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Ramp Up at FairShare CSA Coalition’s Annual Supporter Dinner

With a new season budding, it’s time to ramp-up with FairShare!  Join local foodies, farmers, colleagues and friends at our inaugural supporter dinner on Wednesday, April 16 from 6-8 p.m. at The Coopers Tavern. Munch on delicious local food, enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail courtesy of Death’s Door Spirits, sample local brews and feast your ears on the musical styling of the Taalbi Brothers,... Read More

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The Nuts and Bolts of CSA Sign-Up

How do you choose your farm? Follow this process: 1. Do your homework Become familiar with the farms in your community by reading about farms offerings and their philosophy in our Farm List.  A good way to start? Find out  which farms deliver to a location near you (step 2!). 2. Use the Farm Search Tool and Pick-Up Locations Map Explore share types with the CSA Farm Search and find pick-up locations... Read More

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FairShare Solar Energy Group Buy

FairShare is partnering with H&H Solar to organize a group buy of solar energy systems for farms and homes By pooling our buying power, we can realize savings for everyone who participates and it also brings in a nice donation for FairShare. Anyone is eligible to join the FairShare group buy, so please share this information with friends, neighbors, and your CSA members! FairShare Group Buy Savings All... Read More

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FairShare Awarded Buy Local Buy WI Grant to Expand Workplace CSA

FairShare CSA Coalition was recently awarded $35,000 from Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin to expand deliveries of fresh local food to Wisconsin workplaces [press release]. Workplace CSA programs offer employees the convenience of receiving fresh produce at work while supporting a small family farm. Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin is a DATCP economic development program designed to increase the production and sale... Read More

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The Seasonal Kitchen

Veggie Kitchen Towels for Local Eaters Veggie kitchen towel sets, 4 for $25.Makes a great gift for gardeners, foodies & locavores — or your mother-in-law. Combines well with our cookbooks! FairShare’s latest fundraiser – 100 percent cotton dish towels, low-lint, silk screened by hand in Madison, Wisc.! Change your kitchen towel as your CSA box morphs throughout the growing season.... Read More

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FairShare Announces Newly Endorsed Farms for 2014

FairShare welcomes eight new farms for the 2014 season, bringing the total number of endorsed farms to 50. Each fall, FairShare accepts applications from farms interested in being formally endorsed for the following growing season. Farmers must submit a full application and undergo an in-person interview conducted by currently-endorsed farmers. FairShare farms must grow or produce the vast majority... Read More

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FairShare Staff Member Explores Local Food in Korea

In mid-October, I received an amazing invitation to travel to Seoul, South Korea to talk about Community Supported Agriculture in the United States. Now, you should know that I am a big (make that HUGE) fan of all kinds of Asian cuisine, including kimchi, Korea’s national dish. Final dinner grilled on the table. Erika Jones, left, with translator Dae Han. However, the closest I had been to Asia was... Read More

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FairShare Welcomes New Executive Director

Staff transitions as FairShare prepares for 2014 season: FairShare CSA Coalition welcomes Chris Brockel as its new executive director, as of Nov. 6th. He takes the reins from Kiera Mulvey, who is stepping down after leading FairShare for the past five years. Chris Brockel comes to FairShare from CAC where he was the food and gardens division manager. “It’s been my sincere pleasure to work... Read More

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Kiera Mulvey Departing FairShare CSA Coalition

A letter from FairShare’s outgoing Executive Director, Kiera Mulvey: Kiera Mulvey, FairShare’s high energy Executive Director from 2008-2013. This December, I’ll be stepping down from my position as Executive Director at FairShare. It’s hard to believe that it has already been five years, and though five years is a drop in the bucket in the long history of MERF/MACSAC/FairShare, it... Read More

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Farmers and Consumers Unite!

Proposed FSMA regulations would unfairly burden small family farmers such as the McGuires at Two Onion Farm in Belmont, Wisc. — and would also adversely impact farmers markets. “We all want food safety, but we don’t want to destroy the vibrant local and sustainable farming communities we’ve worked so hard to build because we allowed the FDA to implement poorly-designed regulations.”... Read More

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

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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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