There are many benefits to our farmer’s markets and CSA program.
You will be offered the freshest fruit and vegetables and provided the highest quality produce. The fruit and vegetables are
selected for flavor, picked at peak perfection, washed and cooled, and handled with care. You have the benefit of knowing
where your food is grown, who is growing it, and that you and your family will be eating healthier meals.
Our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program is a successful part of our
farm business and we are happy to offer it each year to our customers.
is a CSA all about?
A CSA is an arrangement where individuals buy into the farm at the start
of the growing season and in exchange receive a share of the farm's produce. Each week from June through October
shareholders take home a bounty of freshly picked produce ranging from gourmet green beans and heirloom tomatoes to our delicious
peas, squash and sweet red strawberries. The farm raises more than 110 varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs.
A large share is for a family of 3 to 5 members and is $510 for 22 weeks. We also offer a biweekly
(large) share for 11 weeks at $300. In 2008, by popular demand we added a small share
for a family of 2 adults and is $335 for 22 weeks. New for 2015, members can add a weekly and biweekly
brown free-range egg share from our own laying chickens. The weekly egg share is $88 for 22 weeks and the biweekly egg share
is $44 for 11 weeks.
CSA is a partnership
between the grower and the consumer. CSA members make a commitment to support the farm throughout the growing season by paying
in advance for a portion of the farmer’s produce. This CSA arrangement guarantees farmers a market for the season’s
produce, provides a more secure income and enables them to maintain their farming way of life.
The CSA Subscription sign ups are due
by May 10th. Our CSA season begins the first week of June and ends the last week of October for a total of 22 weeks.
If you wish to join the Dillner Family Farm CSA program
for the 2016 season, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add you to our waiting list.
CLICK LINKS BELOW FOR
INFORMATION ON WHAT TO EXPECT IN YOUR WEEKLY CSA SHARES
What's In My CSA? LARGE/BiWEEKLY Share
What's In My CSA? SMALL Share
Someone else may pick up your weekly or bi-weekly share
if you are unable to do so yourself. Shares not picked up will be donated to local food banks and charities or
the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. The farm pick-up site offers an exchange table every week. We have added
a swap box to each pick up site to offer an exchange or swap an item.
Weekly Dillner Family Farm CSA Subscription are available for pick-up in the following communities on the
days noted below:
Tuesdays: Pick up 4 - 7 pmGibsonia AreaFox Chapel AreaPlum Borough AreaWexford AreaMt. Washington Area Coraopolis
Area, Kenndy TownshipBellevue Area
For a detailed listing of Tuesday locations, CLICK HERE.
Pick up 4 - 7 pmBridgeville AreaCranberry AreaEconomy Borough Area (NEW)Glenshaw AreaAllison Park Area Mt. Lebanon AreaSeven Fields Area (NEW)
For a detailed listing of Wednesday locations, CLICK HERE.
Thursdays: Pick up 4 - 7 pmGibsonia AreaBrighton HeightsEmsworth AreaFranklin
Park AreaPoint Breeze AreaRegent Square/
Swisshelm Park AreaSewickley AreaSquirrel
Hill Area Swissvale Area
For a detailed listing of Thursday locations, CLICK HERE.
Market Pick-Up Option for your CSATHURSDAY:
Verona Market 3-6 PMFRIDAY: Oakland
Market 3-6 PMSATURDAY: Lawrenceille
Market 12:30-4 PM
CSA members receive a share of the farm’s produce.
- A large weekly share is designed to provide a 22 week
program of fruit and vegetables for a family of 3-5 members. Each share contains 9 to 12 varieties of seasonal fruits
- A biweekly share is a large share that is available every other week
(11 week program).
- A small weekly share
is designed to provide a 22 week program of fruit and vegetables for a family of 2 adult members. Each
share contains 6 to 8 varieties of seasonal fruits and vegetables.
- Our members can add
an egg share on a weekly (22 week program) or biweekly basis (11 week program). Our fresh brown eggs are collected from
our Rhode Island Red Cross chickens.
an opportunity for members to order extra produce and specialty items delivered the coming week to your pick-up site. Each Thursday you will receive a list (and a link) in an email of “extras”
you can order from our online store. These items can be ordered by credit card through PayPal starting Thursday afternoon
through Sunday until 9 pm. Some examples of these extras are: Amish pies, breads and cookies, extra quantities of fruit and
vegetables, flower bouquets, fresh herb and flower plants, a variety of cheeses, pastured brown eggs, jams, relishes, goat
milk soap and lotions, Dillner Family Farm honey, maple syrup, salsas, Misera’s frozen organic chickens, fall decorations
and “end of season” specials.
As crops rotate throughout the season, weekly shares vary in items and types
of produce, reflecting our local growing season and weather conditions. CSA members receive the produce at prices that
are slightly less than the farmers market. Our members have priority on selection and availability over our farmers' markets
and roadside stands. Refer to the harvest calendar that includes estimated amounts and in which season they are available.
"Every time we pick up our share, we really feel like we're sampling all the
best of that moment of the growing season..." Jodi/ Regent Square
"Every product we received was of the highest
quality and had exceptional taste!... We loved being able to meal plan with the email over the weekend... It was such a joy
to pick up our fresh products and cook with them!" Victoria/ Plum
just wanted to share how happy we are with your CSA... The variety of produce we recieve is fantastic,
and the quality is superb. We have been nothing less that thrilled with our share each week, and are grateful to have
found your farm! Communication is excellent, and the time or two that I've needed to speak with someone, I've been
met with nothing but kindness. Thank you so much for all of your hard work to provide such great products; your
work is very much appreciated!" With great respect, Melissa/ Franklin Park
"... We have learned to use every bit of our
produce. We will blanche, roast, freeze, and never just throw something away. We have shared with neighbors when
we have enough. We can't wait until next year!" Patty/ Plum
"Loved, loved, loved this CSA. I rarely needed to go out and buy any produce
at all..." MN/ Franklin Park
"Wonderful! I am becoming more and more hooked on seasonal eating because of your CSA... the saddest
day of the year for me is when I have to step foot in a Giant Eagle and buy vegetables after the season ends."
Cale/ Franklin Park
was my first year in a CSA- I chose Dillner's because of the economical pricing/sizing option and the variety you offered
(both fruit and veggies) as well as the option to "add on" (Jane's Specials). Brenda/ Seven Fields
"Thank you for all your hard
work. We are truly grateful to the Dillner family... You bring nourishment and peace of mind to my family at an affordable
price." KC/ Squirrel Hill