Monday, March 6, 2017

CSA Sign Up NOW Available!!

The time has arrived to sign up for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) with New Roots farmers! 


This is a rare opportunity to connect with New Roots farmers, support a family, and learn from those that grow our food, about vegetable varieties, culture, cooking, etc. By participating as a CSA friend you will receive fresh organic seasonal vegetables every week for 18 weeks from May to October. In New Roots for Refugees, our ultimate goal is to transition farmers to self-sufficiency so that they can graduate from our training farm and continue their farm business on their own land. This is why, when you buy a CSA with New Roots for Refugees, you’re paired with one farmer instead of getting produce aggregated from all 16 farmers. We want every farmer to experience the process of a CSA and work on developing individual relationships. Every interaction between you and your farmer is a learning opportunity- we hope you’ll embrace that part of your experience as a New Roots CSA Friend.

We are now looking for businesses, organizations, offices, gyms, communal spaces, etc. to partner with us for CSA delieveries, offering our farmers connections that they can foster and keep for many seasons to come!

We offer market pickups and deliveries, which you can read more about on the CSA page! Pricing and examples of seasonal crops are also featured there. If you have any questions about CSA or want to sign up to be a delivery site contact Meredith Walrafen at mwalrafen@catholiccharitiesks.org or 913-909-1027.

Monday, February 6, 2017

How to Help

Thank you to everyone who has reached out to us, wanting to support and help us as our season begins. We’ve opened the greenhouse and are planting the first seeds of the year! If you are interested in volunteering with us, please check out the information below. Contact us if you’d like to get involved in any of these ways- or if you’d rather contribute monetarily, click on the Donate Now! button on the right. 

Thanks again- we appreciate all of you during this time!


Thursday, September 8, 2016

The Changing Seasons

As the summer begins to fade and fall slowly creeps in, we are grateful for the cooler weather, the change in vegetables and the excitement of the next season. We continue to go to markets, hoping that people will come and see what pumpkins, gourds and greens we will have in the coming months. Farmers are working hard in the fields and are able to stay longer, now that the heat is fading. Staff are preparing for program evaluations, the beginning of English classes and planning already for next year. Farmers are harvesting sweet potatoes and talking about when to plant garlic. The transition to fall is beginning, but we are trying to stay present with this season. Change is upon us, and we are excited to see what the rest of the year will bring.

Come and see us at markets this month, while you can still get fresh produce that is grown by refugee farmers right here in Kansas City!