Our farm share and farmers markets offer a wide selection of organic produce and pasture-raised proteins to families in the Lehigh Valley and Berks County areas.

Farm shares run for 22 weeks from June until the end of October. Non-members can buy Rodale Institute’s organic produce à la carte by visiting our mobile farmers markets, where we also carry meats, bread, cheese and other local items. These sites accept SNAP, WIC and Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program vouchers.

Why join our farm share?

  • Purchasing a share directly supports Rodale Institute’s Farmer Training (RIFT) program, which teaches the next generation of regenerative organic farmers.
  • Unlike a traditional Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model, our share allows you to pay week-to-week. For this reason, we refer to our farm share as Agriculture Supported Communities (ASC) instead!
  • Members can use federal SNAP dollars to pay for discounted shares.
  • By purchasing a share, you become a stakeholder in Rodale Institute and a direct supporter of your local food economy.

Vegetable Shares

2021 vegetable share applications are not yet open.

Please contact farmsales@RodaleInstitute.org to be added to the waitlist.

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.*

Vegetable Share Size Weekly Full Season
Small $25 $15 for SNAP members $550
Regular $35 $25 for SNAP members $770

* SNAP discounts are not available for meat shares. 

Meat Shares

2021 meat share applications are not yet open.

Please contact farmsales@RodaleInstitute.org to be added to the waitlist.

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 — 1 whole chicken $20 $100
Large Chicken — 2 whole chickens $40 $200
Small Duo — 10 lb. pork & 1 whole chicken $95 $475
Large Duo — 10 lb. pork & 2 whole chickens $115 $575
Pay Monthly Pay Full Season

A typical pastured meat share

Order Pork By The Cut

 

Farm Share Pickup

Pickup sites are for members only.

Thursdays

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

Berks County Intermediate Unit Education Centre
2101 Centre Avenue, Reading, PA
3 – 5 PM

Saturdays

Allentown YMCA
425 South 15th Street, Allentown, PA
9 AM - 1 PM

Rodale Institute Garden Store
611 Siegfriedale Road, Kutztown, PA
10 AM – 2 PM

Visit Us at a Market

Our markets are open to members and non-members who wish to purchase Rodale Institute produce and meat à la carte. We also offer bread, cheese, and honey from other local, organic vendors. On Saturdays during the growing season (June to October), visit us at these sites:

Allentown YMCA

425 South 15th Street, Allentown, PA
9 AM – 1 PM

Rodale Institute Garden Store & Visitor Center

611 Siegfriedale Road, Kutztown, PA
10 AM - 2 PM

Thanks to Buy Fresh Buy Local, our site at the YMCA offers double SNAP benefits! Individuals paying with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive half off the price of produce (up to $10 off) when purchasing. All market sites also accept Farmers Market Nutrition Program and WIC vouchers.

Mobile Market

Our Mobile Market is a portable farm stand that expands our reach and brings healthy food to more people, especially communities underserved for fresh organic fruits and vegetables. Check us out on Saturdays during the growing season at our YMCA market site!

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fresh vegetables on a picnic table
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rodale farmer training

Train with Rodale Institute

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 us →

Contact

For more questions about farm share memberships, pick-up sites, and farmers markets, please email farmsales@rodaleinstitute.org.

Support for our farm share is generously supplied by:

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