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What is a CSA?

 

    Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a great way to supply your household with fresh local produce by creating a direct relationship with a farm you can trust. We are a transitionally Organic farm located in Hillsborough, NJ as well as an educational facility with courses and workshops in homesteading, canning and preserving, herbal medicine making, photo/video and MORE! CSA members receive 10% off registration.

 

Why join a CSA?

 

    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.

 

Where do I pick up?

 

   Members can pick up on the farm or at one of our farmers markets throughout the season. We are still nailing down our market schedule but tentatively we will have hours on Tuesday 4-8 and a weekend option.

 

When does it start?

 

   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.

 

How much is a CSA membership?

 

   Our market-style CSA allows members more flexibility than a traditional CSA. Members can invest $200-800 at the beginning of the season and receive an additional 10%-20% credit on their investments.

 

How does it work?

 

   Customers receive a CSA debit account that is equivalent to their investment plus their bonus. Each week, customers will receive an email of the available produce. During pick ups and markets, members simply pick out what they want and the cost of those items is deducted from their account. Market-style CSAs eliminate the need to find a friend who can pick up a share if a member cannot or to take more than what is desired. Members can buy what they want, when they want. When the debit account is empty, simply reload.

 

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