A network of 15,000 communities.

Down To Earth Harvest

Contact Info

Name: Phil Smeltz / Robert Todd
Phone: 717-940-5010
912 South Union Street


Down to Earth is new to Kennett Square this year. Yet over the past few years we have partnered with Crawford Organics / Wimer's Organics in Lancaster County and operated market stands in Bryn Mawr, Bala Cynwyd, and Rittenhouse Square. Through hard work and continued support from the community, we are pleased to announce that we will be operating our own farm in Kennett Square in the spring. We are currently pursuing organic certification and will be practicing organics.

We will be offering a 27 week CSA running from May 24 through Thanksgiving 2011. The Half Share option will consist of 13 bi-weekly pick-ups within the season. Membership for weekly basket is $675 with the share containing 7-9 items on a seasonal rotating basis.

Pick-ups will be: Tuesdays 3pm-7pm: on-site at the farm in Kennett Square and at satellite drop-off locations in West Chester, PA & Centreville, DE; Thursdays 3pm-7pm at the Bala Cynwyd Farmer's Market; Saturdays 10am-2pm at the Rittenhouse Square Farmer's Market in Philadelphia.

Members are expected to make a $200 down payment to reserve their space and to be paid in full May 1st. If you have an interest, please contact us as we will be sending out an application and CSA overview in the next week. Included in the invoice will be all the particulars of membership allowing you to make sure that a subscription is suitable for you before making a down payment. NO deadline at this point - we will continue to take members until full.

Here is a pretty good idea of what to expect through the seasons...

Spring Harvest - Lettuce, peas, baby greens, kale, beets, chard, carrots, spring onions, collards, boc choi, radishes, broccoli, spinach, cauliflower, dandelion, cabbage

Summer Harvest - Lettuce, onions, corn, melons, tomatoes, basil, garlic, eggplant, cucumbers, summer squash, potatoes, shallots, kale, chard, peppers, parsley, beans

Fall Harvest - Lettuce, peppers, beets, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, chard, spinach, winter squash, onions, leeks, potatoes, baby greens, brussels sprouts

Accepting Members for 2011 CSA. We will have a 27 week CSA from May 24-Thanksgiving. Half & Full Share options Available. Pick-up at the farm in Kennett Square, West Chester, Centreville, DE, Philadelphia. Please contact us for the CSA application. Thank you!

Down to Earth Harvest is a small farm located in Kennett Square, PA. We practice strict organics and are pursuing organic certification. Our mission is to provide high quality, diversified produce by encouraging balance within natural systems and implementing techniques to extend seasons. We plan to have an 80 member CSA in the 2011 season with on-site and satellite pick-ups. We will also be participating in Philadelphia area farm markets.

CSA Details:

Season:  May through November
Type: Single farm
Since: 2010
No of Shares: 80
Full Share: $675/27 weeks $25/week
1/2 Share: $350 /13 weeks
Work Req? No

Pick Up/Drop Off Points:

Bala Cynwyd Farmers Market  (Thu)
Address: 1 City Ave, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Centreville Cafe  (Tue)
pick ups available between 4-6
Address: 5800 Kennett Pike, Centreville, DE 19807

Down To Earth Harvest  (Tue)
Pick up at the Farm
Contact: Phil Smeltz / Robert Todd
Phone: 717-940-5010
Address: 912 S. Union Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348

Rittenhouse Square  (Sat)
At the farmers market 9:30am-2:00pm
Address: 1850 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

West Chester  (Tue)
Boxes available 3-5pm
Address: 17 West Miner Street, West Chester, PA 19381

Read more about "Community Supported Agriculture-Local Food"

Connect with GreenTowns