Who We Are
We are a coalition of people invested in the vitality and strength of our community. Through education, outreach, community building and resource sharing, we are working to raise the bar on quality and accessibility of CSA shares in our region.
We envision a future where Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is the backbone of a strong local food system; where all families have access to locally produced, organic food and have strong connections to their farms, food and community.
Working with FairShare since 2008, Kiera is passionate about food, farms, and our collective efforts to build a vibrant local food system. Kiera’s work as a teacher, farm hand at home and abroad, and as the Education Director of the Urban Agriculture Community Land Trust motivates her to strengthen community connections and infrastructure to support local farmers and empower individuals to create change through food.
A self-proclaimed foodie, Erika joined her first CSA in 2006 while living in Berkeley, CA. She returned to her native Wisconsin to pursue her interests in sustainable agriculture and food policy while completing her Master’s degree through the La Follette School of Public Affairs at UW Madison. She is a committed advocate for creating a sustainable and just local food system and is excited to be part of this movement in her role with FairShare. Her other passions include cooking, eating, food preservation and craft beer.
Community Program Manager
A recent Madison transplant, Julie formerly sunk her roots in Gainesville, Fla., where she helped connect urban gardening with community building via the University of Florida’s Cooperative Organic Gardens and Grow Gainesville, a grassroots urban gardening network she co-founded. Her professional background is in journalism and PR. She’s thrilled to support local farmers, healthy eating and CSA.
FairShare CSA Intern
As an aspiring organic farmer, Bethanee loves to talk anything food- and farming-related. Pursuing her interests in local food and environmental justice, she will graduate from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at UW-Madison in May 2013. Her goal is to help eaters reconnect with the land from which their food came, thus creating a just and holistic food system. Besides cooking and eating tasty food, Beth also enjoys yoga, CrossFit, and reading.
Scotch Hill Farm
Harmony Valley Farm Member
Erika Janik, Board Chair
Writer and WPR Radio Producer
Blue Moon Community Farm
Vermont Valley Community Farm LLC
UW-Madison, Soil Science