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
  • **Optional Pasture Raised Eggs
  • **Optional Pasture Raised chicken
    • **These items have an addtional fee.

To purchase extra produce, eggs or chicken please follow the link to our Online Store. Your extra produce will be delivered with your box.

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.

 

Pricing

The CSA share is based on a family of 4 and provides enough produce of each variety to make one meal per item. For some folks, you may find it’s too much produce for you to use so, we always encourage sharing with family and friends. THe shares will be prodvided for 18 weeks

Full Share-$31 per week/$558 for 18 weeks

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

Payment options:

  • Pay in full
  • Two Installments

Our projected first share will be available the begining of June and will run 18 weeks.

 

Pick Up Locations

We offer the following options for pick up:

  1. Wednesday pick up will be in Dover at the Rodney Village Shopping Center. Address is 1621 S Dupont Hwy Dover DE 19904. Pick Up Time will be from 4pm-6:30pm
  2. Thursdays at our farm from 4pm-6:30pm!  Dittmar Family Farms is located at 644 Paradise Alley Road, Felton, DE, 19943.  
  3. Friday pick up at the Milton Farmers Market located at the Dogfish Head Brewery Address is 6 VILLAGE CENTER BLVD.
    MILTON, DE 19968 from 3pm-6pm.

 If you are not able to make a pick up day, call us and we can work something out.

 

 

Our Menu

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

What can be in your box.

 

   June

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

        July-August

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

     August-September

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

* 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.