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What is a CSA

What is a CSA?
(Community Supported Agriculture)

The concept is simple, but the sum of the CSA experience is greater than its individual parts. A CSA is all about relationships – with a farmer, with the earth, the community and with each other.

A CSA is a group of people who purchase a portion of a farmer’s harvest before it is even planted.  Paying the farmer in advance provides funds needed at the beginning of the year:  for seed, farm supplies, labor, equipment, etc.  CSAs also provide farmers an guaranteed market for their produce, enabling them to spend more time on the farm, and less time marketing.

Once a week during the harvest season the farmer brings the members’ weekly share to a distribution location.  Members come to collect their vegetables, trade cooking tips and catch up with friends.

While we always hope for a bountiful harvest, it is important to note that members also share the risks of farming with their farmer.  Each growing season is unique with different weather, pest conditions and even the deer.

Our farmer provides members with a weekly update from the farm where members learn about the growing season, the challenges he encounters and how he responds to them.  Members often say that they have a new appreciation for the vegetables they pick up each week.

How the CSA works

Members sign up and pay for shares in the late winter and early spring.  In June, the farmer sends shares (produce) to us at the Downtown Harvest member pick-up location at 180 Sussex Street, Jersey City.  

Our weekly pick-ups are scheduled on Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. We will inform our members in advance of any schedule changes due to holidays or weather etc.  Our agreement with the farmer for 2019 is for a 24 week season.  Members are responsible for coming to the pick-up location for their shares - they can also designate other individuals to pick-up on their behalf.

First Pickup Date announced! Still accepting members!May 24th, 2019

The first pickup will be  Wednesday June 12 at from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at our location at the end of Sussex Street (180 Sussex Street). Full share members are reminded to bring your own bags or box

First update of the season from Foodshed Alliance Farmer of the Year John Krueger:May 24th, 2019

Happy Spring Everyone!   So the crocus’ and the daffodils are in flower; the spring peepers (tree frogs) are peeping and the robins and bluebirds have returned.  These are all unmistak

Enrollment for the 24-Week 2019 Season is now open!January 9th, 2019

Enrollment for the  24-Week 2019 Season is now open, and we are delighted to be offering organic fresh vegetables in downtown Jersey City. As we begin our 15th season, we welcome b

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