Articles

Growing an Idea into a Movement

[Editor’s Note: This is an article written by Cathy Snyder — the executive director of Rolling Harvest Food Rescue — about Tinicum CSA’s Donate A Share program.] Growing an Idea into a Movement In the middle of winter four years ago, before he had planted a single seed, before he had finalized any plans for … Read more

Spring 2017 Update

It finally feels like Spring here at Tinicum CSA, and your farmers are gearing up for their fifth season of growing. Greenhouse seeding and outdoor onion transplanting have set us on our way towards another abundant year of healthy harvests. As we proceed with the familiar annual tasks, we are also excited about new farm … Read more

2016 in the Rearview Mirror

Hello farm friends, neighbors, and acquaintances. Co-farmer Stefan here. Happy New Year! Happy 2017. I do hope this new year has begun with peace and gratitude in each of your lives. I’m writing today to offer a Farmer’s Perspective looking back at last year’s growing season. 2016 was our fourth year, and we think it … Read more

What’s New for 2016

It’s still early March, but we’ve had some certifiable Spring days already this year. (One afternoon so mild, in fact, that farmer Stefan was able to take a kayak out on the river!) The warm weather and blue skies have got us thinking about fields and flowers again — and I’m sure we’re not the … Read more

John Reflects on the 2015 Season

Since the final distribution your farmers have been thinking about this year’s growing season. In a nutshell, the 2015 season was a very good year in an average sort of way. It was a “typical” year for the farm, in the best sense of the word. The shares were diverse, abundant, and reflected past suggestions … Read more

Why We Like the CSA Model,
Part 1: Direct, Human Connection

[Editor’s Note: Hi, everybody! We’ve decided to write a series of smallish articles detailing what we like about the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model. In many respects, the CSA business model is a rather unconventional one, and CSAs represent only a tiny minority of the businesses that most people interact with. Since John and I … Read more

2015 Farm Improvement Projects

This morning’s snow imparted a decidedly wintry feeling to the day, but yesterday’s sun and mild temperatures seemed to me a foretelling of a foretelling of spring. Yesterday’s air had none of the scent of spring, but from the sunny vantage of yesterday afternoon … I sensed for the first time this year that spring’s … Read more

A Season of Abundance

Our 2014 season is coming down to its final distributions now, with our last regular pick-up being November 4th. We’re enjoying the autumn reappearance of all the cool-weather greens — swiss chard, kale, tatsoi, the premium mix, etc. — along with a generous helping of the heavy fall storage crops — winter squash, potatoes, carrots, … Read more

2014 Donated Shares for Homestead House

Early in 2014 we partnered with Cross River Mediation and the Frenchtown Acupuncture Clinic to provide two donated Tinicum CSA shares to the men living at Homestead House in Frenchtown. The Hunterdon County Democrat published an article about this partnership here on NJ.com.