CSA MEMBER DISCOUNTS FOR HFA MEMBERS
Starting to think about warmer weather? Are you eager to plan your summer time events? Are you thinking of enjoying summertime weather and the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables?
Believe it or not, it’s time to think about the 2014 farming season. Two local farmers are offering generous discounts to our HFA members for the 2014 season. Below are the options offered to Hoboken Family Alliance Members by the local farmers at the Hoboken Family Farmers’ Market which is located at the The Garden Street Mews on14th and Garden Street every Saturday from 9am to 2pm between June 7th and November 15th, 9am- 2pm.:
To join a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), customers pay an upfront member fee to cover the costs of harvesting food of a local grower. By joining a CSA, you express support for locally grown food and for the farmers that grow it. The farmer then provides part of his harvested bounty. Most CSAs provide a box of seasonal vegetables and/or fruits for a set number of weeks.
If you are interested in a CSA, please don’t delay as shares are limited and sell out quickly.
1) Poplar Wood Farm-
Poplar Wood Farm is again offering a discount to HFA members for summer Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares (using organic growing methods!).
Complete information and applications for the CSA can be found at www.poplarwoodfarm.com
Who: Poplar Wood Farm, located in the pastoral hills of northwest New Jersey provides vegetables, herbs & cut flowers using organic growing methods. We use no GMO seed, chemical pesticides, chemical herbicides, or synthetic fertilizers. Our organic growing methods rely on the use of cover cropping, compost, beneficial insects, and other environmentally conscious ways of growing our crops. We are firm believers in the value of healthy food and make no concessions when it comes to our growing methods.
What: Members of our CSA program are entitled to a weekly assortment of the farm’s fresh vegetables. The CSA shares, regular or large, will contain at least 6-8 types of vegetables on a given week. A large share will include all of the items in a regular share at double the quantity. Of course the items are variable and change throughout the season; in 2013, members received over 40 different vegetables throughout the season.
HFA Discount: Sign up by March 15 and deduct $50.00 from the price of a large share or $30.00 from the price of a regular share. * Please be sure to mention that you are a HFA member to obtain the discount!
Size: A regular share is suggested for a vegetarian or a small family eating a vegetable supplemented diet while a large share is recommended larger family eating a vegetable supplemented diet, a small family eating a vegetable based diet, or two vegetarians.
Supplements: The farm also offers two share supplements which can be added to a regular or large share. The first supplement is a weekly dozen eggs from organically fed, pasture raised chickens. The second supplement option is for a weekly bouquet of fresh cut flowers.
When: The share season runs for 24 weeks and will begin the first week of June and run through the week before Thanksgiving.
Where: Share pickup is at the Hoboken Family Farmers Market. Beginning in June – Saturdays from 9am to 2pm located at The Garden Street Mews on Garden Street and 14th.
Cost: Regular price for the regular share is $565 & the large share is $995
Sign up by March 15 and deduct $50.00 from the price of a large share or $30.00 from the price of a regular share.
* Please be sure to mention that you are a HFA member to obtain the discount!
Download Poplar Wood Farm CSA Application
Crop List: Items we plan on growing this season for our shareholders include : arugula, beans, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, kale, lettuce, onions, peppers (hot & sweet), potatoes, radishes, spinach, scallions, swiss chard, sugar snap peas, tomatoes (jersey reds, heirloom, cherry), watermelon, winter squash, zucchini, and a variety of herbs including basil, parsley, rosemary, thyme, sage, mint, chives and cilantro.
What happens to my CSA share if I cannot pick up? Ask a friend or family member to pick up in your place, or we will donate your share to those in need. Last year we partnered with the HFA to donate excess produce to the Hoboken Shelter.
2) Stony Hill Farms -
Who: Stony Hill Farms is located just an hour west of Hoboken in Chester, New Jersey. The Davis family has been operating their 500 acre fruit and vegetable farm for over 25 years. Stony Hill grows everything from apples to zucchini and sells their produce at Community Farmers Markets located in Jersey City & Hoboken as well as other locations across the state.
What: Stony Hill Farm offers a CSA program. It is a relationship of mutual trust and commitment between us, as farmers, and our members. In exchange for an annual membership fee, our members receive the freshest and highest quality produce during the growing season.
HFA Discount: Offering members of the Hoboken Family Alliance a $30 discount on a half or full share of our CSA until May 1st.
Size: 1) Half share – about half bushel of fresh produce
2) Full share – about a whole bushel of fresh produce
Supplements: We also offer our own cage-free brown eggs as an optional add-on.
Our CSA members are very important to us and to show our gratitude for their membership and loyalty, they are each presented with a special membership card which, when presented at any of our retail locations, entitles them to a 10% discount on every purchase. The Davis family takes pride in providing families with the best produce that New Jersey has to offer.
When: We will be distributing shares every Saturday at the Hoboken Family Farmers’ Market located at 14th and Garden Street from June 7th to November 15th from 9am- 2pm.
Where: Share pickup is at the Hoboken Family Farmers Market, at The Garden Street Mews on Garden Street and 14th.
Cost: Offering members of the Hoboken Family Alliance a $30 discount on a half or full share of our CSA until May 1st . Please see attached Stony Hill Farms HFA application, as HFA discount has been already been included in the costs listed on the application.
Click here for a Stony Hill CSA Application
For more information please visit www.stonyhillfarms.com
If you cannot pick up your CSA share or if there has been an overabundance of crops, both local farmers have kindly offered to donate to local Hudson County non-profits organizations for those in need.
We are looking forward to a warm and healthy summer!