Cool Tools in Action 2017

Cool Tools in Action 2017 at Red Door Family Farm provided a forum for farmers to talk about, see, and handle a variety of tools for diversified organic vegetable production. 37 farmers and agro professionals and their families attended, and there were over 20 tools on display. From an antique potato planter to a new […]

Cover Crops as Living Mulch

FairShare’s Small-Scale and Organic Produce Educator, Claire Strader, worked with four farmers in 2015-16 to test two types of clover as living mulch, planted under Brussels sprouts and acorn squash. Cover crops have long been a part of diversified organic vegetable rotations.  Grown to prevent erosion, smother weeds, improve soil structure, add organic matter, and […]

Field Day: Cool Tools in Action, July 16

  What: Hands-on FairShare Field Day to handle and discuss vegetable planting and cultivation equipment. When: Sunday, July 16, 2-5 p.m. Where: Red Door Family Farm, 6961 HWY 97, Athens, WI Based on the success of the 2016 Cool Tools field day, we are doing it again at a new location with new tools! See, handle, […]

Vegetable Grower Apprenticeship – In the Works!

In 2016, FairShare CSA Coalition, in partnership with Dane County UWEX and UW Madison, started working with diversified organic vegetable farmers and the WI Department of Workforce Development (WDW) to develop an Organic Vegetable Grower Apprenticeship, which will soon be the second registered agricultural apprenticeship in the nation. One of the main goals of the apprenticeship, […]

FairShare CSA Coalition

FairShare CSA Coalition