What is Fresh Gatherings Harvest?
This is a community supported agriculture (CSA) program that will partner with local farmers to supply you with quality, local produce.
What is a Community Supported Agriculture Program?
Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Here are the basics: a farmer offers a certain number of "shares" to the public. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included. Interested consumers purchase a share (aka a "membership" or a "subscription") and in return receive a box (bag, basket) of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.
What is the cost of Fresh Gatherings Harvest?
A share consists of a crate of produce harvested weekly by local farmers. The variety and amount available each week depends on seasonality and the farmers' yield. A full share is $850 ($35.41/week) and a half share is $550 ($22.91/week). Keep in mind that the idea of this program is to support local farmers who practice agriculturally sustainable methods.
When can I pick up my weekly share?
Every Thursday between 11:30pm and 6pm, shareholders hand-select their produce from our farmers’ market shelf at Fresh Gatherings Cafe. Shareholders will be given a small sheet outlining what was gathered that week and where it came from. Any non-claimed CSA produce will be donated to a local charity - such as Campus Kitchen.
How do I sign up?
If you are interested please contact the department by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 314.977.8523 and ask for Carolyn Iezzi.
Commitments and payments may be made no later than Friday, May 9th. Payments must be submitted in full up front, along with the signed contract, and turned in to Carolyn Iezzi in the Nutrition and Dietetics Department, Room 3076, in the Allied Health Building.
If you have questions or would like to know more, please call the department at 314.977.8523.