Site: Congregation Shaarey Zedek Farm: Country Roots Farm Contact: Allison Gutman This spring Congregation Shaarey Zedek will begin its first season of bringing organic vegetables from Country Roots Farm in Riley Township, MI to families in metro Detroit. CSZ is excited to be the only Jewish CSA in metro Detroit, serving families within a 25 mile radius. The 26-week season begins mid-June and continues into October. Congregation Shaarey Zedek will donate extra weekly shares each week to Yad Ezra, the area’s local kosher food pantry. Pick up is at the Synagogue on Tuesday afternoons
Building Community: One Zucchini at a Time
Here are a few examples of inspiring activities and programming from our sites in Vancouver, Poughkeepsie , and West Hartford.
Make Your Own Pickles, Cheese and Bread — CSA cooking class series
Boulder’s Tuv Ha’aretz CSA is offering a series of cooking classes
Gluten free strawberry rhubarb muffins, or “How I spent My First CSA”
“…Rhubarb? My sister and I were inclined to try fencing with our two stalks”
[Cross-USA Ride] Recap – Week 2 From Spokane to Helena
This week, the ride began in Spokane WA and ends in Helena at Carroll College where they’ll be joined by Rabbi Ed Staffman visiting from Bozeman.
[Cross-USA Ride] Recap – Week 1 From Seattle to Spokane
Riders dip their bikes in the Pacific to begin their Journey!
Become a Harvest Sponsor at Ekar, Denver
Come enjoy harvest time in Ekar’s fields. Pick some veggies for donation to JFS Weinberg Food Pantry and pick some some for your family.
“Why CSA?” you ask… because it’s the best way to get high quality, locally grown vegetables while simultaneously helping a farmer (and his/her farm) directly. You benefit in the form of produce, and the farmer benefits in the form of a guaranteed market for his/her veggies. It’s a win/win situation! Learn more about Hazon CSA.
Transforming Our Community: Reflections on Temple Isaiah’s CSA
The food we eat has permeated Jewish life from the manna in the desert to the latkes in the dining room
Community-Supported Agriculture: Transforming Your Jewish Community
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT Online Are you interested in bringing fresh, local, organic produce to your synagogue every week? Join Hazon’s Anna Hanau, director of the Hazon CSA Program, and Naomi Abelson and Susan Paykin from the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism to learn about how to set up an innovative partnership between your synagogue and a local farm. A webinar Led by Social Action Specialist Naomi Abelson with the RAC and Hazon. (more…)
Greening Seminar: Bringing Fresh and Local Food to Your Community
For professionals or lay leaders who are involved in agency or synagogue gardening, CSAs or greenmarkets or who would like to begin programs of this nature. Also relevant for food service providers or nutritionists who buy or provide food for their agencies. Your organization or synagogue can begin to prepare for next summer NOW. Come learn from experts about how to create a number of different kinds of food programs that address climate change, build community and local economy, and help people eat more healthfully. Specifically you’ll hear about community-supported agriculture programs (CSAs), farmer’s markets, and gardening that provide opportunities for education, growing food, and engagement of people of all ages. And, as always, you’ll meet in small groups to learn more from the presenters and each other. (more…)
Grants Available for Portland Jewish Food and Sustainability Projects!
Portland Tuv Ha’Aretz and Hazon are pleased to announce an exciting grant opportunity for the Portland community!
Care to Share Gathers Over One Ton of Food
Originally posted in UJA Federation’s news. Try to picture 3.3 million grains of rice. If that’s too challenging, you could also visualize 200,000 grapes, 35,000 eggs, 4,000 pomegranates, 440 watermelons, or 220 pumpkins. Each of these quantities of food weighs a solid ton, which is the amount of fresh produce collected during UJA-Federation’s first annual Care to Share fresh food drive in conjunction with Met Council, Hazon, and AmeriCorps. (more…)