John, Dana, Simon, & Evelyn Eisenstein from the years when Simon was still shorter than me (Julia).

John, Dana, Simon, & Evelyn Eisenstein from the years when Simon was still shorter than me (Julia).

Not many changes to the produce list this week — as you might expect in December. This week for the first time, though, we’ll have some produce from Jade Family Farm in Port Royal, PA, which I’m pretty excited about. I’ve known the Eisenstein family for 10+ years — maybe since before they started farming? — and theirs was the first CSA I subscribed to. They may have even been the first “real” farmers I knew personally. And a good introduction they were. John and Dana write on their website, “We believe that wholesome, nutritious food is the birthright of all humans– indeed, of all life– and that food works best within a local community and enmeshed in a web of personal relationships.”

We’re glad to have personal relationships with John and Dana (and Simon and Evelyn!), and glad that they’re part of our local food community, enmeshed in this web that criss-crosses the city of Harrisburg, anchored in Juniata and Lancaster and Cumberland and Perry Counties, supporting us all.

And before I get any sappier….here’s the list!






  • Empire Apples
  • Gala Apples
  • Honeycrisp Apples

Leafy Greens

  • Collard Greens
  • Green Curly Kale
  • Red Kale
  • Red Russian Kale
  • Toscano (Lacinato) Kale


  • Creminis
  • Portobellos

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Onions & Garlic

  • Garlic
  • Leeks
  • Shallots
  • Sweet Onions
  • Yellow Onions


  • Green Cabbage
  • Red Cabbage


  • Purple Sweet Potatoes
  • Red French Fingerling Potatoes
  • Red Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Yellow Fingerling Potatoes
  • Yukon Gold Potatoes

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  • Carrots
  • Celeriac
  • Gold Ball Turnips
  • Gold Beets
  • Parsnips
  • Purple Top Turnips
  • Red Beets
  • Rutabagas

Salad Greens

  • Baby Kale Mix
  • Baby Lettuce Mix
  • Baby Mesclun Mix
  • Baby Spinach


  • Acorn Squash
  • Baby Pam Pie Pumpkins
  • Butternut Squash
  • Spaghetti Squash (Limited Quantities)




Talking Breads (Thursday)

  • Batard
  • Ciabatta
  • Miche
  • Seeded

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McGrath’s Brick Oven Bakehouse (Friday & Saturday)

  • McGrath’s Original
  • Sesame Original
  • Irish Oatmeal Pan Bread
  • Three Seed
  • Cranberry Pecan
  • Everything Bread