There's a reason why the concept of farm-to-table is so popular these days: fresh, locally grown produce and other foods that not only taste cleaner, but support our environment too. The ultimate farm-to-table experience comes in the form of a CSA program, or Community Supported Agriculture. A CSA is a way to get the freshest food from a local farm, by purchasing weekly boxes that contain the freshest produce and more, for your table, all while supporting local agriculture. Each CSA differs per farm, but contain a number of benefits such as healthy eating, saving time and money while supporting a local farm. While most local CSA programs are already in full swing, it's not too late to get your hands -- and mouth -- on your own produce box at these farms.
Closter Farm recently reopened their Farm Card membership for the season, turning your healthy cooking dreams into reality. Come to any of their markets and select any veggies such as tomatoes, summer squash and greens, and meats such as Organic, pasture-raised chicken and grass-fed beef. Choose from three share sizes depending on your needs and family. Plus, you'll reap the benefits of joining the program, which includes discounts, priority access to events and dinners, farm tours, special recipes and more. The Farm Card is a flexible CSA model where you get to choose what you want every time you shop. Email email@example.com or visit www.closterfarm.com for more information
Stokes Farm The Thyme Saver CSA Program at Stokes Farm offers weekly box pick ups through October, packed with an ever-changing variety of vegetables, fruits and herbs. For those who may need a helping hand with dinner recipe prep, check out their weekly recipe and info sheet, so you can maximize the use of your box's ingredients. Members also get special perks such as classes, tours and discounts. Call 201-768-3931 to sign up.
Alstede Farms Available now, choose from a 10-week, 20-week or 31-week Farmers Harvest Share, containing hundreds of variety of fruits and veggies straight from the farm. Look for hand-picked produce such as peppers, eggplant, corn, melon and more. Members are able to customize each box with the produce that you know and love to eat, with an onsite expert providing guidance. Plus, you get free admission to Alstede's pick your own days.