Winter’s chill still grips us, but now is the time to think warm thoughts – about the coming growing season! Because now is the time to make plans and sign up for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) membership, assuring that you’ll have nutritious food, fresh from the farm, in the months ahead.
A number of Warren County farms offer a CSA option, providing not only vegetables and fruits, but also subscriptions that can provide eggs, meat, cheeses, even fresh-cut flowers!
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) allows people to have direct access to high quality, fresh produce or hormone and chemical free meats taken care of locally by farmers. When you become a member of a CSA, you’re purchasing a “share” of vegetables, fruits or meats from a farmer. Weekly, typically from June until October or November, your farmer will deliver that share of produce to a convenient drop-off location or at the farm in your neighborhood. The cost is a little higher but you are getting a good quality product. Check out these Warren County farms and invest in your share now!
Asbury Village Farm, Asbury, Franklin Township offers family and single share orders now for services June through Thanksgiving. Offering vegetables, fruits, flowers and herbs. Click here for signup details.
CSG at Genesis Farm, Blairstown (Frelinghuysen Township) is now accepting applications offering full, half and winter shares for May 2018 to April 2019. One of the oldest CSAs in the nation, offering vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers. Click here for signup details.
Donaldson Farms, Hackettstown (Mansfield Township) Healthy Bites Buying Club is now available. Enjoy a weekly assortment of seasonal fresh fruits, vegetables. Fresh egg and cheese options also available. Offering full, half and single “bite” shares. From July-October. Click here for signup details.
Godlewsky Farms, Great Meadows offers a veggie club from June-October, with small, medium or large boxes available. No membership fee, and you pay weekly for your box. Offering vegetables and herbs, plus free range eggs are available. Click here for signup details.
Growingdirt.com, a farm at Agrestic Acres, Great Meadows, offers share level of savings of 10%, 8% and 5%. Pay for your chosen level of savings and shop and save all year long. Offering eggs, pork, beef, poultry, lamb, and vegetables. Click here for signup details.
Poplar Wood Farms, Port Murray (Mansfield Township), offers large, regular and personal shares, with vegetables, eggs, herbs, and cut flowers. The 24-week season starts in June. Click here for signup details.
Photo courtesy of Donaldson Farms.