Barry faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in Barry FairShare, a community-supported agriculture distribution project.
The Center for Community Service Initiatives has developed the project in partnership with Urban GreenWorks, a local environmental and food access organization based in Liberty City.
Participants may purchase a full share or a half share of assorted fruits, vegetables, and herbs sourced from a cooperative of South Florida farmers, including Urban GreenWorks’ Cerasee Farm in Liberty City. A full share is valued at $52 and a half share at $31. The discounted student rate for a half share is $23.
Barry FairShare purchases provide revenue directly to local farmers, encourage healthy eating among young people, and support efforts to eradicate urban food deserts in low-income neighborhoods of Miami-Dade County, including Liberty City and Little Haiti. All produce is non-certified organic and harvested from sustainable small farms.
Students will contribute to the harvesting, marketing, and distribution aspects of the project primarily through the Barry Service Corps and service-learning courses.
Barry FairShare is sponsored in part through an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) grant from Florida Campus Compact.
Produce orders are available for weekly pickup on Thursday afternoons outside the offices of the CCSI on the second floor of Adrian Hall.
To Purchase Produce:
Visit https://squareup.com/store/urban-greenworks-inc/. Upon completion of purchase, check “Barry University” as pick-up location.
Orders must be placed by noon on Tuesday of each week.
For More Information:
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