Clarion River Organics…
…is a cooperative, just like us, here at Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance! It is comprised of 14 member Amish farms, who don’t get as much individual representation as our other farms because they’re not present on the social media or other platforms we use to engage customers with the CSA, beyond the box. For that reason, CRO asks the Amish families to write letters to our subscribers. If you are receiving a Harvest Organic CSA then you’ve gotten produce from the farmers every week, and this letter in your box today; if you’re getting a regular box, you’re still getting at least 3-4 products each week from a CRO farmer! Since they’re such a big operation, they help us greatly with the volume we need to do CSA ordering in such bulk. Last week, for example, we calculated we needed 1,216 individual delicata squash to go into your boxes this week! And all our farms are family farms! That’s quite a large scale for the small independent farms you support.
Read on for a glimpse in the life of one of our Amish farmers. (Reading it made us wax philosophical–about the similarities and differences here in the warehouse and Pittsburgh, as a whole.) For more, check out their profiles and interviews we conducted on our website, here! We’ve got profile for all our farmers while you’re at it.
And if you’re not yet registered and this piques your interest, feel free to start signing up for Fall here.