CSA BLOG: Introducing Fresh Gatherings' Harvest!
We are pleased to announce that we are starting the third season of Fresh Gatherings’ Harvest! This is a community supported agriculture (CSA) program that will partner with local farmers to supply you with quality, local produce. For those of you who are not familiar withFresh Gatherings', it is a sustainable café located in the Allied Health Professional Building on the Medical campus of Saint Louis University. We are run by the Nutrition and Dietetics department within the Doisy College of Health Sciences. Our goal is to support local farmers, run our café in an eco-friendly way, and provide you with the best of what St. Louis offers. The mission is to eat locally and impact globally.
Fresh Gatherings is offering you the opportunity to support local farmers through purchasing a share of fresh local and sustainable produce. This means we will source produce grown within a 150 mile radius from SLU and grown in an environmentally friendly manner that is beneficial for the earth and consumers. 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. For example, a crate in May might contain produce such as asparagus and spinach, but they may not be in the crate during August. Keep in mind that the idea of this program is to support local farmers who practice agriculturally sustainable methods.
New this year is the Fresh Gatherings Market. The market will be open on Fridays during the CSA season from 11 am to 6 pm. It will feature local produce, milk, eggs, bread as well as recipes for utilizing the available produce. Each market will include a tasting. Be sure to stop by and visit! You do not need to be a member of the CSA to patronize the Fresh Gatherings Market.
We look forward to seeing you at the meeting and offering you the opportunity to support your local farmers and share in the bounty of the local harvest!