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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 *****

Why you should read, “Breaking Urban Ground for Community Gardens”

The article, “Breaking Urban Ground for Community Gardens” directly relates back to St. Rose’s Garden!

Continue reading the article here:


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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Food Prices May Skyrocket with the California Drought

This past January California saw its third consecutive year of drought-its worst on record. The snow pack in the mountains is just 15 percent of normal for Feburary. Bad news for the farmers and ranchers on the West Coast may also mean bad news for the rest of the country, as Californians grow nearly half of all U.S. farmed fruits, vegetable and nuts. Prices are expected to increase as we may need to import this produce from other countries. Image

The good news is our food co-op is on the east coast, and local, while St. Rose’s garden is as local as it gets, right on campus. Our CSA members don’t need to tighten their wallets or compromise a healthy meal.

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.


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.


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:

 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!


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


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


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


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!


St. Rose’s CSA – Fall Share – Deadline Sept 6th

Announcing Fordham University’s Rose Hill Organic Food Co-Op

St. Rose’s CSA

For Students, Faculty and Staff

$17 a Week Buys 6-8 lbs. of Locally Grown Organic Vegetables

Delivered every Thursday For 10 weeks to the Rose Hill Campus (McGinley Center)

September, 12th to November 14th

Supplier: Norwich Meadow Farms, Norwich, NY

This Fall we are introducing a FRUIT SHARE option:

Vegetable Share = $170 ($17/week)

Fruit Share = $120 ($12/week)

Both = ($29/week)

Operated by St. Rose’s Garden, an organic garden and outdoor classroom located on the Rose Hill Campus,
was funded by Fordham College RH, Gabelli School of Business, and Residential Life,
and assisted by Farm to Fordham, Biology Dept., Sodexo, Security, Facilities, Environmental Policy and volunteers

It’s Not too late to sign-up for the CSA!

Fordham University’s Rose Hill Organic Food Co-Op 

St. Rose’s CSA

For Students, Faculty and Staff

Is accepting membership until May 1st

~$17 a Week Buys 6-8 lbs. of Locally Grown Organic Vegetables

Delivered Each Week For 22 ($370) Weeks to the Rose Hill Campus (McGinley Center)

Between mid-June & early-November, 2013

Supplier: Norwich Meadow Farms, Norwich, NY

The increase in cost from $330 to $370 was set by our farmer. He relies on capital from CSA shareholders in the beginning of the season to get up and running, without the need to take out loans. As an investor, you are getting excellent return on your investment because you will receive organic produce at a fraction of the cost from