Farmer Stefan Waves Farewell

Farmer Stefan here. By now, I imagine that everyone has heard that I’m departing the farm this winter. John will be carrying the farm into the next season and beyond as the sole manager. After five seasons of vegetable glory with Tinicum CSA, I am starting a new chapter of life, which involves moving back … Read more

Rhubarb Crisp

Rhubarb Crisp! Yay! You wouldn’t have a reason to know this, but I’ve been trying to find a Stefan-style recipe for rhubarb crisp for a while. …and by “Stefan-style” I, of course, mean: “Extremely Simple”. Here’s the winner. I started with this recipe from and modified it a little bit. …because one of the … Read more

Growing an Idea into a Movement

[Editor’s Note: This is an article written by Cathy Snyder — the executive director of Rolling Harvest Food Rescue — about Tinicum CSA’s Donate A Share program.] Growing an Idea into a Movement In the middle of winter four years ago, before he had planted a single seed, before he had finalized any plans for … Read more

Spring 2017 Update

It finally feels like Spring here at Tinicum CSA, and your farmers are gearing up for their fifth season of growing. Greenhouse seeding and outdoor onion transplanting have set us on our way towards another abundant year of healthy harvests. As we proceed with the familiar annual tasks, we are also excited about new farm … Read more

Roasted Sunchokes

So we added Sunchokes (a.k.a. “Jerusalem Artichokes”) to our vegetable line-up last year, and for many of you, this was your first encounter with these funny little tubers. Admittedly, sunchokes are kind of weirdos. They’re a bit weird in the ground, and they’re a bit weird in the kitchen … but if you ask me, … Read more

2016 in the Rearview Mirror

Hello farm friends, neighbors, and acquaintances. Co-farmer Stefan here. Happy New Year! Happy 2017. I do hope this new year has begun with peace and gratitude in each of your lives. I’m writing today to offer a Farmer’s Perspective looking back at last year’s growing season. 2016 was our fourth year, and we think it … Read more

Kohlrabi and Apple Salad

Hello again, Food Fans! This is an entry from the file of Recipes After-the-Fact. There was a lot of chatter around our autumn pick-ups about the possibility of a Kohlrabi and Apple salad. Meaghan E. (who worked our Saturday pick-ups) found a tasty-looking recipe that involves grated gouda cheese and fresh tarragon.  While I definitely … Read more

Mom’s Rhubarb Pie

Stefan here. This is my mom’s recipe for rhubarb pie. It’s a favorite of mine from childhood, and really it’s easy as … well … pie. Without further ado…. Ingredients 2 pie crusts (top and bottom) 4 cups of diced rhubarb 1 and 1/2 C sugar 2 eggs 1/2 C flour 3 Tblsp milk 1/2 … Read more