In the beginning of the growing season, usually around March, members purchase a “share” of produce from a local farmer. By paying for the produce upfront, you are providing the farmer with the funds to plan and support the farm during the growing season. In June, the farmer will start to deliver an assortment of vegetables, herbs and some fruit to a drop-off site on a weekly basis.
Members will pick up the delivered produce every Tuesday in Caldwell from mid-June to mid- November. The site is set up farm stand style with all the vegetable in bins, ready for each member to pick out and weigh their own produce. Everyone contributes to the CSA by volunteering for shifts to help set up or clean up. Kids are welcome to come and help out, play and learn about where our food really comes from. It is a great time to meet members of the community, make friends and swap recipes.
All members are required to sign up for at least one set up shift and one clean up shift over the season. Set up will start at 2:00 and clean-up will start at 7:00. If you cannot do this, please discuss other possible ways you can help out during the season. Perhaps you can bring some left over veggies to the food pantry or help with administration duties. The CSA is run by volunteers so any help is greatly appreciated!!
All members are required to pick up their vegetables during the scheduled time. If that is not possible please make arrangements with the coordinator ahead of time or plan for someone else to get your veggies for you.
- A FULL 24 week vegetable share will cost $750 for the season; early bird rate will be $720 if paid by March 1.
- A HALF 12 week vegetable share will cost $375 for the season; early bird rate will be $360 if paid by March 1.
- A $20 site fee per member is due for a full share; the site fee is $10 per member for a half share. Payable via Venmo to @Shana-Dastur or Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org
- All members get a weekly assortment of organic produce, weekly emails about the farm and farm events and a 10% discount at John’s market stand.
Note: Please do not combine site fee and share cost in one check. They are to be paid separately.
When & Where
The season runs from early June through mid November (24 weeks).
Pick up is every Tuesday from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. Members will pick up their produce on the front porch of the CSA coordinator’s house at 139 Forest Ave in West Caldwell.
The Caldwell CSA partners with other farmers and providers to offer its members fruit, honey, meat and eggs. For more information on these additional memberships, please view the information on our Meet Our Farmers page.
Note: You do not need to be a vegetable share member in order to sign up for a fruit share, honey, meat or eggs.