Agriculture Supported Communities (ASC) is a farm share program that offers a weekly selection of organic produce and pasture-raised proteins to families in the Lehigh Valley and Berks County areas.

ASC allows you to pay week-to-week, rather than upfront as in a traditional Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model. Members that participate in SNAP can use federal SNAP dollars to pay for discounted shares. By purchasing a share, you’ll become a stakeholder in Rodale Institute and a direct supporter of your local food economy.

Memberships are accepted on a rolling basis year-round. Full-season shares run from June to November.

Vegetable Shares

Veggie shares include a mix of products grown in our fields and high tunnels. We strive to offer variety while providing a good selection of some of the basics. Individuals paying with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive $10 off per week for any size vegetable share*. Should you choose to pay the full cost upfront, a portion of the payment will be considered a tax-deductible gift.

Vegetable Share Size Weekly Full Season
Small $20
$10 for SNAP members
$450
Regular $30
$20 for SNAP members
$750
Pay Weekly Pay Full Season

* SNAP discounts are not available for meat shares.

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fresh vegetables on a picnic table
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Meat Shares

All our meat is organically raised on pasture here at Rodale Institute. There are no substitutions or revisions for meat shares. Monthly pick ups will occur the second week of each month starting in June and ending in October. Monthly payment members will be charged on the weeks of deliveries.

Meat Share Size Monthly Full Season
Small Pork — 10 lb./mo. $85 $425
Large Pork — 15 lb./mo. $125 $625
Small Chicken — 5 lb./mo. $20 $100
Large Chicken — 10 lb./mo. $40 $200
Small Duo — 10 lb. pork & 5 lb. chicken/mo. $95 $475
Large Duo — 10 lb. pork & 10 lb. chicken/mo. $115 $575
Pay Monthly Pay Full Season

A typical pastured meat share

 

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Pickup Sites & Farmers Markets

Pickup sites are for members only. Farmers markets are open to members and non-members who wish to purchase Rodale Institute produce and meat in addition to goods from neighboring farms. We offer bread, cheese, and honey from other local, organic vendors.

Pickup Sites

Thursdays

Alliance Hall Park
534-526 West Chew Street, Allentown, PA
3:30 – 6pm

Berks County Intermediate Unit Education Centre
2101 Centre Avenue, Reading, PA
3:30 – 5pm

Rodale Institute Founders Farm
2056 Minesite Road, Allentown, PA
3:30 – 6pm

Saturdays

Allentown YMCA
425 South 15th Street, Allentown, PA
9am – 1pm

Rodale Institute Garden Store
611 Siegfriedale Road, Kutztown, PA
10am – 2pm

Farmers Markets: Closed for 2019

Find us each week at the following markets May–mid-October. Please check with individual markets for exact dates. Individuals paying with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive half the price of produce (up to $10 off) when purchasing. We also accept Farmers Market Nutrition Program and WIC vouchers.

Thursdays

Alliance Hall Park
534-526 West Chew Street, Allentown, PA
3:30-6pm

Fridays

Downtown Allentown Local Food Market Fresh Fridays
Located on the Arts Walk at Strata West
12-4pm (ends October 26)

Saturdays

Allentown YMCA
425 South 15th Street, Allentown, PA
9am-1pm

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Train with ASC

Our farm share program is also a training opportunity for new farmers. Spend a season at Rodale Institute and learn to manage a CSA-style operation.

Learn more about training with ASC >>

Contact

For more questions about the ASC program, farm share memberships, and pick-up sites and details, please email ASC@RodaleInstitute.org.

Meet the Phyrillas Family

When Andrea and Louis’s son was diagnosed with severe autism, they learned that changes in diet would be key to his recovery. Already struggling with mounting bills from doctor visits, they didn’t know how they would afford this change. Our ASC made it possible.

Read Their Story

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