How Honey Brook Organic Farm CSA Works
Members receive a variety of seasonal, fresh vegetables, small fruits, herbs and flowers once a week during the harvest season in exchange for their membership fee. Our produce is grown on certified organic fields in Pennington and Chesterfield, NJ. Some of our fields have been certified organic for over 25 years!
Our harvest season typically runs from May to mid-November, but could start as early as mid-May, depending on spring’s weather. We grow over 60 types of crops and 350 varieties (including many unusual and heirloom varieties), allowing us to provide you with the greatest possible diversity of crops in each week’s offering. For information regarding our crop offerings and availability, see our Harvest Calendar.
How to Become a Member
If you are not currently a member, but would like to be placed on our mailing list to receive occasional informational emails, please Click here.
To join our CSA program, you’ll need to decide what size and type of membership is right for you: the Individual or Family share for pick up at the Pennington, NJ farm, the Chesterfield, NJ farm or a Delivered Boxed Share membership for one of our convenient sites located throughout New Jersey and Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Individual shares are often purchased by small families (two adults with one or two small children) and couples. Family shares are often purchased by families with two or more adults, or more than two children. We also know that several of our members split one Family share between two families. This seems to be the perfect option for families that do not cook fresh vegetables every day of our season.
If you are planning to share a share, you need to obtain your share partner’s information to adequately complete the Application Form. We always sell out of memberships, so you are encouraged to complete and mail your application quickly to avoid disappointment. Please be advised we do not sell shares over the Internet.
For the sake of simplified bookkeeping, we ask that members splitting a share issue only one check per payment. The person issuing the check will be considered the designated “Share Member” (see the Application Form). For example, all Share Partners write a check for their portion to the Share Member, and then the Share Member writes a check to the farm for the total amount due. Please be diligent about communicating with your share partner(s) throughout the distribution season regarding pick-ups.
Be careful while filling out your application. This information will be used to create your Membership Badge, communicate with you during the harvest season and enter your name on the sign-in sheet.
How Much Does It Cost?
Membership fees can be found on our applications, during our membership sign-up season. The 2013 applications are found under the appropriate tab under the “Join Us” drop down menus as well as the links at the top of this page.
Check out this analysis of the retail value of crops our Family share members received during one week in July last year!! With this value, how can you afford not to become a member of our Community Supported Agriculture program?