FairShare in 2012

Bike the Barns 2012 riders enjoy a delicious, farm-fresh lunch at Vermont Valley Community Farm LLC

Remember when you were 20? Full of enthusiasm and inspiration, ready to jump off that cliff into the wide, great world, and believing everything is possible?

In 2012, during the Year of CSA, FairShare farms delivered more CSA shares to more Wisconsin families than ever before. FairShare hosted a record number of community events attended by over 3,000 individuals, and, most importantly, we worked with our 50 farms to build strong relationships with farm members to grow and eat good food.

As you’re tucking in for the winter and relishing the hearty flavors of winter’s pallet, we encourage you to consider the role your farm and food plays in your family. Let’s nourish those connections with our farmers and neighbors, and appreciate the community we all co-create.

We, at FairShare, certainly appreciate you! Thanks for a delicious Year of CSA.

How does our work impact local economies, farmers and families?

Together with our community in 2012 we delivered:

  • $4 million in direct farm sales
  • 2.5 million pounds of fresh food directly to families in our community
  • $80,000 in farm-fresh food to low-income families
  • 165,000 CSA shares brimming with fresh food

What does CSA $ and Food Sense mean on the farms in our communities?

  • 1,400 acres kept in food production
  • 50 families making their living growing food
  • 365 pick-up sites in southern Wisconsin (and Northern Illinois!)

Real food, real relationships, and a strong, vibrant local food system built on community supported agriculture.

To learn more about FairShare’s work, please download our 8-page annual report (PDF). All donations to FairShare CSA Coalition, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, are tax deductible. Please donate online or send a check to FairShare CSA Coalition, 303 S. Paterson St. #1B, Madison, WI 53703.


We are a non-profit organization based in Madison, Wisconsin that supports and connects Community Supported Agriculture farmers and eaters.

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We rely on support from hundreds of volunteers, donors, and farms each year to continue building the local food movement. Find out how you can contribute.

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From Asparagus to Zucchini and Farm Fresh and Fast provide essential tools for all CSA members and vegetable lovers who want to make the most of local and seasonal produce.

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This program, among other community programs, works to reduce the barriers of CSA membership in our community by providing cost-sharing opportunities.

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The Coalition and area Health Plan partners encourage healthier diets and a healthier Wisconsin through fresh, local produce on our tables.

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