With Pittsburgh's ever-increasing community-supported agriculture programs, locals can get everything from vegetables and cheese to flowers.
And now, thanks to Freedom Farms, they can also get donuts. This year, the family-owned business near Butler will offer the 26-week Daily Dozen Share, beginning in May, for $260.
"It's not totally traditional," says Freedom Farm spokesperson Kate Stapleton. "But their donuts are awesome. They're super fresh. Freedom Farms really believes in quality and freshness, so they're a great treat."
The share will include not just donuts, but a variety of baked goods including scones, cookies, danishes and more from the Freedom Farms Donut Shop. CSA members should expect to receive between 12 and 14 items each week.
Programs like the Freedom Farms CSA give customers an opportunity to receive a weekly package of fresh produce, dairy and meat by purchasing a share of the farm's growing season.
"We already offer a full shopping experience with our CSAs. And now a special helping of donuts sweetens the deal," says Stapleton. "It's a great way for people to invest in a local farm by committing upfront for the season." (If only there were such a miracle as a "donut farm" ...)
Current pickup locations include North Side, Aspinwall and Peter's Township. But Freedom Farms is looking to expand its drop points. Businesses looking to serve as a drop point should email firstname.lastname@example.org.