Community Supported Agriculture Research
Do you want to purchase fresh local produce at a reduced price?
Research participants needed!
What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?
CSAs are run by farms that offer fresh produce to local members on a weekly basis. Members pay in advance and get a basket of crops, sometimes called a ‘produce box’.
Who is eligible?
Families with children aged 2-12 years that have received SNAP (Food Stamps) or WIC benefits, have a child enrolled in Head Start, or meet similar income guidelines, may be eligible to take part in this research project.
What is involved?
Qualified families will have an opportunity to participate in a 3-year study that includes a reduced cost membership for a weekly fresh vegetable basket from a local farm, and healthy eating classes in their local community. Additional research activities will also be required.
Will I be compensated for my time?
Yes, all participating families will have the opportunity to receive up to $615 in compensation.
Who do I contact?
Please call Weiwei Wang at 802-656-0892 or email [email protected] for more details and learn if you are eligible.
RECRUITING NOW EXTENDED TO JUNE 3, 2016!
University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Wendy Hull at 802-656-5835 or 877-337-5826 by June 3, 2016 so we may assist you.