The Griggstown Quail Farm is proud to announce the start of a new Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program designed to offer our valued customers fresh, local, naturally-grown produce at an affordable cost. Participants in the program will receive a weekly supply of freshly-harvested vegetables and herbs, as well as, a select discount off of Griggstown’s own all-natural, free-range poultry. Locally-sourced bakery items and gourmet dairy products will also be included in the share. At each pick-up throughout the season, shareholders will receive a week’s worth of fresh vegetables, a dairy, & bread product. This comprehensive product offering will provide a well-rounded supply of groceries for shareholders to take home and enjoy with their family and friends. Additionally, CSA participation insures the shareholder will save dramatically on the retail price of store-bought organic or conventionally grown produce.
How a CSA Works:
Each week, each in-season crop will be harvested from our CSA plot and divided amongst the participating shareholders. Throughout the growing season (June thru October), shareholders stop by our farm to pick up their share of the weekly harvest. Typically, the shares start out with cold-hardy crops at the beginning of the spring, swell as the summer’s bounty matures, and return to the spring offerings in the fall before the fields are put to rest for the winter. We encourage our shareholders to embrace the seasonality of New Jersey agriculture and remain open-minded to our changing availability.
What Does a CSA Cost:
Vegetable Share Cost: $600
Includes: A broad range of seasonal vegetables and herbs grown without the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers
Comprehensive Share Cost: $1000
Includes: Vegetable share, plus Artisan Bread, Artisan Dairy, Discount on In-store purchases
A deposit and first month’s payment is due by May 15th (Vegetable Share-$240/Comprehensive-$400). After that, monthly payments of $120 for the Vegetable Share or $200 for the Comprehensive Share will be due by the beginning of each month throughout the season (Payments due by July 1st, August 5th, and September 2nd).
When Will the CSA Happen:
Shareholders may pick-up the weekly harvest on Thursday and Friday from 12-6 pm throughout the 20-week season. We anticipate a June 11th start date and an October 23rd end date. Our farm is located at 986 Canal Rd. at the corner of Bunker Hill Rd. in Princeton, NJ.
As an added bonus to our shareholder program, Chef Matthew Sytsema of the Griggstown Farm Market will partner with local chefs & restaurateurs to offer on-farm cooking classes to our shareholders and the general public. Topics will include (but not limited to) pickling, knife skills, and canning & preserving. Shareholders will receive a discounted rate for the attendance fee. More info to follow!
How to Sign-Up for our CSA
PLEASE SEND AN E-MAIL WITH YOUR NAME AND PHONE NUMBER TO PRODUCE@GRIGGSTOWNQUAILFARM.COM
OR CALL THE STORE: (908) 359-5218 AND ASK TO SPEAK TO JOHANN. Or go to the CSA tab at the top of the page and click How to Join, and fill out the form to be submitted. (We are currently adding people to our waiting list, due to our CSA being full for the 2009 season.)