Sunday, February 15, 2015

Farm & Fork Society 2015 Season Detail and Early Bird Pricing

Welcome to the Farm & Fork Society, 2015 CSA season. If you are a returning member, welcome back! If you are considering becoming a “shareholder”/member, we hope to provide you with vital information that should assist you in making an informed decision.

As a member of the eighth season, 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.

New this season is Early Bird pricing for all shares with the exception of cider. Prices are listed below in "Shares Offered" section. Early bird contracts must be received by March 1.  If you would like to pay for Early Bird for one share but are not ready to commit for another, you can add on after March 1. 

The Farm & Fork Society season runs from June 12 through November 20, 2015. Members 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 CSA and any supplies that are needed.

Click here to download your Farm & Fork Society Share Contract. Instructions on where to mail checks and how they should be written out are included on the contract. Please click here to download the CSA Rules and Regulations, please review prior to mailing your contract and check.  The commitment form and checks are needed no later than May 1.

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 CSA. Full details on rules and regulations can be found on our website. 

We look forward to seeing our long standing members again in the 2015 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!

All the best,
Melissa and Wendy

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Shares Offered
Vegetable Share -- Certified organic vegetable delivery from Circle Brook Farm  in Andover, NJ. The quantity of each week’s share varies. Share produce may include but is not limited to tomatoes, summer and winter squash, garlic, onions, different types lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, turnips, beets, eggplant, peppers, swiss chard, beans, herbs, carrots, cabbage, spinach, and more. Usually 5-10 types per week. Vegetable share runs for 24 weeks. $650, Before 3/1 $625

Fruit Share  -- Eco-certified fruit delivery from Breezy Hill Orchard in New York. Weather permitting, shares will include cherries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries,, peaches, plums, nectarines, rhubarb. apples, pears, and possibly cranberries (from an organic farm in Massachusetts). Fruit share runs for 23 weeks. $345, Before 3/1 $325

Poultry Share -- One whole fresh free range, antibiotic and hormone free chicken (Approx 4 lbs/frozen) from Knoll Krest Farm for 23 weeks. $430, Before 3/1 $410

*Supplemental Shares

Egg Share -- Eggs (pastured, free range, antibiotic and hormone free, organic brown) from Knoll Krest Farm in New York. One dozen a week for 23 weeks. $125, Before 3/1 $115

Pasta Share -- Fresh homemade pasta made with free range, antibiotic and hormone free, organic brown eggs from Knoll Krest Farm in New York. 12 oz per week, a different shape and flavor each week for 23 weeks. $125, Before 3/1 $115

Poultry Half Share -- One whole fresh free range, antibiotic and hormone free chicken (Approx 4 lbs/frozen) from Knoll Krest Farm every other week for 12 weeks. $225, Before 3/1 $215

Cider Share (Fall Season Only, 9/4-11/20)-- Fresh farmhouse cider from  Breezy Hill Orchard for 12 weeks starting September 4. $60

In addition to our above mentioned add-on shares, we offer supplemental shares from other local farmers throughout the season including Vermont organic maple syrup and honey from Green Mountain Maple Sugar Refining Company and a beef and/or pork shares from River Bend Farm.

*You must be a vegetable share, fruit share or poultry full share member to add on any supplemental share.