End of Season, Pork Sale AND Thank You’s!

Week 20 CSA. Last One! Pick up shares Thu, Fri 12-5 PM or Sat 10 AM-2 PM. On the Table… Spinach, Lettuce, Arugula, Kales, Winter Squashes, Broccoli (and some Cauliflower), Cabbage (green/red), Fennel, Scallions, Hakurei Turnips, Chard, Peppers. And pick your own Green Beans and Flowers.

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Save the Date! Annual Harvest Dinner on the farm. More info on this event to be posted on our website this week. Tickets limited; on sale Thursday 10/11 until sold out. Join us and celebrate!

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Smoked Pork Sale… Our farm raised bacon, hams, kielbasa and scrapple will be available to CSA customers on a first come, first serve basis in our Farm shop this week.

End of Season Thank You’s!

And so the end of the CSA season is here.  At this point, we are a little worn out; we reach back in our memories though and we can say overall it was a great season!  From a farmer’s standpoint, here’s the 2019 breakdown.  The favorites: strawberries, our greens (I’ll take B&B’s arugula and spinach any day versus the grocery store “baby” stuff!), fresh dug carrots, zucchini and cucumbers, tomatoes (vine ripened and Jersey Fresh is the best!).  Also broccoli AND peppers (those vibrant colors happen in the field, not ethylene induced as is the case for most grocery store ones).  Short but sweet season runner’s up:  the humble onion, we take it for granted, however it is difficult to grow and store.  Our onions are beautiful fresh from the field, storing them is a challenge we continue to work on.  For melons, flavor was nice but harvest numbers were lower than expected.  I feel pollination might be an issue.  Need more bees!  Others that gave it their best: eggplant was good for a period but struggled with insect and disease pressures.  Garlic OK, not as impressive as we are known for, it was from old seed we have been saving for years which we have replaced with new stock for 2020.  Flowers started off strong with abundant calendula (which was made into a local beer!), but others that followed were not as productive which may be related to heavy use of this field over time.  Crop rotation and resting fields is so important!  Mother Nature is telling us something.  The perennial herbs did not come back from last year as expected; we will dig up and replace this fall.  Every year we celebrate the harvest at hand and it comes with challenges, and from that valuable lessons.  We are grateful for the experiences and owe the farm’s successes to so many.

To our Customers:  thank you for supporting the farm and CSA. It’s not always easy to get to the farm to pick up your share, or do the pick your own and then prepare all the farm veggies you get.  We thank you for showing up every week rain or shine (or heat wave!) and making the farm a part of your schedule and a priority.   We are grateful for your efforts; thank you for being with us!

To our Staff: thank you to our dedicated staff who gave much of their time and enthusiasm this summer to working on the farm.  Thank you for keeping your heads high through the good times and the rough times.  Despite your trying moments, I hope you will look back on your farm experience with pride and good memories.  You made me laugh, you made me happy (and frustrated!).  Each one of you has taught me something valuable, about farming and life.  Your efforts on the farm crew matter and are important.

To our Artisans and collaborators:  Thank you to our fellow partners in creating community: Hammerbacher bakery – we appreciate everything you do for us.  Thank you for caring about agriculture and supporting the farm wholeheartedly. And to the artist’s who all gathered on the farm for our annual Fall Arts fest… it is a privilege to be associated with such a group of hard working and creative people. And to many others and local businesses that we collaborate with, thank you for sharing your talents and passion with us.

To our family and friends of the farm:  Art and Carolyn Brown, owners of B&B Farms.  Thank you for your support over the years and for being such great landlords! You believed in us and welcomed the CSA as an important component to the farm.  Thank you for all you have done for us!  Thank you to our family and friends for advice, being there always and a part of our journey.

All in all, we feel 2019 was a very positive season.  At times, we are satisfied and others it feels like we have too many pots on the stove.  We continue to strive for the better and achieve more, and grow more.  Every year is unforgettable and an amazing experience one way or another.  In 2020, we celebrate 10 years in farming; let’s keep it growing!  From all of us at B&B, we love you, we thank you!  It is a privilege to serve you and be your farmers. 

Wk 19 Pork Sale continues, New crops

CSA Week 19. PICKUP Thu and Fri 12-5 PM, Sat 10 AM-2 PM

(Please note: week 20, next week, will be the last CSA pickup for 2019)

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On the Table in Farm Shop… Spinach, Lettuce, Arugula, Kale, Chard, Broccoli, Fennel, Scallions, Cabbage (green and red), Winter Squash (Butternut and Buttercup), and Peppers. Pick Your Own: Green Beans and Flowers.

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Extras for Sale… Potpies (Chicken, Sheppard’s pie and Veggie), Griggstown Farms. Apples, Nichols Orchard. Breads and Baked goods, Hammerbacher. Eggs, Cycle Farms.

B&B Farms Pork Sale continues
We are proud to offer our amazing pork for in sale in our Farm Shop. Our fresh pork is on sale to CSA members on a first-come, first-served basis.

Our pigs are raised on pasture and outside. They were fed a diet of un-medicated/non gmo/high quality grain, farm veggies, spent beer grains from a local brewery, and bakery “waste”. Our pigs were not raised in concrete warehouses in confined pens like 98% of pigs raised in the USA… And of course they were able to forage, root, wallow and live like pigs!

Pork sold by the cut.
Limited quantities: Sausage (apple/maple and green onion), Chops, Ground pork, Ribs (country and spare) and Hocks. Coming soon… the smoked pork takes extra time to process: Bacon, Ham (boneless and sliced, and ham steaks), Kielbasa and Scrapple. SOLD OUT: Sausage (sweet and breakfast) and Loin.

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Thank you for supporting our farm, and we appreciate your business.

Wk 17 Local Art/Music, Potpies, New crops

CSA WEEK 17 PICKUP: Thu-Fri (9/19-20) 12-5 PM, and Sat 10 AM-2 PM (9/21)

The Crops.

New… Beets (red/golds) and Spaghetti squash. Also: Butternut and Buttercup squash; Potatoes (red/golds); Carrots; Cucumbers; Hakurei Turnip; Cucumbers; Sweet Peppers (bells/Italian types); Garlic; Kale (Tuscan/curly types); Arugula; Swiss Chard. Pick-Your-Own Green Beans and Flowers.

The Artists! Sat 9/21, 10 AM - 3 PM

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Extras For Sale - Support Local!

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Potpies: Chicken, Veggie AND Shepard’s Pie, chicken sausages too, Griggstown Farms; Eggs, Cycle Farms; Fresh Baked Breads and More, Hammerbacher; Pears/Apples, Nichols Orchard; Corn, Pastores; Honey, Mill Creek Apiary.

Fall Crops… looking good!

Pork Sale

Bittersweet week as our pigs were sent off to harvest; they were delivered by us to a local family butcher shop who has been serving South Jersey and farmers since the 1930’s. They are knowledgeable and compassionate and provide excellent service. It’s a complicated range of emotions you go through raising meat animals. We cared for them greatly. We provided shelter, fed them, talked to them and interacted with them, hosed them down when they were hot. Our pigs lived in the open in nature. Their diet ranged from a high end blend of grain sourced from a local farm to veggie scraps from our CSA to leftover baked goods. They had companionship and happily rolled around in the mud. Their comfort was of paramount importance to us. Americans enjoy pork and there is a huge demand for it. Commercially, pigs are raised in unpleasant conditions to meet this demand. Kept in warehouses, confined and isolated in cages with barely room to move, fattened with an unhealthy diet, and pumped with antibiotics to keep them from getting sick. On our farm, we respect our pigs and we consider them an integral part of our overall operation, helping manage hundreds of pounds of “seconds” produce and food waste throughout the season. They till up the ground and they create nutrient rich land for future crops. The profits from the sale of the pork will help pay our farm expenses, allowing us to continue to grow our CSA. Our pigs lived a good life and we are confident it’ll be reflected in the quality of the meat. Pork sale details forthcoming.

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Thank you for supporting our Farm!

CSA Wk 16. New! Apples and Butternut

CSA Wk 16 PICKUP: 9/12 Thu 12-5 PM; 9/13 Fri 12-5 PM; 9/14 Sat 10 AM-2 PM.

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On the Table in Farm Shop… New winter squash - Butternut - Buttercup also; Greens - Swiss chard, Kale and Arugula; Hakurei Turnip (and you can eat the greens too); Peppers - colorful and sweet - bells and red “Italian” type. Hots too; Potatoes - sweets, reds and golds. More Cucumbers, Garlic and Carrots. New - Pick Your Own Green Beans! Farewell to summer. The tomato and zucchini harvest has come to an end. Last week for eggplant too. We look forward to the fall harvest in the coming weeks - broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce and spinach back on the table soon.

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Extra Jersey Fresh for Sale…

  • Apples, Pears, Peaches and Corn! Fruit from our orchard man Joe Nichols in Franklinville AND corn from our farmer friends at Pastore Orchards in Hammonton.

  • Honey. Kid favorite honey sticks are back! And other honey infusions from Mill Creek Apiary.

  • Fresh Baked Breads and Baked goods. Hammerbacher.

  • In the fridge and freezer: Eggs, Cycle Farms AND Chicken sausages, Griggstown Farms.

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Pick Your Own…

  • Green Beans. We have 2 fields. The first will open this week. The plants are small due to lack of rain and heat over the last few weeks. Plenty of beans though. The next field should open in another week or 2. We plan for several weeks of picking. These crops along with others this fall need rain!!!

  • Flowers. The zinnia look really nice and will fill in for the fall. Enjoy. Celosia too, just a but weedy if you do not mind. Sunflowers are done for the season.

  • Herbs. Basil no limit. Oregano too. Other perennial herbs did not do as well this year as expected. We plan to revamp this field in the fall for next year. Learning as we grow:)

ART SHOW next week! 9/21 Sat 10 AM-3 PM

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Thank you for your continued support this season - we love our customers!

Your B&B Farms farmers.

CSA Wk 14. Greens, Buttercups, Cheeses

Pick up on-farm: 8/29-8/31. Pickup Hours, choose 1: Thu 12-5 pm, Fri 12-5 pm, or Sat 10 am-2 pm

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Jersey Fresh! NEW! Greens are back - Kale, Arugula. More Winter Squash (choose Buttercup or Spaghetti). Tomatoes… Reds and Heirlooms. New tender field of Zucchini and Cucumbers coming in. Abundant Sweet Peppers (Orange/Yellow/Red). Also Eggplant, Onions, Garlic, Potatoes, Carrots and Hot Peppers. Pick-Your-Own cherry tomatoes - last week, No Limit. And Basil, No Limit. Corn AND Peaches from our farm friends at Pastore Orchards for sale. Looking forward to apples soon as we enter September, next week!

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PICK YOUR OWN. If not on your share ticket for the week, you can add to it! PYO is a great value. See Extras for Sale sign in Farm Shop for pricing, along with other crops for sale.

  • Cherry Tomatoes. NO LIMIT. Last week of the cherry tomatoes. The tomato plants are at the end of their life cycle, the field is weedy. We recommend wearing shoes you don’t mind getting dirty!

  • Herbs - Basil - NO LIMIT. Other herbs too, a bit weedy in the perennial beds. We have chives, oregano, sage and thyme.

  • Flowers. 7-8 stems, depending on availability. Nice sunflowers and zinnias coming in.

EXTRA JERSEY FRESH FOR SALE - NEW!

  • CHEESE! Fresh Mozzeralla, Ricotta and Cheddar, Fulper Farms. Still plenty of tomatoes that need this cheese!

  • Baked goods? Hammerbacher - Week off for this hard working couple… rest up my friends, we look forward to having you back next week:)

  • Corn and Peaches, Pastore Orchards.

  • Eggs - Cycle Farms AND Chicken Sausage, Griggstown Farms.

OTHER FARM NEWS

Coming up… Green Beans! With cooler weather on the way, green beans will be nice and tender for picking soon!

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Fall Art Festival, September 21st:

Creator Highlights …

Creator: Mary Beth Spiegel

Mary Beth began her work in pottery in 2000. She's a retired local teacher who has taken classes in several ceramic studios but Ocean City Arts Center is her home away from home. She makes functional and decorative items for the home and the soul. Come see her berry bowls that are beautifully inspired by nature.

Creator: Gloria Scarella

Originally from Port Republic, Gloria started Little Gidding Studios while making windchimes and mobiles from old chandelier parts. When she began working in clay at Ocean City Arts Center she started combining her own pottery with other found objects to create windchimes, garden totems and lots of items for the home.


See you on the farm!

B&B Farm Crew.

CSA Wk. 13. Spaghetti Squash!

Pick up on-farm: 8/22-8/24. Pickup Hours, choose 1: Thu 12-5 pm, Fri 12-5 pm, or Sat 10 am-2 pm

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Jersey Fresh! NEW! Spaghetti Squash & Garlic! Soooo many Tomatoes… classic Reds, Heirlooms (orange/pinks) and Pick-Your-Own Cherry types. Pair with lots of Basil - NO LIMIT on pick your own Basil! Red Watermelons. Back To School soon - Oh My! Carrots/Cucumbers/Peppers make great snacks for kids at school and at home! Abundant Sweet Peppers (Orange/Yellow/Red/Green)… best crop ever - slice and freeze for winter use, or stuff and have farm fresh meals for later months. More Eggplant, Onions, Potatoes, Zucchini. Hot Peppers (Jalapenos & Krimzon Lee)... stuff’em or fry’em! Makes a great app. See more Pick-Your-Own below for Flowers and Herbs. Also, Corn AND Peaches from our farm friends at Pastore Orchards for sale. Oh summer! Preserve the harvest.

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PICK YOUR OWN. If adding to your share this week, PYO is a great value. NO LIMIT on cherry tomatoes and Basil. CSA member perks! Gleaning week.

  • Cherry Tomatoes. NO LIMIT! Orange, Yellow, Black Cherry and Classic Red. The tomato plants are coming to the end of their life cycle; still an abundance of beautiful tomatoes for picking! Farm tip: amazing roasted and stores great in freezer. We add to chili, sauces, soups and serve with crackers and cheese.

  • Herbs - Basil - NO LIMIT!

  • Flowers. 6 stems. More flowers planted for a later summer harvest.

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EXTRA JERSEY FRESH FOR SALE: Baked goods, Hammerbacher; Corn and Peaches, Pastore Orchards; Eggs - Cycle Farms; Chicken Sausage, Griggstown Farms

OTHER FARM NEWS

TOMATOES

Due to the nature of growing tomatoes using sustainable practices, it is normal to see some cracks and spots on your tomatoes, especially the heirlooms. At B&B Farms, a “perfect tomato” tastes great, AND is raised with great care and consideration for the health of the workers and the environment.

Best peppers we’ve ever had!

EGGPLANT

Usually a heavy producer into the fall for us, eggplant this year is not holding well. The field has had heavy insect pressure lately. If your eggplant has a few spots on them, we recommend you use them relatively quick; they’re still good eggplants.

COMING SOON! Butternut & Buttercup Squash. New crop of Zucchini and Cucumber. Greens back next week - Arugula and Kale. Not far off, Green Beans… they make great school snacks for the kids! More fall favorites growing up… Cauliflower, Broccoli, Spinach, Lettuce, Fennel. Cooler weather is on the way!


Fall Art Festival, September 21st:

Creator Highlights …

Apiarist: A. Walker Apiaries

Andrew Douglas produces local honey and honey products including candles and gift baskets! Located in Green Bank, they produce and pack some of the best local honey around! Come try their creamed cinnamon honey or healthy turmeric creamed honey. They also provide pollination services. Welcome A. Walker Apiaries!

Creator: Victoria Cox-Barnett

Vicky creates individual pieces in colors that range from soothing earthtones to pretty pastels, riotous rainbows to graphic black and whites. She also does custom designs with fabrics and colors that you choose so you can get the color scheme that you like.


See you on the farm!

B&B Farm Crew.

CSA Wk. 12. Summer's Bounty Continues!

Pick up on-farm: 8/15-8/17. Pickup Hours, choose 1: Thu 12-5 pm, Fri 12-5 pm, or Sat 10 am-2 pm

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Jersey Fresh! Tomatoes… heavy with classic Reds, Heirlooms and Pick-Your-Own Cherry types. Melons, Mix and Match… Red/Yellow Watermelons and Cantaloupe. More of summer’s best… Eggplant (Classic and heirloom types) AND Sweet Peppers (Orange/Yellow/Red/Green); they are beauties! Onions, Potatoes (Golds are back!), Beets, Carrots, Cucumbers, Zucchini, Scallions and Cabbage. Nice Hot Peppers if you dare (Jalapenos & Krimzon Lee)... stuff’em or fry’em! See more Pick-Your-Own below for Flowers and Herbs. Also, Corn AND Peaches from our farm friends at Pastore Orchards for sale. Oh summer!

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Cherry Tomatoes. Orange, Yellow, Black Cherry and Classic Red. Farmer tip: These are amazing roasted; stores great in freezer. Load up for the winter months!

  • FLOWERS. 6 stems. More flowers planted for a later summer harvest.

  • HERBS - a great value to add to your CSA share! Please help yourself to a SIGNIFICANT amount of Basil! Make Pesto. Also, Thyme, Oregano and Chives.

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EXTRA JERSEY FRESH FOR SALE. Peaches from Pastore Farms! More Corn!; Pasture-raised, hormone and chemical-free & Eggs, Cycle Farms. Sausages, Griggstown Farms; Bread/baked goods, Hammerbacher; Honey, Mill Creek Apiary


Fall Art Festival, September 21st:

Creator Highlights …

Tea Maker: Krystal Vullo

Krystal is the owner and creator of The Little Rustic Homestead Organic Teas n' More , serving fabulous homegrown teas and more! Tea is the ultimate tool to helping you slow down. Even if it has caffeine. There is just something about the energy of tea that speaks of beauty, health and peace. Come and try some of Krystal's homegrown organic chamomile and organic calendula teas. To your health!

Artisan: Vicki Thurlow-Lewis 

Vicki is a founding member of the annual Fall Harvest Festival. She is a Ceramic Artist and Art Teacher who shares her talents throughout our community. Vicki creates wheel thrown pottery combined with textile and textured elements inspired by nature and the love of craft.


See you on the farm!

B&B Farm Crew.

CSA Wk. 11. The Colors of August!

Pick up on-farm: 8/8-8/10. Pickup Hours, choose 1: Thu 12-5 pm, Fri 12-5 pm, or Sat 10 am-2 pm

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Jersey Fresh! Tomatoes… heavy with classic Reds, Heirlooms and Pick-Your-Own Cherry types. NEW, Tomatillos! Melons, Mix and Match… Red/Yellow Watermelons and Cantaloupe. More of summer’s best… Eggplant (Classic and heirloom types) AND Sweet Peppers (Orange/Yellow/Red/Green); they are beauties! Onions, Potatoes (more reds this week - our potato digger is out for repairs, golds back soon when the tractor is up and running again), Beets (mixed colors!), Carrots, Cucumbers, Zucchini, Scallions and Cabbage. Nice Hot Peppers if you dare (Jalapenos & Krimzon Lee)... stuff um if you got um! See more Pick-Your-Own below for Flowers and Herbs. Also, Corn AND Peaches from our farm friends at Pastore Orchards for sale. Oh summer!

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PICK-YOUR-OWN Are these crops in your share for the week? Extras available for purchase in Farm shop. Quart containers: kindly recycle. New Crops Planted. Please walk within the rows, not across the field; we recently planted green beans and flowers and they are hard to see. Thank you!

  • Cherry Tomatoes. Orange, Yellow, Black Cherry and Classic Red. Farmer tip: These are amazing roasted; stores great in freezer. Load up for the winter months!

  • FLOWERS. 12 stems. Still plenty of sunflowers!

  • HERBS - a great value to add to your CSA share! Please help yourself to a SIGNIFICANT amount of Basil! Make Pesto. Also, Parsley, Thyme, Oregano and Chives.

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EXTRA JERSEY FRESH FOR SALE. NEW! Peaches from Pastore Farms! More Corn!; Pasture-raised, hormone and chemical-free & Eggs, Cycle Farms. Sausages, Griggstown Farms; Bread/baked goods, Hammerbacher; Honey, Mill Creek Apiary


Other Farm News…

Butternut Squash & Buttercup Squash coming in a couple weeks!

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Fall Art Festival, upcoming September:

Creator Highlights …

Artist: Carol Ann Keiser

Carol is an accomplished watercolor artist with formal training from Du Cret school of the arts. She also paints with and is mentored by established watercolor artist Kathy English at English Pines Studios.

She currently resides here in South Jersey with her husband musician Daniel Keiser. After several years of painting on and off because of caring for elderly parents, she’s moved to her current residence to focus on her gifted talent to paint watercolor. So much local talent right in our backyard!

Potter: Joseph DiMatteo

In addition to offering his elegant ceramic pieces for sale, Joe will be giving a full day of wheel thrown pottery demonstrations at the farm.

Joe has been a ceramics instructor at Ocean City Arts Center since 2013. He’s long been inspired by Asian pottery, including Japanese tea wares of all influences. His work is an interpretation of these and forms from nature.


See you on the farm!

B&B Farm Crew.

CSA Wk. 10. Aug and Watermelons!

Pick up on-farm: 8/1-8/3. Pickup Hours, choose 1: Thu 12-5 pm, Fri 12-5 pm, or Sat 10 am-2 pm.

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Jersey Fresh! Watermelon! (Red & Yellow), Cantaloupes, Tomatoes… harvest getting heavy! (Reds, Heirlooms and Pick-Your-Own Cherry types), Onions (Red & Yellow), Potatoes (Red & Gold), Eggplant (Classic and heirloom types), Peppers (Bells & Hots), Carrots, Cucumbers, Zucchini, Scallions and Cabbage. See more Pick-Your-Own below for Flowers, Herbs and updates. Also, Corn from Pastore Orchards for sale.

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On melons… Choose Red AND Yellow types. Impress your friends and family with both! Great Harvest! If choosing Cantaloupes, they are a smaller, high sugar type, Sugar Cube. Great for a snack and stuffing with ice creme or yogurt:) Unlike the watermelon, the cantaloupe harvest has been spotty; if we run out, please take a smaller watermelon in place of.

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PICK-YOUR-OWN Kindly recycle your quart containers, Thanks! Are these crops in your share for the week? Extras available for purchase in Farm shop.

  • Cherry Tomatoes. All 6 rows open! Orange, Yellow, Black Cherry and Classic Red. Tomatoes ripen from the bottom up, so look low on the plants. Also, there is a path in the middle for you to walk through and over to other tomatoes and herbs. Enjoy!

  • FLOWERS. 12 stems for mixed bouquets! Lots of sunflowers out there, especially by the cherry tomatoes! See the pick your own example in Farm Shop if you’re including them in your farm share for the week.

  • HERBS - a great value to add to your CSA share! Please help yourself to a SIGNIFICANT amount of Basil! Make Pesto. Also, Parsley, Thyme, Oregano and Chives.

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EXTRA JERSEY FRESH FOR SALE. Corn, Pastore Farms; Whole chickens (Pasture-raised, hormone and chemical-free) & Eggs, Cycle Farms. Pasture-raised, hormone and chemical-free Chicken Sausages, Griggstown Farms; Bread/baked goods, Hammerbacher; Honey, Mill Creek Apiary

Why Pay More for Organic Chicken? Ask Farmer Melanie! Click here for more.


Fall Art Festival, upcoming September:

Creator Highlights …

Soap Maker: Tawes Creek Soap Company

Owner and creator Carol Ritson produces handmade delectable pure and natural soaps, oils, candles, balms and salts from essential oils and all natural ingredients right here in Galloway Township. Custom blends, healing spritzes and fabulous scents for all to enjoy at the fall festival! Come out and see the difference handmade can make!

Artisan: Renee Hannselmann

Renee puts together the most amazing dried flower wreaths and arrangements. Beautifully scented and perfect for gifts or your own home. Welcome Renee!

See you on the farm!

B&B Farm Crew.

CSA Wk. 9. Tomatoes & Cantalopes!

Pick up on-farm: 7/25-7/27. Pickup Hours, choose 1: Thu 12-5 pm, Fri 12-5 pm, or Sat 10 am-2 pm.

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Jersey Fresh! NEW! Tomatoes! (Red Slicers, Heirlooms and Pick-Your-Own Cherries) They’re just coming in, more in the following weeks! Cantaloupes… choose 1 large or 2 small snack sized “Sugar Cubes”; small and packed full of flavor! Onions (Reds and Yellow Sweets), Potatoes (Red and Golds), Eggplant (Classic and round heirloom), Peppers (Bells and Jalapenos), Beets, Carrots, Cucumbers, Zucchini, Scallions and Cabbage. Still have Green Beans for picking, see more Pick-Your-Own below. Also, Corn from Pastore Orchards for sale:)

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PICK-YOUR-OWN

  • Cherry Tomatoes. All 6 rows open! Orange, Yellow, Black Cherry and Classic Red. More Oranges than the other types - these are amazing and super sweet! Black Cherry is still just coming in. Tomatoes ripen from the bottom up, so look low on the plants. Also, there is a path in the middle for you to walk through and over to other tomatoes and herbs. Enjoy!

  • FLOWERS. 15 stems for mixed bouquets. Lots of sunflowers out there! See the pick your own example in Farm Shop if you’re including them in your farm share for the week.

  • HERBS - a great value to add to your CSA share! Please help yourself to a SIGNIFICANT amount of Basil! Make Pesto. Also, Parsley, Thyme, Oregano and Chives.

  • Green Beans. This is the last week for the existing green beans; the heat has been taking a toll on them. If you include green beans in your shares but do not like what you see when you get out there, you may swap in shop. We planted more green beans which should be ready in a few weeks and throughout the season.

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EXTRA JERSEY FRESH FOR SALE. Corn, Pastore Farms; Whole chickens (Pasture-raised, hormone and chemical-free) & Eggs, Cycle Farms. Pasture-raised, hormone and chemical-free Chicken Sausages, Griggstown Farms; Bread/baked goods, Hammerbacher; Honey, Mill Creek Apiary

Why Pay More for Organic Chicken? Ask Farmer Melanie! Click here for more.


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Fall Art Festival, upcoming September:

Creator Highlights …

Food Truck: Greg Finegan of “Chef Food Rollin

Chef Food Rollin will be serving their always delicious menu and using some of our fresh B&B Farms harvested produce! Come out and support this great locally owned treasure!

Author/Artist: Laura Laielli Statuti

A member of English Pines Studio, her artwork has been featured in local art shows throughout the community. She recently used her love of art in a new way... writing and illustrating a children’s book. Her adopted dog, Butterbean, inspired her book, “Butterbean Finds a Home”. Through the story of Butterbean’s path to finding his forever home, this book teaches children about kindness, compassion, and caring for one another. Come out, meet the author, and get an autographed copy!

See you on the farm!

B&B Farm Crew.