Seven Arrows East

Seven Arrows is a coastal retreat and sustainable farm on the outskirts of New York City. Come and enjoy an immersive experience with gorgeous waterfront views, forest hiking and lovingly grown food farmed on premises.

Accessible Location

A short ferry ride or drive from NYC, Seven Arrows is easily accessible by Seastreak or NJ Transit.

Human-Powered Agriculture

Our small, diversified farm utilizes sustainable, human-scale methods that help to improve tilth by enhancing the biodiversity in our living soil.

Getting back to basics.

We aspire to produce as many of the resources that we need to thrive, including food, livestock feed, rich soil and fuel.

CSA Enrollment–January 4th!

We’re happy to announce that we have opened up registration for our CSA on January 4th! Currently, our farm will be servicing the Monmouth County region, with weekly pick-ups at the farm.

To find out more about pricing and sample harvest lists, and to sign up, please review the

CSA Agreement

document, which includes the signup form and instructions. You can fill out, save, and email the form to us; print, complete, scan, and email the signed form; or send via USPS to the address on the form.

We, the farmers, wish to provide you with fresh, local, seasonal food and you, the member, wish to receive a portion of our harvest. This agreement outlines our shared commitments to that relationship.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a relationship between our farm and you as our customer. Rather than simply purchasing food, our customers become “members” of this CSA farm who receive a “share” of the farm’s harvest. For folks new to the CSA system, Local Harvest has a wonderful primer at http://www.localharvest.org/csa/.

Our CSA members will receive shares for 22 weeks, from the first week of June to the last week of October. Shares will typically include 7-10 different herbs and vegetables throughout the season, as well as eggs and/or flowers if selected as add-ons. Variety and quantity will vary weekly as described below in Section 2. Members are responsible for picking up weekly shares at our designated distribution locations on farm or around town.

One of the best parts of being a CSA member is the surprise each week’s share brings. We farmers grow fruits and veggies appropriate to the seasons, so you won’t find tomatoes in your first spring share, nor lettuce heads in the dead heat of summer. Offering produce grown, harvested, and enjoyed in its height of health and flavor is what we’re all about.

For folks new to the concept of CSA or to eating seasonally, it’s important to keep in mind (and enjoy) the variety in type and quantity of produce that each part of the growing season brings.

The chart below outlines some of the vegetables, herbs and foraged edibles we hope to deliver, and when you may see them in your share. This chart is based on our best estimate, but of course weather, pests, and other events will affect actual production.

June
Mesclun Salad Mix, Arugula, Radishes, Head Lettuce, Baby Turnips, Chickweed, Peas, Pea Shoots, Green Beans, Spinach, Broccoli Rabe, Collards, Kale, Swiss Chard, Green Onions, Garlic Scapes, Cilantro, Wild Mushrooms, Wild Garlic Chives, Wild Watercress, Freshly Cut Flowers (optional), Eggs (optional)

July to August
Mesclun Salad Mix, Beets, Carrots, Green Beans, Asian Greens, Collard Greens, Kale, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Beans, Eggplant, Sweet and Hot Peppers, Cucumbers, Summer Squash/Zucchini, Onions, Garlic, Basil, Mint, Thyme, Wild Mushrooms, Freshly Cut Flowers (optional), Eggs (optional)

September and October
Mesclun Salad Mix, Peas shoots, Peas Collard greens, Kale, Swiss Chard, Head Lettuce, Arugula, Asian Greens, Tomatoes, Eggplant, Hot and Sweet Peppers, Turnips, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Onions, Winter Squash, Radishes, Cilantro, Basil, Mint, Thyme, Sage, Wild Garlic Chives, Wild Watercress, Wild Mushrooms, Freshly Cut Flowers (optional), Eggs (optional)

Just like the kinds of produce we include in shares vary from week to week, so do the quantities of each, depending on many factors. Traditionally, the first shares of the season may seem packed with mostly salad ingredients and are less bulky than shares picked up in the height of summer, full of tomatoes, zucchini, and cucumbers. Below are examples of what your full share might look like one week in June and in September.

Sample June Share
-1 bunch swiss chard
-1 bunch kale
-1/2 lb mesclun salad mix
-1 lettuce head
-1 bunch radishes
-1 bunch turnips
-1 bunch baby bok choi
-1 bunch scallions
-1 bunch cilantro
-1 bunch dill

Sample September Share
-1 bunch swiss chard
-1 bunch kale
-1/2 lb mesclun salad mix
-3 lb heirloom tomatoes
-1 quart cherry tomatoes
-2 cucumbers
-1 zucchini
-2 lb eggplant
-1 lb sweet peppers
-1/2 lb hot peppers
-1 bunch green shallots
-1 bunch basil
-1 large bunch of assorted herbs

 


2 Responses to CSA Enrollment–January 4th!

  1. Tim

    Hey a friend of mine gave me your info today. I told her that my box (crossfit triple threat in red bank and I ) were looking for a csa. there are quite a few members that have expressed interest and it was my job to seek one out since I am in field one way or another. Is there someone that I could be in contact directly or have come out to the box?..we are thinking about having some sort of presentation …I know you could gain a bunch of people just from the box…cheers Tim 908-839-8034c

  2. Neil DesPres

    Hi Alice,

    Thanks for writing. You can subscribe here for updates on the CSA and other farm events. We still have vegetable shares available but have just sold out of egg add-ons. You will find more information on the shares at the link above. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

    -the farmers

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