Community Table with CSA Veggies

Every Summer and into the Fall, St. Paul and St. Andrew hosts two CSAs that run out of our courtyard. A CSA, which stands for Community Supported Agriculture, is a program by which individuals, families or groups can buy a weekly share of vegetables from a local farm. It is a way to support local, small farmers, eat seasonable and well, and build community.

Ryan knows that garlic scapes require delicate manipulation.

Ryan knows that garlic scapes require delicate manipulation.

Both CSAs, called Cream of the Crop and Roxbury Farms respectively, are excellent, and the Green Team is delighted to have signed up for a share from the latter, which operates on Thursdays. With our abundant share of veggies, we will host a floating Community Table where folks can cook together, eat together, and learn a little bit about sustainable agriculture. Any leftover veggies can be used at coffee hour or for other programs like GEMS.

Radiant radishes!

Radiant radishes!

This past week, a small group made use of quite a few bundles of leafy greens and learned about natural systems agriculture, reading passages from Janine Benyus’s Biomimicry, a worthy read indeed (agricultural systems modeled on nature preserve soil integrity and structure, maintain fertility and control pest populations, all without the use of chemicals and while producing high yields!).

If you would like to get involved or attend a community table, please email us at green@stpaulandstandrew.org!