FARM TO OFFICE PROGRAM (F2O)
The Benefits of a Corporate CSA:
- A workplace CSA creates a new cost free benefit, that boosts health, wellness and morale. There is an excited camaraderie that develops when the members open their boxes of fresh goodies each week.
- Having locally grown, farm fresh foods delivered to the office minimizes errands and makes it easier to eat healthy.
- A workplace CSA builds community and brings the excitement and spirit of a farmers market into the office.
- Demonstrates to employees and the greater citizenry, your companies commitment to the local economy and towards keeping green spaces open in our state.
- Allows your firm to support good stewardship of our environment by facilitating sale of food produced without pesticides or herbicides.
- Allows your employees to reduce their carbon footprint, by purchasing food produced right in their own communities.
- The CSA pricing reflects a discount off of the farmers market pricing.
The Corporate Community Supported Agriculture:
- A group of colleagues from any organization sign up together for farm shares and enjoy the advantages of having 16 weeks of fresh, local fruits and vegetables delivered every week right to their workplace.
We will invite CSA prospects to NJ farm for tours to have the opportunity to personally meet the farmers and discuss the CSA details.
Farm Participants in the F2O CSA Program:
Click on each farm to learn more about their CSA.
- Circle Brook Farm
- Top of the Mountain Honey Bee Farm
- Churutabis Farm
- Race Farm
- Vernon Valley Farm
- Genesis Farm
- Voodoo Farm
- Flatbrook Farm
Sunset Vista's Farm-to-Employee Wellness Workshop. Participate in health-related educational how-to workshops.
- Some examples include: preserving your harvest, gardening in small spaces, grow a survival garden, plan a garden to sustain health, grow perennial food, starting seeds indoors and transplanting, grow your own dried beans and peanuts, or customize your own workshop!
- $250 for 15 participants; $20 each additional.
- Learn more here: http://www.sunsetvista.org/workshops
Locations: 50 Hyatt Road, Branchville NJ 07826
Contact: Contact person: Hannelie; Hannelie@churutabis.com; Phone: 973-271-2979.
Our farm was established in 2001. We started with chickens and a few ducks. We experimented with many kinds of different animals on our farm and stayed with the following: Seasonal(pigs, ducks, broilers and turkeys). Year round (chickens and rabbits), I started a small egg CSA last year (three members) I would like to add more members and some meats to it this year.
CSA deliverables will include eggs and two kinds of meats, chicken and pork. If members wants to buy rabbit or turkey, they can buy this separately.
This will be a year round package, summer and winter. Since we are in the middle of winter now, we can do a part time winter CSA. I will send you a separate email about the two seasons and the choices available and the costs involved.
Members are welcome to tour the farm (I prefer a certain day and a group at a time).
Return policy: Refund only if I am not able to provide the products listed in my packages. Mother nature has her own way of dealing with us here on the farm, predators, storms etc.
If a member failed to get their monthly pick-up without an excuse, no refund. A courtesy call is all it takes to save both of us time and labor.
Everything that we will offer in these packages, will be raised or grow on our farm. Nothing from other farmers. I can only answer questions about how I raise or grow stuff on my farm. Beginning January - November 2016
I am taking intensive herb course in Warwick NY. Growing medical and kitchen herbs here on the farm, will be new for is, and very exciting. Members are welcome to ask me about that.
All our animals are raised outside on pasture on a non gmo grain ration, spring through fall, they also have access to beneficial weeds, herbs and will chase bugs down from a distance. They roam free inside a big electric fence perimeter to protect them against ground predators. We move this fence and their housing units to new pasture when needed.
1) POULTRY OPTION:
(Each month from April - September)
Three(3) whole chickens, approximately 12-13 lbs
One package of chicken cutlets (breast, legs & thighs or wings
3 dozen large x large eggs
Total value: $567
CSA price: $530
POULTRY AND PORK
One (1) whole chicken
One (1) pound ground pork
One (1) pound pork chops, bone-in or boneless
One (1) pound Boston butt (for delicious chilli)
Two (2) lbs of chicken cutlets(breast, legs & thighs or wings)
Three(3) dozen large x large eggs
Terms and conditions:
- Be committed to monthly package
- Receive priority ranking for special products like bacon, turkey breast, boneless skinless chicken breast when available, thanksgiving turkeys.
- Welcome to attend one of our farm tours.
- Order "a la carte" products like rabbit, chicken liver, chicken backs and feet for broth.
Thanks you for supporting our local farms!
CIRCLE BROOK FARM
Location: 141 Brighton Rd., Andover NJ 07821
Contact: John Krueger; 973-332-6935; firstname.lastname@example.org
I have been farming for 20 years including 7 seasons as a farm manager. This will be my 14th season operating a CSA program. I began in 2003 with 40 members in Montclair. In 2015 we serviced over 700 members at 12 different sites. I rent 50 acres of land in Andover and Allamuchy and in 2013 I purchased an 80 acre farm in Andover, adjacent to my rented fields.
We grow a wide variety of vegetables and fruits with an emphasis on heirloom and unusual varieties. We endeavor to provide a wide variety of vegetable types in each weeks share. A green, a root vegetable, a legume (peas, beans), lettuce, an allium (onion, garlic, leeks, etc.), a brassica (broccoli, kale, cabbage, cauliflower) and an herb are included in the share almost every week. We have summer squash and or cucumbers through most of the summer and winter squash beginning in October. Tomatoes, peppers and eggplant are a large part of the share from late July until early October. We grow delicious varieties of potatoes that you will not find in the supermarket including fingerling and blue varieties; available from July until the end of the season. Sweet potatoes (3 varieties) are featured in the shares in October and November. In August we have amazing melons and watermelons. We grow everything that goes into the CSA shares- no exceptions. We are USDA certified organic.
We offer a 24 week season beginning in early June and ending the week before Thanksgiving. Pickup at the farm in Andover is on Fridays from 9 am to 8 pm. We will accommodate occasional deviations from this schedule. The cost for the 2016 season will be $625.
The farm hosts a farm visit/ potluck picnic in early June and a harvest festival in October. We also have about a dozen volunteer days during the course of the season, when members are invited to help with covering greenhouses and harvesting crops such as peas, beans, garlic and onions.
Refund policy: We offer a full refund before the start of the season for extenuating circumstances such as an unplanned move or an unexpected loss of income. No refunds are given after the start of the season. You are welcome to find someone to “buy out” your share if need be.
Website: We will have a website up at circlebrookfarm.com very soon (before March). In the meantime my weekly farm updates from previous seasons can be found archived on several sites administered my off farm groups. downtownharvest.org westfieldareacsa.org bloomfield_montclaircsa.org
Each update contains a list of what was in the share for that week.
TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN HONEY BEE FARM
Location: 406 Phillips Road, Highland Lakes, NJ
Contact: Donna Coco, email@example.com, 201-336-4758 (cell)
John & Donna Coco began beekeeping in 2010. What started as a “hobby” quickly became a “passion”. Their operation has expanded to include 300+ hives spread out across 5 counties. In addition to their wildflower, buckwheat and locust honey, they’ve expanded their product line to include flavor-infused honeys, lip balms, soap, face masks, and candles. In the spring and summer months, when they’re not tending to the bees, they can be found at various local farmers’ markets educating people on the benefits of local, raw honey and the importance of honey bees in the global food chain.
16 oz. raw wildflower honey – $8.00
32 oz. raw wildflower honey - $15.00
5 lb. raw wildflower honey - $30.00
(available for pick up year-round)
Call cell to make arrangements for pick up.
CSA members can visit/tour at any time we’re available
We raise our own honey bees and harvest our own honey.
Location: 87 Belcher Road Blairstown, NJ 07825
Contact: Jeanny Race; 973 449 5546; firstname.lastname@example.org
Race Farm is a fourth generation produce farm located in Warren County NJ. We grow a wide variety of vegetables and fruits such as tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and sweet corn, as well as apples, peaches, pears, blueberries and much more! We also offer fresh pressed vegetable juices and apple cider, and our on-site commercial kitchen utilizes our fresh produce, and produces a delicious array of healthy – homemade soups, salads and hummus, as well as the iconic apple cider donuts! Though not certified organic, Race Farm is committed to IPM (Integrated Pest Management) practices. This allows us to farm sustainably and as naturally as is possible in the North East.
Our CSA will run 26 weeks (June 25 – November 19)
Pick up will be Wednesdays between 9am & 6pm at the farm.
Cost: Full share early bird (before March 1) $625.00 – after March 1st $695.00
Half share early bird (before March 1) $400.00 – after March 1st $450.00
No refunds will be offered at this time.
Produce may vary slightly due to weather conditions, and will only come from Race Farm. Produce will include several varieties of lettuce, kale, collards, zucchini, summer squash, beets, carrots, turnips, several varieties of beans and peas, tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, several varieties of eggplants, brussles sprouts, sweet potatoes, russet, Yukon gold and fingerling potatoes, green and red cabbage, candy onions, red and yellow onions, peaches, blueberries, apricots, pears, apples, tart and sweet cherries, strawberries, raspberries, several varieties of plums, pumpkin, melons, butternut squash, spaghetti squash, kabucha squash, acorn squash, delicata squash.
VERNON VALLEY FARM
The Vernon Valley Farm
Location: 99 Sand Hill Road, Sussex, NJ 07461
Contact: Kirk Stephens; email@example.com; 516-610-5267
Christina Arellano - Vegetable Manager; Noah Luogameno - Livestock Manager; Kirk Stephens - Farm Manager
Farm has been in same family for over 150 years. The CSA is newer addition to farm: 3 years old and feeds approximately 45 families.
We try and include 9 different items in each basket. The cost is $600 for a full share and $300 for a half share.
When and where can the CSA's be picked up? At our on-farm stand.
What CSA products will be available and when they will be available? 20 weeks, starting early June.
We encourage others to participate as little or as much as they want.
We refund CSA shares in extreme hardship cases.
We grow everything. Because we use no chemicals, we may occasionally experience a crop loss. In those instances we will try and source produce that is also no spray so the members receive a full basket.
COMMUNITY SUPPORTED GARDEN AT GENESIS FARM
Location: 41B Silver Lake Road, Blairstown, NJ 07825
Contact: Smadar English, firstname.lastname@example.org, 908-362-7486
The Community Supported Garden at Genesis Farm began in 1988 as a creative response to corporate farming practices that deplete our environment. Today, we are proud to be one of the oldest CSA’s in the country. Our approximately 300 members support sustainable farming practices that enrich the soil, compensate farmers fairly, and preserve open space for future generations. We bring friends and family together for meaningful relationships with each other and with the land. And then there’s the produce… fresher and more delicious food cannot be found anywhere.
We cultivate about 20 acres of land with the many varieties of vegetables that make up the bulk of each member’s share. We have three greenhouses that provide fresh greens over the winter months, and root cellars and other facilities for winter root storage. We have a fruit orchard, hardy kiwi vines, and pick-your-own crops such as flowers and berries. The majority of work is done by three full-time farmers and their apprentices. We do not require members to work on the farm, although we welcome volunteers.
Shares are further divided into full year, summer, or winter options.
We have an electronic signup system at http://csgatgenesisfarm.csasignup.com/members/types
Our most popular plan is bi-weekly, or every other week (half year) ($689.00) from May to October.
CSA pickup at the farm, or we have self-organized satellite pick-up groups in Caldwell/Verona/Montclair, Cresskill/Teaneck, Glen Rock, Madison, Maplewood/South Orange, Morristown and Scotch Plains.
We will also consider delivery to larger groups at corporate locations.
Share season begins in May.
We welcome CSA member tours and visits and volunteering.
We have a no refund policy.
We grow everything that we sell.
Location: 3 Timothy Lane, Hardwick, NJ 07825
Contact: Cybele Ritterband; email@example.com; 908-362-9842
We are a sustainable chicken farm in the hills of Northern New Jersey. We believe that ethically treating the animal and the soils leads to delicious,clean, healthy, affordable food. We specialize in the American Bresse as well as traditional meat and egg layer breeds. We are a husband and wife operation (with four children) and take care of the chickens from egg to when we process them for meat. We also strongly feel that processing them ourselves ensures humane treatment, quality control and most of all care of the animal we have raised. We started a CSA for the first time last year offering a chicken only CSA (which is available year round) and also pairing with a friend of ours who raises a few beef cows every year. We have fifteen members right now, but are adding new members every month!
December through February, we will be offering the following CSA. Monthly payment at pickup or drop off. Eggs added when available.
We will resume a new menu of shares, some with beef in March.
Chicken Only $50 a share monthly this is a YEAR ROUND share
2 whole chickens (3-6 lbs)
2 lbs breast meat (2 cutlets)
2 lbs legs and thighs (2ea)
Chicken and Beef $50 a share monthly SOLD OUT
1 whole chicken
2 lbs ground beef
1 lb beef cubes (sold out) will substitute beef shin or short ribs!
2 lbs chicken breast (four cutlets)
1 lb. Honey (sold out on honey shares this item will be replaced with another farm product)
Carnivore’s Delight $88 monthly SOLD OUT
1 whole chicken
2 lb of steaks (porterhouse, t-bone, sirloin)
1 roast (around 4.5lbs eye round, sirloin, rib)
4 lbs chicken breast
CSA's can be picked up directly at the farm. When they are ready we will contact you and you can arrange a time convenient for you. We have regular farm hours for walk in customers as well.
Chicken CSA's are available year round. Additional CSA's open up with the change of seasons, ie: beef, vegetables, honey and other farm products.
CSA members are more than welcome to see the farm. We do not allow CSA members to help at this time (though wow, that would be awesome). We will be running a backyard chicken processing class that will be open to CSA members first in the summer.
We are a family of six and we started our farm with the complete and painful understanding of the price of good food. We do not ask our members to pay in advance. They sign up and payment for the month is expected at pick up/ delivery. A lot of families budget from month to month to afford even reasonably priced ethically grown poultry. Affording our meat should not be an exclusive privilege for the wealthy only. If someone's circumstances change they can simply call up and ask to be removed from the CSA, no refund necessary.
We produce everything in our shares except for the beef. We occasionally buy a live cow from Matt at Chamberlain Farm in Hope NJ which is taken to a separate butcher.
Location: 2 Degroat Rd, Sandyston NJ, 07860
Contact: Samantha Naftal firstname.lastname@example.org 973-948-2554
Flatbrook Farm has been a sustainable producer of beef, pork and poultry for many years. In 2014 Steven Hendershot and William Brophy joined the farm to begin the garden and start growing a diverse assortment of naturally grown salad greens, vegetables, herbs, and fruit. We both graduated from Rutgers University with degrees in Agriculture and couldn’t be happier to be a part of the local and natural food movement here in our home state! In 2015 the Flatbrook Farm CSA was started with 20 weekly members. Flatbrook Farm’s roadside stand on Route 206 is open Fridays 12-5; Saturdays and Sundays from 10-5 (check the website or call for seasonal changes)
All Flatbrook Farm produce is non GMO, and produced without any synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or preservatives. Two types of weekly CSA shares: Every Friday from June 3rd through November 18th.
Basic share - $500. Focuses on salad ingredients and a few staple cooking vegetables per week. Suitable for an individual or couple to make a few meals per week. ($500/ 25 weeks = $20 per week)
Expanded share - $700 basic share plus more variety and specialty produce. ($700/ 25 weeks = $28 per week)
Example: Expanded share could include carrots and beets, while the basic share would rotate between the two.
Flatbrook Farm CSA runs every Friday from June 3rd through November 18th.
CSA shares can be picked up at the farm between 2:00-7:00pm. A drop-off location for at least 10 members can be arranged for delivery.
The Flatbrook Farm CSA focuses on providing lettuce and basic salad ingredients throughout the entire season. In addition we also grow many cooking greens, roots, fruits, and herbs.
Spring - Lettuce, arugula, radishes, turnips, scallions, sugar snap peas, kale, swiss chard, spinach, cabbage, broccoli, cilantro, dill
Summer - Lettuce, carrots, beets, cucumbers, tomato, bell pepper, eggplant, onions, green beans, basil, parsley, garlic, celery, squash.
Fall- Lettuce, arugula, carrots, beets, radishes, tomato, bell pepper, eggplant, rutabaga, potato, onion, garlic, winter squash, kale, swiss chard, spinach, cabbage, brussel sprouts, broccoli, leeks, sweet potato.
Flatbrook Farm CSA is a season long commitment and unfortunately refunds cannot be made. Arrange to have a friend pick up a share if you are unable.
The farm is proud to produce everything provided in the CSA shares without the use of synthetic fertilizers or pesticides.