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 until the end of October.

Vegetable Shares

Registration for the 2020 season will open in March 2020.

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 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 $500
Regular $30 $20 for SNAP members $750

* SNAP discounts are not available for meat shares. **For those paying for the full season, small shares include a $60 tax donation receipt. Regular shares include a $90 tax donation receipt.

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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

Berks County Intermediate Unit Education Centre
1111 Commons Blvd, 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

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 off the price of produce (up to $10 off) when purchasing. We also accept Farmers Market Nutrition Program and WIC vouchers.

Saturdays

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

New for 2019: Mobile Market

The Mobile Market is a portable farm market stand, helping to expand the reach of the ASC program and bring healthy food to more people, especially communities underserved for fresh organic fruits and vegetables. 

Mobile Market Pop-up Locations

Starting June 8, the Mobile Market will appear weekly at Rodale Institute’s Farmers Market at the Allentown YMCA, Saturdays 9am – 1pm, through October. The Allentown YMCA is located at 425 15th Street, Allentown.

The Mobile Market will also be featured at numerous "pop-up" market locations around the Lehigh Valley area.

June 5, July 24, August 21
Roosevelt Elementary School
210 W. Susquehanna St., Allentown
12 – 2pm

June 7, July 5
Fresh Fridays at the Arts Walk
Between Hamilton St. and Court St., Allentown
12 – 4pm

July 11
WIC Office
1227 Liberty St., Allentown
12 – 2pm

July 13
Bethlehem VegFest
100 W. Lehigh St., Bethlehem
11am – 6pm

July 26 and 27
Pocono Raceway
1234 Long Pond Rd., Long Pond
10am – 9pm

August 14
Casa Guadalupe Center
218 N. 2nd St., Allentown
9:30am – 11:30am

August 16
Cedar View Senior Center
4230 Dorney Park Rd., Allentown
12pm – 2pm

August 23
B'nai B'rith Apts.
1616 Liberty St., Allentown
12pm – 2pm

August 28
Slatington Senior Center
425 Kuntz St., Allentown
12pm – 2pm

August 29 – September 4:
Farm to Table exhibit at the Allentown Fair
302 N 17th St., Allentown

August 30
Gross Towers Senior Center
1339 Allen St., Allentown
12pm – 2pm

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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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