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Buying Clubs, CSA's, Farmers' Markets, U Picks

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If you know of other Buying Clubs, CSA's, Farmers' Markets, or U Picks seving Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder or Union counties please call the Union County Cooperative Extension Office @ 966.8194 so we may add the business to the list. The list here is provided as a convenience. No endorsement is intended. See what works for you.

Buying Clubs

Buying clubs partner with area farmers and producers so they can market directly to club members. The club staff handles all orders and payments and collects items from area farms which are delivered  to designated locations.


Three Sisters Buying Club- Selinsgrove

Area farms provide organic milk, pastured eggs, artisan breads, meats, cheeses, salsas and herbal soaps  year-round. Items such as honey, maple syrup, fruits, vegetables and other seasonal products are offered as they become available.


Community Supported Agriculture CSA's

Would you like to buy food raised in your area on a small farm? Consider joining a CSA. Members pay upfront, usually by April, for crops to be raised throughout the growing season. Generally, weekly shares of produce are distributed  from mid May to October. Some CSA's offer food into Dec. Check with the specific CSA to find out such details as what produce they are growing, when to expect the produce, various share plans they offer. Here are a few places to find local food. No endorsement is intended. Check with the business to find out where the food is grown.  


Dreamcatcher Farm  - Lewisburg 

2160 Hoffa Mill Road 570.523.1681

Fruits, herbs, vegetables.  Share pick up each Saturday 12 - 5 PM May through October.


GroundWork Farms - Centre and Union counties

nell@groundworkfarms.com or 814.349.8915

Group of farmers in Penns Creek Watershed direct market pasture raised meats, canned goods, baked goods, fruits, berries, prepared foods, hand-made soaps, etc. throughtout the year. Seasonal offerings include produce, herbs, eggs, dairy, bread, chicken, and coffee shares. Business coordinated by Nell Hannsen.


Mystic Springs Farm - Selinsgrove, Sunbury drop site.

10 Farmhouse Lane Selinsgrove 570.372.1975

Fruits, herbs, vegetables. Also sells at farmers' markets.


Scott's Berry Farm - Snyder County 

153 Scotts Drive Winfield scottsberryfarm@earthlink.net

Fruits, herbs, vegetables. Pick up at farm or delivery to a drop site.


Shaffer Farm CSA - Sunbury, Lewisburg drop site at Ard's Farm Market.

988-3484 (after 8:00 pm) or 286.1029 or  rshaffer1@localnet.com Shaffer's eggs sold at Natural Food & Garden Store Lewisburg map

PA Certified organic food. Various membership options.


Susquehanna University CSA  - Selinsgrove

2010 is the first full year of the campus CSA which was founded by Dr. Alissa Packer, associate professor of biology, and Carla Hine, campus garden manager. During last year's trial run excess produce was sold to the university's dining service and served in the Everett Dining Hall. Over 50 different types of vegetables are expected to be harvested between mid May and October. The garden will also be available for student research and observation. A blog link will soon be provided.


Tewksbury Grace Farm - Muncy, Lewisburg drop sites each Friday.

168 Yeagle Rd 570.437.2620

Heirloom vegetables, herbs, and Shiitake mushrooms on 21 acres of mixed farmland, open meadows and hardwood forest.


Farmers' Markets

As always buyer beware and check with each business to find out where food is grown.



Benton Farmers' Market - Rte 487 & Green Acres Road 570.925.2690

Starts 22 May, Memorial Day Weekend. Hours & directions on website link

All from local growers & producers. .

Meats, milk, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, baked goods, PLUS flowers, fiber goods, jewelry, local gift ideas and more. See vendors for full list.



Danville Farmers' Market - Scott's Floral Gift & Greenhouses, 155 Northumberland St.

Fridays 9 am - 3 pm, Saturdays 8:30 am - 1 pm.



Wednesdays Farmers' Market - Fairground Rd, Year-round every Wed. Best to arrive prior to 9 am during the growing season as market gets very crowded. No certified organic stands. 

Schlegel Fruit Farm - use of pheromones has decreased their use of pesticides on fruit trees by 80%. Also sells PA maple syrup and jams.


Susquehanna Valley Growers' Market - Hufnagle Park, between 5th & 6th Streets on Market St.  mid May - Oct. Fridays 12 - 5 pm. Some organic food stands.



Forks Farm Market - 299 Covered Bridge Road, Orangeville (near Bloomsburg). 570-683-5820.Dates, hours, directions on website link.  Fresh pasture-raised meats, eggs, raw dairy, fresh produce, breads, baked goods, nuts, honey, soaps, wild Alaskan salmon and more



Williamsport Growers' Market - Bowman's Field, West 4th St., Saturdays 8 am - 1 pm during growing season. Some organic food stands.



Call businesses prior to visiting to be sure the crops are available.



Tom Styer Farm and Market 215 Shady Lane 570.546.5861 styerfarm@windstream.net

Also a year round market with greenhouses, sells fruits and vegetables.


Canning Tomatoes


Tom Styer Farm and Market 215 Shady Lane 570.546.5861 styerfarm@windstream.net

Also a year round market with greenhouses, sells fruits and vegetables.




Byers' Blueberry Farm 62 Brdige Ave,  570.538.1841



Kerwin Martin 3660 Grand Valley Rd., 570.922.0482



Ralph Styer Farm 7745 Armstrong Road, 570.546.5706

map to farm. June, July, August 8 - 8 PM Mon - Fri, 8 - 4 Sat.



Sally Barbour & Bill Vint - near Seipel Rd, 570.837.5351



Linden (Williamsport area)

Carpenter Pumpkin Farm 75 Carpenter Lane 570.398.2311


Lock Haven

Poorman's Island Market 710 Island R. 570.786.9143

Pumpkin patch for children to pick their own pumpkin. Also a small farmer's market stand.



Harvest View Farm  115 Pine Crest Dr  570.658.5125 harview@chilitech.net



Tom Styer Farm and Market 215 Shady Lane 570.546.5861 styerfarm@windstream.net

Also a year round market with greenhouses, sells fruits and vegetables.


Sour Cherries


Dries Orchards 570.286.6723

Two days only in early July. Post card notice will be sent upon request.




Tom Styer Farm and Market 215 Shady Lane 570.546.5861

Also a year round market with greenhouses, sells fruits and vegetables.


Other Resources 

AgMap - PSU College of Agrcultural Sciences online database funded by PA Dept of Ag and Penn State Cooperative Extension. Search by county or entire state for All Categories, Businesses, Classifieds, News Articles, Extension Publications, Community Discussions. You may type in csa's and crop specific u picks but results vary.


Buy Fresh Buy Local - Enter zip code or choose a region to find local food.


Homegrown in the Valleys  - Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau; agritourism in Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties; some places open year-round. Call ahead to be sure farm/business is open.


Local Harvest - national searchable site for CSA's, farms, farmers' markets, restaurants, etc. Some links are outdated so call prior to visiting.



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