HONESDALE — Lackawaxen Farm Company based in Honesdale is giving locals the opportunity to join their community supported agriculture program, known as a C.S.A, where they will be able to pick up a multi-farm box share of vegetables every week.
The CSA model helps to keep sustainable farming a viable way of life for small-scale family farms that are increasingly threatened by large-scale agribusiness,�says LFC box share coordinator Alicia Anderson.
Each week the various farmers working with Lackawaxen Farm Company will harvest the best of their crops, and members will be able to pick up their share at one of the designated pick up site locations in the area. Whether you have a large family or are a single person household you could choose from either a full or partial share.
Additionally, LFC is offering egg shares and milk shares that will be distributed on a weekly basis. A monthly Butcher Box share consisting of beef, pork, chicken and lamb will also be available.
The farms participating in this program use sustainable farming practices, no synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, and no antibiotics or hormones. The items in each box share will change weekly and will display some of the finest seasonal produce available in Northeastern PA and NY State.
The Multi Farm Box share runs for six months from the beginning of June through the end of November. There will be pick up locations in Clarks Summit, Dyberry Township, Hawley, Honesdale, Madison Township, Milford, Scranton and Waymart.
By joining The Lackawaxen Farm Company C.S.A. program not only would locals be supporting local family farms but they will be saving money on produce that is often marked up anywhere from 50 to 150 percent in grocery stores.
For more information on how to join the Lackawaxen Farm Company C.S.A. visit www.lfcfresh.com, where the option of purchasing supplemental items from their online farm store is also available.