Geneseo’s Community Supported Market (CSM)

Slow Food Cook-off!
April 22, 2009, 11:28 pm
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Tomato heart


Geneseo’s CSM is hosting a SLOW FOOD COOK-OFF this Friday, April 24th from 5-7pm in Doty Park. We welcome students and community members of all ages to join in the celebration of food – locally and sustainably produced, mindfully prepared, and leisurely enjoyed.  There will be plenty to eat, live music, and hopefully a guest appearance by Chris Hartman, co-founder of the South Wedge Farmers Market.

Bring your favorite dish to pass, and be sure to pack your own fork and plate!


Fall 2009 CSM Membership
April 20, 2009, 11:15 am
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Thanks to everyone who’s supported the Community Supported Market this year!  We received our last share of the semester on April 16th, and are now in planning mode for next year’s bounty.

We have decided that the CSM will operate through a membership system next year, which means that shareholders will sign up and pay for food shares by semesterFall (September through December) and Spring (January through May).  Not only will this provide greater purchasing security and consistency for our farmers, it will serve as a more realistic model of food sharing, agricultural risks & rewards, and seasonal availability.  

There are a limited number of Fall 2009 CSM memberships available, so if you would like to secure a spot, we request a deposit of $40 due by the beginning of May.  There will be 8 pickups next semester, so the remaining balance will be paid once classes resume in August.

Contact us as soon as possible if you are interested, at  

We are more than happy to accommodate any budgetary restrictions – just let us know and we’ll figure out a payment plan that works for you!

Thanks 🙂

Portrait Party!
March 31, 2009, 7:05 pm
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South Wedge Farmers Market logo


The South Wedge Farmers Market is putting on a Pre-season Portrait Party this Friday, April 3rd from 5-9pm at 34 Elton Street in Rochester.  “Join the market community of neighbors, farmers, organizers, shoppers, musicians, visiting artists, and community supporters for a festive evening of food, drink, music, and merriment.”  We’re coordinating rides so let us know if you’d like to join!

“Building a Community Supported Market”
March 27, 2009, 3:53 pm
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"Building a Community Supported Market"  3/25/2009

Panel from left:  Jordan Kleiman, Chris Hartman, Yolanda Gonzalez, Steph Aquilina, and Ken Cooper

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the panel discussion!  If you’d like a copy of our presentation, just let us know.

Panel Discussion coming up!
March 22, 2009, 5:20 pm
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Hi everyone!  Even if you’ve never been involved with the CSM before, there is an event coming up you won’t want to miss!  We’re having a panel discussion on CSAs, the South Wedge Farmers Market, and the CSM project, as well as how they all fit into the larger schemes of sustainable farming and food justice.  We will also offer ideas on how YOU can get involved in creating, maintaining and expanding this alternative food system!  

Wednesday, March 25, 2009                 7:30pm                 Newton Hall 203

Featuring Professors Jordan Kleiman & Ken Cooper, students Yolanda Gonzalez & Stephanie Aquilina, and South Wedge Farmers Market co-founder Chris Hartman.

February 11, 2009, 2:01 am
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Shareholders at pickup!

Casey, Steph, Tom, and Yolanda at food pickup!

February 10, 2009, 6:57 pm
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Welcome to the CSM blog!

New to the CSM?  Thanks for stopping by!  Check out “About the CSM” to learn more about our project.

Eating fresh, local food is something all people can enjoy, an exercise rooted not just in physical need but in social relationships, mental refreshment, and pure sensual joy.  Who doesn’t love biting into a fresh piece of their favorite fruit?

The blog is here to encourage us all to know what we’re eating, where it’s from, and how to make it!  It’s also somewhere to turn if you’re looking to get your hands dirty at a farm, distribute goods at a food pantry, or cook dinner for the homeless.  

However much or little you can get involved is totally welcomed and encouraged.  Just let us know  🙂

Feel free to add any of your comments, ideas, websites, opportunities – let’s work together to figure out how best to utilize our resources and mobilize our community!