Organic produce is “in” now, but Honey Brook Organic Farm has been dedicated to organic farming since 1991, making it one of New Jersey’s oldest organic farms.
Organic produce is “in” now, but Honey Brook Organic Farm has been dedicated to organic farming since 1991, making it one of New Jersey’s oldest organic farms. It has farming locations in Pennington and Chesterfield and grows more than 60 organic crops in 350 varieties.
Honey Brook’s farmland is certified organic, which means the farm doesn’t use synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, meets strict federal standards and submits to yearly inspections for sustainability and environmental soundness.
If that sounds good to you, you can be a part of it. Honey Brook’s community-supported agriculture (CSA) program is one of the largest in the U.S., with more than 2,700 memberships providing organic produce to more than 3,500 people. By becoming a member, you’re in effect partnering with the farm, pre-paying for your season’s produce.
Members receive a variety of fresh vegetables, small fruits, herbs and flowers once a week during harvest season (usually May to mid- November). Choose from three membership levels: mini, individual or family. (Quantities are generous; sometimes “individual” works for a two-person family and a “family” membership may be shared by two families who don’t cook fresh vegetables daily.)
You can also consider the farm’s boxed share program, which supplies you with full- and half-bushel boxes you pick up weekly at a predetermined site.
Honey Brook Organic Farm, Pennington, 609.737.8899; honeybrookorganicfarm.com