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610-298-2197 7686 Herber Rd, New Tripoli 18066

Our CSA Farm Share

Our CSA Farm Share 2018-12-04T12:27:37+00:00

Farm Share CSA Veggie Box Sign ups OPEN SOON for 2019!

All our CSA boxes are customized to your preferences and custom packed just for you. Use our sign up site HERE.

Start with Veggies…

Then Choose Some Add-Ons!

Choose Pickup Location

Enjoy Membership Perks

Going Away?

We offer flexible vacation scheduling.

Variety of Choices

Our CSA shares are customizable, so you’ll be sure to get a variety of foods that you know you’ll use.

Cooking Education

Not sure how to use your shares? Looking for new recipes? As part of our CSA shares program, we’ll give you weekly recipes to get you started.

Payment Options

We offer two different payment plans, in full or scheduled, so choose what works best for you.

FAQs

A share consists of 7-9 types of vegetables each week and usually an herb. We offer this size either weekly or every other week so you have more time to eat the great-tasting and long-lasting vegetables.

For people that eat a lot of vegetables, the share will be enough for 2-3 people. For families that eat normal to small portions, it will be enough for 4-6 people. Keep in mind that eating habits vary a lot between people. If you regularly cook 3-4 meals/week, you should be able to enjoy all of the vegetables in your share.

You will receive a full box share of 7-9 items every other week, which equals 10 weeks of the season. In other words, you will have two weeks to use your CSA vegetables so use up the more perishable items like greens first and save those which keep longer for your second week. If you run out of veggies in between you can purchase extras when you customize your box or come to the farm on your off week to supplement your share. We will notify you which week your CSA will start.

Early in the season, you will receive items that thrive in cool weather like peas, lettuce, lots of greens, broccoli, spinach, radishes, and cabbage.  During the middle of the season, your share will have more items such as beans, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, melons and more.  Later in the season, you will find more cool season crops: kale, potatoes, lettuce, bok choi, turnips and squash.  I also will be growing some herbs like basil, dill, chives, and cilantro.  A more complete list can be found in the “What do you grow FAQ” below.

YES! We have the ability to let you customize your vegetable share each week. Many people have at least one variety of vegetable that they do not like. We find that often a new recipe will change your opinion and we encourage you to be adventurous and try new things. That is one of the great benefits of joining a Farm Share CSA.

BUT… we find that more people are happy with their Farm CSA shares if they get more of what they DO like and less of what they don’t. When you sign up and pay for your share you will have the opportunity to rate the vegetables we grow from 1 – 5. We will use this information to plan your Farm Share CSA for the week. Then you will get an email with the opportunity to change items in your box and purchase extras when they are available. That custom list will be used to pack your box.

We want you to be 100% satisfied. If any product in your box is not of perfect quality, you will have 24 hours to ask for a credit on that item for a future delivery. You will also have the chance to rate each box so we can get your feedback quickly and improve quality over time.

Additionally, we encourage you to try a new vegetable several different ways before you decide  you don’t like it.  Use the recipes and tips that you will receive in your emails from us.

We believe you will be most satisfied with your Willow Haven Farm CSA when you can confidently cook and enjoy everything in your box. If this is new to you, you will appreciate our new member education emails. Based on what is in your customized box each week, we will give you cooking education, storage instructions and whatever else you need to be successful with your box.

In addition, you can support the CSA movement by purchasing From Asparagus to Zucchini, a cookbook produced by the Madison Area Community Supported Agriculture Coalition. This is an excellent resource with many recipes and vegetable information.

We know that people travel for vacations, work and many other reasons, or something might come up and you just can’t handle a box of veggies that week.

No Problem!

The 10 week Bi-weekly Share is the most flexible.  Using your account tools you will be able move your delivery/pick-up weeks to accommodate your schedule. We will train you on how to use this feature.

Our weekly Share members can move one week to the end of the season and still get the full 20 weeks. Or you may choose to get two boxes on a particular week.  Finally, if you are on the payment plan you may opt out of a box 3 times per calendar year and you will not be charged for that week’s box. The pre-paid portion of the box will be applied as a credit to your account to purchase extras through the end of the season. We will train you on how to use this feature in your account.

Lastly, a Great Idea is to gift your box to a friend and have them pick it up.  This will give your friend a risk free opportunity to try out our Farm Share CSA Box and decide to join for the next season.

This season, we are using a new platform called “Harvie” to manage our relationship with you. Harvie is a farm business platform for farms to market, sell, and fulfill customized produce boxes to local customers with the goal of excellent member experience leading to long term member relationships and improved farm profitability. The goal of this platform is to better serve your needs as a customer, reduce food waste, increase member satisfaction, and help you cook what we deliver to you. It’s all about making your experience better because we want to keep you around for the long term!

We will still deliver a weekly box of produce from our farm delivered directly to you, but with Harvie we will be able to give more of what you want and less of what you don’t.

All the tools you need to customize your box, schedule vacations and order extras will be accessed through your Harvie Account.

  1. Sign up for our farm membership program as you normally do through the Harvie Sign Up link. We will provide this to you when we are ready to take memberships.
  2. Once you have chosen your size of box, picked a pickup location, and paid for your box we will present you with a list of all of the crops that we grow and ask for you to tell us which crops you want in your box and which crops you don’t (by rating each crop 1-5). These are your crop preferences and can edited at any time if your preferences change.
  3. Approximately 24-48 hours before each week’s delivery, we will provide an estimate to Harvie about what will be coming out of the field that week.
  4. Based on your crop preferences, Harvie will send you an email telling you what will be in your box. At this point, you can make adjustments to your box and purchase weekly add-ons, if you like.
  5. We will harvest for your produce box and Harvie will give us details on exactly what should go in your customized box.
  6. As the box is delivered to your pickup location, we will send you a text message notification letting you know that you box is ready for pick-up.
  7. If any product in your box is not of perfect quality, you will have 24 hours to ask for a credit on that item for a future delivery.
  8. You will also have the chance to rate each box so we can get your feedback quickly and improve quality over time.

Yes. Willow Haven Farm wants to be your supplier for fresh, local, organically grown vegetables. We want you to know where your food is grown and how it is produced. Visits are welcome throughout the year. We hope that you will consider the benefits of beginning a trusting relationship with Reuben and Tessa DeMaster at Willow Haven Farm. Our product is different from a supermarket because you are able to meet the farmer and enjoy the farm as well as the food.

You can read more about Community Supported Agriculture here.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) offers community members the opportunity to support local farmers by purchasing shares in the farming enterprise.  This exchange enables consumers to know how and where their food is being produced and provides farmers capital necessary for production.  CSA participants support local food production by sharing both the bounty and the risks inherent in farming.

Yes, we offer a work share program. Please contact us if you are interested in farmwork or delivering vegetables in exchange for a reduction in price. We offer a free vegetable share to our delivery people and to people who work on the farm. We are committed to providing nutritious food to anyone.

The following list contains some of the vegetables that Willow Haven Farm plants and plans to distribute in our weekly deliveries. Other vegetables may be included that are not on this list.

We cannot guarantee that you will receive everything listed because farming comes with a lot of risk. Our growing practices seek to minimize damage from insects, diseases, and weather, but some things are beyond our control.

  • Arugula
  • Basil
  • Beets
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Cantalope
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Chinese Cabbage
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Collard Greens
  • Cucumbers
  • Dill
  • Eggplant
  • Green Beans
  • Garlic
  • Garlic scapes
  • Hot peppers
  • Kale
  • Kholrabi
  • Leek
  • Lettuce
  • Mixed Greens
  • Onion
  • Okra
  • Parsley
  • Peas
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Purslane
  • Radicchio
  • Rhubarb
  • Rutabaga
  • Scallion Shallot
  • Spinach
  • Spring Greens
  • String Beans
  • Summer Squash
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Swiss Chard
  • Tomatoes
  • Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Paste Tomatoes
  • Turnips
  • Water Cress
  • Watermelons
  • Winter Squash
  • Zucchini

CSA Supports Family Farm
Willow Haven farm is a small, diversified farm and what we grow and sell supports our family.  While organically grown vegetables are our primary income, the CSA is the backbone of our farm business and without it and our faithful members, we would never have been able to start farming.  Reuben, the farmer, works to make Willow Haven Farm successful 12 months of the year and we are entering our 10th CSA season.  Tessa, his wife, helps on the computer, in the market and many other details.  The children work in the fields, in the market, pack csa boxes and love meeting our members and customers.  Tessa’s parents live on the farm and help in giving advice, spinning wool and solving odd problems that pop up. We look forward every January to opening up our CSA Sign Up Website, greeting returning members, and meeting new ones.

Unique Features & Competitive Price
Our CSA is priced competitively with others in the area.  We are not the cheapest, nor are we the most expensive.  We hope you will find that we are unique in our offerings, including custom choice veggie box, home delivery and special add-on shares such as our organic, whole grain, sourdough bread and local cheese. You can read more about these options on the sign up page.

Our Vegetable shares range in price from $31 – $35 per week.

Find our more about how to customize your CSA share each week by reading our FAQs.

Farm Pick Up is Economical & Fun
Many of our members come to the farm on Saturdays to pick up their vegetables.  We encourage this option because it offers the best experience and selection.  They enjoy picking out their favorite vegetables, seeing the farm, watching things grow, visiting the animals, meeting other members, and talking to farm staff. Saturday Farm Pick Up is substantially less than other options because you are saving us the labor of customizing your box for you. 

Home Delivery is a Premium Service
Some members choose to have their box of vegetables delivered to their home because of the busyness of life or difficulty leaving home.  We are pleased to offer this option on Wednesday afternoons.

Drop Off Site Delivery is Convenient Option
Keystone Homebrew Store in Bethlehem hosts a Drop Off Site for our members who find that location most convenient. Because we drop off multiple boxes at one place, it is less than home delivery.

Don’t Miss Available Discounts
Best of all, those who sign up and pay in full in the FIRST 30 DAYS that our sign ups are open will pay less, usually in January.

2018 Prices

Farm Saturday pick          $31.00 per week
Farm Wed pick up             $31.00
Keystone pick up              $33.50
Allentown pick up            $33.50
Home Delivery                  $36.00

Reward Yourself with what You Value
Remember when you look at our prices, that the Shares we offer you are not comparable to most things you buy.  We work in the dirt on our hands and knees for 8 months of the year to bring you truly fresh, organically and locally produced, vegetables. Of course you can buy certified, organic produce from California, China and Mexico and it might be less. But we are a farm in your area that you can visit, get to know, work with, talk to and support directly. We hope you feel good about that because we do.

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Our CSA

Willow Haven Farm’s CSA offers a customized weekly box of fresh vegetables produced on the farm. Most of the vegetables will be picked within 48 hours of delivery. Your box will contain a variety of seasonal crops which you can customize each week. Unlike grocery stores that purchase shipments of food from thousands of miles away, you will receive locally grown vegetables grown in season. This means that not all vegetables will be available every month of the year.

Additional products can be added to the vegetable share. Add-on shares include eggs, bread, fruit, and cheese. We raise chickens on the farm and bake the bread. The fruit and cheese are purchased from trusted sources. The fruit is our only product that is not produced with organic methods.

You will choose to receive your shares every week or every other week.

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