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Posted 6/9/2015 4:14pm by Jennifer LaMonaca.
CSA WEEK 1; Wed 6/10 and Sat 6/13.
Starting the season on the light side; we need some heat to push along some crops and others are ready to go now.  See below for what is on the table and in our fields.  We aim for a minimum of 7 crops in your share each week. As the season progresses, the diversity is greater and we will offer mix and match options and heavier shares.  Enjoy!
 
WHAT FOOD?
ON THE TABLE IN FARM SHOP:
- Beets (with greens) - beet and green edible.  Try the greens sauteed with something or in a salad.  
- Garlic Scapes - what are they and what do you do with them?!  Make the most out of your CSA share this week - I like this Huffington Post link, check it out for adventures with garlic scapes: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/13/garlic-scape-recipes_n_1637590.html
- Kohlrabi - OK, here is another "weird" CSA veggie.  There are so many great kohlrabi recipes out there.  I love to make it into a veggie patty, baked or fried. Some folks like it raw.  Recipe links below.
 
Greens:
- Lettuce - butter crunch definitely this week; maybe red, this will be a game time decision as we walk the fields and harvest what is ready to go. 
- Kale - in the spring, we grow a tender "Russian" type - red and green stems.  For fall, we grow the more familiar "green curly" type.  Use it just as you do any other kale, and taste the difference!  
- Arugula - a little spicy/peppery.  Great in salads (along with roasted beets and goat cheese).  Pairs great with a vinaigrette and drizzle of honey, or a lemon/Parmesan.  Some consider arugula as a accompaniment to a sandwich or salad, others love it as a whole meal.    
 
IN THE PICK-YOUR-OWN FIELDS:
- PEAS!  Snow peas coming on strong, snap peas just coming in.  Enjoy picking AND eating right from the vine.  
- Flowers and Herbs growing nicely, but not quite ready.  Likely for Week 2, and definitely Week 3.
 
Crop Updates and More CSA Food.  
Week 2 is looking strong. The crops listed here should be ready for harvest in Week's 2 and 3, along with the Week 1 crops:
 
Cucumbers; Zucchini and Yellow Squash; Carrots; Chinese cabbage; Radish and Spring Turnips; More Greens - Spinach, Bok Choy, Swiss chard; Pick-Your-Own Beans
 
WHAT DO I DO WITH THIS FOOD?!
Check out these links - if you have some good ones to share, send me an email and I will post to our members.
 

PICKING UP SHARES: Please observe the following:

1) PICK UPWED 1-6, OR SAT 9-2 (extended days/hours for pick-your-own; we will let you know during the season). No refunds for missed weeks; nor will my share be held for another day/time. Can't get to the farm? Send a friend! 2) BRING A BAG: members pack their own shares from around the display tables in Farm Shop (AND pick-your-own in the fields, when available); crops are labeled with what it is and how much you can take.  3) PARKING: USE CAUTION – children at play, customers walking to and from pick-your-own fields, etc. Follow signs for CSA Parking – just out front of our Farm Shop.  4) MEMBERS/ CHILDREN/ GUESTS: THIS IS A WORKING FARM - KEEP AN EYE ON THINGS AND ENJOY YOUR VISIT! Be aware of crops, equipment, irrigation pipe, uneven ground and so on. Parents please supervise your children.  5) FOOD SAFETY: WE TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY! For your added protection, wash all produce before eating and put frozen products in the freezer as soon as possible. 6) PETS:  please leave beloved pets at home, or in the car with the windows down (when appropriate). Thanks!  

EXTRAS FOR SALE - local, Jersey Fresh (we accept cash, credit and SNAP):
-  Chicken Sausages (frozen) - Griggstown Farms, Princeton.
-  Cheeses - fresh mozzarella, ricotta and cheddar - Fulper Farms, Lambertville.
-  Honey - Bob's Buzzy Bees, Yardville.
-  Eggs - Cycle Farms, Galloway.
-  Fresh Baked Bread!  Chef Paul (formerly the Avenue in Egg Harbor City).  Can't wait to see what he is up to with his new adventures.  
 
Friendly staff will be on hand to assist new members and answer all of your questions.  No worries!  We will help you figure it all out.  See you on the Farm!
 
 
Posted 5/22/2015 2:26pm by Jennifer LaMonaca.

CSA NEWS:

It is getting to be that time of year – CSA customers getting the urge for seasonal veggies.  I am with you!  The farm is growing on nicely my friends.  We will soon be harvesting lots of good stuff and filling your shares with fresh, healthy produce.  We are projecting opening day Wed, June 10th.  I will certainly keep our customers informed as we get closer, along with other CSA information.  If you have questions – email jlamonaca@gmail.com or call – how many people do you know who have their farmers’ phone number?!  CSA benefits!  Really, you can call me.  609-338-8690; we know our new customers have questions and are excited to get the season started.  Our farm is accessible and friendly – this is “your” CSA; please do not hesitate to contact us.

OUR CROPS:  What to expect in the first few pickups? 

I’m giving you a heads up so you can begin your recipe searches.  Lots of greens to start: lettuce, kale, spinach, arugula and other greens (bok choy and swiss chard); also garlic scapes, radishes, kohlrabi, carrots, beets, fennel, cabbage and broccoli.  Soon to follow will be the cucumbers and zucchini – they love hot and dry weather.  In the pick-your-own fields we open with the peas (snap and snow peas) for a few weeks, then green beans (yellow and purple too). Also flowers and herbs as they fill in – likely sunflowers, cosmos and snapdragons will be the first flowers to harvest.  Zinnias, dianthus, more sunflowers and others that are good for fresh or drying will become available throughout the season. For herbs – likely basil, dill, cilantro and parsley to start – followed by others in the summer (sage, thyme, oregano, marjoram, rosemary, chives).  We open flowers and herbs on the light side, and then as they mature over the summer, you can pick heavier and take what you need/like for the week throughout the season.

OUR FARM SHOP:

We will have the Shop stocked with your favorites for purchase - Griggstown sausages and other products, Fulper Family cheeses, honey, local eggs, fresh breads and more Jersey Fresh produce. Our Farm Shop is open to our CSA customers during CSA pickup hours (Wed 1-6, and Sat 9-2).

In the Pick-Your-Own fields: 

These fields are just about as nice as I have ever seen them – the peas are climbing the trellis; flowers have buds and getting taller and fuller by the day; beans will soon appear on the bushes; herbs taking hold and getting ready to garnish your favorite dishes; blueberries are forming and will be ready near the end of June; and we are nurturing our cherry tomatoes for an early July harvest (you know those Sun gold’s are so worth the wait - new customers, you are going to love this variety!).  We look forward to seeing our members and their friends and family enjoying the farm soon, picking and eating right from the vine.

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend!  Have a great one – be safe, have fun and support a Jersey Fresh farmer! http://www.jerseyfresh.nj.gov/

Farmer PS - that rain was delightful!!!

 

Posted 5/1/2015 11:02am by Jennifer LaMonaca.

Hello to our Friends of the Farm.  Thanks for your interest in our CSA!  Spring is finally here and it is an exciting time for us on the Farm - abundant sunshine, fresh air, growth, field work, greenhouse work - we get a good workout - no gym required.  Based on our planning over the winter months, we hit the ground running and we don't stop until first frost - well, this year we will be working though the winter and plan to offer a winter share - more on that much later though.  We are keeping busy planting, fertilizing, cultivating, irrigating, installing deer fencing, repairs and maintenance on equipment, Farm Shop renovations, and the list goes on.  

Payments:  a reminder to our current members - CSA payment due May 1st.  Not sure what your balance is - you can check here.  Questions?  Give me a call - 609-338-8690.  

Prospective member?  We have slots available!  Join our CSA and receive a season's bounty of the best Jersey Fresh produce.  From mid June through the end of October, visit the farm and pick up a share - fresh from the fields.  We offer choices - pack your own share, pick your own crops and experience "your" Farm.  Get to know the farm and local farmers.  For your convenience, in our Farm Shop (open to CSA members), we offer items for sale that we do not have the means to produce ourselves to add to your share - such as corn, peaches, apples and more (when available).  Also cheese (Fulper Family Farmstead, Lamertville), meat (Griggstown Farm, Princeton), eggs, honey and more.  

Join our CSA - click here!

Farm update:  Lots of progress going on:

-  In the the greenhouse: lush and full of beautiful plants eager to get in the fields - just waiting for Mother Nature to say when. For most crops, we plant after the May full moon, somewhere between the 1st and 2nd week of May, after the threat of a frost has passed. Cucumbers and Zucchini will be here before we know it, and then we will have plenty that we can not give them away it seems! Greens - Kale, who doesn't love kale these days?  We are growing more to satisfy the demand.  Tomatoes - of course we grow the big reds; also more heirlooms to keep things interesting, and offering more pick your own (CSA favorite - sungolds! Adding a new grape variety and increasing the plum limits for your saucing pleasure).  Peppers and Eggplants - should be to your table a bit sooner with earlier varieties (and we are still growing your favorite classics too) - looking forward to a tasty "snack pack" type of pepper - a cute little sweet orange one - perfect for lunchboxes.  On the savory side, a tender white eggplant perfect for grilling (I'm thinking a little goat cheese, fresh picked herbs, olive oil drizzle - mmmmmmmmm!).  We will have Canteloupes and Watermelons (seedless red and yellow varieties) for you to take along to your summer parties.  Flowers and Herbs - offerings are going to be our best yet, lots more to pick and choose from - we have started earlier in the greenhouse which should get you picking an abundance sooner this season.

-  In the fields to date:  our cold hardy crops are in and growing on nicely - lettuce (butter crunch and romaine to start, which will soon be followed by other red and green varieties), carrots, beets, spinach, swiss chard, onions, leeks, broccoli, cabbage (early napa type, great for stir fry, and a later cabbage for summer slaw's), kohlrabi (green and red types), potatoes (reds, golds and white), fennel (yes, spring fennel!), scallions and garlic (really nice crop this year!  so looking forward to garlic scapes!).  For pick your own crops - peas, green beans and herbs - 1st Farm Shop not too far off, and soon you will be picking and eating right off the vine!  More crops going in weekly for a continuous harvest throughout the season.  Soon to follow - more greens (arugula and bok choy), radish (new french breakfast type), and spring turnips.  

-  Farm Crew 2015 - Joining myself, husband Ryan and owners Art and Carolyn Brown: back again for a 3rd season, Carey Fleming.  This year, he is taking on more responsibility working in the greenhouse; getting tractor experience cultivating, seeding and repairs and maintenance; and being an overall asset to the operation.  We are excited to have him return, and will do our best to give him the experiences he seeks to have a successful career in farming.  Also, 2 newbies - Will and Napoleon.  Still looking for a few good workers!  If you know of anyone who might fit, please send them our information - employment description here. Contact us ASAP.  Thanks!

In closing - every year our CSA expands as we are able to build upon the past seasons trials - the  successes and misadventures.  We learn as we grow; we are truly thankful that our community of eaters is keeping our small family farm in business!  We are proud to be a part of the agricultural landscape and work hard to keep our customers well fed and eating healthy.  We look forward to seeing everyone soon.

Sincerely,

Your CSA Farmer - Jen 

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Posted 3/10/2015 4:44pm by Jennifer LaMonaca.

To our CSA members, and Friends of the Farm:

As warm days and abundant sunshine get closer (I am an optimist), we encourage you to think ahead about spring, farmers, and fresh produce!  Read on for information about the 2015 season – our healthy crops, pick-your-own flowers and herbs, upcoming events and more!  CSA SHARES AVAILABLE – JOIN OUR FARM – PURCHASE A SHARE FOR THE FAMILY, OR JOIN WITH A FRIEND!  We look forward to winter loosening its grip, and getting back in the fields.  Here is what we are planning for our CSA members:

CROPS:  Along with your favorite farm staples - over 35 different crops and 100 + varieties - how about purple kohlrabi?  Start your recipes search now!  Look for seedless watermelons, yellow and red varieties. WE ARE TRIALING THIS TECHNIQUE, new to me, but I am excited. On the tomato front, new heirlooms and grapes (sungolds of course)!  For your grilling pleasure, we are growing a tender white eggplant.  More pick-your-own flowers and herbs - new varieties!  In the fall – bringing back some favorites – rutabaga, parsnips, fennel and celeriac.  New winter squashes (blue hubbard and sweet dumpling), gold beets (red too). Also Brussels sprouts (for holiday/winter shares).  So much to eat!

FARM SHOP UPDATE: Shop expanded on the inside to accommodate a growing CSA, AND a new roof! More local products for sale; extended hours – CSA pickup Wed 1-6, and Sat 9-2.  We will update our social media and website with pics soon.

CUT FLOWERS AND HERBS: extending our selection!  More choices.  NEW FLOWERS – lavender (well, really an herb), dianthus, asters, celosia (crop failure last season – trial and error).  Also, plenty of sunflowers, zinnia, snapdragons, cosmos, ageratum and gomphrena. NEW HERBS – tarragon, marjoram, chives.  More of your favorites too - basil, dill, cilantro, parsley, rosemary, oregano and sage.

WORKSHOPS/POTLUCKS: we will offer: bouquet making from our fields, for fresh and dried use (and freezing for herbs); potluck/recipe swaps; and cooking demos via local chefs (we hope!).  We encourage ideas for events that are casual, fun and relaxing – for the farmer and guests! Unwind with us on the farm.  Looking forward to learning from each other!

WINTER SHARES.  I know, this is off on the horizon, but I felt worth mentioning as it pertains to our expansion.  Here is what we are thinking… WHEN: Nov-Feb.  PICKUP:  1x/mo; dates to be determined, likely mid-month. WHAT: BOXED SHARES – the boxes will be larger than our main season share since many of the items can be stored longer (winter share tips to follow).  We plan to grow extras of things in anticipation of a winter share.  What to expect – mostly storage crops, and some greens in the field and hoop house. HOW MUCH FOOD?  About a bushel, or 1.5 brown grocery bags/month. COST: to be determined (ballpark $40-50/box).   

Please do not hesitate to contact us - we are happy to talk CSA.  We will be in touch soon about our progress.

Here's to 2015!

Farmer Jen

Posted 2/9/2015 8:42am by Jennifer LaMonaca.

CURRENT (AND PROSPECTIVE) MEMBERS:

Current Members, CSA Payments Due; Not a Member? Join Us!

  • Pay In Full, $540; OR choose below:
  • Payment Plans: 

SIGN UPS PRIOR TO FEB 1ST - 3 equal payments of $180; 1st due at sign up, then Feb 1, and May 1.

SIGN UPS AFTER FEB 1ST - $360 due at signup, then $180 May 1st.  

  • Other payment arrangements negotiable. 

Payment Type: credit/ debit, check, cash or money order; to make a payment via website - click here.

Checks made payable to: Sea Salt CSA - remit payment to our mailing address listed below -  thanks!

Mailing address:  Sea Salt CSA, Jennifer LaMonaca, PO Box 832, Oceanville, NJ 08231

PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS:  

ON THE WEB @ bbfarmsnj.com:

CSA Info; read our Member Agreement; learn about our Growing PracticesMeet the Farmers and more.

CSA PREVIEW:

  • Our share ON AVERAGE, FEEDS 2-3 PEOPLE.
  • Pick-Your-Own crops INCLUDED in the cost of a share.
  • MARKET STYLE - mix and match options.
  • ON FARM PICKUP.
  • COST $540/SEASON.
 

Thank you for your interest in our Farm!

Posted 12/3/2014 9:53am by Jennifer LaMonaca.

WHAT IS A “REAL” CSA? A CSA is one of the most direct connections between farmer and eater. IT IS DIFFERENT FROM A FOOD DELIVERY SERVICE OR CLUB!  In my opinion, when these services use the good name that CSA farms have built, they are taking advantage of customers trust and providing non-local products in a CSA box.  IN A REAL FARM CSA, the products are from a local farm(s) and the profit goes back to the farm(s).  A delivery service/club cannot beat the connection and trust that the CSA model gives rise to.  Our CSA provides a diverse and healthy bounty along with the genuine experience of supporting a local farm – we share with you the hardships and joys of growing your food and we are grateful for your support!                                                        

Eaters – demand REAL CSA’s!  We know our CSA members have unlimited choices on how to spend their food dollars; the fact that you chose Sea Salt CSA as your farm is a conscious and special choice. We hope eaters will continue to go out of their way to join CSAs. This is not necessarily an easy way to eat, but the quality of our product keeps members coming back.  To our happy members – pass on your experience to friends and family and grow the demand for “real CSAs”.  We are passionate about our CSA – thank you for helping us grow our small farm into a sustainable business.   

Posted 11/26/2014 10:16am by Jennifer LaMonaca.

Giving Thanks: to our CSA members, pick-your-own customers and friends/family of the farm - we celebrate you! Thank you for helping us succeed and making our life work enjoyable. We value our customers; we are grateful for the pleasure to serve you and bring the harvest to the table.    

On behalf of Sea Salt CSA and B&B Farms, we thank you for supporting our family farm. We look forward to seeing our returning customers in the spring, and meeting new ones soon! We wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving and holiday season.

Posted 10/21/2014 5:36pm by Jennifer LaMonaca.
CSA Week 19-20 – last pickup for 2014 season –
Wed 10/22 (pickup 3-6), Sat 10/25 (9-12).
 
 
On the table in Farm Shop (and the fields)… back on the table – spinach, everybody loves spinach!  More greens – lettuce (big salads this week!), kale (curly and toscano types), swiss chard and bok choy.  Nice peppers (red, orange and green).  Add a leek to your fall dishes.  Choose cauliflower or cabbage.  Lots of potatoes for stocking up the pantry – sweets and whites.  Winter squashes for eating now or hold onto for the holidays (butternut, acorn, carnival, buttercup and spaghetti). Take a few quarts of carrots and beets; and a handful of white turnips for your salads, or put a twist on a dip (serve warm or cold) - be creative - think cream cheese, coarsely chopped turnips, kale and fresh herbs.  I love to hear about your adventures in cooking!

Pick-Your-Own options… flowers and herbs; although we did have our first frost of the season late Sunday/Monday morning so offerings are lighter than last week.  No zinnias, but others ok.  No green beans either – we had another field planned for this week, but Mother Nature spoke too soon.  Until next season then!  

Extra Jersey Fresh for Sale – Pot Pies!  From our friends at Griggstown Farm which have supplied us with chicken sausages all season (and yes, we have them too), we are pleased to add their amazing pot pies to our Farm Shop.  I save these for entertaining or a special dinner with a few friends or family (3-4 people).  Wait until you have your first bite of the puff pastry crust!  Have I convinced you yet?  We have a limited supply as it is our last Farm Shop; not to worry though, next season we intend to expand our inventory and offer more Grisggstown Farms’ quality products.  We are proud to support our hard working New Jersey farmers – from cheeses to eggs, peaches, apples and more. 

-  Pot pies – chicken and turkey – $16 each.

-  Chicken sausages (broccoli rabe; white wine; and sundried tomato) - $7 each.

RENEWALS AND NEW MEMBERSHIPS, 2015

-  Accepting new memberships.  Kindly pass the word on!  Cost $540/season.         

-  Renewals – pay in full by the end of Oct – cost $513/season.  2 options: sign up in Farm Shop and pay via credit/check/cash; otherwise sign up via the website – at checkout, choose the invoice only option.  The website checkout is now configured to accept new memberships who are not eligible for the discount.  Just send me an email and I will be able to discount your share on my end and send you a link to make your payment, or you can mail us a check.         

-  Renewals – 3 payment installments of $180 – cost $540/season.  2 options: sign up in Farm Shop and pay via credit/check/cash; otherwise sign up via the website – choose credit card, or invoice option and you can mail us a check.

Check out our year in review photo album on Facebook! 

From all of us at B&B Farms – THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING NJ AGRICULTURE AND FAMILY FARMS! We will be in touch throughout the winter months with updates on our Farm Shop facelift and crop plans.  We look forward to serving the community and growing our overall CSA experience in 2015. 

See you on the Farm.  Nice to chat with you about our season and look back on our crops and how we how we can improve (or keep things the same!).

Posted 10/14/2014 6:28pm by Jennifer LaMonaca.

CSA Week 18; Wed 10/15 (pickup 3-6), Sat 10/18 (9-12) - please note, next week (CSA Week 19) will be our last pickup for the season.  We will load you up with lots of produce for storage and extra greens (spinach and swiss chard back on table too). 

On the Table in Farm Shop... cabbage (green/red) - choose 1, bigs and smalls, whatever suits you this week, cauliflower (1/share), roots mix and match (carrots, beets, white potatoes and turnips) - 2 quarts total.  Please note, we are short on quart containers - use to measure, empty into your bag/basket and leave the container for the next member, thanks!  Also, peppers (green/colored bells and red Italian type) - choose 4.  Plenty of sweet potatoes - choose 3, bigs and smalls depending on how many people you are feeding.  Winter squash - all types (butternut, acorn, carnival and spaghetti) - choose 2 total.  Greens - lettuce mix, bok choy and kale.  

In the Fields... lots of flowers, herbs too.  Grab a nice bouquet.  If it is raining, you can always stop by whenever, help yourself.  

Seafood Share (Sat pickup only) - Lobsters - 2/share.

Extra Jersey Fresh for Sale - APPLES!  Great quality, $1.25/lb.

RENEWALS:

  • Cost of a Share, 2015 – based on market research of comparable CSA’s and our projected increased expenses as we continue to expand our business annually – the cost of our 2015 share will go up apx. 75 cents/week over the season.  Therefore the total cost of a share is $540/season (discounts for early birds, see below).  We feel this is a fair and necessary increase based on the amount and quality of produce we distribute throughout the season – from the Farm Shop offerings to the pick-your-own fields (flowers, herbs, peas, beans and tomatoes).  As the season winds down here, we rely on renewals and new memberships to help cover our end of year expenses – long term loan payments on equipment and other capital investments, paying staff for helping through the winter months on projects, supplies we purchase prior to next season, utilities and rent.  We hope you join us again for another season – we are so thankful for your continued support and helping to keep the local farm landscape thriving in south Jersey.  
Early Bird Discount (renewing members only) – from now through the end of October:
 
-  Pay in full – 5% discount, cost $513; OR choose below:
 
-  Payment Plan (no discount, cost $540) – 3 equal payments of $180; 1st due at sign up, then Feb 1, and May 1.
  • CSA Sign Up, 2015 – click here!  No telling when we will sell out.  We usually have a few slots remaining in the spring, but I cannot guarantee it.  Too much food but love the farm?  Consider splitting a share with a friend – we have several members who do this already and it seems to be a good fit for them.
  • End of Season Survey (optional, but much appreciated) - click here:  Please do take a moment to answer a brief end of season survey (10 questions, anonymous).  It really does help me plan for next season.  I do listen to your comments and make changes to the farm plan where I can.  I look forward to your constructive criticisms.  Thanks again!

See you on the farm.

 

Posted 10/8/2014 6:32am by Jennifer LaMonaca.

CSA Week 17, Wed 10/8 (pickup 3-6) and Sat 10/11 (9-12).

On the table in Farm Shop... greens, loose - we are cutting a new kale field (curly type), small and tender, eat raw or cooked.  Let us know what you think.  Lettuce mix too.  Greens, bunched - choose a bunch of bok choy or more kale (toscano type).  Week off of spinach/chard for regrowth.  Mix and Match - your choice - winter squashes (acorn, carnival, spaghetti), cabbage (red, green), peppers and leeks.  More on the table - cauliflower, sweet potatoes and butternut.  Mix and Match roots - any combo of potatoes, beets, carrots.  We have topped the beets and carrots (greens do not hold up as well later in the season - disease, insect damage, so we remove them for better storage).  Radish and turnips - choose 1 or both.  No broccoli this week, this field may give us 1 more harvest, to be determined.  

In the Fields... flowers making a comeback - choose cosmos (just out front Farm Shop) and zinnias.  On other end of field, snapdragons filling in again, purple ageratum and pink globe amaranth.  Savory herbs for your fall dishes - sage, thyme and rosemary; oregano and lemon balm too.  Green beans another week or 2.

Apples will return next week - we look forward to them!

RENEWALS:

  • Cost of a Share, 2015 – based on market research of comparable CSA’s and our projected increased expenses as we continue to expand our business annually – the cost of our 2015 share will go up 75 cents/week over a 20 week season.  Therefore the total cost of a share is $540/season (discounts for early birds, see below).  We feel this is a fair and necessary increase based on the amount and quality of produce we distribute throughout the season – from the Farm Shop offerings to the pick-your-own fields (flowers, herbs, peas, beans and tomatoes).  As the season winds down here, we rely on renewals and new memberships to help cover our end of year expenses – long term loan payments on equipment and other capital investments, paying staff for helping through the winter months on projects, supplies we purchase prior to next season, utilities and rent.  We hope you join us again for another season – we are so thankful for your continued support and helping to keep the local farm landscape thriving in south Jersey.  
Early Bird Discount (renewing members only) – from now through the end of October:
 
-  Pay in full – 5% discount, cost $513; OR choose below:
 
-  Payment Plan (no discount, cost $540) – 3 equal payments of $180; 1st due at sign up, then Feb 1, and May 1.
  • CSA Sign Up, 2015 – click here!  No telling when we will sell out.  We usually have a few slots remaining in the spring, but I cannot guarantee it.  Too much food but love the farm?  Consider splitting a share with a friend – we have several members who do this already and it seems to be a good fit for them.
  • End of Season Survey (optional, but much appreciated) - click here:  Please do take a moment to answer a brief end of season survey (10 questions, anonymous).  It really does help me plan for next season.  I do listen to your comments and make changes to the farm plan where I can.  I look forward to your constructive criticisms.  Thanks again!

See you on the farm.