For our Communities, ERA Justin Realty Partners with Local Farms
Today everyone has very busy lives. Running here and there, driven by the demands of technology and wanting instant communication, gratification, results and fast foods. We at ERA Justin Realty thought it was time to take a deep breath, reflect on quieter times and bring forth our efforts to give back to our communities.
“Our agents wanted to do their share and create a way that our families could eat healthy while helping our friends and neighbors in our communities do the same, said office coordinator, Michelle Korosy.
Jennifer Darby Metzger, broker co-owner added, “We are very proud to create our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) partnership. It’s good for us and our communities!
ERA Justin Realty of Rutherford, New Jersey has partnered with a local farm to bring fresh produce to our local communities. You’ve heard of the benefits of buying local. Now we’re offering a great way to enjoy fruits and vegetables grown right here in New Jersey and have the opportunity to make an investment in these locally grown foods, which in turn helps to keep New Jersey green!”
Michelle Korosy continues to coordinate the Community Supported Agriculture program at ERA Justin Realty, which serves as the pick-up location. CSA programs are run by local farms and involve consumers purchasing a share of the season’s harvest. Once a week for 31 weeks, the farm will drop off bushels of fresh veggies and other to our office.
Korosy and Metzger liked the idea and wanted to bring the farm to Rutherford. With 25 members signed up for this season, Korosy said the program has become so popular they need to turn people away because they simply do not have the space to store the food at their office. By mid-summer, Korosy said the shares are huge. Justin Realty subscribes to Alstede Farms in Chester.
Korosy added, “We at ERA Justin believe in doing our part to help our communities stay healthy. We also are dedicated in helping support our local economy. Money spent with local farmers and growers all stays close to home, working to build our local economy instead of being handed over to a corporation in another city, state, or country. Since the food moves through fewer hands, more of the money you spend tends to get to the people growing it. We are excited and we hope you are too! Here’s to a healthy 2015 season!”
For information on this exciting new path and to learn more details and find answers to your questions, simply go to ERAFresh.org. You may also reach Jennifer Darby Metzger or Michelle Korosy the ERA Fresh CSA’s coordinators at ERA Justin Realty at (201) 939-7500.