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Local Farmers

I was just wondering… how does one find a local farmer, exactly?


  • http://www.localharvest.org/csa/

    Here’s a site with CSA locations. I’ve found farms on this site, and in local newspapers, mostly. Where do you live? There may be a website or group dedicated to “green” stuff and they’re usually a good resource, too.

    Good luck!

  • Thank you, I found a couple that are close to my area. I live in metropolitan NJ so I figured there wouldn’t be many but there is, in fact, a good handful to choose from. I’m going to check them out this week. :)

  • Also look for pick-your-own farms, farmer’s market, and roadside (farm connected) stands. IN addition to localharvest, give your state department of agriculture http://www.state.nj.us/agriculture/ a call and the local county extension office http://njaes.rutgers.edu/county/ – they can point you to local producers. NJ is called the Garden State for a reason; you should indeed find plenty.

  • crickster – Metropolitan NJ? Where? I’m in Hudson County right outside NYC.

  • Kayell – Thanks for the websites, I’ll check them out.

    Kait – Bergen County, also right outside NYC!

  • I’m from Bergen County. My parents live there, but I’m living at college right now at my second year in Hudson County :-)

  • KarmyngirlKarmyngirl Raw Newbie

    I live in Monmouth County!

  • Wow, small world. What college are you going to, Kait, if you don’t mind me asking?

  • I was studying business at Boston University in Boston, MA. I transferred half-way through my first year to Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ to pursue computer science.

    edit: Are you in college?

  • Not currently, I just finished a semester at Bergen Community (double majoring in creative writing & botany.) I’m heading off to boot camp soon so I’m kind of savoring my last few months of freedom, haha.

    And, funny, I just moved here from MA. :)

  • Wow, small world! When you say “boot camp”, you mean with the military? I’m from Waldwick originally, right near Ridgewood.

  • Yup, with the Navy. Right now I’m wearing my “property of the US Navy” shirt they gave me when I enlisted. Quaint, ain’t it?

    I’m from Hackensack, just actually came from Waldwick for a job interview. Out of curiosity (I’m a raw newbie, you see) how do you find eating raw is here in the city? Being vegan alone def makes it difficult to hang out with friends.

  • The Navy? That’s fantastic.

    I’m actually a fruitarian, which keeps things really simple. I have a hectic schedule and don’t have the time to make gourmet raw dishes or even prepare salads on most days. I just stick to mono-meals of fruit.

    I buy organic when I can, but mostly conventional fruits. I figure eating conventional fruit is still eating fruit.

  • Wow, that’s awesome. I have to admire your willpower.

  • hannahmariehannahmarie Raw Newbie

    you could try craigslist.

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