GLEN ROCK & FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Glen Rock/Fair Lawn Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) announced that its 2019 season will run 24 weeks starting June 11. The CSA offers a weekly delivery of locally grown organic vegetables.
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. A CSA allows urban and suburban residents to easily obtain high quality, fresh produce from local farms.
The Glen Rock/Fair Lawn CSA receives its vegetables from Circle Brook Farm in Sussex County, an 80-acre, certified all-organic operation. The CSA also offers an optional fruit share from Tree-Licious Orchards in Warren County.
Each week, CSA members come to a pick-up site in Fair Lawn to receive their share of vegetables for the week. Members also take turns helping with the set-up and clean-up. Memberships opened this season in March. Anyone wishing to join, can do so through the website: https://www.glenrockfairlawncsa.org/become-a-member.html. Membership is $600 and runs for a season, which is June 9 - November 19. Pickup time is Tuesdays, 2-9 p.m.
“Many people don't realize that we have a vibrant organic farming industry right here in northern New Jersey,” said Amy Dennis, CSA coordinator, who serves as a volunteer. “Most of the organic produce at supermarkets comes from California or even Mexico, and may spend weeks on trucks and in storage. But we get this marvelous bounty a day or two after it is picked. This is an amazing resource for us in Bergen County. Those who want to see the local farming sector thrive should support it by joining a CSA.”
The farmers of Circle Brook provide a produce assortment that varies as the growing season progresses. 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, rainbow 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.
More information may be found on the CSA's web site, glenrockfairlawncsa.org, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.