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Andrews University Gardens offers fresh home-delivered produce service

Published 8:33am Friday, April 18, 2014

BERRIEN SPRINGS, Mich. — The Andrews University Student Gardens is gearing up for another season of their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. The program, which will run from early June through mid-October, allows community members to sign up for a weekly delivery of fresh local produce brought right to their door.

Each basket includes at least six types of fresh produce selected from more than 120 varieties, such as tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, broccoli, corn, kale, carrots, beans, onions and cucumbers. As add-on options, subscribers can also receive deliveries of fresh flowers and fruit, all grown in the Andrews University Student Gardens. The fruit basket includes blackberries, raspberries, apples, peaches and melons as seasonally available. Cut flowers or potted bouquets are offered as seasonally available. Herbs may also be included as they are available, such as basil, chives, mint, oregano, sage and more. Weekly newsletters accompany the baskets with fresh recipes and helpful information.

Delivery is free within a 20-mile radius of the Andrews University campus and will arrive on Thursdays. Those who prefer may pick up their share on Fridays at the local farm stand on Old U.S. 31 next to Neighbor to Neighbor.

Prices for participation in the CSA program for 18 weeks of delivery are as follows:

Full share of produce: $600

Medium share: $450

Solo share: $350

Flowers: Additional $60

Fruits: Additional $120

For information and to sign up for the CSA program, visit augardens.com, call 269-471-6006 or email info@augardens.com.

 

Founded in 1874, Andrews University is the flagship institution of higher education for the Seventh-day Adventist Church and offers more than 200 areas of study including advanced degrees. Its main campus is in Berrien Springs, Mich., but the University also provides instruction at colleges and universities in more than 30 countries around the world.

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