NOFA NJ Farm Share
What is Farm Share?
NOFA NJ Farm Share is an extension of the successful NOFA VT and NOFA NH Farm Share Programs. Beginning in 2023, NOFA NJ will reduce the cost of a local organic CSA share for NJ residents in need of financial assistance. In turn, NJ CSA farms will be able to expand their customer base, grow their farm income, and increase community food security at no cost to the farmer.
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What is a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. A CSA is a subscription (usually weekly) from a farm for a regular supply of farm-fresh veggies, dairy products, meats, bread, and more over the course of a farming season. In recent years, CSAs have evolved to include more variety and convenience, with some even offering delivery and multiple pickup locations.
What are the Benefits of a CSA?
CSA shares offer farmers greater financial security, as consumers typically pay up front for their share, guaranteeing sales for the farmers. CSA programs also help grow the connection between farmers and consumers, with many farms offering on-farm pickups, workshares, U-Pick opportunities, recipes, and other engagements. CSAs introduce members to hard-to-find food items and allow members to try new types of fruits and vegetables they might not otherwise find at their market or grocery store.
How do I find a local CSA?
You can use NOFA NJ’s Find Local Organic tool, an interactive map and farm directory.