For the first time in five years, the Millburn-Short Hills CSA (community supported agriculture) is opening membership to anyone who wants to participate. Previously, the CSA had to cap membership at 50 families because of space restrictions in the pick-up location. Now there is a new location at the Wells Fargo parking lot in Millburn at the corner of Essex and Spring Streets behind Bhakti Barn Yoga.
Every week, from mid-June through late-November, members will receive fresh organic vegetables grown at Starbrite Farms in Andover, NJ and/or organic fruit from Breezy Hill Orchard in Staatsburg, New York. Members can add fresh free range, antibiotic and hormone-free eggs and fresh pasta shares from Knoll Krest Farm in Clinton Corners, N.Y. One hundred percent Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Tapadero Ranch, from a small grove of hand-cultivated organically grown trees in the Central Coast of California, will be delivered on three separate days throughout the summer. (Note: Olive Oil can be purchased by anyone, even if they are not participating in vegetable and/or fruit shares.)
The deadline for a membership is April 1, 2012; share prices are $600 for vegetable, $276 for fruit, $92 for a dozen eggs per week and $97.75 for fresh homemade pasta each week. The Extra Virgin Olive Oil is $15 per 375 ml claret bottle.
“We have a long-term focus and commitment to bringing the best locally grown, sustainable, fruits and vegetables to the families who have become members,” said Melissa Goldberg, who runs the CSA.
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