Local CSA Collaboration Hits the Trifecta
Birchrun Hills, Happy Cat and Tired Hands will come together to offer the best in locally-produced food and beer this summer.
Photo by Ed Williams.
Community supported agriculture (CSA) has gained a great deal of popularity over the past few years. Local producers create and share items like beer, bread, cheese and vegetables. This summer, three of the Main Line’s top producers—Tired Hands Brewing Company, Birchrun Hills Farm and Happy Cat Farm—are coming together to bring create an amazing CSA, putting a new twist on an old concept. Weekly shares will include some of the following:
A half loaf of house-made rustic café bread and a 64-ounce growler of beer, which will include a spectrum of Tired Hands’ beers, never to be repeated over the course of the CSA.
Birchrun Hills Farm
Two of Sue Miller’s award-winning cheeses, one aged and one fresh. Look for favorites like Birchrun Blue, Fat Cat, Red Cat, Equinox and Tomme Mole for the aged selection. Easy-summer eaters from the fresh cheese selection will include queso fresco, mozzarella, seasonal spreads, cream cheese and more.
Happy Cat Farm
Four types of radishes, peppers, shishito, pardon, Italian heirloom onions, over 100 varieties of tomatoes, pasta sauce, tomato jam, heirloom corn flour, white cucumbers, squash, foraged items, Mexican sour gherkins, herbs, flowers, greens, potatoes and herbal teas will be among the items included.
Pickups will take place at Tired Hands (16 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore) every Monday night from 6–9 p.m. from July 11 through Sept. 5. Shares are priced at $720 and will sell out quickly.
For more information or to reserve your share, visit www.happycatorganics.com.