What is a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. CSAs allow city residents to have direct access to high quality, fresh produce grown locally by regional farmers. Even though many grocery stores offer "local" produce, these often come from long distances. The farm where we get our vegetables from is in Andover, NJ. About 45 minutes away. When you become a member of a CSA, you're purchasing a "share" of vegetables from a regional farmer.
Where do the vegetables from come?
All of our vegetables are organic and come from Circle Brook Farm in Andover, NJ. There are several opportunities during the season to go and visit (and help out!) on the farm. Learn more about Farmer John.
Where does the fruit come from?
We will be offering fruit this year. However, the farmer we would like to see how this year's fruit turned out before making his commitment. We will update the website in May 2019 when we know more.
How big are the shares?
The vegetable shares offer a wide variety from week to week depending on what is seasonally available.
We took some pictures of last year's shares and posted them on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/GlenRockFairLawnCSA/
The share includes about 9-10 different varieties of vegetables. This is a great amount for most people. Single people will typically find a friend to split the share with as it might be too much for one person.
The farmer makes every effort to provide members with a variety throughout the season. Previous shares have included: arugula, asian greens such as bok choy and tatsoi, green and yellow beans, beets, broccoli, broccoli rabe, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, celery root, raninbow chard, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, melons, onions, parsnips, peas, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, salad greens, scallions, summer squash, spinach, tomatoes, tomatillos, turnips, winter squash as well as herbs such as basil, sage, dill, savory, chives, lemon balm, thyme and many more.
How it Works
Every week, members come to our pick up site in Fair Lawn, and receive their share of vegetables (and fruits, if you sign up for both) for the week. Pick up is on Tuesdays from 2pm-9pm. The season runs for 24 weeks, from June 11th to November 19th.
Membership Information and Cost:
Vegetable Share: $600* (or $575 if paid by March 1st)
Fruit Share: TBA by May - we are still trying to determine which farmer will be providing the fruit
*Please note that the costs are paid directly to the farmer. The CSA collects a $10 site fee per person at the first orientation meeting to cover CSA site costs.
Some additional membership information: