What is a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Buying into a CSA helps the farmer pay for the various farm inputs: seeds, compost, equipment, infrastructure, at the beginning of the season. The farming season starts in late February for many main season crops such as tomatoes, peppers, peas, green beans, eggplant and herbs. Many of these crops are not sellable until May, June and July, leaving the farmer to shoulder the cost of planting for months before receiving income. CSA members play an important role in the farm's success by providing a stable, weekly customer base for the farm. A CSA member receives a weekly share of vegetables in return for purchasing a membership before the start of the season.
How much does it cost?
We have two share sizes and a couple ways to pay to fit everyone's needs. Our full share is designed to be enough vegetables for 1-2 people and our family share is meant to feed 4-5.
How do I sign up?
You can pay for your share via Paypal on our website, send us a check or find us at a farmer's market to pay with your credit card or cash. If you send a check, please include your name, phone number and an email address so we can contact you to let you know we received your payment. Checks may be sent to: Martenette Farms LLC
49 Wertsville Rd. Unit B
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
If you sign up via Paypal, we will send you a confirmation to the email on file with Paypal. If you have another email address or phone number you would like us to use, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When do I start to get produce?
Harvests are dependent on when the crops are able to planted and the weather of the spring, which can vary greatly. We will start CSA pick-ups the first week of June and end the first week of November. The end date may fluctuate based on the weather, with the possibility of extending to Thanksgiving.
Where do I pick up?
We will have two pick up locations: The farm and Somerville, location and time TBD. For now, farm pick- ups will be available on Thursday from 4-7 and Saturdays from 11-4. Other produce not included in the CSA share will be available at farm pick-ups . At the beginning of the season, members choose which day works best for them and we record it so we know just how much produce to harvest so every customer gets the freshest fare possible.
What if I can't come pick up one week?
No problem! Send us an email or text and we can put your share aside for an alternate time or you can send a friend to collect for you.
Email or call us. We would love to hear from you.