Organize planning and logistics for operation of multi-farmer Food Hub, including a 450-share Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, providing fresh, locally-grown produce to customers around the Merrimack Valley and Boston area. Plan multiple strategies and provide logistical operations for providing over $30K of produce to low-income residents around the Boston area. Learn more.
Clover Fast Food is hiring 2 interns to help promote and manage the Clover CSA pickup program for the 2012-2013 season.
Clover operates 6 food trucks and 2 restaurants in Boston and Cambridge, serving around 3,000 people every day, with the dream to increase the availability of CSAs in the mainstream. Next year, Clover wants to triple their dollar impact, add more farms, add online ordering and payment in installments, and bring CSA pickups to other restaurants, including the first Clover restaurant in the suburbs.
The positions are 20 hours/week, unpaid, with school credit available. Internships are available for both the winter/spring and summer. Ideal candidates are students in food policy or a related field who want to put their names on something really big. For more information or to apply, please email Lucia Jazayeri, Communications Director, or click here.
With commencement only two weeks away, you are probably (a) taking finals and writing papers, (b) preparing for commencement, or (c) moving off campus for the summer or (boohoo!) for good.
We can’t offer you much help with the first two things but if you are indeed moving off campus, you should know that TuftsRecycles has a list of things that they collect for recycling, among them: books and school supplies, carpets, crutches and air casts, electronics, clothing and linens, hangers, and unopened cans of food. Look for the proper boxes in the dorms and check the TuftsRecycles website for more details.
Do the CSA folks miss their fresh organic vegetables? I know I do. Most local farmers’ markets won’t start for a few more weeks (usually after Memorial Day). Download a schedule of farmers’ markets near Tufts from our website to look for one near you. In the meantime, don’t forget to sign up for the summer CSA with World PEAS, a program of the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project sponsored by Community Teamwork Inc. and the Freidman School of Nutrition.
Don’t forget - the 2012 Bay State Bike Week is going on from May 14-20 and you can still register and help Tufts win the MassCommute Bicycle Challenge. Tufts’ total miles wentfrom 130 to 537 in a week but we are still a distant 4th behind BU. Come on, Jumbos! If you signed up, contact us at the Office of Sustainability. We have a few t-shirts to give away. (Supplies limited)
Best of luck and enjoy the sunshine!
- Communications & Outreach Specialist, Tufts Office of Sustainability
YOU’RE IN LUCK!
These tasty vegetables could soon be sitting in your own kitchen!
If you want to take part in the all-new Tufts CSA, this website is the best place to start:
Are you interested in affordable, fresh picked local produce delivered to you on campus?
You are in luck! Tufts is hosting a pilot Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program during the Spring semester. If you’re interested, come to our general interest meeting on Monday, January 30th at 9pm in Eaton 209
What’s a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. This means that you buy a share in a farm at the beginning of a season (in our case, the beginning of a semester) and you get produce delivered to you here. When you sign up for a farm share with Enterprise Farm, you will receive an individually packed box of fresh produce, delivered directly to Tufts for pickup every Tuesday from February to April (no shares on March 20 during spring break)
Prices and Details
You choose what size works for you! Shares cost as little as $24/week.
Small (good for 1-2 people): $264 ($24/week)*
Medium (good for 2-3 people): $341 ($31/week)*
Large (good for 4 or more people): $462 ($42/week)
You will be signing up for the entire spring semester. When you look at these numbers, think about your weekly grocery bill and what you won’t have to buy at the store. For more information on how much food this is, visit the Enterprise website.
How do I take advantage of this incredible opportunity?
If you are ready to sign up now, fill out this spreadsheet and you will be contacted with further information about payment and registration. This form is only for people who are committed to purchasing a share. The deadline to sign up is Friday, February 3rd. And deliveries begin on February 7th. However, if you don’t make it to the deadline, there is a pro-rated structure that allows you to join the CSA in the succeeding weeks.
Sign up here: TUFTS CSA
Questions? Email email@example.com
Coyote Canyon Farm has two apprenticeship positions available for the 2012 season: a full-season apprenticeship and a summer internship. We believe strongly in small-scale farming as a means of education, for ourselves and for others, and as a way of sharing in a community centered around food and local economy. To that end, we are seeking young farmers dedicated to farming and/or gardening, an outdoors lifestyle, creativity, and the hard work involved in running a CSA program.
The full-season apprenticeship, which runs from May 1 to November 1, introduces the apprentice to all aspects of running a small farm over the course of the growing season. This person will be expected to be a full working member of the farm, participating in crop planning, field preparation, propagation, planting, harvesting, deliveries, farmers’ markets, and office work. Our goal is to allow an individual to become a capable and knowledgeable small-scale agriculturalist, introduced not only to principles of sustainable farming but also to the larger community of small, sustainably-run farms in the area. The full-season apprentice receives a $200 monthly stipend.
The summer internship runs from June 1 to September 1, incorporating an individual into the daily routine, working alongside the farmers on the field. The goal of the summer intern should be to gain vital skills in the realm of sustainable agriculture. Our goal is to introduce the intern to the details and practices of raising plants from seed to harvest, taking care of our soil, and conceptualizing the needs of a small farm ecosystem.
Details and application info can be found here.