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Community Supported Agriculture

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Our 2019 CSA Registration is now open!

 

What is a CSA?

Community members (like you) purchase a share of vegetables or fruit at the beginning of the season. Each week from June to October, you receive a portion of our crops. By joining our CSA you take on the risks of farming along with the farmer and reap the rewards of a successful season.

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Why Join Valley Crest's CSA

By becoming a member of Valley Crest's CSA, you are supporting a preserved nonprofit farm that dedicates its mission to the community.  Your CSA membership fee not only goes toward our operational costs but supports Valley Crest's nonprofit mission of increasing local food access.  You not only reap the benefits of picking up YOUR OWN fresh produce weekly but become our partner - a win, win for everyone!

Our Growing Philosophy 

Sustainability is what we strive for at Valley Crest!  We use manure from the horse stables to fertilize our fields; we grow our vegetables without any synthetic pesticides, fertilizers or GMO's; we use solar power to assist with our energy sources.   We strive to use ecologically beneficial practices in our orchards such as Integrated Pest Management (IPM), a progressive more natural way to help reduce  use of pesticides. That's why you as a shareholder can have the confidence that eating food from our farm is healthy and nutritious! 

How Our CSA Works

Valley Crest Farm & Preserve operates a market style CSA. You will receive a certain amount of “picks” per week depending on what size share you choose. Each week you will receive a "pick list" outlining what produce is available. Produce options and quantities will change week to week based on the harvest.  This gives our members a choice in what crops they would like to take home each week. The Pick List will be shared with members weekly via e-mail and will also be posted at the farm on pick-up days.  CSA pick up's are Saturday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the farm.  We hope to see you there!

Membership Types

Half Share Members: $400

Equal to 4 picks per week, this share provides members with vegetable picks from June to October.

Full Share Members: $750

Equal to 8 picks per week, this share provides members with vegetable picks from June to October.

Orchard Share Members: $250 for single memberships, $200 when combined with additional CSA membership

Equal to 1/2 peck of peaches from July - August and a full peck of apples per week from August-October.  This option may be added to the full and half share memberships at a discounted rate.

 

Valley Crest Farm & Preserve grows and donates fresh produce to help people in need, maintains its farm and forest for education and recreation, and encourages respect for farms and nature.

Valley Crest Preserve Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

14 Allerton Road, Lebanon, NJ 08833 • 908-238-9696 • info@valleycrestfarmnj.org