Boxed Shares

Delivered Box Shares
We bring the farm to your neighborhood

The 2018 regular Boxed Share Membership Application is here and our 2018 Corporate Application is here! Please know that after January 15th, membership fees will increase, so get your application in ASAP. 

We deliver Boxed Shares weekly to several sites in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Members or business owners who have offered us the use of their garage, porch, etc. as a place to drop off pre-boxed shares of produce host these sites. We are looking to deliver to more communities and are seeking new hosts for our Lincroft and Somerville sites!  If you have an interest in hosting and recruiting members for a new Boxed Share drop-off site for us for 2018, please contact Rachel, our Boxed Share Coordinator, at 609-737-8846, or email the office.

In the 28 years since we have been offering a CSA program, vegetable eating habits have changed, the average family size has decreased as one-person households have increased and requests to diversify our produce offerings and membership types have increased.  To address the changing needs of our community and to ensure that the Boxed Share program also works economically for the farm, we offer the following four Boxed Share sizes:  

Personal Box (delivered in a .28 bushel box; approximately 3-5 lbs. of produce):  3-5 produce items (crops) per week (box photo below).  Image title

Basic Box (delivered in a ½ bushel box; approximately 6-12 lbs. of produce):  6-8 produce items (crops) per week. 

Premium Box (delivered in a 3/4 bushel box; approximately 9-17 lbs. of produce):  9-12 produce items (crops) per week.  This option has more variety and overall quantity than the Basic box.   

Deluxe Box (delivered in a 1 bushel box; approximately 12-22 lbs. of produce):  9-12 produce items (crops) per week.  Largest size delivered on our Boxed Share program. More variety and overall quantity than the Premium box (box is depicted below, with fall produce).  Image title

While the produce will be delivered in .28 bushel, ½ bushel, 3/4 bushel and 1 bushel boxes, depending on share size, please know that at certain times of the season the boxes may not be completely full, and at other times of the season, there may be additional produce located outside the box, such as pumpkins, cabbage and watermelon. Please know that during the first two weeks of the season, the above-listed weights and crop diversity may be a little light, as less weighty crops, such as lettuce and kale, may be the only crops mature enough for harvest at that time.

The boxes are pre-packed by farm staff, so no need to box your own at your pick-up site!  The boxes are delivered to host sites in our refrigerator truck, and contain assorted produce that has only been grown on our farms.  As always, all produce is 100% certified organic. The Deluxe Box is perfectly sized for about three to four adults with average vegetable eating habits; the Premium Box is appropriate for two to three adults; the Basic Box is suitable for two adults, or one small family; and the Personal Box is designed to accommodate an individual or couple who often eats out. Again, during the height of the season, there may be produce such as watermelon, cabbage and pumpkins located outside of the box, in separate crates or boxes.

What do the boxes look like at the pick-up site?

From top to bottom, the Personal, the Basic, the Premium and the Deluxe box are shown below:

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We serve the following neighborhoods in our Delivered Boxed Share program:

New Jersey

Belmar, Basking Ridge, Bloomfield, Branchburg, Brick, Collingswood, Cranbury, Crosswicks, Ewing, Fair Haven, Freehold, Flemington, Haddonfield, Hamilton, Highland Park, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lambertville, Lincroft, Maplewood, Medford, Metuchen, Middletown, Monroe Township, Moorestown, Morristown, Neptune, Ocean, Pennington, Princeton (4 locations!), Princeton Junction (West Windsor), Robbinsville, Roseland, Shrewsbury, Somerville/Bridgewater, South Orange, Spring Lake Heights, Summit & Woodbridge

New Jersey - CORPORATE BOXED SHARE DROP-OFF SITES

Bloomberg (Skillman), Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ (New Brunswick), Novo Nordisk (Plainsboro), J&J Consumer (Skillman), NRG (Princeton) & Janssen Pharmaceutical (Titusville)

Pennsylvania

Holland, Yardley

We are always looking for new Boxed Share host sites. If you live in eastern Pennsylvania or New Jersey and have an interest in hosting, please contact our office to speak to our Boxed Share Coordinator. 

During our 2018 application processing season (between October 2017 to whenever we sell out for 2018), you would choose the site from which to pick up a Boxed Share on our Application. Please keep in mind you may not alternate with other locations throughout the course of the season. For example, if you chose to pick up your box in Summit throughout the spring and fall, but want to switch to picking up in Moorestown throughout the summer, we are not able to accommodate you. However, occasionally you may pick up share at the Pennington or Chesterfield farm in lieu of picking up your Delivered Boxed Share, provided you call or email in advance. Delivered Boxed Share members may not cancel their box delivery in person at the farm.

Also included in your Delivered Boxed Share fee are weekly pick-your-own privileges to the pick-your-own crops at either the Pennington or Chesterfield farm (you will be assigned one of these PYO farms depending on which Boxed Share site you choose, download the PYO location chart HERE). Please download your Boxed Share Handbook to determine which farm you would visit. The This Week’s Distribution and PYO lists page of our website lets you know what’s available for pick-your-own harvesting from week to week, and is updated a minimum of three days a week. We will occasionally harvest some of the pick-your-own crops for you, such as strawberries, hot peppers and green beans, and include them in your box. However, please try to set aside a few days each season to visit the farm to do you own pick-your-own harvesting, since nothing compares to the freshness of a fresh-picked strawberry or snap pea! Many of our members tell us that the CSA membership is still a good value even if they don’t partake in PYO harvesting.

For members’ convenience, a weekly newsletter is emailed. The newsletter lists the produce selection for the week, allowing members to plan their weekly meals. It is essential that Boxed Share members read their weekly emails, in order to know if there changes to procedures or items outside their boxes for pick-up. Delivered Boxed Share members also enjoy reading our monthly online newsletter, The Local Harvest, in addition to participating in our events.

Membership Confirmation and Members’ Handbooks

Wednesday Boxed Share Handbooks are HERE. Weekend Boxed Share Handbooks are HERE.  The Handbook for Big Bear (Pennington) members is HERE and the Handbook for Tuesday members is HERE.

Boxed Share members receive an email in May/early June enclosing directions to their pick up location, and confirming their pick-up day. Members are encouraged to read it prior to your first pick-up day.

It is really important for members to read their Handbook. The Handbook is a member’s “owners manual” and answers commonly asked questions about the farm, i.e., how to store produce, what to do when you get to your pick-up site and pick-your-own harvesting rules, etc. Please keep in mind that if you have additional questions, you can always call the Veggie Hotline during office hours (during the distribution season, office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9am-5pm). Please also keep in mind that members who do not adhere to our CSA program’s rules run the risk of having their membership terminated.

First Pick-Up

The start date of the distribution season varies from year to year depending on the weather, but is usually sometime in late May, early June. For the exact date of the first pick-up and the start of pick-your-own strawberries, please visit our website, Facebook page or look for an email from the farm starting May 1st. The first pick-up is sometime after May 10th. Again, it is really important for members to read each email sent to them from the farm.



This Week’s Harvest
Plan your meals for the week.

Our harvest calendar indicates produce availability throughout the growing season.

The Local Harvest
Please read our newsletter The Local Harvest to connect with the farm and the larger community.



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Buying A Share

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