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. With a CSA, you know you’re getting locally grown, seasonal vegetables often picked the same day you get them. Produce from our CSA doesn’t spend days on a truck traveling cross-country, like many conventional foods do, and it doesn’t sit on the shelf for days before you take it home. Since they’re so fresh, foods from our farm often taste better. Your diet will improve, because you’ll likely eat more produce.
How does our CSA work?
Each week, on either Friday or Saturday, you will come to our farm to pick up your share of freshly picked produce that is currently in season. Get the application below.
Also in 2019 we are offering a CSA pick up at 2 of the markets that we go to. That will be available on Monday's at Union Square market and on Saturday's at Brooklyn Borough Hall market. For more info on market pick up click the green button
WE OFFER 2 SHARE SIZES!
We offer our standard size share. Typically a 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.
Our CSA typically lasts 20 weeks.
We expect 2019 pick ups to begin around the beginning of June and end in mid October
NEW FOR 2019 - WE ARE NOW OFFFERING OUR OWN FARM FRESH EGGS TO ADD ON TO YOUR PRODUCE SHARE
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.
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.
How do you become a CSA shareholder?
Just click red button to the right to download an application to pick up your share at our farm.
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Here is just one example of what a standard size share got for 1 week in August of 2018:1 bunch of carrots, 1 white onions, 1 red onion, 1 garlic, 1 lb purple beans, 1 bunch of kale, 1 yellow pepper, 1 orange pepper, 1 green pepper, 2 frying peppers, 2 jalapeno peppers, 1 eggplant, 3 beefsteak tomatoes, 1 yellow tomato, 5 plum tomatoes, 2 heirloom tomatoes, 4 ears of sweet corn and 1 cantaloupe.
The same week the reduced size share got 1 bunch of carrots, 1 white onion, 1/2 lb purple beans, 1 bunch of kale, 1 orange pepper, 1 green pepper, 1 frying pepper, 2 jalapeno peppers, 1 eggplant, 2 beefsteak tomatoes, 1 yellow tomato, 5 plum tomatoes, 1 heirloom tomato, 3 ears of sweet corn and 1 cantaloupe.
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.