Join Our CSA: Community Supported Agriculture
WE STLL HAVE CSA SHARES AVAILABLE!!
Jersey Fresh & homegrown!! Community Supported Agriculture allows individuals to have direct access to high quality, fresh produce grown locally by local farmers.
View a COMPARISON of our various share sizes.
When you become a member of VonThun Farms CSA Program, you’re purchasing a “share” of vegetables from the farm. Traditionally, our CSA program has been 18 weeks. We will expand the program for 2013, and for 20 weeks of our growing season, our knowledgeable staff will once again package a share of produce just for you to receive. CSA members pay for an entire season of produce up front before the season starts and before the crops are ready to be picked. This early bulk payment enables our farmer to plan for the season, purchase seed, make equipment repairs, and more.
Our full shares typically include 6-8 types of vegetables per week, enough for the average family, & is our BEST VALUE. Our half share usually contain 5-6 types of vegetables each week, enough for a small or young family, & is a GREAT VALUE that provides great savings. Our personal shares are equivalent to a quarter share. Personal shares will most typically contain 4-5 types of vegetables each week, and is designed for individuals or 2-person families.
***Our traditional CSA Program allows our members to visit the farm each week to pick up their produce– stop in our country farm market…bring the kids to visit with the farm animals…or just take a few minutes to enjoy our on-the-farm atmosphere while chatting with one of our CSA managers.
***For our Harvest Host Program info, CLICK HERE With our Harvest Host Program, an individual (or local business) can be the host to a group of friends & neighbors (or customers) who join as CSA members. Host members can save 50-100% on THEIR CSA share!
***For our Jersey Fresh at Work Program info, CLICK HERE With the Jersey Fresh at Work Program, any local office or business can sign up to be a weekly CSA drop off point for any of their employees who are CSA members. Program coordinators can save 50-100% on THEIR CSA share!
Why join a CSA program?
VonThun Farms CSA Program…BACK AGAIN FOR 2013!!
- Harvested, packed, and ready for you to pick up…all in the same day…now that’s GUARANTEED FRESH!!
In 2010 we had a few inquiries about starting a CSA program…So, with high hopes for a successful 2011 growing season, we decided to develop a program and offer it to our customers. Our 2011 CSA program was a HUGE success…as was our 2012 program….so…here we go again…we’re looking forward to our 2013 season!!
Here’s the details……….
Cost - Full CSA share -$575 (Which works out to under $29/week…BEST VALUE!!)
Half CSA share – $375 (Which works out to under $19/week…a GREAT VALUE!!)
Personal (quarter) share – $275 (Which works out to under $14/week)
CSA season duration - 20 weeks, starting May through September (tentative)
CSA box pick up - Wednesdays or Thursdays, 2-7 pm (Pick your day…but the day you choose stays the same all season)
CSA payment - Once again, we are offering a limited number of CSA shares. Limited shares are available. To be guaranteed a CSA share, applications and a $75 deposit should be received as early as possible as applications are accepted on a first come basis.
CLICK HERE for additional FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT VONTHUN FARMS CSA.
Download your VonThun Farms CSA Application
Is the produce organic?
We are not organic certified. We are responsible with the fertilizers and chemicals that we do use, and are dedicated to our produce, our soils, and our environment. We work closely with a Rutgers Integrated Pest Management team, and try to prevent disease, insects, and pests before they become a problem. We not only grow our CSA produce…we eat it and feed it to our children too…so rest assured that all VonThun Farms produce is as healthy, fresh, and delicious as can be!!
Through our farming practices, we strive to help build the soils, protect wildlife and waterways, encourage biodiversity, safeguard human health and produce healthy, delicious food. We believe that soils are a precious resource. To protect the soils, we add organic composts, plant nutrient building grasses, and rotate each crop to different fields each year. Our belief is that healthy soils grow healthy food!
How our CSA program works…..
You join our CSA program by purchasing a “share” before our growing season begins. That way, we know how much income to expect and we’ll have the needed resources early in the season when we have the bulk of our expenses. For your share purchase, you’ll get a box of our homegrown, fresh produce each week. You can expect 20 weeks of food. Your produce can be picked up at the farm each Wednesday or Thursday between 2 & 7 pm. (Pick your day…but the day you choose stays the same all season)
Our CSA produce–
We will do our absolute best to grow an abundance of produce for you each week. Some years, due to insects, Mother Nature, wildlife, and human error (it happens occasionally!), you may get less of certain crops that you would have hoped for, but may get more of other crops. We plan on growing and distributing a lot of produce, but the amounts will invariably change from week to week as well as from year to year. We cannot guarantee a specified amount of produce each week, nor can we guarantee specific crops. That is the risk factor involved with farming. We can, however, guarantee that you will receive more fresh, quality produce than you are paying for. When our crops are plentiful, that abundance will be passed on to you. CSA members will also receive some special coupons and farm perks throughout the CSA season. We hope you will join us on this exciting journey, as we offer and provide fresh, homegrown Jersey Fresh produce to our valued customers!
Our 2013 crops MAY include, but may not be limited to:
Sweet corn, cucumbers, pickles, lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, eggplant, zucchini and assorted squashes, potatoes, beans, assorted varieties of peppers and tomatoes, onions, raspberries & blackberries, melons, strawberries, peas, apples, beets, radishes, and greens.