Purchase a subscription for fresh, sustainably farmed produce, available for you to pick up at the winery each week beginning in June
$700 for the season
Unionville is pleased to partner with Fernbrook Farms (Chesterfield, NJ) and offer our patrons a weekly share of crops from the farm, delivered to the winery tasting room for your pickup! The CSA (community-supported agriculture) program entitles you to 20 weeks of fresh produce, flowers, and herbs, grown thoughtfully and sustainably. Fernbrook is a special place and like Unionville, is wholly dedicated to farming in a healthy way. Learn more about their team and practices below.
Beginning in mid-June, the vegetables are picked and your box share will be delivered to Unionville every Thursday morning, and available for pickup by you from 10am- 6pm on Thursdays beginning in mid-June. Additionally, your CSA membership entitles you to the Farmhouse Garden, where you may pick specified herbs and cut flowers each week. Produce each week will vary based on what is ripe and in-season at the farm. The cost for your 20 week farm share is $700 for the season, paid upon registration. For the program details and to sign up, please click here
About Fernbrook Farms
We are committed to growing chemical-free food with a focus on sustainability. Although we are not certified organic, we never use harmful chemicals or synthetic fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. Farming can be inherently detrimental to natural environments by clearing swaths of trees for row crops and monocultures, but it doesn’t always have to be this way. A flourishing ecology boasts biodiversity, from species you can only see with a microscope to those you watch with binoculars. The complex interactions that result between them are invaluable for maintaining the natural world. As farmers, we respect and support the health of our land in order to grow fresh, healthy and nutritious produce. That’s why the farmers at Fernbrook focus on sustainable growing practices and farming with nature, instead of against it.
By rotating our crop fields each year and establishing pollinator habitats for beneficial insect populations, we can manage pests and avoid the use of chemical insecticides. Seeding cover crops, spreading compost, and fallowing fields all help to build soil structure and reduce erosion. We use organic potting soil, untreated seeds, and OMRI approved materials to support fellow agricultural businesses that share our principles. And our newly implemented ‘Project Pizza Box’ keeps your pizza boxes out of the landfills and gets them into our crop walkways where they can reduce weed pressure, decompose naturally and add carbon to our soils. All of these choices function together to create a vibrant, balanced and diverse ecosystem on the farm that sustains all forms of life, including us!
.Fernbrook CSA Manager Jessica Brandeisky began understanding the importance of the food we eat and the way that it is produced when she
spent a semester abroad in South India during her junior year at Ramapo College. While there she saw firsthand the effects of corporate agriculture on small, local farmers and the environment and realized that the same interactions must be going on worldwide. Upon returning home to New Jersey, Jess began
to learn more about the complexities of food systems and production in the United States. Jess is proud to be growing food in an honest way that benefits the local community and ecology. She feels that sustainable farming represents a great intersection of many issues that the world faces today.
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