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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 120 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 2018 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.

Farm Update as of July 30thJuly 30th, 2018

Hello Folks,   “And the rain let up, and the sun came up, while we were getting dry”- Van Morrison.    So it was a challenging week but it could have been worse. So I guess

Farm Update as of June 11thJuly 16th, 2018

Hello Everyone, I am happy to report that the weather has been uncharacteristically cooperative this past week. The temperatures have been moderate and we have had several nice gentle overnight rains.

Farm Update as of June 25thJuly 16th, 2018

Hello Everyone,So I guess I should have known better than to have believed the weatherman.  I postponed the farm visit based on a forecast of rain and thunderstorm through most of the weeken

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