Skilled farmworkers are an asset to any farm. Yet, experienced staff who return year-after-year are not as common as farmers might like. In Wisconsin, a new Organic Vegetable Farm Manager Registered Apprenticeship will create a pathway for farmers to train and retain skilled workers for WI farms. Twelve established farmers designed the program with the […]
Learn how to attract pollinators in this practical workshop on the why and how of installing pollinator habitat. Get a crash course in basic bee field identification, pollinator biology and habitat requirements, habitat restoration, bee-friendly farm management practices, and federal conservation programs that help to create pollinator habitat on farms. Take home the Xerces Society’s […]
Join Gather Madison for A Summer Bounty: An Evening on the Farm Benefitting FairShareCSA Coalition! Gather Madison will serve a 5-course meal that embraces summer and the beautiful fruits and vegetables of our area farms. The meal is vegetarian-friendly (but non-vegetarians will be satisfied too!) and will also feature beer, cocktails, and other refreshing beverages […]
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Did you know? One of Dane County's great assets is Community GroundWorks at Troy Gardens's Gardens Network. Their mission is to connect people to the space, education and resources to create and sustain gardens that foster food, engagement and opportunity.
Want to find out where the closest garden is to you, or start a garden in your neighborhood? Visit danegardens.net.
#communitygardens #growlocal #eatlocal #foodsovereignty #pocketgarden #danecounty #sustainable
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5 days ago
*Faces of CSA*
"I love getting a box of produce every week. It forces us to get out of our "veggie routine" by creating fresh meals each night of the week.
My family joined a CSA to support local farmers who want to produce nutrient-rich produce and to introduce us to new or lesser known vegetables. We specifically sought out Los Jalapeños due to the farmer's agricultural background and desire to grow herbs and vegetables that are unique to Mexico. It also gives us the opportunity to practice Spanish by teaching my daughter the names of the veggies as well as talking with those who are at the tent. Gracias a Juan y su equipo!" -Erin, CSA member
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6 days ago
Get out on a farm by volunteering at Bike the Barns 2018! The event is on Sunday, September 16th and the route is in the stunning Driftless region. Come on out and see for yourself!
All fundraising proceeds from the event support making fresh food accessible to all.
Head over to our volunteer sign-up form to let us know your interests and availability this year. docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScrwfSgaY9SiZVzG3zIrNu0FOZuJzk4zboTHVKk92pNAlbJPQ/viewform
*Bonus: All volunteers will receive a custom Bike the Barns water bottle and delicious farm-fresh food!
#bikethebarns #volunteersarethebest #driftless #knowyourfarmer #eatlocal #freshfoodforall #organic #sustainable
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Welcome to Jumping Jersey Meats, the lunch stop on Bike the Barns 2018! Amy and Marques Koenig pasture cows for both milk and meat on their picturesque rolling pastures. They go above and beyond in attaining a more sustainable dairy farm, using cover crops, rotational grazing, organic practices, and more.
Check out our interview with Amy to get a sneak peak of the operation. Pro tip: make sure you find her on September 16th, because she is a wealth of information. You won't want to miss the opportunity to chat with such a passionate farmer in person!
#jumpingjersey #dairy #meats #organic #agriculture #knowyourfarmer #bikethebarns #driftless
There's still time to register for Bike the Barns at www.csacoalition.org/bike-the-barns/registration/
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We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in Madison, Wis. Our mission is to support and connect farmers and consumers through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). We envision a future where CSA is the backbone of a strong local food system and where all families have access to locally-produced, organic food from strong small family farms.
Your gift supports organic, small family farms who provide fresh, healthy food to communities in Wisconsin.