Eat Your Veggies!

We are looking forward to kicking off the school year and our upcoming Slow Food events! To start the year off, we want to make everyone aware of our partnership with  Common Thread Community Farm based in Madison, NY. 

Each fall, we partner with them to provide students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to support the local community through a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share. CSA is a partnership of mutual commitment between a farm and a community of supporters. CSA members commit to supporting the farm throughout the season, joining the farmers to assume both the risks and the bounty of growing food. To the best of its ability, the farm provides a generous supply of fresh produce throughout the growing season. CSA promotes a responsible relationship between people and the food they eat, the land on which it is grown, and those who grow it.

Students, faculty, or staff can subscribe to receive a share every week (9 total distributions) or bi-weekly (4-5 distributions depending on selected plan). The Slow Food organization on campus distributes these boxes every week on Thursdays From 3-5 p.m at the Huntington Beard Crouse Hall Portal on a volunteer basis. Slow Food wants to involve as many students and faculty in this process. It helps uplift the Syracuse community and local food economy and supports individuals and families living more sustainably. 

To become a CSA member, please click here. Through this link, you can read about what CSA is, payment options, and pricing. As a reference, a small share is $20.99 per distribution and is great for 1-2 people. A standard share is $38.16 and works well for 2-3 veggie-loving roommates or a small family.

Please note the deadline to sign-up for the CSA membership is August 28th.

If you are interested, we are also looking for at least four volunteers to do 30-minute interval shifts to distribute the shares starting September 2nd. Ideally, we want two people to work each of these shifts so that you could have a partner. Please click here for the volunteer sign-up link. 

If you have any questions, please email Slow Food at