Sunday, May 17, 2009

Turf's CSA Farmer Meets Community Residents and New CSA Members

On May 9th Cheryl Rogowski, Turf’s CSA farmer, came to Parkchester to talk with Turf’s new CSA members and residents interested in joining Turf’s CSA program. The discussion offered residents the opportunity to learn more about the farm that will grow our food and our farmer’s farming practices. In addition, community residents were able to: ask an array of questions addressing their concerns about ‘organic labeling;’ learn specifically what is grown on W. Rogowski Farm; samples vegetables from the farm; and receive some tips on cleaning, storing, and preparing vegetables from our farm.

Below is Lydia’s, one of Turf’s youth volunteers, summary of Turf’s CSA Farmer Q & A Visit.

Lydia on Turf's CSA Farmer Visit
My name is Lydia and I’m 10 years old. I have lived in Parkchester all my life. I am currently learning how to play the guitar. My favorite sport is swimming because that’s the only sport you can hide your sweat. Currently, I am reading “A Wrinkle in Time”. This is a great book. I recommend reading it.

On May 9, 2009 my mom and I volunteered to help out Turf. I met very nice people such as Sharon, Josefina, Hannah, John, and Cheryl, our farmer. Cheryl will be providing us with healthy and delicious vegetables for our neighborhood. Cheryl will plant fresh crops on her farm in upstate New York. She brought us some vegetables, beans, onions, and garlic. They tasted delicious!

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