New Roots for Refugees hired a couple interns for the summer's market festivities and Tori Litardo started her position today at the Catholic Charities office in Kansas City, KS. Tori is a junior at William Jewell College in Liberty, MO and is currently studying Nonprofit Leadership and Spanish. She will be experiencing the Costa Rican culture in August as she embarks on her study abroad journey, but she is thrilled to experience the summer with our program before she heads off for the semester. Tori heard about New Roots through a benefit concert in Kansas City her school sponsored last fall (Rock Out Reach Out). She has always been eager to learn more about supporting local farmers and sustainable farming practices, so it was a complete blessing to have run into our information booth at the concert. It only took a couple e-mail exchanges before Tori was applying for our summer intern position and sharing the visions she had with our program. Being a Nonprofit major but also taking up photography and design as a hobby, Tori hoped there would be opportunities to integrate these passions into her summer position, and that's just what we did. We created a hodgepodge of jobs for Tori to dig into. She will be working at the Catholic Charities office one day a week, working on updating the blog, newsletter, designing profile cards for each farmer, and some other communication work. The rest of the week she will be harvesting out at the farm, selling at markets, helping with business interactions and communication, and snapping shots here and there throughout the summer to upload onto the blog! She is excited to live life with us this summer and be apart of the New Roots community. Stay tuned throughout the summer as she uploads photos of life here on the farm!
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
So many of us have been patiently waiting all winter long for the first bite of spring ~ well here it is!
It has been a beautiful spring out here at the Juniper Gardens Farm. So beautiful in fact, that we have plenty of fresh veggies for sale before our markets start! We are grateful for the Kansas City area's wonderful community of local businesses, like Nature's Own Market that support local & sustainable agriculture by buying our produce, but sometimes we have more available than these small businesses can buy.
We are going to try something a little different today, and if it works you can expect more in future seasons. Below is a list of items that we currently have growing happily in the field, ready for harvest.
Orders may be picked up at the Juniper Gardens Training farm any afternoon this week between 3-6pm. If this time does not work for you, let me know and we can work something out.
Baby Greens Salad Mix - $4/lb bag
Kholrabi - $3/large bunch
Broccoli - $3/lb
Arugula - $3/1/2 lb bag
Spinach - $5/1 lb bag
Asian Greens (bok choi & tat soi) - $2/head
Kale, Swiss Chard, Collard Greens - $3/bunch
Parsley - $2.50/bunch
Radishes (sweet spring baby radishes!) - $3/large bunch
Scallions - $1.50/bunch
Mustard Greens - $2/lb bag
A 15% discount will be given to Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) members.
So send Emily your wish list, she will respond with a confirmation and invoice and you can then stop by on your way home from work today, and be eating a deliciously fresh meal for dinner tonight!
Emily may be reached at 913.620.2080 or elecuyer (at) catholiccharitiesks .org
Posted by Emily at 9:36 AM