Carolina sprouts campus CSA

September 26, 2012 at 8:43 pm Leave a comment

Karla Capacetti of Sprout partner Coon Rock Farm shows a UNC student how to cook fresh produce.

Starting October 4, Carolina students, faculty and staff can order a weekly bag of locally grown food,  pick it up on campus AND support good causes all over the globe.  Sprout, a campus CSA (community supported agriculture) project, was developed by Nourish UNC, a student movement for sustainable development and member of the Campus Y.

Sprout partners with Coon Rock Farm, a local, sustainable enterprise, to provide fresh, seasonal produce for the campus CSA. The venture supports the local economy and food system while making healthy food accessible to the campus community. All proceeds from Sprout go to grassroots community development projects around the world.

Sprout members receive a canvas bag of produce each week for eight weeks, starting Oct. 4. The bags will be available for pick up at the Campus Y. Customers will receive a variety of produce each week, depending on the harvest calendar. For the fall, a wide variety of vegetables and greens includes eggplant, okra, zucchini, sweet potatoes, carrots, peppers, baby turnips, salad greens (arugula, mesclun, etc.) and cooking greens (bok choy, kale, etc.). Additionally, this semester Sprout will take pre-orders of Coon Rock eggs, meat products (pasture-raised chicken, pork roast, bacon, sausage, steak) and honey.

A season of Sprout produce deliveries costs $80 ($10 per week). A suite bundle that is twice the single order alongside a side order of produce not in the regular bundle costs $224.

Find out more.

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