What is CSA?

 

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between a community (that’s you) and a farmer (that’s us). The farm pledges to grow food for the community and the community pledges to support the farm. It is a direct field-to-table relationship, allowing the community to be more in touch with its food source. By making a financial commitment to a farm, people become a shareholder of the CSA.

 

 

Shared Risk

There is an important aspect when it comes to being a CSA shareholder and that is the idea of shared risk. When shareholders invest in our farm, we commit to do our best to provide them with an abundant box of produce each week. However, as farmers, we are continually at the mercy of God and the weather. Understanding this is a vital part of partaking in any CSA program. If a plague of Japanese beetle eats all the beans, everyone is disappointed together, and together we all root for the other vegetables. Know that we take great pride and responsibility in providing our members the best quality produce. So please understand we are in this together and that we will do what we can to provide an abundant array of delicious, nutritionally dense, produce each week.

 

 

Member Benefits

 

  • Fresh, Delaware grown, produce harvested at the peak of ripeness and flavor
  • Discount on produce not included in your CSA share
  • CSA Additional Fee Add-On Item this year:
    • Pasture Raised chicken
    • Fresh Flower Bouquets

 

Not a member?  Feel free to stop by the farm, the produce stand or at any of the farmers markets and pick up some fresh produce anytime.

 

Small Share: weekly box with average 6-7 items, portion sizes for 2 adults

Pricing

This year we will be providing Small, Medium, and Large shares. The small share is based on a family of 2. The medium share will be based on a family of 4. The large share will be based on a family of 6. The sizes are based on adult portion sizes. We will try and have a minimum of 6 different items per box. The shares will be provided for 16 weeks, beginning the end of May and going until the middle of September.

Large Share- $51 per week/ $815 for 16 weeks

Medium Share- $36 per week/$575 for 16 weeks

Small Share- $24 per week/$383 for 16 weeks

Payments are prorated, so feel free to sign up at anytime during or growing season.

Payment options:

  • Pay in full
  • Four Installments

We offer online payments through our Sign Up link, with either Paypal or electronic check.  If you choose to pay in 4 installments, there is an automatic draft option.  We also take personal check and credit card (vis Square).  If you want to pay for your share over the phone, please contact us at (302) 222-9948 and we can process your payment and  assist you in completing your sign up.  

 

Medium Share: weekly box with average of 6-7 items, more of each item than in the small share - designed for 4 people

Pick Up Locations

We offer the following options for pick up:

  1. Tuesday pick up will be in Dover at the Rodney Village Shopping Center. The address is 1621 S Dupont Hwy Dover DE 19904. Pick Up Time will be from 4:30pm-6:00pm
  2. Thursdays at our farm from 4:30pm-6:00pm!  Dittmar Family Farms is located at 644 Paradise Alley Road, Felton, DE, 19943.
  3. Saturdays at the Historic Lewes Farmers Market from 8am-12pm.  The address is Johnson Ave &, Dupont Ave, Lewes, DE 19958 (George H.P. Smith Park).  

If you are not able to pick up your box you may send someone in your stead to recieve your box. If no can pick up your box you may come to one of our other pickup location and get your box. If you miss all pick ups sorry but your produce will be feed to the pigs! Joking but seriouly our pigs love fresh produce.

 

 

Large Share Size: average 8 items and enough for a family of 6

Our Menu

Our goal is to provide the following fruits, vegetables, and herbs for the season. 

What can be in your box.

 

   May-June

  • Asparagus
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Blue Berries
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Kale
  • Kholrabi
  • Greens
  • Lettuce
  • Mixed Salad 
  • Radish
  • Rutabaga
  • Turnips
  • Onions
  • Snap Peas
  • Scallons
  • Seasonal Herbs
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries

        July-August

  • Beans
  • Carrots
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cherry Tomatos
  • Colored Peppers
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Green Peppers
  • Lettuce
  • Mixed Salad
  • Onions
  • Potatoes
  • Seasonal Herbs
  • Scallons
  • Squash
  • Sweet Corn
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon
  • Zucchini

     August-September

  • Apples
  • Beans
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cherry Tomatos
  • Colored Peppers
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Green Peppers
  • Hot Peppers
  • Lettuce
  • Mixed Salad
  • Onions
  • Seasonal Herbs
  • Scallions 
  • Squash
  • Sweet Corn
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon
  • Zucchini
  • Pumpkins

* While 80% of what is in your box comes from our farm, we are working with other farms this year to provide a wider variety of produce including locally grown (Delaware) fruit. As we are able to aquire various types of produce you will be informed and the produce will be included in your next CSA share. These are the farms we will be working with.

  • Dulin Farms, Clayton DE
  • Fifers Orchards, Camden DE
  • Good to the Core Farms, Felton DE
  • Indian Point Farms, Felton DE
  • Totem Farms, Milton DE