Archive for the ‘Urban Agriculture’ Category

Fall Semester CSA Anouncment!

St. Rose’s Fall CSA

Providing fresh, local, organic produce to the Fordham Community since 2012

Open to all Fordham University students and employees.

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Share Options:

9 Week Vegetable Share = $156

9 Week Fruit Share = $108

**One share generally feeds 2-4 people**

Deliveries begin September 18th and end November 13th

See What a share looks like!

Don’t wait, you may forget!

Sign-up Deadline Sept. 11th at 5pm.

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Check us out on FaceBook and Twitter

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St. Rose’s Summer CSA!

St. Rose’s CSA: Providing fresh, local, organic produce to the Fordham Community since 2012

How long does it last? Mid June -> Mid November

When do I get my share? Produce is delivered every Thursday for 22 weeks to St. Rose’s Garden, located off the southwest corner of the parking garage (by ram van) on Rose Hill Campus.

Here are your share options:

  • 22 Week Vegetable Share = $340 ($15.50/week) OR $380 (if after noon, 4/11/14)
  • 20 Week Fruit Share =  $240 ($12/week)
  • 10 Week (every-other week) Fruit Share = $120 ($12/week)

Click here to see what was delivered during our summer 2013 CSA

Click HERE to Join!

Cost saving deadline is noon on 4/11/14

*****Final Deadline is noon on 4/24/14 *****

School Bus = Mobile Supermarket

Bronx Food Bus

The South Bronx is plagued with high rates of obesity and diabetes, compounded by poverty and poor access to supermarkets (see map) the South Bronx requires innovative solutions to solve these issues. Enter the “South Bronx Mobile Market”, a mobile farm stand started by Tanya Fields of  BLK Projek.

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Read more in the recent NYT Times article by clicking below.

 

 

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Spring Semester CSA – Due Dec. 15th

Want fresh, local, organic produce for a fraction of what it costs at Whole Foods?

Join St. Rose’s Spring Semester CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)

Six Deliveries 2:30-5:30 on Tuesdays 1/21, 2/11, 3/4, 3/25, 4/15, 5/6

Rose Hill Campus (Faculty Dining Hall)

– $308 (Omnivore) – vegetables, meat, dairy, special items

– $308 (Lacto-ovo) – vegetables, dairy, special items

– $246 (Vegan) – vegetables only

Click here to see an example of what will be delivered.

Spring Share Membership Agreement

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Membership Agreements + Payment  are due by Dec 13th

Non-Refundable deposit ($50) due December 15th, 2013 (you may also submit the full amount at this time). Full amount due January 10th, 2014

 Checks should be sent to:

St. Rose’s CSA

c/o Environmental Studies Program

Collins Hall, 1st Floor

St. Rose’s First Market Day!

In addition to the weekly bounty of fruits and vegetables, St.Rose’s CSA members got a variety of extra treats this week.

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A few times each growing season, our farmer provides an opportunity to purchase a variety of additional products that are not part of our weekly delivery. These items include things like honey, granola, jams, tomato sauce, and meats. The products are either produced at Norwich Meadows Farm, or from one of their local partners in the region. All products are produced organically and animals are treated humanely, and slaughtered according to halal and kosher traditions.

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Members enjoying their weekly produce delivery!

Inside Fordham Photo Essay of St.Rose’s Garden

A recent photo essay was published in the Inside Fordham Magazine

Check it out here : A Garden Grows in the Bronx

Below are a couple extra pictures taken that were not used for the photo essay. Meet at St.Rose’s Garden every Thursday at 6pm to help out, and check us out on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/StRosesGarden

 A birds eye view of St.Rose’s Garden from the Fordham Parking Garage

St. Rose's Garden at Rose Hill.  (Aug 29, 2013) Photo by Bruce Gilbert

Lots of picking and weeding to be done!

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Our Garden Manager, Maeve, and our Security Commander, Brendan

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So Many Figs, but Stephanie is always up for Monkeying around!

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The Garden Crew tasting some Purple Broccoli Flowers, Lauren, Melissa, Janice, Jill, and Hayley

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All Photos taken by Bruce Gilbert

First of the Fall CSA

Amidst the torrential afternoon rain, the Fordham Community welcomed the first food delivery of St. Rose’s Fall CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Over 100 students, administrators, and staff came together to welcome the all Organic Norwich Meadows Farms as they delivered a bounty fit for kings: Melons, turnips, tomatoes, peppers, plums, grapes, lettuce, apples, squash, and corn. Almost 170 member shares were purchased, an increase of 30 from the previous year, the St.Rose’s grows!

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