FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work?

Each week, we will have your pre-packed box of freshly harvested produce waiting for you at the ACRe CSA Depot—the old garage behind the historic Moses Bayuk House, across the street from the field where your vegetables were grown.

Just show up, sign your name, and take your box. To keep our costs down and prevent unnecessary waste, we ask that you hold the boxes and return them to us the following week so we can reuse them.

The first CSA pickup of 2021 will be Thursday August 5 and will continue every week until October 23.

See the full ACRe CSA Calendar.

What’s in the box?

Whatever is in season!

This summer we expect to have tomatoes, peppers, jalapeños, zucchini, eggplant, beets, broccoli and cabbage. Fall brings collards, fennel, kale, lettuces, kohlrabi, green onions, Swiss chard, bok choy, radishes, turnips and winter squash. Each week we’ll provide 8-10 different vegetables that we estimate can feed a family of four. We do our best to provide a range of produce, including familiar staples, and some less common surprises in there, too … We sure hope you like turnips!

Occasionally we may include special treats from our friends’ farms, too!

How do I get it?

Your box of vegetables will be waiting for you each week behind the old Moses Bayuk House next to Alliance Cemetery at 984 Gershal Ave in Norma, NJ.

Just pull into the driveway and up near the garage. There is plenty of room to park and loop around to exit.

Expect to see some familiar faces as you run into old friends and fellow community members picking up their vegetables, too!

Why should I join?

Our members enjoy fresh, local, sustainably grown vegetables. They help protect the earth from environmentally destructive practices and keep our food dollars in the community. Members can rest assured the food they eat contains no chemicals or synthetic pesticides or fertilizers. By joining the CSA, you become our partners in keeping it that way, while joining with a community of farmers and eaters committed to great food and and a healthier environment.

Is your farm “organic?”

As of 2019 we meet the requirements to qualify for USDA Organic Certification, having abstained from applying prohibited synthetic chemical substances on our fields for 36 months as we transitioned from conventional to organic practice. When we raise funds from this CSA Pilot Program, our next step will be to apply for USDA Organic Certification. In the meantime we continue to grow our vegetables 100% naturally and chemical-free, using only non-GMO seeds and composted manure for fertilizer.

How much does it cost?

At ACRe CSA, we believe that sustainably raised, nutritious food should be accessible to everyone. We offer CSA shares on a sliding scale from $360 to $540 ($30-$45/week). Our target price is $450, but if that’s a stretch, members can pay as little as $360 for a share. If you are able to pay more to help us subsidize shares for lower-income members, we thank you in advance.

What if I can’t pick up my share?

No problem. You’re welcome to have friends or family pick up your share. Just have them present your name when they arrive. If no one is going to claim a box in a given week, please email us in advance. Any unclaimed boxes will be donated or shared with our volunteers.

If you want to support the CSA but don’t want the vegetables, you can donate your shares. Your CSA donation is 100% tax deductible.

Who are the farmers?

ACRe have partnered with our neighbors, the Bartee family of K&J Organic Farms. Joe Bartee comes from decades of farming experience in the Deep South. Together with his grandson Kenny Bartee they are working to uphold the family tradition with a modern sustainable practice.

What is ACRe?

Alliance Community Reboot (ACRe), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, seeks to rebuild Jewish farm-based community in South New Jersey, on the site of the Alliance settlement, the first Jewish agricultural society in North America.

ACRe is building an active farm rooted in the values of sustainability, food justice and Jewish education. The farmhouse, historic Alliance Synagogue and surrounding 70 acres of farmland serve as a Jewish cultural and educational hub for neighboring communities.

Sounds great, how do I sign up?

It’s easy. All our sign ups are managed online and you pay with a credit card. If you prefer to pay with a check in the mail or would like to pay a different price than the current online options, please first contact us by email for instructions.

Your credit card transaction is safe and secure, processed with the Stripe online payment system.

Note, the online shop will require you to enter your shipping address, though there is no shipping! Your address will only be used for our records. You must still come pick up your boxes.

Did we leave anything out?

Email us at csa@acreboot.org

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Thank you for supporting ACRe!

Come meet us and pick up your box of vegetables behind the historic Moses Bayuk House:

984 Gershal Ave, Alliance, NJ 08318

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