Come on out and hang with your farmer, play with your neighbors, support FairShare’s work!
SIP: Farm Fresh Mixology Classes, May-October 2013
Back by popular demand, this “Farm to Bar Experience” pairs FairShare Farms with local mixologists to put a new twist on local eating. All classes are held at Death’s Door Spirits in Middleton. Classes are $20 each; proceeds benefit FairShare.
- May 9 – Drumlin Community Farm Cooperative
- June 13 – Vermont Valley Community Farm LLC
- July 11 – Dreamfarm LLC and Campo di Bella LLC
- Aug. 8 – Scotch Hill Farm
- Sept. 12 – Small Family CSA Farm
- Oct. 10 – Troy Community Farm
Plough & Barrel Dinners, June-October 2013
Another returning hit! Back by popular demand, in partnership with our friends at The Coopers Tavern, this exquisite dinner series features FairShare Farms and local breweries (and new this year, our August dinner features Wollersheim Winery!) paired up for the meal of a lifetime. All proceeds benefit FairShare. Tickets are $50 each (includes tax, not gratuity), and seating is limited to a total of 80 diners. Dinners start at 6 p.m. Reservations and payment can be made in person at Coopers, 20 W. Mifflin St., or by calling (414)-333-4110, or by emailing Jennifer Trost at JTrost@foodfightinc.com.
- June 3 – Parisi Family Farm, Tipi Produce and One Barrel Brewing Company
- July 1 – Driftless Organics, Equinox Community Farm and Central Waters Brewing Company
- Aug. 5 – Small Family CSA Farm, NatureSense Gardens and Wollersheim Winery
- Oct. 21 – Two Good Farms, Christensen’s Farm and Lake Louie Brewing
Eat for Equity Dinner, Aug. 17, 2013
New this year! This on-farm feast at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 will bring folks out to Crossroads Community Farm in Cross Plains to share a meal and raise funds for our Partner Shares Program, which helps low-income households afford CSA memberships. This 4-course meal is cooked by Eat for Equity with many of the veggies donated by Crossroads (certified organic!). It’s BYOB; the suggested donation is $25-$50 per person. Please RSVP by emailing the names and email addresses of all your attendees to firstname.lastname@example.org. You pay when you arrive that night. The farmers will be offering tours of their operation.
Sh*tty Barn CSA Party, Aug. 24, 2013
Three Bands, fresh grilled pizza, Furthermore brews and a dilapidated barn in a semi-industrial park in Spring Green — all on Saturday, Aug. 24. What’s not to love?! MUSIC: Juniper Tar, Dead Pigeons, Peter Mulvey. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.; music starts at 5:15 p.m. Tickets $15. Ian’s Pizza will be grilling. Yum! Learn more at the Sh*tty Barn website. Buy your tickets, here.
Bike the Barns, Sept. 15, 2013
This is a recreational bike ride through the picturesque Wisconsin countryside. Stop at up to four farms, enjoy delicious farm-fresh food, and learn about where your food comes from. We’ll have both a Rutabaga (~70 miles) and Radish route this year (~ 30 miles), and the ride starts and ends at beautiful Lake Leota Park in Evansville, about 22 miles south of Madison. The ride is Sunday, Sept. 15; registration is open now. Please visit our Bike the Barns webpage for details. The ride is capped at 550 riders and typically sells out by mid August, so please do not delay registering. We are biking for FRESH FOOD FOR ALL!