Fresh Harvest CSA Project

In spring 2013, the Franciscan Center introduced the Fresh Harvest Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project – the first of its kind in Baltimore. Thirty individuals and families are given the opportunity to receive a free CSA share every week throughout the growing season in exchange for providing us with information about their health and nutrition choices. A CSA share includes eight to ten types of produce that changes weekly depending upon the season.

The Fresh Harvest CSA Project is a collaboration between the Franciscan Center, United Way of Central MarylandOne Straw Farm, the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future and the University of Maryland Extension – Food Supplement Nutrition Education Program (FSNE). It is funded by United Way of Central Maryland’s Access to Healthy Food Initiative, a multi-faceted program that is making healthy food more easily accessible for food insecure central Marylanders through collaborations to grow more locally, improve distribution, and increase access, affordability and education.

Fresh Harvest CSA Project Overview