The Productive Peasant Farm Co.
The Productive Peasant Farm Co. is a one-acre bio-intensive farm growing chemical-free vegetables, fruits, and herbs in the rich river hills of East Prospect, Pennsylvania. We cater to home cooks through our Small Family Salad and Side Dish CSA, our Home Delivery programs, and our market stand at Columbia Market House on Saturdays. We also serve chefs at some of the finest local restaurants, as well as independent grocers and market vendors in Lancaster.
Our mission at The Productive Peasant Farm Co. is to bring greater joy and health to people’s lives through the provision of the freshest, tastiest, most beautiful, and most nutritious produce possible. We select the varietals we grow with flavor-first and aesthetic-conscious clientele in mind. Through our dedication to craft and personal service we guarantee our customers and partners a pleasant, restorative experience. And we do this with an ongoing commitment to the protection and care of the land on which we work.
Healthy Land Leads to Healthy People
We aim to bring you the healthiest, most nutrient-dense produce possible. We do not use any chemicals on our farm, and we use loads of locally-sourced organic compost to build up the health of our soil for years to come. We do not till our raised beds, in an effort to preserve the organic matter and biological life that improves soil and plant quality for years to come. And rather than throw down one particular type or mixture of fertilizer across the farm, we source our fertilizers from a local supplier who provides us with numerous small batches of custom-blended fertilizers tailored to each specific crop that we grow. This means that each crop we grow is getting exactly what it needs, and the flavor that comes as a result justifies the extra cost and effort. Healthy soils lead to healthy plants, which leads to healthier people.
*To view our 2022 Crop List detailing what we'll be growing and
when items are anticipated to be available, click HERE*
The FALL Small Family Salad & Side Dish CSA
Runs 8 Weeks, October 4 - Thanksgiving Week.
Sign up deadline is September 15 - Cost for the 8-week CSA is $250
Please note: CSA Members choosing home delivery pay an additional one-time delivery fee of $50
Each week other than Thanksgiving week, you and your family will receive an assortment of Lancaster’s freshest seasonal ingredients that can be easily assembled into a variety of healthy salads and side dishes throughout the week. In addition to receiving a regular delivery of our very own spring mix and fixings for salads such as radishes, sweet baby turnips and carrots, you will receive additional greens and root veggies that can be transformed into tasty gourmet salads and side dishes with minimal effort. For Thanksgiving, because we don't want to impose on your special meal, we will be issuing members a $35 credit to use at our online store so you can get whatever you want for your special meal!
By providing two or three recipes each week and the vast majority of the ingredients that these recipes call for, your grocery shopping and meal prep should be simplified. In order to make the recipes included in a typical week, you may only need to buy (or have on hand already) oil, vinegar, or perhaps some meat or cheese should you choose to include those ingredients. You will receive an email no less than two days prior to receiving each box which will include a list of produce you will receive along with featured recipes that allow you to plan your meals with those ingredients. You will also receive a very short “need to have on hand” list of ingredients called for by the recipes but not included in your CSA box.
Most of the products in our shares will be seasonal chemical-free produce coming directly from our farm. Produce that is called for by the recipes but not grown on our farm - such as apples, onions, potatoes and sweet potatoes - will be procured from other local organic farms and vendors that we partner with, and we will inform you on who we have partnered with each week. The few non-organic items included during the season are limited to products that are difficult to find from local organic growers, such as tree nuts, or other minimally-processed items, such as croutons or flat-bread pizza crusts made by local bakeries. By supplementing our own produce with products from other local businesses, your support is being spread more widely throughout our community!
What Vegetables Do We Grow On Our Farm during the Fall?
Arugula, Baby Turnips, Beets (red, golden and candy cane), Bok Choy, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Celery Root, Fennel, Kale, Baby Kale Mix, Kalettes, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Parsnips, Radishes and Winter Radishes (assorted varieties), Rutabaga, Scallions, Sugar Snap Peas, Salad Mix, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Winter Squash (Delicata, Honey Nut, Butternut, Acorn and Spaghetti), and a variety of a herbs.
Delivery and Pickup Options
CSA Members may choose a weekly delivery to their homes (one-time delivery fee of $50), or may choose to pick up their CSA box at our market stands at the Columbia Market House (Saturdays, 7am-3pm) or at the Fresh Market at Hershey Towne Square on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
For Thanksgiving Week, those who normally pick up may choose to receive delivery the Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving for a minimal delivery fee of $5.
To Sign Up
To sign up for our CSA and make your payment with a debit or credit card through this website, please visit our online store and choose our Fall CSA. Please be sure to choose the correct delivery or pick up option that works best for you.
If you do not wish to pay online, please send a check and a signed copy of the CSA Order Form to:
The Productive Peasant Farm Co.
105 North Jackson Street, #1
Strasburg, PA 17579
If you have any questions, please look over our CSA INFO SHEET
or contact us through our Contact page.
come visit our farm!
Located just outside of Wrightsville, our one acre farm uses chemical-free, bio-intensive production techniques to bring you the freshest, most nutrient-dense produce we can grow while enhancing the health of our land.
We encourage our customers to learn more about our farm and farming practices. For a farm tour, please contact us using the submission form below and we will arrange a time for your visit!
Business Address: 105 N Jackson St., #1, Strasburg, PA 17579
Farm Address: 204 Abels Road, Wrightsville, PA 17368
meet our farmers
welcome to the family
Owner and Executive Director of Farm Operations and Sales
Few things bring Jason more joy than sharing the highest quality produce with home cooks, chefs and small grocers in Lancaster County. As an avid cook, he carefully selects varieties that are known for their superior flavor and aesthetic appeal, and grows them in a way that nurtures the health of the land from which they are harvested.
James is a recent geology PhD graduate who loves being outside and digging in the dirt. Growing up James didn't like eating vegetables, but once he got over his green bean phobia he started growing veggies on his balcony during grad school. He is excited to help The Productive Peasant Farm Co. in its new location to bring great organic produce to Lancaster County and beyond!