Boxed Shares

Delivered Box Shares
We bring the farm to your neighborhood

Until January 31, 2020, you can sign up for our 2020 season and pay our membership fee from 2018! We are celebrating our 30th Anniversary next year and are the oldest certified organic CSA program in the Garden State!

Our 2020 Boxed Share Early Bird application and Corporate Early Bird application are online now!  Use these downloadable applications for payment by check, and to use our convenient payment plan options.

If you would like to pay for your share using credit card, please CLICK HERE. The 3% PayPal convenience fee will be assessed at checkout. 

We deliver Boxed Shares weekly, for approximately 24 weeks, 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. Boxed Share members also enjoy pick-your-own privileges at one of our two farms (Pennington or Chesterfield, depending on which farm is closest to your pick-up site). We are looking to deliver to more communities!  If you have an interest in hosting and recruiting members for a new Boxed Share drop-off site for us for 2020 please contact our Boxed Share Coordinator at 609-737-8899, or email

NEW FOR THE 2020 SEASON!

Check back in mid-December for information regarding the option to customize your boxed share contents for an additional fee!  Also, for a few of our Boxed Share communities, we are exploring the possibility for home delivery as well, also for an additional fee.

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.  

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

Basking Ridge, Branchburg, Brick, Bridgewater, Burlington, Collingswood, Cranbury, Edison, Ewing, Freehold, Flemington, Haddonfield, Hainesport, Hamilton, Highland Park, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lambertville, Lincroft, Little Silver, Maplewood, Medford, Metuchen, Middletown, Monroe Township, Moorestown (2 locations!), Morristown, Neptune, North Brunswick, Ocean, Piscataway, Princeton (4 locations!), Princeton Junction (West Windsor), Robbinsville, Roseland, Rumson, Shrewsbury, Somerville, South Orange, Spring Lake Heights, Summit, Tabernacle, Voorhees & Woodbridge

New Jersey - CORPORATE/non-profit BOXED SHARE DROP-OFF SITES

Bloomberg (Skillman), Novo Nordisk (Plainsboro), J&J Consumer (Skillman), NRG (Princeton), Janssen Pharmaceutical (Titusville), Princeton University-Lakeside Graduate Housing, RWJ University Hospital (New Brunswick), RWJ University Hospital Somerset (Somerville), The College of NJ (Ewing) & The Watershed Institute (Hopewell)

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 2020 application season, you would choose the site from which to pick up a Boxed Share on our Application. Occasionally you may pick up your 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 (see below) to determine which farm you would visit. The This Week’s Distribution and PYO page of our website lets you know what’s available for pick-your-own harvesting from week to 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.

A weekly newsletter is emailed to Boxed Share members. The newsletter lists the produce selection for the week, allowing members to plan their weekly meals s well as at lest one recipe. 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.

OPTIONS FOR WHEN YOU CAN'T PICK-UP YOUR BOX:

We understand that you can't always pick up your box, so we have several convenient options for you:

1. Have a friend pick up your box!  This is a great way to introduce them to the farm and what we have to offer.

2. Pick up your box at either our Chesterfield farm or our Pennington farm.

3. Donate your veggies to Womanspace!  Womanspace, a family services non-profit based in Lawrenceville, NJ, picks up produce donations once a week from the farm!

4. Double up the following week!  We can pack two boxes for you for pick-up the week after your missed week.

5. Request a refund for the missed week.

Membership Confirmation and Members’ Handbooks

Wednesday Boxed Share Handbooks are HERE. Weekend Boxed Share Handbooks are HERE. The Handbook for Tuesday members is HERE.

Boxed Share members receive an email in May/early June with 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 delivery season, office hours are Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 9am-5pm).

First Pick-Up

The start date of the distribution season varies from year to year depending on the weather, but is usually sometime in 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 10th. The first pick-up is sometime after May 15th. 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

Become part of our community by purchasing a share.