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
Cost saving deadline is noon on 4/11/14
*****Final Deadline is noon on 4/24/14 *****
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.
Read more in the recent NYT Times article by clicking below.
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.
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.
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
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!
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
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
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!