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Burlington CSA Box Share

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The Rancocas Creek Farm (RCF) and The Opportunity League are excited to offer a box share of fresh, chemical-free vegetables, herbs and flowers to Burlington residents.  RCF grows a lot of different produce on their farm in Southampton, NJ.  Your boxed share will include food like lettuce, sweet potatoes, beets, carrots, garlic, cucumbers, tomatoes, melons, onions, squash and beans.  And you’ll get some perhaps lesser-known crops like okra, bok choy, winter radish, collard greens and leeks. Not to mention flowers and herbs! 

Your boxed share of fresh vegetables will be available for pickup on Wednesdays from 12 pm to 5pm at The Opportunity League Headquarters, 11 West Broad St, Burlington.  The distribution season begins in early June and runs for 21 weeks. 

Our goal is to provide you with delicious, chemical free food and a connection with local farms and farmers throughout the season.

Reserve Your Box Share!

The cost of a box share for Burlington residents is $525. To reserve your share make the initial payment of $125. Subsequent payments of $200 will be due on March 10th and May 10th. Shares are limited and we anticipate selling out so reserve your share today!

You will receive a weekly farm email during the season letting you know what food to expect that week, telling you what is happening on the farm and a few recipes to try.  You will also get information on events, happenings and opportunities at the farm and in New Jersey’s Pinelands from RCF’s parent organization, the Pinelands Preservation Alliance.

Pay by credit card below. Prefer to pay by check? Print out this form and mail it along with payment to Rancocas Creek Farm, Attn: Burlington Share, 17 Pemberton Rd, Southampton, NJ 08088.

Burlington box shares are limited – so reserve your share today! 

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The Opportunity League & Rancocas Creek Farm

In 2022 the Rancocas Creek Farm, the Pinelands Preservation Alliance and The Opportunity League collaborated on a unique program to offer the young people the chance to learn about farming at our Rancocas Creek Farm.  This ten-week program was a huge success and resulted in a deeper partnership with new innovative programs planned for 2023.

Meet the Farmers

Farm Manager, Jeff Tober is a native of Willow Grove, PA.  He started growing food in the 1990s at Aspen Farms Community Garden in West Philadelphia.  That led to volunteer stints on farms in PA and eventually an Apprenticeship at Brookfield Farm in Amherst, MA where he apprenticed for 2 years and was the Assistant Farmer for 2 years.  In 2007 he started Fernbrook Farm CSA in Chesterfield, NJ with the Kuser family and joined PPA in 2020 to start Rancocas Creek Farm.  He currently serves on the board of the NJ Agricultural Society and on the Burlington County Agricultural Development Board and helped launch NJCRAFT (Collaborative Regional Association for Farmer Training).   Jeff is married to Becky Free who has been at PPA since 2007 and is currently the Director of Membership and Communications.  Their sons Henry and Pete often help at the farm (if they must…)

Assistant Farm Manager, Alex Robb is a lifelong New Jersey native and came to the Rancocas Creek Farm in 2021. Prior to working at RCF, Alex worked with Farm Manager Jeff Tober at Fernbrook Farms in Chesterfield, NJ. He graduated from The College of New Jersey in 2021 with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Secondary Education. His interests in sustainability, food security, and regenerative agriculture ultimately made him pursue farming after graduation. His love of history and education is still very present, though, and when not working in the fields, he can often be found at historic sites where he participates as a historical reenactor. His other interests include gardening (seems a little strange for a farmer) and fishing. 

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