Organic Community Supported Agriculture Available in Medford
May 03, 2016 02:39PM
Summer Winds Farms, a fourth-generation South Jersey family farm, is delivering its organic vegetable community supported agriculture (CSA) shares to the Dutch Wagon Amish Market, in Medford. Shares are available to pick up on Fridays and Saturdays.
A mutually beneficial arrangement between community members and a local farmer, CSAs allow farmers to provide produce during the growing season in exchange for payment before that season begins. Each week, the farmer harvests mature crops and divides them into shares, one for each CSA member. Located in Franklin Township, in Southeastern Gloucester County, Summer Winds Farms operates on over 100 acres and is United States Department of Agriculture-certified organic.
“CSA shares are a great way to eat fresh, local, organic food and get in touch with South Jersey’s agricultural seasonality,” explains Summer Winds Farms owner Frank Ferrucci. “Most people are familiar with South Jersey favorites like Jersey tomatoes and corn but our fresh tender peas and hand-picked green beans are equally amazing.”
Location: Dutch Wagon Amish Market, 109 Rt. 70. For more information or to register, visit SummerWindFarms.com/vegetable-csa-info.html.