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 Maryland, One 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