Date: April 16, 2012
Love fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables? This summer you can have fresh produce delivered to your door for 20 weeks, courtesy of Andrews University Student Gardens. The program begins on June 11 and continues through October 22. Subscribers can choose between a full share of produce (½ of a bushel) for $600 and a half share (1/3 of a bushel) for $400. Each basket includes at least six types of fresh produce, such as tomatoes, eggplant, melon, broccoli, corn, kale, carrots, cucumbers and peaches.
Delivery is free within a 10-mile radius of the campus, but those who prefer can pick up their share on Friday mornings from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. at the local farm stand, which will be located at the Neighbor-to Neighbor parking lot at 9147 Hwy M-139 in Berrien Springs, Mich.
Andrews student gardens are designed to give students practical gardening experience, provide income, offer student employment, support farming, and provide the community with the opportunity to receive fresh produce that will aid a healthy lifestyle. The gardens include three acres of Gala apples, four acres of peaches, 2,500 feet of raspberries, 1,000 feet of blackberries, three greenhouses, and five acres of vegetable production. The produce delivery program and the farm stand are part of the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. Currently, the program is working to receive organic certification.
There are only 60 slots available for this inaugural year of the produce subscription program. To subscribe, visit http://augardens.com/csa-registration/. For more information, call 269-471-6006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.