With so many CSA farms in New Jersey, locavores can rejoice in the wide variety of options for year-round, farm-fresh goodness! There is still plenty of time to sign up for your 2022 CSA Share, ensuring you have access to local and organic foods to support your health, nourish your family, and strengthen your local community.

Check out NOFA NJ’s listing of 2022 New Jersey CSA programs (starting with some of the many NOFA NJ members and partner farms; see more below) and be sure to Support Local Organic!

 

Chickadee Creek Farm (Pennington, NJ) is a certified organic vegetable, flower and herb farm.  The farm was started by Jess Niederer in 2010 on her family farm. Four generations of their family have farmed in Hopewell Valley, NJ, and Jess’s Grandmother preserved the land so that it can never be developed. Chickadee Creek Farm offers a variety of options and locations for CSA pickups throughout the area.

Martenette Farms (Hillsborough, NJ) is a certified organic year-round farm that provides high-quality organic fruits and vegetables for their family and CSA members. Martenette Farms is committed to increasing the health of the soil, through testing, adding amendments, decreasing tillage, cover cropping and crop rotation, with plans for have plans of perennial crops, forest remediation, value added products and increased year round production. *Farm Manager Andrea is a graduate of NOFA NJ’s JourneyPerson Mentorship Program

Cabbage Throw Farm (Asbury, NJ) was founded in 2018 in partnership with Comeback Farm. Cabbage Throw Farm is a 1.5 acre Certified Organic market garden located in NJ’s fertile Musconetcong River Valley. Proprietors Dean and Emily are young farmers who carry a strong environmental ethic and practice minimum and shallow tillage in order to preserve the soil’s natural structure and inherent fertility.

Alstede Farms (Chester, NJ) is a family-run farm working to grow local, healthy, and nutritious food in a responsible way, producing a huge variety of local fruits, vegetables, and flowers grown using only sustainable and USDA certified organic production methods. Alstede Farms takes soil and water conservation and the stewardship of farmland very seriously, and have therefore permanently preserved all of the farm land they own (nearly every acre of the 600 acres of farmland they till is permanently preserved!)

Ironbound Farm (Asbury, NJ) was founded on the belief that businesses must take responsibility for the impact they have on the social, economic, and ecological well-being of their communities. To that end, we fully embrace the beauty, abundance, and diversity of the Garden State through our regenerative farming practices and hard cider production.

Snapping Turtle Farm (Cranbury, NJ) is a 78 acre certified organic vegetable and herb farm, with about half of their acreage comrpising a mixture of wild woods, wetlands, and brooks while the other half is tillable farmland. Snapping Turtle Farm grows over 50 types of vegetables and herbs and specializes in heirloom tomato and unusual pepper varieties, each chosen for its unique flavor. *Farm Manager Allison is a graduate of NOFA NJ’s JourneyPerson Mentorship Program

Closter Farm (Closter, NJ) is a certified organic, low-till regenerative farm growing mixed vegetables and pastured poultry. With an on-farm stand, educational farm events, and offerings from other regenerative farmers on-site, Closter Farm is a one-stop-shop for your local food needs. *Farm Manager Jared is a graduate of NOFA NJ’s JourneyPerson Mentorship Program

Zell’s Farm (Hillsborough, NJ) is a pesticide-, herbicide-, and antibiotic-free mixed production farm, specializing in a variety of mushrooms. Zell’s Farm is offering a Mushroom CSA for 2022. *Farm Managers Zell George and Shuhong Wang are graduates of NOFA NJ’s JourneyPerson Mentorship Program

Rancocas Creek Farm (Southampton, NJ) is a project launched by the Pinelands Preservation Alliance (PPA) in 2020 on the 72-acre property that adjoins PPA headquarters in Southampton. PPA hired farmer Jeff Tober to create a chemical-free, regenerative farm on the land, and RCF now offers CSA memberships to help support their enivronmental stewardship and hunger-relief efforts.

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