Why we farm
It’s simple: we love to grow good food, and we love to eat it. And most of all, we love to share it – with our CSA members and with the greater community at the Phoenixville Farmers’ Market.
What makes food good? Here’s what we think:
- Taste: Have you ever bit into spring’s first ruby red
, sun-ripened strawberry? When sweet crimson juice dribbles down your chin and makes you smile? Food that’s grown
well should have an unparalleled taste –
and it’s moments like these we hope to bring to each table that Charlestown Farm produce touches.
- Purity: With daily scares about pesticides causing cancer, chemical
fertilizers polluting streams, and the potential danger of GMO seeds, we decided we’re not interested. We grow organically, using smart farming methods to control
weeds, keep pests at bay and produce delicious vegetables.
- Sustainability: We think about the environment holistically.
How will we preserve this land for future farmers – and eaters? By rotating crops, enriching the soil, and conserving scarce
resources, we farm with a delicious future in mind.
On a diversified farm, each day demands long hours of manual labor and long evenings of creative problem solving. We never stop working – or thinking. And it’s worth it: each time we watch children picking out freshly pulled carrots in the share room, or mothers buying bundles of herbs at the farmers’ market, we know we’ve delivered good food to yet another mouth.