Today I am really excited to tell you about School Lunch Farm, a certified organic farm in Hackettstown, NJ. Each year, Essex County residents have the opportunity to purchase a share in the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) pool. This is a great way for people living in Maplewood homes to get super fresh produce and learn about veggies they’ve never seen before. From June to November, once a week shareholders receive a box filled to the brim with fruit, veggies, and herbs picked that day.
Anyone interested in finding out more about School Lunch Farm should come to Arturo’s Osteria and Pizzeria on Saturday, March 5th from 9 to 11 a.m., located at 180 Maplewood Avenue. Farmer Margaret Noon will be available to answer questions about the farm and how the CSA works. Participants will be able to taste a treat made from farm-fresh ingredients, too.
Children living in Maplewood homes and Millburn-Short Hills real estate get a great food education when their parents purchase a CSA share. Going to pick up their box, meeting other people in the CSA, and participating in events and volunteering on their farm open up the world of agriculture and nutrition to kids.
School Lunch Farm strives to be a good member of the community, and donates many pounds of produce to local food pantries. The farm is also able to take SNAP payments for CSA shares.
Visit School Lunch Farm to learn more about organic, sustainable farming methods and Community Supported Agriculture.