Come visit Juniper Gardens Training Farm, meet the New Roots farmers, and buy transplants for your own garden!
Sponsored by Cultivate Kansas City and the New Roots for Refugees program with Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas
How Our CSA Works
New Roots Market CSA Friends pick up their shares every week at the same farmers market, from the same farmer. The sign-up for 2017 CSAs will be available at www.newrootsforrefugees.org in mid-February for returning members and early March for new members. When you sign up, you’ll select your top two choices for market pickup, and you will be placed with a farmer based on your market preference and available spaces. Next you’ll sign an agreement with your farmer and send in either a $100 deposit or the full amount if possible. Full payment is due before the first pickup, which will be between mid-May and mid-June, depending on the opening dates of different markets. In 2017 we will continue to offer two share sizes available for pickup at markets across Kansas City:
- Small share: 4-5 items every week for 18 weeks – $225
- Large share: 7-8 items every week for 18 weeks – $350
(One “item” means one bag, one box, one bunch, etc. – sizes may vary. For example, in a small share you might get 3-4 onions (depending on size), a quart box of potatoes, a bunch of carrots, and a bag of spinach.)
We are coordinating several CSA deliveries this year with 3rd and 4th year farmers. If you have a group of about 7-12 people at your office or other centralized location (place of worship, community building, etc.), who are interested in having CSA shares delivered once a week, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your group needs a point person to handle communication about the CSA and collect payment. One farmer will deliver the CSA shares at the same time each week, and will need a space to setup for ½ hour – 1 hour. There will be a one-time delivery fee paid upfront based on the federal standard mileage rate and distance from our training farm.
What We Grow
New Roots farmers follow sustainable practices to grow a wide variety of high-quality vegetables, each on their own ¼ acre. Farmers choose what they grow and when they grow it, so the CSA experience may differ a bit from farmer to farmer. Your CSA share will contain vegetables familiar to a Midwestern palate as well as vegetables that are traditional to the farmers’ countries of origin.
- Spring (May – June): beets, green onions, spinach, lettuce, arugula, kale, swiss chard, Asian greens (like bok choi and tatsoi), collard greens, carrots, radishes, kohlrabi, Chinese cabbage, herbs (cilantro, dill, parsley, mint, sage, several varieties of basil), green peas (sugar snap, shell, and snow)
- Summer (June – August): heirloom and hybrid tomatoes, sweet peppers, hot peppers, various types of eggplant, okra, melons, cucumbers, onions, green onions, green beans, mustard greens, summer squash, basil, Burmese roselle, yard long beans and noodle beans, Asian cucumbers and edible gourds
- Fall (September – October): lettuce mixes, arugula, kale, collards, swiss chard, cabbage, winter squashes, edible gourds, carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes, garlic, herbs (same as above, plus lemongrass), peas