The 2013 Boxed Share application can be found here.
Delivered Box Shares
We bring the farm to your neighborhood
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. The Boxed Share is, on average, a bushel box full of assorted produce and perfectly sized for a family with average vegetable eating habits. A “bushel” is a standard unit of measure. During the height of the season, there may be items such as tomatoes, watermelon and pumpkins located outside of the bushel box, in separate crates or boxes.
We serve the following neighborhoods in our Delivered Boxed Share program:
Basking Ridge | Collingswood | Cranbury | Flemington | Highland Park
| Lambertville | Maplewood | Medford | Metuchen | Moorestown | Morristown | Mountainside | Ocean | Pennington | Princeton | Princeton Junction (West Windsor) | Shrewsbury | Somerville | South Orange | Spring Lake Heights | Summit | Titusville | Trenton
Newtown | 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 Marketing Coordinator.
During our application processing season (between November to May), you would choose the site from which to pick up a bushel box on our Application (the link to the 2013 Application is on the top of this page). 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 an Individual 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). 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.
Get your member card! In order to exercise your PYO privileges, you must check in with the farm attendant during your first visit to the farm to obtain your Membership Card (we do not mail the membership card). Thereafter, you must wear this card whenever you visit the farm.
For members’ convenience, a recipe blog is published on our website and a weekly newsletter is emailed (a few copies are provided at the host site on the sign in clipboards). The newsletter lists the produce selection for the week, allowing members to plan their weekly meals. 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
Boxed Share members receive a confirmation letter in mid-May enclosing directions to the pick up location, and the address label reflects the pick-up day and location. Weekend pick-up Boxed Share members please download and read carefully the 2013 Weekend Boxed Share Handbook. Wednesday Boxed Share members, please download and read the Wednesday Boxed Share Handbook; if you will be picking up at Janssen Pharmaceutical, Big Bear Natural Foods or Congregation Beth El on Wednesdays, please download your Wednesday Boxed Share Handbook here.
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 (Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 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 & Membership Cards
The start date of the distribution season varies from year to year depending on the weather. For the exact date of the first pick-up and the start of pick-your-own strawberries, please visit our website or look for an email from the farm starting May 10th. The first pick-up is sometime after May 10th. It is really important for members to read each email sent to them from the farm.
Each time a member comes to the farm they must wear their personal Membership Card. The cards will be available for pick-up in the distribution center (located in either Pennington or Chesterfield, depending on where you have pick-your-own privileges) during your first visit to the farm. For our complete policy regarding Membership Cards including replacement fees, please visit our Policies page.