The Community Supported Garden at Genesis Farm began in 1988 as a creative response to corporate farming practices that deplete our environment. Today, we are proud to be one of the oldest CSA’s in the country. Our approximately 300 members support sustainable farming practices that enrich the soil, compensate farmers fairly, and preserve open space for future generations. We bring friends and family together for meaningful relationships with each other and with the land. And then there’s the produce… fresher and more delicious food cannot be found anywhere.
We cultivate about 20 acres of land with the many varieties of vegetables that make up the bulk of each member’s share. We have three greenhouses that provide fresh greens over the winter months, and root cellars and other facilities for winter root storage. We have a fruit orchard, hardy kiwi vines, and pick-your-own crops such as flowers and berries. The majority of work is done by six experienced farmers and their apprentices. We do not require members to work on the farm, although we welcome volunteers.
How it works
Our members pick up a share either every week or every other week. Shares are further divided into full year, summer, or winter options. Historically, share size has averaged 12 to 18lbs per pick-up over the course of a year. Pick-up days are on Tuesdays and Fridays at our farm. Members weigh and bag their own produce.
For members who live farther away, we currently have self-organized satellite groups in Caldwell/Verona/Montclair, Cresskill/Teaneck, Glen Rock, Madison, Maplewood/South Orange, Morristown and Scotch Plains. Please contact Smadar at (908)362-7486 to assist with these arrangements.