What is a CSA?
A Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) consists of a community of individuals who pledge support to a farm operation where the growers and consumers share the risks and benefits of food production. Our CSA is of a system of weekly pick up, at the farm, of seasonal, naturally grown fruits and vegetables.
How does our CSA work?
Each week, on either Friday or Saturday, you will pick up your share of freshly picked produce that is currently in season. WE OFFER 2 SHARE SIZES! We offer our standard size share. Typically a weekly standard size share is enough for a family of four.We also offer a reduced size share. That is for those with smaller families or appetites. The reduced size share will get about 3/4 of what the standard size share will get every week. If you need more than your share for the week we offer a 10% discount on additional produce to our CSA members. If one share is too much for you a great option is to split a share with friends or a family member. Shares are picked up directly at the farm. Our CSA typically lasts 20 weeks.
2018 pick ups will begin June 1 & 2 and end on Oct. 12 & 13.
What can you expect from our CSA?
You can expect to get the best quality produce that we have available each week. Almost everything is picked the same day as you pick it up to guarantee its freshness. While every week is different depending on what is in season, this is just one example of what each shareholder got, in the reduced size share, for 1 of the weeks, at the beginning of Aug in 2017.
Available for the FINAL FALL CSA pick up this week on 11/21 will be: Butternut squash, sweet potatoes, onions, fingerling potatoes, kabocha squash, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, parsnips, broccoli, beets and cranberries.
Central Valley Farm started getting into the produce aspect of farming over 10 years ago. What started out as running a small CSA program at our farm has grown into so much more. Now we offer a bigger and better CSA program, as well as sell our produce at our farm stand and at several farmers markets in New Jersey and in New York City. Over the years we have branched out to growing a huge assortment of produce from asparagus to zucchini, and everything in between.
The produce that you get from us is grown as naturally as possible. Everything that we grow is NON GMO. Our farming practices include some organic standards. We use natural fertilizer products. We are a minimum spray farm using IMP Pest Management which includes crop rotation.
Herbs (arugula, basil, cilantro, dill, fennel, horseradish, lemon balm, lovage, mint, oregano, parsley, thyme)
Lettuce (head & loose)
Onions (white, yellow & red)
Peppers (hot, sweet & frying)
Potatoes (white, red & fingerling)
In addition to all of the fresh produce and the health benefits that come along with it we also provide weekly recipes & tips to help give you ideas on what to do with your produce for the week.
For more information on our produce or CSA program please contact
Cheri Huff Fleming (908)963-1578 or Brian Huff (908)303-2855 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Squash (assorted varieties)
Tomatoes (regular, heirloom & cherry)
Winter Squash (assorted varieties)
Zucchini (green & yellow)
Just click the link below to download an application for pick up at our farm.
The standard size share got everything listed above plus:
1 garlic 1 frying pepper 1 bunch of kale
1 beefsteak tomato 2 more ears of sweet corn
2018 Projected Planting List
1 bell pepper 1 bunch Swiss chard 1 eggplant
1 white onion 1 bunch of mint 1 zucchini
1 cucumber 2 yummy peppers 1 cantaloupe
1 pint of shishito peppers 4 ears of sweet corn
2 heirloom tomatoes 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes
How do you become a CSA shareholder?
Beans (green, yellow & purple)
Beets (red & yellow)
Cabbage (green, red & Chinese)
Cauliflower (white, purple & cheese)
Garlic & Garlic Scapes
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