Brainfood Box Project
What is the Brainfood Box Project?
This summer program gives Brainfood graduates the opportunity to showcase their cooking and leadership skills by running a seasonal summer CSA operation. Participants will be responsible for planning, creating, and marketing a CSA box-series that includes variety of prepared foods, organically grown produce from the Youth Garden, and support resources like recipes and healthy eating tips to help CSA subscribers make the most of new ingredients.
Check out photos from Box Project 2013 here!
Brainfood Boxes: Delicious Contents, Fresh Approach
Our boxes build on the model of community supported agriculture, where subscribers sign up at the beginning of a growing season to receive seasonal fruits, vegetables, or food products.
Here’s what’s in our boxes that makes them unique:
Prepared foods that are youth-approved and homemade
- Teens in the Brainfood Box Project will prepare all the food items for our boxes and gain experience in food production, growing and harvesting produce, and marketing.
Organically grown produce from the Brainfood Youth Garden
- Box subscribers will also receive produce grown in our urban garden and harvested by our youth participants. This could include herbs, vegetables, and other non-processed produce
Educational tools to make all foods accessible
- Our CSA boxes will mirror our belief that making healthy changes starts with education and support by including recipes, cooking tips, and suggestions on how utilize new produce
Stay tuned for more information, and contact Maeve at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!