April interviews Paula, JEH crossing guard, about her food buying preferences(4/24/12)
RHIC and Whitelock Community Farm are working with Johns Hopkins University Center for a Livable Future on a neighborhood food assessment to better understand how residents determine what food they buy and how they eat it. Over the course of spring/summer 2012, neighborhood survey collectors will interview approximately 125 residents to answer questions such as:
1. Where do you buy most of the food that you make at home?
2. How much money do you spend in a typical week at a corner store/grocery store/public market?
3. How would you rate the availability of fresh food options in Reservoir Hill?
4. How many times a week do you make food from scratch?
5. Please describe what a healthy meal is for you?
Ruthie interviews her neighbor at the May RHIC community meeting/picnic (5/1/12)
At the same time that we learn about how residents currently purchase and prepare food, we are trying to gather information about how Whitelock Community Farm can better serve residents in the future. Survey questions ask residents about their specific preferences for Farm products and services:
1. Would you be interested in getting a weekly vegetable box (CSA share) delivered to a site in the neighborhood?
2. Would you buy produce from a mobile bike trailer that would drive through the neighborhood?
3. Which of the following produce offerings would you be interested in buying: Lettuce? Spinach? Kale? Collards? Okra? Fruit? Carrots? Potatoes? Tomatoes? Beets? Herbs? Vegetables you haven't tried before?
4. Would you be interested in volunteering at the Farm in exchange for produce grown there?
5. Have you ever eaten produce from Whitelock Community Farm?
C.J. interviews a resident at the Whitelock St. #5 MTA bus stop (5/5/12)
James finds a suitable writing surface on Whitelock St. to interview a family (5/5/12)