Welcome! It’s been awhile since we’ve updated our website, so please take a look at all the new information we’ve posted. We’re excited to share our project with you. At New Roots we do much more than grow organic produce in the city, we’re working towards building a new economy based on caring for each other and the planet. Stayed tuned for more updates…including more info about our CSA shares for 2016.
New Roots Urban Farm is entering its 11th growing season and we would like you to join us by becoming a shareholder! We are offering 6 shares this season, which are sure to fill up quickly, so be sure to contact us soon! [What is a CSA, you ask? See below**]
WHEN: mid-May through October
COST: $550 for 22 weeks. This breaks down to $25 per week for fresh, city-grown produce.
If cost is prohibitive, please contact us. Food accessibility is important to us, and we are happy to work out other possibilities! Consider splitting the share with a friend. We are able to work out paying in installments as well.
If the cost is still preventing you from joining our CSA, consider volunteering at New Roots. It is a fun and educational way to reconnect with plants and people, and at the end of the day, everyone walks away with some veggies! Email us for more information.
You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Can’t wait to hear from you soon!
**What is a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Folks like you purchase a “share” from the farmer, and in return, receive a share of produce weekly throughout the season. Shares usually include 7-10 different types of vegetables, enough for a family of 2-5 people. The benefits of this arrangement are plentiful: shareholders get exposed to new vegetables and develop relationships with their farmers and the land by visiting the farm each week, and farmers are able to pay for seed, amendments, equipment repairs, and more, while getting to know their shareholders better throughout the season. Paying the full amount upfront also creates a sense of shared risk, that “we’re all in this together.” If the collards are lost in late summer due to pest issues, we are all disappointed together, but we may all enjoy an abundant harvest of winter squash later in the season.