Final Report for FNE00-348

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2000: $3,328.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2000
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:
Expand All

Project Information

Summary:

Note to readers, attached is a complete final report for FNE00-348.

Ryan used her grant to establish a CSA, which provided her eleven shareholders with weekly deliveries of vegetables, flowers, and herbs. She also offered recipes and a weekly newsletter and invited her shareholders to the farm to learn certain crafts and skills like jam-making, and also asked the shareholders to help with chores.

Research

Research results and discussion:

She received an indifferent response and was disappointed in her results. To Ryan, the CSA is something more than just a means of growing and distributing vegetables; to her it has social and even aesthetic meaning as well. She found, however, that her shareholders’ interest in it was primarily as a source of fresh produce.

Participation Summary
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.