From farm to table and back to farm, we bridge the gap between area farmers and folks who are longing for a deeper connection to food and community.
For over 20 years, FairShare Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Coalition (formerly Madison Area CSA Coalition, MACSAC) has made CSA more accessible by linking people who care about the food they eat to local farmers who grow top-quality food for their local communities. Through education, outreach, community building and resource sharing, FairShare is committed to raising the bar on the quality and accessibility of CSA shares in Southern Wisconsin.
Through our Partner Shares Program, we can offer financial assistance to limited-income households for purchasing CSA vegetable shares; and we help new CSA members find the right farm for their family.
The quality and diversity of CSA member food is unparalleled – always picked and delivered fresh, often literally within hours of being harvested. The variety of fresh offerings reveals a world of new tastes and experiences. Plus, CSA share pickups are scattered everywhere throughout Southern Wisconsin and beyond; you’re sure to find a convenient location nearby.
Annual FairShare CSA Coalition events include the FairShare CSA Open House, which takes place every March at Monona Terrace. Free to the public, attendees can learn more about FairShare and CSA, meet the CSA farmers, sign up for a CSA farm share and more!
FairShare organizes two annual fundraising bike tours, called Bike the Barns and Bike the Barns Driftless, that highlights local farms and food. This event is a spectacular, educational community ride with your fellow foodies and bike buddies. It supports a critical program, FairShare’s Partner Shares Program, which helps low-income families purchase local, organic vegetables.
FairShare also hosts a variety of special events to build community, share food and highlight local, seasonal food. FairShare’s cookbooks From Asparagus to Zucchini and Farm-Fresh and Fast are indispensable, nationally renowned resources for people who want to make the most of local and seasonal produce.