Food Initiatives at rs
Farmer's Market Community Meeting
Tuesday, March 4 at 7pm
This Community Supported Agriculture is born out of a vision from the RS Sustainability Committee and is in partnership with Hazon, Cafe Olam and Tribe12. The effort has been driven by Lisa Kagel (on the Hazon local board) and Laurel Klein (Rabbi Freedman’s wife).
There are various reasons that a committee selected this farm with which to partner:
•So many options: veggies, fruit, cheese, eggs!
•Phil, the farmer, has environmentally conscious (organic) farming practices
•They are very involved in the food justice and access effort
•Phil & Barbara pay fair wages to employees
•Ethical treatment of their animals (chickens) and where they source their dairy for the cheese
•They work with another congregation operating a Hazon CSA
There will be a calendar on the CenterCityCSA website very soon with upcoming CSA related events, trips to farms and meetups.
Pickup will be Wed. 5-7pm from late June - Late November at either Rodeph Shalom or Tribe12 Commons which is located inside the Camac Center - 201 S. Camac St, Philadelphia (off Walnut between 12th and 13th)
The link to register for the CSA and where the menu of choices are: https://barefootorganics.wufoo.com/forms/philadelphia-area-2014-season-csa-membership/
You can find tons of details about Barefoot Organics, the farm we are working with for the 4th year in a row, on their website
CSA season is late June through late November.
Pickup will be Thursday 5-7pm at Rodeph Shalom (615 N. Broad St : Mt. Vernon entrance)
Can store food overnight in the RS kitchen, to be picked up before or right after shabbat services on Friday and Saturday.
*Donated shares or shares not picked up will be made into Mitzvah Meals, prepared by and delivered to community members. Recipients vary in need: loss and grief, new parents, coping with illness, recovery, and more.
Cook, Connect & Have Fun
A group of members and
prospective members are gathering together during
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) pick-up time between 5-7 PM in the
RS kitchen to prepare meals for RS members in need of a meal (e.g.
health, recent birth, mourning a loss.)
We welcome your help:
1. Help us cook anytime between 5-7 PM.
2. Help deliver a meal Wednesday evening after 6:30 PM or anytime on Thursday.
RSVP to Catherine Fischer (email@example.com or 215-627-6747 x46).
* Dates are subject to change on weeks of the Jewish High Holidays - please check with us during the month of September.