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Local Farm Offering Organic Vegetables at USF

USF faculty, staff and students can now enroll for membership.

Sweetwater Organic Community Farm announces that a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) pick-up is now offered at the USF Botanical Gardens.  CSA's were introduced to the U.S. in 1985 to promote fresh, locally grown food and foster social and ecological responsibility.  USF community members benefit from enrolling in a CSA program by gaining access to fresh, local and seasonally diverse produce right on campus.  The relationship created through the CSA establishes a direct partnership with farmers, allowing consumers to share the risks and rewards of local agriculture while supporting appropriate land stewardship and small farms.

USF staff, professors, and students can now enroll in Sweetwater's CSA for the 2014-2015 season. CSA members may pick-up their produce on Mondays from 3:30-5:30 pm at USF Botanical Gardens starting on November 3, 2014 through May 25, 2015.  Sweetwater offers two different types CSA memberships and multiple pick-up locations to suit their member's needs.  A Half Membership allows members to pick-up a share every other week and a Full Membership allows members to pick-up a share every week. Email jocelyn.brenner@madisonmarquette.com

Sweetwater is the leader in organic and sustainable farming for the Tampa Bay community, and was the first CSA in the state of Florida.  As a non-profit, it educates thousands of students that range from Kindergarteners to college graduates, scouts, church groups, and garden clubs through their Field Trip Program.  In addition, Sweetwater engages the community through its workshop series, Sweetwater Sundays Farmers' Market & Music Series, Future Farmer Programs and Volunteer Opportunities.

Anyone interested in signing up for a CSA share or has questions may contact our Program Director, Kaitlin Hennessy, at (813) 887-4066 or info@sweetwater-organic.org

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