This spring, Sandbrook Meadow Farm, located in Sergeantsville, will be offering fresh produce to community members who purchase harvest shares for the growing season. The Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model provides an opportunity for individuals to reconnect with the land, local farmers, and the food. Members and their families can spend as little or much time on the farm as they wish, seeing and participating in the growing process throughout the season and experiencing its inherent joys.
Harvests will begin the last week of May and continue for 22 weeks through October. A full share costs $685 and can expect an average of $30 worth of freshly harvested, naturally grown produce weekly. Half shares are also available for $360..
Crops planned for the 2012 growing season include but are not limited to: peas, strawberries, kale, Swiss chard, lettuce, cucumbers, kohlrabi, radishes, arugula, spinach, broccoli, beets, celery, fennel, tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, green beans, eggplant, leeks,watermelon, collards, mustard greens, turnips, rutabaga, squash, peppers, onions, parsnips, Asian greens, cabbage, herbs, and flowers.
Here’s what some of our members said about their experience last year,
“This exceeded my expectations. I liked your recipe suggestions for many of the vegetables, and it was an enjoyable challenge to find uses for the vegetables. It was always a great experience to go for the pickup and see such congenial people!”
“Great program! I will definitely do it again. Every week I looked forward to the u-pick, going up in the fields and seeing all of the beautiful things growing! I’ll miss having a fragrant bunch of herbs and a beautiful bouquet of flowers beside my kitchen sink this winter!
Already looking forward to next year!
Also, appreciated the recipes that were shared and the little tastes of things on pick up day!”
“Enjoyed picking up fresh produce every week, and working on the farm. Feeling withdrawal now that the season is over. We’re not looking forward to having to rely on the grocery store for all our veggies for the next 6 months.”
“It was a great experience and we enjoyed it very much. It introduced us to some new vegetables too! It was especially great for my husband who likes to cook as it gave him a chance to find new recipes and try new things.”
Shareholders will pick up their produce at the farm once a week, with pick-ups split between Tuesdays and Fridays, from 2:00 – 7:00 pm. There will also be opportunities to “u-pick” certain items on pick-up days.