What is a Harvest Box?
Our Harvest Box is a weekly subscription for produce, eggs, and/or cheese. With a Harvest from Penn’s Corner you are supporting nearly 30 area farms with your food dollars by committing to a weekly delivery of the freshest, locally grown food to a convenient neighborhood pickup location. Harvest Box shares are available all year long with Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter shares.
What type of Food is in a Harvest Box?
Your share will contain a wide variety of fresh, seasonal food from local farms. Each week the box contains a different assortment of seasonal fruits and vegetables based on what our farmers have available at the time. We send a preview email every Thursday of the following week’s shares so you can plan your meals accordingly! In addition to fresh fruits and vegetables in your box will also sometimes have other farm products including raw honey, local cheese, free-range eggs, canned goods etc. Remember, all the food is locally grown, which means that there will not be corn in May or strawberries in September!
How much food is in a Harvest Box?
Penn’s Corner offers two different sized shares for the Spring, Summer and Fall shares. Standard shares will contain 6-10 different items and small shares will contain 5-8 items.
How frequently do I get a Harvest Box?
We offer shares weekly for the Spring – Fall Season. Our Winter share consists of 8 biweekly deliveries.
When are the pickup days and times?
You can view our Pickup Locations Here! All shares will be dropped off on Wednesdays at each location. Exact pickup times will be confirmed closer to the beginning of the season.
What if I can’t pickup my box during the allotted time?
It is important to find a way to get your box during the stated time frame. If you cannot get to the pickup location on time, we suggest sending a friend or family member in your place. It’s a great way to introduce the Harvest Box to others! We do not guarantee your share will be available outside of the stated pickup time. If you do miss your pickup, please contact your site host or email email@example.com.
Can I put my share on hold while I’m on vacation?
Yes! If you know about a vacation in advance you can schedule a vacation hold. We will not pack you a share that week and you can request two boxes for your next delivery (a double share). We do not give refunds for the weeks you miss due to vacation. All vacation hold requests and makeup/double box requests must be submitted by Wednesdays at 5pm for the following week. If you submit your vacation request after the deadline you will not be entitled to a makeup share. To request a vacation hold, login to your account, click subscriptions, click put subscription on hold, select the dates for your vacation hold, then email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know how you’d like to makeup that share.
Is Penn’s Corner Harvest Box Organic?
Many of our farmers are not certified organic, however most of them farm using organic and sustainable practices. The cost for organic certification is a huge barrier to many of the small farms we work with.
Where is the food coming coming from?
Penn’s Corner is an alliance of Southwestern PA farmers that market togehter in the Pittsburgh area. You can view a complete list of our farmers by clicking here. Harvest Box produce comes directly from the farms to your neighborhood. The produce is harvested and packed by our farmers on Mondays and Tuesdays and is packed into your box on Tuesday afternoons.
Can I choose what’s in the Harvest box?
At this time there is not an option to choose what’s in your box. We believe that with good recipes (which we provide on our blog), you’ll learn to enjoy the diversity of produce in your share.
Can I be a host site/pickup location?
Each year we will take a look at our current sites and see where we have the opportunity to grow! Currently for our 2020 season we our looking for new locations in East Liberty, Downtown, and North Hills. Email email@example.com if you are interested in becoming a host!