CSA Share Options
Option 1: Farm CSA
Share sizes:Choose either a full share every week for 20 weeks (14 weeks summer & 6 weeks fall)
OR half share every other week for 10 weeks (7 weeks summer & 3 weeks fall)
Cost:Full Share: $725 Half Share $400 (Early bird discounts if paid in full by March 15th)
Summer Phase June 1st to August 31st (14 weeks)
Pick up Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm at the Farm, 1339 Route 23 Wantage, NJ
Distribution method: When you come to pick up your share, you will be able to choose a certain number of items according to what you prefer. Produce is arranged “farmstand” style and the share will be written on a chalkboard detailing what you can choose from. Pick your own cherry tomatoes, beans, flowers, peas, herbs and a few other crops are an add on bonus.
Fall Phase September 10th/11th to October 15th/16th (6 weeks)
Pick up on the Weekend at the farm OR one at one our farmers markets, Saturday in Sparta or Sunday in Milford
Distribution method: Pick up a boxed share packed and ready to go!
Option 2: Market CSA
Location: Pick up your produce at either the Sparta Farmers Market or the Milford Farmers Market-You do not have to choose one market to come to-you can come to either at any time.
Times: Sparta Farmers Market runs on Saturdays,9am-1pm, May 7th through November 19th Milford Farmers Market runs on Sundays, 10am-1pm May through October
Share Sizes: Choose from 4 account sizes and receive a discounted debit account to start the season with.
Cost: Account sizes are $250, $300, $350 and $400, with the corresponding account sizes receiving a starting balance of $265, $324, $385 and $448.
Distribution method: Market CSA members are able to choose any amount of produce that they would like from our stand at the farmers market and we simply keep track of the cost and subtract it from their account. Use your account balance all at once or spread it out over the season-it's up to you!
What CSA Option is right for me?
The Farm CSA offers the greatest value and the most connection to the farm-we harvest what is available and split it equally among Farm CSA members who are still able to choose what they want to make up their share within limits. The pick your own crops are an add on bonus since you pick them yourselves-we do not factor these into the price of the share. The opportunity to come to the farm regularly offers a connection to the land and a better understanding of how the food is being grown. New this year: Summer phase and fall phase offer flexibility when schedules change after Labor day
The Market CSA offers the greatest flexibility-you can come anytime you want to the farmers markets and choose whatever produce is available at the stand that day. You will not be limited to certain amounts of any one crop and if you are away on vacation or not able to come to a market on any given weekend you will still have the same amount of credit on your account to use the next time you can make it.
Both CSA options benefit the farmers in the same way-by paying ahead of time for your produce you help us to purchase necessary supplies to begin the season.