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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.

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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 $475 for  22 weeks. We also offer a biweekly (large) share for 11 weeks at $300. In 2008, we added a small share for a family of 2 adults and is $300 for 22 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 is accepting subscriptions for 2014 CSA Program until      May 10th!

Egg shares are sold out until we get more chickens in May. Shares will be available again in July.

You may place an order online and pay with your credit card via PayPal, or fill out our mail-in subscription form to pay with a check.

The 2014 CSA deliveries will begin on Tuesday, the week of June 3rd until the end of October. 

Click HERE to order ONLINE - 2014 Dillner Family Farm CSA

Please Note:  a processing fee is included in the online price of each share. NEW - Pay Later option via PayPal for CSA subscribers!

Click HERE to order VIA MAIL - 2014 Dillner Family Farm CSA Shares

New in 2014, special arrangements can be made to pick up your CSA share on a weekly basis at the following Farmers Markets only: Verona Farmers Market, Oakland Farmers Market and Lawrenceville Farmers Market. Check out these farm markets and their address on our Farmers Market tab for more information. If you would like to pick up at one of these sites, please email us. 

See our Farmers Market page to visit us at one of the weekly markets we attend!  

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:

Note:  Each member's share is available for pick up between 4PM and 7PM, unless other arrangements have been made.

Tuesdays: Pick up 4 - 7 pm

Gibsonia Area
Fox Chapel Area
Plum Borough Area
Wexford Area
Mt. Washington Area (NEW)
Coraopolis Area (NEW) Kenndy Township
Bellevue Area (NEW)
 

For a detailed listing of Tuesday locations, CLICK HERE.

Wednesdays: Pick up 4 - 7 pm

Bridgeville Area
Cranberry Area
Economy Borough Area
Glenshaw Area
Allison Park Area (NEW)
Mt. Lebanon Area
Seven Fields Are

For a detailed listing of Wednesday locations, CLICK HERE.

Thursdays: Pick up 4 - 7 pm

Gibsonia Area
Brighton Heights
Coraopolis Area
Emsworth Area
Franklin Park Area
Point Breeze Area
Regent Square Area
Sewickley Area
Squirrel Hill Area (NEW)
Swissvale Area 

For a detailed listing of Thursday locations, CLICK HERE.

NEW:  Farmer's Market Pick-Up Option for your CSA

THURSDAY:  Verona Market 3-6 PM
FRIDAY:  Oakland Market 3-6 PM
SATURDAY:  Lawrenceille Market 12:30-4 PM 

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CSA members receive a share of the farm’s produce.

  • A large family share is designed to provide weekly or bi-weekly fruit and vegetables for a family of 3-5 members. Each share contains 9 to 12 varieties of fruits and vegetables.
  • A small family share is designed to provide weekly fruit and vegetables for a family of 2 adult members. Each share contains 6 to 8 varieties of fruits and vegetables.

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.

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Testimonials

"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

"I 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

"This 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