Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Still Time to Sign Up for the 2016 Season -- Discounted Veggie Share Price Until 4/30

There is still time to sign up for the 2016 Farm & Fork Society Season. Circle Brook Farm is offering a discounted price on vegetable shares until April 30th.  

NOTE:  Farm & Fork Society will be on vacation from April 8-17.  If you order during that time, we will get back you the week of the 18th.  

Season Details

Dates: Fridays from June 10 through November 18, 2016. Pick up times are from 12 PM to 3 PM.

Location: Wells Fargo Parking Lot, corner of Spring and Essex Street, Downtown Millburn

Prices: All are listed in the "Shares Offered" section. 

Volunteer RequirementsAll members are expected to volunteer 1 or 2 short shifts per season to assist in the distribution of weekly shares.

Membership Fee:  $25

New this Season: Bread Share and Mushroom Share.  Members will also have the opportunity to add cheese, dairy, and butter weekly by going to their website. 

How to Become a Member: Click HERE to go to our "How to Join" section where you can find detailed instructions and a link to our new online ordering system. 

Monday, February 15, 2016

2016 Season: Details and Early Bird Pricing

Early Bird pricing is here. Yes, it's that time of year again! Time to sign up for Farm & Fork Society.

If you are a returning member, we have some ordering changes that we are sure you will like. If you are considering becoming a member, we hope to provide you with vital information that should assist you in making an informed decision.

The 2016 Farm & Fork Society season runs from June 10 through November 18, 2016.

We are once again offering Early Bird pricing for all shares with the exception of cider, mushrooms and bread. In addition, our vegetable share has a second tier of pricing. Prices are listed in the "Shares Offered" section. Early Bird deadline dates are firm. No exceptions.

New this season: Bread Share! Wood Fired Rustic Breads that are made from regionally-grown organic grains and other local ingredients from Bobolink Dairy in Millford, NJ. The breads are cold-risen using natural starters, and baked in a wood-fired oven. (Note: Due to fermentation process and the grains used, many gluten sensitive people are able to eat them without any issue.) Bobolink Dairy also makes fine artisanal cheeses from the high-quality grass-fed milk. Once the season starts, members will have the opportunity to add cheese, dairy, and butter weekly by going to their website.

How does it work?

Starting on June 10th, Farm & Fork Society members will pick up their shares on Fridays from the Wells Fargo Parking lot located at the corner of Essex Street and Spring Street in downtown Millburn (Behind Bhakti Barn Yoga). Pick up times are from 12 PM to 3 PM.

All members are expected to volunteer 1 or 2 short shifts per season to assist in the distribution of weekly shares. A volunteer sign-up sheet will be coming your way before the season begins.

Each member is required to pay a $25 membership fee to help cover the costs of running the Farm & Fork Society and any supplies that are needed.

How to Become a Member

Click HERE to go to our "How to Join" section where you can find detailed instructions and a link to our new online ordering system. All members must agree to our Rules & Regulations which can be read here. Please review prior to mailing your contract and check. Membership commitment form and payment is needed no later than May 1. (Membership commitment is not considered enacted until order form and payment have been received. A confirmation email will be sent to you once membership is complete.)

By joining the Farm & Fork Society you reap the rewards of being a member of a community supported agriculture group. Please recognize that there is no guarantee of the exact amount of produce to be received each week. The farm cannot offer refunds, should you be unable to continue through the season. The farms strive to provide us with the highest quality products at a reduced rate from market price throughout the season in exchange for your advanced commitment to the farms. By submitting your contract you are also agreeing to the rules and regulations of the Farm & Fork Society.

As a member of the ninth season (yes we have almost been around for a decade), you will be joining dozens of families from Millburn-Short Hills, Maplewood-South Orange, Summit, Livingston, and the surrounding area in a vibrant community that supports the sustainable farming activities of local farmers.

We look forward to seeing our long standing members again in the 2016 season as well as welcoming all new Farm & Fork Society members! Our goal is to continue to build a wonderful community within and around our farmer partners while providing healthy and seasonal food to you and your family!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Local Events

Tuesday, January 26
Common Ground Speaks, Food - Are We What We Eat?

Common Ground Speaks, a consortium of area parent associations of independent schools working to bring education, information, and inspiration to our community, is hosting an event at Far Brook School (52 Great Hills Rd, Short Hills) entitled: Parent Education: Food - Are We What We Eat? The panel features Stefanie Sacks, culinary nutritionist and author, Dr. Karen Rezach, Director of the Ethics Institute at Kent Place School, and Leith Hill, restaurateur and founder of Ellary's Greens in New York. The panel discussion will include practical, healthy eating, and the psychology and ethics of food. Refreshments at 6:30 pm, panel at 7:00 pm. See the flier for more information. Admission is free. Register here.

The Farm & Fork Society will be providing healthy faire for all those who attend using produce from our farmers and prepared by our members.

Sunday, February 7
Slow Food Northern NJ Indoor Farmer’s Market

Slow Food Northern New Jersey is hosting an Indoor Farmer’s Market at The Woodlands, 60 Woodland Rd, Maplewood. The event is from 12-4 PM and will feature produce from local farms including including pasture-raised beef, pork, goat, lamb and chicken; produce, cheeses, eggs, bread, baked goods, honey, and prepared foods. Our mushroom farmer, Dan of DiningWild, will be at the event and will offer Farm & Fork Society Members 10% off. Please show your membership key tag to get discount.