What is Community Supported Agriculture?

Consumers who join a CSA are making a commitment to a farm they like and support. As LocalHarvest.org accurately states: “…implicit in the CSA concept is the idea that members share with the farmer the risk that some crops might do poorly due to bad weather, pest problems, and the like. With so many crops included in a CSA, it is expected that even if some languish, others will flourish and there will be plenty of food overall. Members pay the same whether it turns out to be a bumper year or a skinny one.”

This commitment allows the farm a more stable income stream and a guaranteed outlet for farm products, thus reducing two of the greatest risks in direct-market small farming.

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In return, the CSA member has a known and trusted source for more of their food supply, and a more convenient way to receive that food than shopping at stores or markets. The Windsong Farm CSA program is intended for consumers who care strongly about local organic foods and the long-term sustainability of farms that make this possible.

Highlights of the Windsong Farm CSA

  • Weekly shares, from late April through about Thanksgiving, of our farm’s diverse produce, fresh & in-season. Prepare fresher, tastier, healthier meals than ever.
  • Unsurpassed quality. We don’t distribute “seconds” (unless requested).
  • Online share customization. The option to reject what you don’t want & request extras when available. Maximize your enjoyment and minimize waste.
  • Over 50 varieties of fresh vegetables & herbs, with limited specialty fruits & mushrooms, all grown on our farm. Explore the potential of Garden State agriculture and experience a level of quality and diversity you won’t find at any store.
  • Convenient pick up options tailored to your needs. Your produce gets to you in the best possible condition, usually on the day it was harvested.
  • Direct support for the local economy and environment. Vote for sustainability with your wallet & your fork.

For more information, including how to sign up, please see the Windsong Farm CSA details page.

[With thanks to Eric & Joanna Reuter of Chert Hollow Farm for permission to use their web site copy]