Sustainability at Meredith College
Weekly vegetable shares available on campus
In summer 2009, Meredith successfully piloted a project with Beausol Gardens to deliver weekly baskets of local produce to campus, called CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares.
The 2009-2010 Winter CSA is now available as a 10 week session for $150.00. Veggies will include sweet potatoes, turnips, radishes, beets, carrots, daikons, kales, Swiss chard, Napa cabbage, boc choi, mustard greens, arugula, tatsoi, lettuce, kohlrabi, and more.
It will run from the first week of November until the last week of January. The average value per week will be about $15 worth of produce. Veggie drop-off at Meredith College is Tuesdays at 4:00pm in the Chapel.
Beausol Gardens is a farm in Pittsboro, NC run by Harry LeBlanc that grows its food using biodynamic and organic principles. The farm has been operating since 1997 and now provides food for over one hundred families throughout the Triangle. CSA is, foremost, a community: People joining to support a local farmer in producing food for their tables. CSA binds community members and farmers in relationships of mutual support based on an annual commitment to one another. This commitment helps ensure the survival of small farms, a local food supply, and of agricultural land.