sites, please just drop me an email. Thanks!

FRIENDSHIP: 209 South Winebiddle St, right next door to the Waldorf School of Pittsburgh. (Wednesday pick up).
HIGHLAND PARK: 1125 North Highland Ave, Enrico's Tazza D'oro coffee shop. (Wednesday pick up).
MORNINGSIDE: 825 Chislett St. (Wednesday pick up).
DOWNTOWN: Suite 2200 Gulf Tower, on 7th Ave/Grant St. (Wednesday pickup for the first ten weeks. Tuesday pick up, starting in mid-June).

* Speaking of CSA pickups, we are still looking for new locations. A few of our most wanted spots include: anywhere in the North Hills, Avalon (a few locations pending), Shadyside, South Side, Sewickley, Robinson....and more.

* Second payments for the CSA are due on March 15--less than two weeks from now. Please make plans to send in your payment to this address:
Penn's Corner Farm Alliance
PO Box 160
Shelocta, PA 15774

10 week shares are $240 total. After the $100 deposit, the remaining balance is $140.
20 week shares are $465 total. After the $125 deposit, the second payment is $170. Early sign up discounts are for the last payment.
30 week shares are $690 total. After the $150 deposit, the second payment is $270. Early sign up discounts are for the last payment.

* March 19 is YARD SALE SEASON! Just in time for Easter dinner, we'll have hams and keilbossi, burger and steaks, eggs and cheese, pasta and veggies--all from our local area! If you were part of the Penn's Corner CSA last year, you will remember the wonderful foods you were able to purchase through our YARD SALE BUYING CLUB. If you are not familiar, the Yard Sale is an ala carte shopping opportunity to purchase local meats, eggs, cheeses, fruits, pastas, and even a few veggies this time of year. This is a big perk of being a CSA member. Non-CSA members may also purchase from the Yard Sale for a $5 delivery fee. We will distribute a spreadsheet of products in the next day or two. Then, you will have about a week to place your order via email. We will put the orders together and deliver them, like a CSA box, to select neighborhoods. So, keep an eye out for that opportunity. And, if you have friends who may want to order, feel free to pass it along to them. Like I said, I will send out the Yard Sale Order Form in the next day or two.

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