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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 fertilizer 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 + 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

Miller Plant Farm has partnerships with several businesses in our community and CSA shares are delivered to those places of business for their team members. If your place of business or office is interested in having CSA shares delivered, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NEW FOR 2019!
We are excited to team up with Glatfelter Memorial Library for 2019 to bring fresh produce closer to home for the Spring Grove community. These pickups will occur Tuesday afternoons until 7PM. To pick up your share at Glatfelter Memorial Library, please indicate this on your registration form in the comments/referral section. A separate contract will be emailed to you if this is your desired pickup location. 
Glatfelter Memorial Library
101 Glenview Road
Spring Grove, PA 17362

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 my designated pickup day?
We strongly urge members to pick up on your assigned pick up day, but if that is simply not possible please contact our store at 717-741-2631 during business hours. 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. If you do not pick up your share within 24 hours of your assigned time, your share will be donated elsewhere.

How do I join?
Please print the membership form and contract. Fill out ALL fields legibly, 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

Online registration is available by clicking here.

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

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