Address: 155 Cedar Knoll Road, Coatsville, PA, Coatesville PA 19320 / (610) 383-4616
About Us / Vollmecke Orchards & CSA History: The Vollmeckes purchased 37 acres of the original farm in 1984. Jan and Albert looked forward to working and retiring to the farm. Two of their children had horticultural backgrounds and were going to do the actual farming. Unfortunately, Albert passed away in 1989. After some evaluation, their son decided to leave to start his own business, but Jan and their daughter Karen decided to continue farming.
In the early years they continued raising the conventionally grown crops that had been planted before. After years of this, they started noticing that the plants required more and more chemical sprays to keep them pest free. The soil did not appear as healthy as they wished either. They started reading about organic farming practices and began composting. The plant and soil life responded favorably! Encouraged, they continued to pursue organic growing. They started planting more and more diverse crops, but quickly realized that all of these new crops required a different approach to marketing. They had spent years marketing to other roadside stands, grocery stores, restaurants, producer-only markets, and from their “sales porch”. Now it was essential to find people who were interested in buying and eating organic produce. The CSA model of agriculture seemed an ideal fit, so in 1998, Vollmecke Orchards & CSA was born. This is their 16th year of Community Supported Agriculture.
At Vollmecke Orchards, we grow high-quality, wholesome food, harvested at peak ripeness and flavor. To us, the word quality means produce rich in flavor and high in nutritional content. How it is raised and how it tastes (though not necessarily a perfect appearance) are what matter to us. Think of those beautiful, yet absolutely tasteless tomatoes and peaches you can buy in the grocery store…we aim for food that is beautiful AND delicious. We grow all of our vegetables naturally, without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides or GMOs—we have a deep respect for our land!