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Posted 1/31/2018 8:55am by Jennifer Lamonaca.

Hi everyone - thanks for joining the webinar yesterday on How to Use Harvie for CSA signup.  If you were not able to attend, click below to watch.  We will host another webinar in Feb more specific to B&B Farms pickups.  Thanks for your interest in our CSA.  

B&B Farms webinar

How to Use Harvie webinar

 

 

If you have questions, please let us know!

Posted 1/30/2018 8:36am by Jennifer LaMonaca.

Hello B&B Farm Customers! Today is the day!! If you have been on the fence about how this new system works and what it means for your CSA experience, please join us for this webinar!

In this webinar, we’ll walk you through:

What is Harvie

How to Use It

How it Will Change Your Life

If you are a former or current member of our farm and want to learn what Harvie is, how to use it, and how it can change your life, join us!

RSVP here → tinyurl.com/bbfarmwebinar

Overview

Posted 1/21/2018 2:37pm by Jennifer LaMonaca.

Hello Again. Change is hard. We get it. Just when you get used to a system, we go and change it. However, we want to make this transition to the new software as painless as possible so join us on a Harvie tutorial!

In this webinar, we’ll walk you through:

  1. What is Harvie, and How it Works
  2. How to Use It
  3. How a B&B Farm Share Will Change Your Life
If you are a former or current member of our farm and want to learn what Harvie is, how to use it, and how it can change your life, join us! RSVP here → tinyurl.com/bbfarmwebinar

 

When: Tuesday January 30th

Time: 12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. EST. Lunch and Learn!

Where: Join us online → join.me/smallfarmcentral

RSVP Here: tinyurl.com/bbfarmwebinar

If you are unable to attend, we will post a recording to our website and social media.  Also, we will host another live webinar in Feb. 

Thank you for your interest in B&B Farms.

Jen

 

Posted 1/16/2018 9:31am by Jennifer LaMonaca.

Hello B&B Farm Customers!

Join me, farmer Jen from B&B Farms and Stefanie from Harvie for an informational session on how to use this new software, Harvie.

In this webinar, we will explain what “Harvie” is, how to use it, and how it can change your CSA experience for the better. As a current B&B Farm CSA customer, we know change can be hard. We want to make this transition to the new software as painless as possible so join us on a Harvie tutorial!

In this webinar, we’ll walk you through

  1. What is Harvie
  2. How to Use It
  3. How it Will Change Your Life

If you are a former or current member of our farm and want to learn what Harvie is, how to use it, and how it can change your life, join us!

Overview

  • What: Change Your Life with a B&B Farm Share! - A Tutorial on How it Works
  • When: Tuesday January 30th Time: 12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. EST
  • Where: Join us online
  • RSVP Here tinyurl.com/bbfarmwebinar

Happy New Year!

Posted 11/17/2017 5:38pm by Jennifer LaMonaca.

POP UP Market - crops available for purchase; stock up for Thanksgiving! Saturday 11/18, 10AM-1PM @HAMMERBACHER KITCHEN, EHC.  

B&B FARMS, On the Table @Hammerbacher Kitchen in EHC...

EXTRAS FOR SALE

  • Cabbage (red and green)
  • Potatoes (baking, reds, golds, sweets)
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Leeks
  • Watermelon Radish
  • Butternut (smalls)
  • Kale
  • Herbs
HAMMERBACHER TAKING ORDERS FOR PIES AND BREADS
 
 
See you at the Kitchen!
Posted 10/24/2017 4:09pm by Jennifer LaMonaca.

CSA 2018 SIGNUPS - Now Using Harvie - 

Harvie works with local farmers across the United States and Canada to make CSA farm shares friendlier for members, including:

CUSTOMIZED CSA FARM SHARES:

  • Tell the farm what you like AND don't like! After completing sign up, Harvie will list the vegetables your farmer grows. You rate each item from 0 ("I never want it in my bag") to 4 ("I love it!). 
  • The Harvest. Your farmer will estimate their harvest each week and enter it into Harvie. It takes the harvest, matches it against your preferences and the farm builds a custom CSA farm share for you based on that information.
  • Pickup. A couple of days before pickup, you will receive an email notifying you that you can login to Harvie. 
    • Adjust your farm share; you can remove items or swap them for other things you want.
    • OR leave it alone; if you don't want to customize your farm share, it's already set to your preferences.
    • Bring a Bag. In Farm Shop, pack your farm share from around the tables (and the pick your own fields). Your crops and amounts you can take will be on your mobile device; also we will have custom labels for each customer at check in.
    • Extras for Sale. Having a party one week or out of town guests? Or just hungry for more local food? You can purchase extras when available, along with other local products (cheeses, apples, breads and more).  

PAYMENT PLANS:

  • Harvie's Payment Plan - you pay 25% of your share price at signup, 25% at your first pickup, and the remaining 50% will be split up and charged at the time of each pickup thereafter.
  • Pay In Full, at signup. Always amazing, and we are extremely grateful for it if you can manage it.

COOKING SUGGESTION ENGINE

Harvie has a built in cooking suggestion engine (coming Spring 2018) which will generate recipe suggestions based on your custom CSA farm share. 

 

 THANK YOU!

To all of our loyal customers who supported the Farm for many years, and to our new customers who gave our CSA a try this season – thank you for growing with us! Thank you for choosing B&B Farms as “your” farm.  We value your business and appreciate your trust; we will do our best to meet your expectations. Farming is our passion and it is our pleasure to grow your food!

Questions or Comments? Please do not hesitate to contact us!

JOIN OUR FARM! CSA 2018 SIGNUP HERE.

 

Posted 10/20/2017 3:51pm by Jennifer LaMonaca.
FARM SHARE PLANS. 
Early Bird Discount runs until Dec 1st (see signup page).  
 
  • Mini $285 – personal size - splitting a share now? consider your own mini; contains about 4-5 items, and PYO when available.
  • Medium/the Basic $480 – for a veggie loving couple/small family; contains about 8 items, and PYO when available.
  • Large/the Harvester $580 – family size; contains about 10 items, and PYO when available.
  • Summer $325 – love the farm but have difficulty picking up/using your share with back to school activities? The Summer share is for u – end of June through Labor day.  Medium size for a veggie loving couple/small family; contains about 8 items, and PYO when available.
 

In addition, ALL plans include Pick-Your-Own, (PYO) from our fields - cherry tomatoes, green beans, flowers, herbs, etc - AND we offer extras for sale in Farm Shop if you want more.  

 

PAYMENT PLANS. 
Early Bird Discount runs until Dec 1st (see signup page).
  • Payment in full. Always amazing, and we are extremely grateful for it if you can manage it.
  • Payment plan. With Harvie's payment plan, you pay 25% of your share price at signup, 25% at your first pickup, and the remaining 50% will be split up and charged at the time of each pickup.

PURCHASE A FARM SHARE

Thank you for your support!

Posted 10/20/2017 3:23pm by Jennifer LaMonaca.

FARM TO TABLE DINNER

Celebrate the end of season with us! And support Stockton University Foundation scholarships in Natural Sciences and Mathematics. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Stacy Moore Hagan Memorial Scholarship fund.

 

  • WHEN? Nov 5th, Sunday, 4-7 PM ish.
  • WHERE? B&B Farms. New venue (still on farm)! Moving to bigger barn to accommodate our growing CSA farmily! We are excited to transform this space. Rain or shine, we will be covered, warm and well fed.
  • FOOD AND DRINK: Eats by Hammerbacher – wood fired culinary art – menu featuring our Jersey Fresh produce, and more; Appetizers; Dinner, served family style at your tables; Desserts; Refreshments (local brews - details forthcoming as we navigate the NJ liquor laws).
  • LIVE MUSIC: Concert by Ladybirds.
  • SLIDESHOW, 2017 Farm Season in Review: running throughout the night – if you have pictures to share, I would love to include them! Text or email me, 609-338-8690.
 
Limited seating, 2 tickets per CSA member to ensure all members have a seat at the table.  Tickets open to public Sunday, Oct 22nd for additional family/friends if available.
 
Posted 10/17/2017 6:46pm by Jennifer LaMonaca.

Week 19, last one! Wed 10/18, 1-6PM, and Sat 10/21, 9AM-2PM

ON THE TABLE IN FARM SHOP… Cauliflower (white, cheddar), Broccoli, Cabbage (red, green), Fennel, Leeks, Onion, Garlic, Sweet potatoes, Beets, Turnip, Butternut, Potatoes (red, gold, russet), Spinach, Lettuce, Kale, Swiss chard, Eggplant, Peppers. Mix and Match options, AND extras for sale for stocking the pantry. Bring a friend and show off “your” farm!

  

PICK YOUR OWN… Flowers still going!  While the fields are not as full as summer, you can still make one more nice bouquet.

EXTRAS FOR SALE… Potpies (chicken, beef, veggie – if you love beef stew, the beef is for you!) – Griggstown Farm – last chance!  Sorry, sausages sold out for the season; Apples (Winesap, Golden delicious, Cortland, Crispin) – Nichols orchard; Cheeses (mozzarella string cheese, limited quantities) – Fulper Farms; Fresh Baked Breads and Provisions – Hammerbacher; Our Farm fresh produce – bring a friend, or stock up for the winter; extend the CSA harvest; Eggs - Cycle Farms; Pumpkins ($2-6 range); Local Pottery – makes a great gift – some pieces crafted on farm (see under “fresh produce” sign).

 

CSA SIGNUPS. Check out what’s new for 2018 and Signup (new share sizes, customized options and payment plans). Early Bird Discount runs until Dec 1st.  Rates go up after Dec 1st (4%).  CSA signups are critical this time of year; your upfront investment helps now with loan payments on tractors, insurance, repairs/improvements, and many other farm operating expenses.  In the New Year we have income for purchasing seeds, fueling the greenhouses, hiring staff, and so on.  Your CSA Share investment is much appreciated and we thank you for your continued support. 

SIGN UP FOR A SHARE

  

DINNER SIGNUPS. We have a great night planned!  Amazing farm food prepared by Hammerbacher, Live music featuring Ladybird, AND 2017 slideshow (and I might say a few words!).  We hope you can join us.  Tickets on sale now; limited seating.

    FARMER THANK YOUS!               

To all of our loyal customers who supported the Farm for many years, and to our new customers who gave our CSA a try this season – thank you for growing with us! We appreciate all of your well wishes and encouragement; thank you for sharing the farm experience with us each week throughout the season.  Thank you for choosing B&B Farms as “your” farm.  By doing so, you allow us to continue to do what we love and help grow our business.  Your support is what gets us out of bed in the morning!  We look forward to next year and enhancing our customer’s preferences with the new CSA signup platform (Harvie); offering new share sizes, payment plans, customized options and recipes.  From all of us at B&B Farms, thank you for everything and cheers to many more farming adventures together!

 

See you on the Farm.

Posted 10/10/2017 6:55pm by Jennifer LaMonaca.

CSA Week 18. Pickup Wed 10/11, 1-6PM, and Sat 10/14, 9AM-2PM. Next week is our last week! Mother Nature has spoken.  

ON THE TABLE IN FARM SHOP… Greens – Spinach, Lettuce, Kale, Swiss chard. Cauliflower (white and cheddar types), Broccoli, Cabbage (red/green). Roots – Potatoes (russet baking type), Beets, Sweet potatoes, Turnips. Cooking basics – Onion, Garlic, and Fennel. Winter squash (Butternut, Carnival). AND Eggplant and Peppers still holding onto summer.

  

PICK YOUR OWN… Flowers (and a few herbs).

EXTRAS FOR SALE… Hammerbacher week off – bakery closed – Paul and Lauren will return for Week 19, our last CSA pickup. 

  • Potpies – chicken and beef – get um while you can;
  • Chicken sausage – Granny smith apple - pairs nicely with fall;
  • Cheeses – Mozzarella string cheese (red pepper AND nigella seed), aged Gouda and Feta;
  • Apples – Cortland, Crispin, Winesap and Golden delicious;
  • Pumpkins - most average $2-6/pumpkin. Some larger.
  • Local Pottery.
 

FARM TO TABLE DINNER

Celebrate the end of season with us! And support Stockton University Foundation scholarships in Natural Sciences and Mathematics. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Stacy Moore Hagan Memorial Scholarship fund. Eats by Hammerbacher – wood fired culinary art – menu featuring our Jersey Fresh produce, farm raised pig (Cycle Farms – fed a loving diet of our veggie scraps all season!) and local seafood.

  

Where? When? B&B Farms, Nov 5th 4-7 PM ish. What’s included? Cost? $55/person. 

  • New venue, on the farm – things were tight last year in the CSA barn so we are moving to a bigger barn to accommodate our growing CSA farmily!  We are excited to transform this space. Rain or shine, we will be covered, warm and well fed.
  • Appetizers.
  • Refreshments, and local wine/beer tastings. Details forthcoming.
  • Dinner, served family style at your tables – not a buffet as previous years as we aim to provide another level of quality customer service. 
  • Desserts. Local coffee.
  • Concert by Ladybirds; presented by Folk Across the Street – supporting science through music.
  • 2017 Farm Slideshow, running throughout the night – if you have pictures to share, I would love to include them! Text or email me, 609-338-8690.
  • Farm walks, self-guided, and equipment on display.  Behind the scenes on the farm!
 
Purchase Dinner Tickets – limited seating, 2 tickets per CSA member to ensure all members have a seat at the table.  Tickets open to public within 2 weeks for additional family/friends if available. 
 

CSA 2018 SEASON DETAILS

New for 2018... we are offering customized Farm Shares – more choices! We are using software called Harvie to better serve the needs of our customers, reduce food waste, increase your satisfaction, and help you find ways to prepare the vegetables we grow for you.  

 

How Does It Work?  

  • Choose a Farm Share. Select your size and make a payment to secure your place in our CSA.
  • Set Your Preferences. Choose from a list of crops we grow and select your preferences (by rating each crop 1-5); they can be edited if your preferences change.
  • Adjust Your Farm Share. During the season, 24-48 hours before each week’s pickup, the farm will provide an estimate of what’s coming out of the field that week. Based on your crop preferences, Harvie will send you an email telling you what will be in your Farm share, AND provide custom recipes for the week. At this point, you can make adjustments to your farm share before you pick up.
  • Pickup. Bring your bag and your pick up list (print out OR on your phone); fill up from around the tables in Shop – you tell us what is in your share. Extras for sale too – produce, eggs, bread, and so on. 
  • Rate Your Share.  Give us a rating weekly so we can get your feedback quickly to improve quality.  
  
Payment Plans. 2 options: 5% DISCOUNT Oct-Dec 31st.  
  • Payment in full. Always amazing, and we are extremely grateful for it if you can manage it.
  • Payment plan. 4 equal payments. 25% down at sign up to secure Farm Share; then Feb 1st, Mar 1st and final May 1st.
 

How Do We Invest Your CSA Share?  From Oct-Dec… your investment goes towards expenses for this season – loan payments on tractors and annual operating expenses, insurance and repairs/improvements, etc. – renewals and new memberships are critical this time of year.  From Jan-May… it goes towards the upcoming farm season for seeds, staff, etc.  Your CSA Share investment is one that you will eat up and gain in health interest!

   

Farm Share Plans. 4 options:        

  • Mini $285personal size - splitting a share now? consider your own mini; contains about 4-5 items, and PYO when available.
  • Medium/the Basic $480for a veggie loving couple/small family; contains about 8 items, and PYO when available.
  • Large/the Harvester $580family size; contains about 10 items, and PYO when available.
  • Summer $325 – love the farm but have difficulty picking up/using your share with back to school activities? The Summer share is for u – end of June through Labor day.  Medium size for a veggie loving couple/small family; contains about 8 items, and PYO when available.
   
ALL plans include Pick-Your-Own (PYO) from our fields - cherry tomatoes, green beans, flowers, herbs, etc - AND we offer extras for sale in Farm Shop if you want more.
 
 
2018 SIGN UPS COMING SOON! (we are configuring the new software, should be a few days).