CSA- Community Supported Agriculture

2020 Fall Extension:

We are offering 4 more weeks of our CSA program this year with a few changes! Pick ups will be in the store on  Tuesday only from 10am-5pm. 12/1, 12/8, 12/15 are the dates. 

$20 per box BAM share- produce and possible other local goodies to help create a meal or side dish! 4 weeks- 3 weeks of veggie heavy meals and one week of treat yourself!

3 Weeks of Possible Items with Recipes!

Collards, Cranberries, Spinach, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli, Zoup, Local Cheese, Marinara, Ground Meat, Something delicious from Breadsmith, our homemade prepared foods item!

Week 4 Christmas Morning Box: (this can be picked up 22nd, 23rd, or 24th)

Chocolate milk, OJ, Eggs, Bacon, Donuts, Breadsmith Cinnamon Swirl Bread

$100 for all four weeks!

To sign up or if you have any questions please email us at dreyerfarmscsa@gmail.com.

 

The CSA Program is OPEN! We have a few spots left for both Tuesday and Friday pick-ups. Email us at dreyerfarmscsa@gmail.com to sign up at ANY point in the season- you will be pro-rated the weeks you have missed so far!

Our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program is now in it’s 9th year! Keep reading to see why this program maybe perfect for you!

Premise:

We want to be your family’s farmer! Knowing where your food comes from is so important and we want to help you have access to the most fresh and local produce available. Becoming a member of our CSA ensures that each week you will receive the freshest assortment of vegetables and some fruits all from NJ. The produce comes from our farm and our partner farms across the beautiful Garden State.  We hope to encourage people to eat more vegetables and fruits from locally sourced farms to improve the heath and sustainability of our community.

Program:

Our CSA program begins in May and goes through the week before Thanksgiving- 27 weeks in total. Each week we provide you with a variety of fresh & local produce to fulfill your dietary needs. With your harvest share we also provide recipes and tips for those of you a little unsure of what to do with your veggies! We call this the “Dreyer Flyer” – available on our website, hard copy upon pick-up and in your email!

Pick-Up:

There are two possible pick-up days Tuesday or Friday. On this day, you have 2 options– you can either drive through our Curbside CSA lane (amazingly developed by nursery Jon) or walk up to the CSA table in the front of the store! Either way, we encourage you to have a large visible sign that has your Last Name, First Initial and Share Size so we can keep the process smooth and quick during the pandemic. Pick ups are from 10am-5pm.

IF for some reason you cannot pick up your share on your day or the morning after you can have a friend or neighbor pick-up for you by giving your name! Any leftover boxes and produce will be donated.

Portions:

BAM Box: This box was developed based on customer feedback for an individual share with more fruit (in SUMMER)! When fruit is not in season there will be a goodie of some kind (like cheese or dough or Zoup) and classic easy to use vegetables.

Small share: This is a standard box full of classic vegetables and less of the crazy ones like collards and kohlrabi! This box is perfect for a family of four or two-three veggie lovers!

Medium: This share has more vegetables and variety! Aside from more quantity better for a family of 5, we also include some more quirky vegetables like fingerling potatoes or purple beans.

Market/Meal: box is different than our other shares that focus on produce primarily, by forming a complete meal. This box often includes meat, dairy, and or a grain component to complete a meal and sides to other meals. If you are tired of meal planning this box is for you!

Farm Club Membership: This limited share type is for those of you who like to choose your locally sourced veggies, fruits, meats, bread, milk, pasta and MORE. 33 Weeks of LOCAL- shop the store to create your own CSA and only buy what you will eat! You will get the recipes, pick your own flowers and tomatoes(when in season) and be in the know for farm events while you spend your weekly money as you wish! Freshly harvested & locally sourced food for the health & environmentally minded. This new share uses a voucher for each week so you can design your own box, as many of our customers expressed a desire for to lessen the number of swaps. The Pick-Your-Own flowers and tomatoes is a perk of this program- you can also pick out your box on any day of the week not just Tuesdays or Fridays.

Flower Share: We are now offering 2 different flower shares at the farm during the summer (starting in JULY depending on the crop)! We have a half share (5 bouquets for $50) and a full share (10 bouquets for $100). They will be freshly picked and arranged and ready for pickup. This share option is ONLY available for Friday pick up.

Payment:

You can either pay in full for the season if you are committed to supporting your local farmers and keeping your diet green OR in three installments throughout the season. The benefit of paying in full is that you get a special membership that allows you to Pick Your Own flowers and grape & cherry tomatoes when the season allows.

Prices:

BAM Box: $540 Price in Full –$20 per week

Small- $675 Price in full– $225 for each third — $25 per week*

Medium- $864 price in total –$288 for each third –$32 per week*
Market/Meal Box- $1,107 price in total– $369 for each third –$41 per week*

*Indicates that this share size can be picked up every other week as a half share*

Sign Up for the CSA

Pick your own (PYO) RULES:
  • PYO is on CSA days – only Tuesday or Friday
  • Please bring your own clippers
  • Wear appropriate footwear- it’s a farm so it gets muddy out there!
  • For flowers you should be picking about one bouquet so 8-12 stems
  • You should be re-using your pint each week for the tomatoes
For any questions feel free to call our CSA Director Patty at (973)223-0004 she would love to hear from you! Or email Patty & Justine at dreyerfarmscsa@gmail.com.