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January 2018

Wisconsin Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Conference

January 21 @ 8:00 AM - January 23 @ 3:00 PM
Kalahari Resorts and Conference Center, 1305 Kalahari Dr.
Baraboo, WI 53913 United States
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Learn about cover crops with FairShare's Claire Strader, along with a variety of other topics, such as the Food Safety Modernization Act, Apple Disease Management, and Winery Topical Discussions.

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February 2018

Garden Expo

February 9 @ 12:00 PM - February 11 @ 4:00 PM
Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison, WI 53713 United States
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$8 – $18

Join FairShare and a long list of other exhibitors at Wisconsin Public Television’s Garden Expo! The Garden Expo is a midwinter oasis for people ready to venture out and dig their hands in the dirt. Now in its 25th year, this three-day event celebrates the latest trends in gardening, landscaping and edibles, and attracts more than 20,000 people from across the Midwest. Join other gardening enthusiasts to share ideas, gain inspiration and create something new. All proceeds support Wisconsin Public…

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Social Media Marketing for CSA Farmers

February 15 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
5201 Fen Oak Drive, 5201 Fen Oak Drive
Madison, WI 53718
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Paid advertising on Facebook is a quick, easy and inexpensive way to reach potential CSA customers. Participants in this workshop will learn how to create, schedule and launch a paid advertisement targeting potential customers. Using the results of a statewide survey, and a field test of social media paid advertising, Kristin Runge and Bret Shaw will guide participants through the necessary steps to start a basic advertising campaign on Facebook. Participants should bring a lap top, if possible. Prior to…

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MOSES Organic Farming Conference

February 22 @ 8:00 AM - February 24 @ 11:00 PM
La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza
La Crosse, WI United States
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$120 – $300

The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) is holding its annual Organic Farming Conference February 22-24. It’s the largest event in the U.S. about organic and sustainable farming, offering 66 workshops over 6 sessions, inspiring keynotes, engaging roundtables, and a resource-packed Exhibit Hall with over 170 vendors (including FairShare!). The event is preceded by Organic University full-day courses that dig deeper into specific farming topics.

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April 2018

FairShare Workshop: Instagram for Farmers

April 13 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5201 Fen Oak Drive, 5201 Fen Oak Drive
Madison, WI 53718
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New to the world of Instagram or wondering if it might be right for your farm?  Join Lauren of Raleigh's Hillside Farm for a beginner's guide to Instagram.  Learn basic functionality of the platform (from understanding how to use it to creating good posts and regram-ing content) as well as how to cultivate community and a find your voice on social media's fastest growing platform.  The presentation will include examples of how Lauren uses Instagram with her CSA, and allow…

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12th Annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference

April 23 @ 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, 1 John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Up for the Challenge: Innovation for People, Places and the Planet, will explore challenges and solutions through local and global lenses. Conference sessions will explore the interconnectedness of environmental quality, economic development, social justice, and public health. Speakers will provide a window into how decision-ready science is influencing conservation and corporate leadership and driving innovative responses, adaptations, and solutions to myriad issues, including those affecting agriculture and energy storage, and especially those brought on by climate change.   Featured Speakers:…

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Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

April 27 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Upham Woods, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
$50

This course is intended for fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety.  The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement. The trainers will spend approximately seven hours of instruction time covering content contained in these seven modules: Introduction to Produce Safety Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training Soil…

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July 2018

FairShare Night at the Duck Pond with Madison Mallards

July 14 @ 6:05 PM - 9:00 PM
Warner Park Duck Pond, 2920 N. Sherman Ave
Madison, WI 53704 United States
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$15 – $25

  Join us on July 14th to support FairShare CSA Coalition at the Madison Mallards game! We can't think of a better way to get your family & friends together, celebrate the summer,and support a FairShare's work!   Five dollars of every ticket sold through the special sign-up portal will be contributed to FairShare. FairShare will also share the proceeds from the 50/50 raffle at the ball park this evening.   There are two ticket options to choose from. See links…

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September 2018

A Summer Bounty: An Evening on the Farm Benefiting FairShare

September 8 @ 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Sprouting Acres, 1746 Hwy 73
Cambridge, WI 53523
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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 from local producers. This will be a fun, casual, family-friendly, outdoor event (with a rain contingency plan) and all are welcome! --Please RSVP by emailing…

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November 2018

Fish N’ Beer Dinner Benefiting FairShare

November 18 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Giant Jones Brewing, 931 E Main St, STE 9
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$40

Three sustainably sourced fish tacos. Three tasty beer pairings. Three amazing organizations. Join FairShare CSA Coalition, Sitka Salmon Shares, and Chef David Rodriguez of Taco Local at Giant Jones Brewing for an epic night of tacos-for-good! Each taco, prepared by Chef David Rodriguez, will feature sustainably sourced fish from Sitka Salmon Shares, locally sourced vegetables, and a Giant Jones beer pairing. Tickets are $40 each and include three tacos and three 4-ounce beer pairings - purchase them here today! Additional beer and tacos will…

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