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Some common questions & answers about our CSA

Is Miller Plant Farm an organic producer?
At Miller Plant Farm we go to great lengths to determine the least amount of protectants and ferilizer to apply in order to achieve both the highest quality and an affordable product while staying environmentally friendly. We employ a scout to help us detect potential disease and insect problems. If a situation occurs that warrants action, control measures are taken in a safe and timely manner. In the fall of the year Miller Plant Farm samples the soil in each individual field on the farm where vegetables will be grown. From this test we are able to determine the nutrient needs for a particular crop for the next growing season. The planting of cover crops is also done to help build up the soil and prevent erosion. We work, live, and raise our families on our farm and feed our families with our fresh, delicious produce, as we have for five generations.

How did CSA originate?
It may be unclear just exactly where CSA was started, but many sources point to a group of Japanese women in the '60's who were concerned about careless use of pesticides, processed foods, and diminishing local food sources. These women connected with local food growers that they could trust and the CSA concept was born!

What does a share consist of?

Here are some example shares:

Early Summer

Full Share Small Share
1 bunch spring onions 1 bunch spring onions
1 head lettuce 1 head lettuce
1 head broccoli 1 head broccoli
1 bunch swiss chard 1 bunch kale
1 lb. spinach 1 quart strawberries
3 squash  
1 quart strawberries  

 

Mid-Summer

Full Share Small Share
10 ears corn 4 ears of corn
2 eggplant 2 zucchini
2 squash 1 bunch beets
1 watermelon 1 pt yummy or jalapeno peppers
3 tomatoes 1 pint cherry tomatoes
1 pint yummy peppers 1 cantaloupe
1 lb. green beans  
1 quart peaches  

 

Fall

Full Share Small Share
5 lb. sweet potatoes 3 lb. sweet potatoes
6 apples 4 apples
1 broccoli or cauliflower 1 broccoli or cauliflower
2 onions 2 onions
1 bunch carrots 1 bunch carrots
2 butternut squash 4 ears of corn
6 ears of corn  
1 bunch of kale  

 

When and Where do I pickup my share?
Small Shares should be picked up 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM on Tuesdays, and Full Shares should be picked up 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM on Wednesdays. All pick-ups occur at:
Miller Plant Farm
430 Indian Rock Dam Road
York, PA 17403

What if I am on vacation?
Please make arrangements to have a family member or friend pick up your share. If you would like we would be happy to donate shares for you to a local needy family.

What if I can not make it on the pick up day?
We strongly urge members to pick up on your assigned pick up day, but if that is simply not possible one week you may pick up the following morning as long as you contact us ahead of time. The share will be the same that was prepared for you on your pick up day due to labor and time involved in packing CSA shares. At noon on Thursday all unclaimed shares will be donated with no exceptions.

How do I join?
Please print the membership form and contract. Fill out ALL fields legibely, include payment for total of all shares purchased and mail to:

Miller Plant Farm
ATTN CSA Program
430 Indian Rock Dam Road
York, PA 17403

You may also drop payment off at the store during business hours. Physical Address: 430 Indian Rock Dam Road, York, PA 17403.

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