Office of Human Resources
Good Food Collective
A CSA at UR
The GOOD FOOD COLLECTIVE is a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) project connecting UR employees with a value filled membership program that provides weekly deliveries (shares) of vegetables and fruit from local, sustainable farmers and direct access to a wide range of other foods from local farms and producers.
The program provides fresh fruit and vegetables from sustainable, upstate NY farms; apples, fresh salad greens, and organic citrus from a locally owned Florida citrus farm. Effective Oct. 24, 2013, items will be delivered weekly - Thursday's between noon and 2 p.m. - at a new location at the University of Rochester Medical Center: the parking area between Helen Wood Hall and the Children's School @ URMC (55 Castleman Road). Plan to access the site via Castleman Road.
What is a CSA?
In a CSA program, members sign-up and pay before the start of the season and then receive a weekly selection of local, fresh vegetables and fruit each week. Members in the Good Food Collective also receive direct access through weekly ordering options to additional vegetables and fruit and a wide range of other local products including fresh baked bread, grass fed meat, and more! Members will receive 6 to 12 different types of vegetables or fruit each week. Although a bit slower during the first few weeks of the growing season, members should receive enough vegetables each week to supply a family of 2 to 4, with a few fruit varieties mixed in each week. Each week members will receive an email newsletter letting them know what will be in that week's share, updates from the farms, and recipes to help in this seasonal adventure.
To learn more about the Good Food Collective, visit the GFC website.