Mayor Michael J. Gonnelli and the Town Council are pleased to announce that our annual Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program is back for its second year! This program allows Secaucus residents to purchase a share in a local New Jersey farm and receive a bag of fresh, organic and GMO-free produce each week. “This is a great way to support a local, New Jersey farmer. I encourage all residents to learn more about our CSA program,” says Mayor Gonnelli.
Farmer Margaret Noon grows over 100 varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers at the School Lunch Organic Farm & CSA in Hackettstown, New Jersey. By purchasing a share in her farm, you will receive a bag of varied produce for 22 weeks from mid-June through mid-November. The produce is harvested on the very same day that you pick up your bag, so it is guaranteed to be fresh and full of flavor.
If you are interested in purchasing a share or have questions about the CSA program, please come to the Recreation Center on Saturday, March 4th, to meet Farmer Margaret and learn more about her work. Also on hand to answer questions will be Secaucus residents who participated in last year’s CSA program. Please note, if interested, a $100 deposit is due at sign up in order to reserve your share.
For more information, please check out Farmer Margaret’s website at www.schoollunchfarm.com. The CSA program is organized by the Environmental Department for the Town of Secaucus and Lynn Kramer will happy to speak to you about it at (201) 864-7336.