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CSA sign ups are open and excited to welcome you!

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What?  You don't know what a CSA is?!?  Let me introduce you to a great way to get fresh local veggies and support your local community at the same time!  CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.  Early in the spring (right NOW people!!!), households sign up for a "share" of vegetables from a local farm or a group of farms.  With early sign ups, farmers get seed money (literally) to plan their crops, it gives farmers a better idea of demand, and gives a good idea of where delivery will be available.  When produce begins, farmers pack up their produce...

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Impressive farmers

Posted by Robin Abel on

Isn't it great when you're surprised by people?  One of the issues with small business is that we don't know everything and you'll see us fall flat sometimes (and we have to be okay with that).  We're not as polished as big business and sometimes people expect us to be.  But small business is great because you get personal interaction.  It's one of my favorite parts of working with the variety of businesses we connect with.  Knowing that we can't all be great at things, I really get excited when a small business seems to be knocking it out of...

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My new best friend, Mr Zucchini

Posted by Robin Abel on

The zucchini is not my favorite vegetable.  In restaurants, crafted by people who know what they're doing, it's often quite tasty.  At home, with amateurs, it's often squishy and a bit gross.  Give me a carrot or green bean any day! The number of zucchini we've sold has shocked me.  People, lots of people, get excited about this vegetable?!  So I started asking people what they did with it and have been surprised with the variety and tasty ways people prepare it.  Turns out, there are lots of ways to serve it without getting a squishy mess.  Who knew!  Here are...

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What is a CSA?

Posted by Robin Abel on

Penn Pantry is now a drop off location for a local CSA and people ask all the time, "But what is a CSA and why do I care?"  CSA stand for Community Supported Agriculture and you can find a bunch of them in western PA.  When you join a local CSA, you buy a "share" of fresh produce from local farmers.  Each week, the CSA drops off a box of food at your drop off location, which could be a store or someone's home, and you get the freshest produce from local people leaving the smallest carbon footprint. 1. Fresh Produce...

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