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 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 2024 Box Share!
The cost of a box share for Burlington residents is $535. To reserve your share make the initial payment of $125. Payments of $205 will be due February 15 and May 15. 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.
Burlington box shares are limited – so reserve your share today!
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…)
Ezra Tischler, Assistant Farm Manager, joined PPA in 2022 as a farm apprentice with Rancocas Creek Farm and assumed the role of Assistant Farm Manager in 2024. Prior to working at Rancocas Creek Farm, he spent three years managing High Hill Hydro, a small indoor hydroponic farm in Delaware County, PA, growing greens for Philadelphia area restaurants. Ezra also spent two years working at North Star Orchard in Chester County, PA where he discovered his love of farming and desire to be part of the local food system. He graduated from Lafayette College, in Easton, PA with a Bachelor’s degree in English and continued his education earning a Master of Environmental Studies degree at the University of Pennsylvania. Ezra lives in South Philly with his amazing wife, their ever-curious son, and one cute little dog. When not at the farm Ezra enjoys hiking with his family, consuming Philadelphia sports (and the associated heartbreak), and writing poetry, among other creative outlets.