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.
What 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 21 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 21 weeks.
(PLEASE NOTE: Prices for online orders include a credit card processing fee.)
CSA members may add an egg share.
Our cage-free Rhode Island Red laying chickens produce fresh brown eggs. These chickens
are cage free and roam in our large open air buildings which protect them from predators like raccoons, coyotes, minks, foxes
and hawks. Their diet is supplemented with cracked corn. A weekly egg share of one dozen eggs is $84 for 21 weeks and a 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 Dillner Family Farm's 2018 CSA program is available
Place your 2018 CSA Order ONLINE HERE
Place 2018 CSA Order BY MAIL HERE
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 the farmers' markets
and roadside stands. Refer to the harvest calendar on the Harvest tab that includes estimated amounts and in which season
they are available.
Family Farm CSA Subscription are available for pick-up at select employers and in the following communities on the days noted
See the online or mail-in sign-up forms for specific pick-up
Tuesdays: Pick up 4 - 7 pm
School Primary Center - Avonworth School District only
Butler Memorial Hospital – Employees
City County, URA, Housing Authority - Employees only
Human Services - Employees only
Wednesdays: Pick up 4 - 7 pm
Thursdays: Pick up 4 - 7 pm
IBM - Employees Only
Swissvale West View
Market Pick-Up Option for your CSATHURSDAY: Etna
Market 3:30-6 PM SATURDAY: Lawrenceville Market 1-4 PM
CSA members receive a share of the farm’s produce.
- A large weekly share is designed to provide
a 21 week program of fruit and vegetables for a family of 3-5 members. Each share contains 9 to 12 varieties of
seasonal fruits and vegetables.
- 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 21 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.
- An egg share may
be added to your CSA share on a weekly (21 week program) or biweekly basis (11 week program). Fresh brown eggs are collected from
our cage free Rhode Island Red Cross chickens.
Specials” is an exclusive offer for our CSA 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, fresh brown eggs, jams, salsas, relishes,
goat milk soap and lotions, Dillner Family Farm raw honey, maple syrup, Misera’s frozen organic chickens, fall decorations
and “end of season” specials.
- 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. Email is our best means of communications, please
email Jane a week ahead to make any changes.
- 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.
"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