I am, (please do not hate me for this), originally from Cleveland, OH. I am not a football fan, really, so you don’t have to worry about me being a supporter of the Cleveland Browns. Farmer Jeremy grew up right here on the farm, not too far from Pittsburgh. When we moved back to the Pittsburgh area over 7 years ago, I really got to know the city well for the first time in my life. It is a great city to explore with so many things to do especially if you have young kids! It is also a community that loves to support local business and loves FOOD, especially fresh vegetables.(I mean a great steak salad with fries on top…. Can’t get that in Cleveland.)
Pittsburgh is the perfect place to find the perfect CSA
Western Pennsylvania is loaded with various types of farms and therefore makes Pittsburgh a great city to find the perfect CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program for your family's needs. With the city's thriving local food scene, you can find a CSA that offers a wide variety of produce that includes seasonal fruits and vegetables. In this blog post, we'll explore one of the best CSAa Pittsburgh has to offer - Haffey Family Farm!
With the right CSA, you can get fresh, local produce delivered locally every week or bi-weekly and support local farmers at the same time. For families looking for farm-fresh produce in the Pittsburgh area, the Haffey Family Farm CSA is a great option. Haffey Family Farm was founded in 2016 by Jeremy Haffey, when he started growing garlic as an additional way to support the family. By 2021 the whole family had joined in and a variety of fruits and vegetables were added. Jeremy and I realized it was a privilege to have fresh, healthy produce available for our children and wanted other families to enjoy that as well so in 2022, we started our popular CSA program.
Why Haffey Family Farm's CSA program is different
What makes our CSA program different from other CSA programs? It is the family feel. When you join our CSA, you become part of our FARMILY. We love building relationships with our Pittsburgh area customers. We love meeting your children and getting to know you personally. Also, we are busy working family too and we know it isn’t always easy to eat healthy. And we are all too familiar with picky kids! That is why with our CSA program, we love to grow kid friendly vegetables such as sweet corn or green beans. But don’t worry we always make sure to add a unique item such as kohlrabi so everyone can explore outside of the box. We also love to help busy families prepare their produce in kid-friendly ways in under 30 minutes. This is why each member will receive weekly recipes with your CSA purchase.
Subscribers to the Haffey Family Farm CSA can also choose from a variety of subscription options, including weekly and bi-weekly delivery. This helps with the veggie enthusiast or the picky eater and families of all different sizes, including individuals. All of the products come directly from the farm, guaranteeing freshness and quality. We have several pick up locations in the Pittsburgh area including Bellevue Farmer's Market (Bellevue), Enchanted Olive (Harmony/Zelienople), Health Hut (Beaver and Beaver Falls), Plant2Plate with the University of Pittsburgh (Oakland), Cranberry Township Farmer's Market, and Oakmont Farmer's Market (Oakmont).
The best part of a CSA besides the great produce is building a direct relationship with your farmer, the grower of your food. That is why with our CSA, you will deal directly with us, the farmers. We make our best effort to be present at most pickups so we can personally meet you and answer any questions you might have about recipes, and how to store the farm fresh produce included in each CSA box. Each week you will receive a weekly communication email from us with your weekly box contents and recipes. In addition, all members are able to join a private Facebook group so they can connect with other CSA members.
The promise that comes with each CSA Box
When we started our CSA program here in the Pittsburgh area, our major motivation was to be able to provide the same high quality, fresh produce to other families that our children enjoy. Because our produce feeds our family, we at Haffey Family Farm are committed to growing the best possible produce. We use sustainable, organic and natural farming techniques to ensure our produce is of the highest quality.
I think you’ll agree that the Haffey Family Farm CSA is an excellent choice for families looking for fresh, locally-sourced produce in the Pittsburgh area. With various subscription levels, help with meal planning, education and a commitment to sustainable farming, we are sure to meet the needs of your family!
Thanks for letting this Cleveland native join yinz in this amazing city! Come join our FARMILY so you too can enjoy that steak salad with the best lettuce and fries on top!! We can’t wait to meet you and share our produce with you and your family!
All the best,