CSA Open House
21st Annual CSA Open House
Thank you to our farmers, volunteers, sponsors and all of you who attended the 2013 CSA Open House!
Once again, this annual event brought CSA growers serving the Madison area all to one location. More than 2,000 community members joined us to talk with local farmers, attend free workshops, learn about various CSA share options, how to best use your share, and how to choose the right farm for their family.
We are looking forward to delicious fresh food from our farmers this year!
2013 CSA Open House, Sunday, March 10, 2013
New this year: More space! We’ve doubled the space for this year’s event to create a more relaxing atmosphere. Check out the Back Porch area, sponsored by Physicians Plus. This is a seating area where you can spread out and peruse your farm brochures in comfort while your kids enjoy fun activities.
2013 Schedule of events:
Meet Farmers!Ballrooms A, B, C &D – 1-4 p.m.
Approximately 35 CSA farms will have information, smiles and 2013 sign-up information. Meet your local farmers, find pick-up locations, learn about on-farm events, and choose your share! Meat, Veggies, Eggs and more! Start at the Information Station to find out which farms deliver near your home or work.
1:15 & 3:15 p.m. “CSA 101: Nuts & Bolts of Community Supported Agriculture”
by Erika Janik, CSA Member & Dennis Fiser, CSA Farmer from Regenerative Roots
2:15 p.m. “CSA 201: Making the Most of your Seasonal CSA Produce”
by Chef Patricia Mulvey and Laura Gilliam of Local Thyme, a CSA Menu Planning Service
Partner Shares Benefit Raffle
Take part in a raffle to win great prizes and to support the Partner Shares Program!
Prizes include a CSA share discount, a Bike the Barns rider registration, gift certificates to local businesses and restaurants, garden seeds and seed starting kits, and more.
Raffle winners will be announced at 3:45 p.m.
FairShare’s Partner Shares Program works to make sure CSA is accessible to all households. We provide financial assistance to low-income households for purchasing CSA vegetable shares. In 2011, we supported more than 166 households in receiving fresh, organic produce from endorsed farms. All proceeds from the raffle benefit the Partner Shares Program.
Directions and Parking Details
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Dr., Madison, WI 53703
Here is a link to a map for directions.
You can park in the Monona Terrace parking lot off of E. Wilson Street or John Nolen Dr. eastbound lanes for $5 for the day. Short-term and all-day public parking is provided throughout downtown Madison in various structures and lots. On-street parking is also available for short-term parking in central Madison. Bus parking and passenger drop-off is accessible from the Wilson Street entrance to Monona Terrace.