BJ’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is back! Early bird registration ends Monday, February 6.
What is a CSA?
CSA stands for Community-Supported Agriculture. A CSA is a partnership between local farmers and individuals that allows residents of New York City to enjoy fresh produce straight from a local farm. When you join a CSA, you become a member of a local farm and purchase a recurrent share of the seasonal harvest from a regional farmer.
CSA members receive a weekly abundance of fresh, local food throughout the growing season, consisting of whichever variety of produce the farm is harvesting at the time. For 22 weeks, from mid-June until November, your farmer will deliver a weekly box of seasonal produce for you to pick up at BJ on Wednesdays from 4pm-7pm.
CSAs shorten the distance from farm to table, benefiting the health of our bodies, our wallets, and the earth. A CSA relationship means that farmers and members share the risks and benefits inherent to agriculture and provides consumers with a deep connection to their food and the people who grow it.
Why join the BJ Hazorim CSA?
The word “hazorim” in Hebrew means “the ones who sow or harvest.” The word comes from a passage in Psalm 126, which we sing before Birkat Hamazon (the “Grace After a Meal” blessing). Just as Birkat Hamazon encourages us to acknowledge and have gratitude for our food, being part of a CSA brings participants increased intentionality and awareness of the food we consume. We hope to move our members one step closer to becoming hazorim by connecting to the farm and farmers who grow our food.
Any food that is not picked up by members will be donated to our weekly lunch program.
Our Partner Farm
Norwich Meadows Farm is an organic vegetable producer in New York’s Chenango County. Learn more about their story and history.
Member Work Shifts
To make our CSA a success, we all have to pitch in. By joining the CSA, every member or family commits to working volunteer shifts assisting with CSA pick-ups at some point over the season.
After you register, you will be contacted to sign up for your work shifts. Families can send one person or choose to come as a group to help out together. If you are not able to volunteer on Wednesdays, we will work with you to find alternative ways to support the CSA!
More information on different types and sizes of shares and pricing can be found here. Early bird pricing is available until Monday, February 6.
Shares and Rates
Vegetable shares come in two sizes (regular or large) and are available for either weekly or bi-weekly pick-up for the 22-week season. The shares will come prepackaged from the farm, so your box will be ready for you when you pick it up!
The seasonal rates below include a one-time $88.00 delivery fee ($44 for bi-weekly). An administrative fee of $18 will also be added. BJ members should refer to their email for a discount code that reduces the fee.
Early Bird Pricing (before 2/6):
- $688 for a regular weekly share = 706
- $1288 for a large weekly share = 1306
- $344 for a regular bi-weekly share = 362
- $1244 for a large bi-weekly = 1262
Check out examples of what’s included in different size shares here.
Standard Pricing (after 2/6):
- $738 for a regular weekly share and = 756
- $369 for a bi-weekly regular share = 387
- $1388 for a large weekly share = 1406
- $694 for a bi-weekly large share = 712
- Weekly (22 weeks) = $165
- Bi-weekly (11 weeks) = $82.50
- Weekly (20 weeks) = $340
- Bi-weekly (10 weeks) = $170
There are no early-bird prices for add-ons.
*All vegetables and eggs are from our farm and are certified organic.
**Fruit is not from Norwich Meadows directly. It is sourced from other local farms that are for the most part NOT organic but that Norwich Meadows has worked with for several years. Fruit producers use integrated pest management (IPM) and other sustainable methods of farming.
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