This year’s CSA with Norwich Meadows Farm will run for 22 weeks from June through mid-November, 2024. Prices range from $400 to $1500 based on the particular share package.
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What is a CSA?
CSA stands for “Community-Supported Agriculture.” A CSA is a partnership between local farmers and individuals that allows members 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 fresh from the farm at a convenient pick-up location. Any food not picked up by CSA members is donated to our weekly soup kitchen.
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.
Our Partner Farm
Norwich Meadows Farm is an organic vegetable producer in New York’s Chenango County.
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.
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 vary by year and registration typically launches in the winter. If you are interested in joining the 2024 season, please fill out this interest form.