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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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Farmer to Farmer Program: Practical Food Safety in the Age of FSMA

July 25 @ 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Farley Center, 2299 Spring Rose Rd.
Verona, WI 53593 United States
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Free

Even if your farm is not large enough to be regulated by FSMA (the Food Safety Modernization Act), implementing handling practices that avoid unwanted contamination can lead to more market opportunities and satisfied customers.  Join Farm Manager Seth Riley and some of the Farley Center’s 12 resident farmers on a tour of their fields and packing area, while food safety specialists Erin Silva and Harriet Behar discuss practical on-farm food safety methods illustrated by real-world examples.  A basic food safety…

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August 2018

Farmer to Farmer Program: Ridgeland Harvest – Infrastructure and Conservation

August 12 @ 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ridgeland Harvest, E5538 Nelson Road
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Free

*This Field Day has been cancelled. Please visit our Events Calendar for more upcoming Field Days.* Cate and Mat Eddy operate a certified organic vegetable farm incorporating vegetables, herbs, fruit, and hay.  After a bring your own picnic lunch at noon, the farm tour will start at 1:00 pm in the pack shed and then move out to the field with a focus on soil and water conservation.  They will share their experiences building farm efficiencies, farming on a ridge,…

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Pollinator Habitat Planning for Farmers & Landowners – August 14th

August 14 @ 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
$50

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 book, Attracting Native Pollinators and other technical & financial assistance resources to help increase pollinator habitat on your land. Morning classroom session with afternoon field…

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Organic Vegetable Farm Manager Registered Apprenticeship Kick Off

August 29 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fazenda Boa Terra, 6580 WI-23
Spring Green, WI 53588
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Free

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 help of the WI Department of Workforce Development, FairShare, UW Madison, and UW Extension.  This launch event will introduce farmers to the program, provide information…

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Pollinator Habitat Planning for Farmers & Landowners – August 30th

August 30 @ 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
$50

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 book, Attracting Native Pollinators and other technical & financial assistance resources to help increase pollinator habitat on your land. Morning classroom session with afternoon field…

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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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Farmer to Farmer Program: Cool Tools in Action – Small Tools Edition

September 12 @ 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Shared Seasons Community Farm, W4535 Co Rd A
Fredonia, WI 53021
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Free

The Cool Tools field days have been extremely popular. This year we move to eastern WI with a focus on walk-behind tractor implements and other small tools that work on any size farm.  See, handle, and discuss an array of equipment including some exciting new tools designed specifically for vegetable no-till.  Paul Huber of Shared Seasons Community Farm will host this event and prepare a bed or two for us to work in.  See a partial list of equipment below.…

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Farmer to Farmer Program: Two Onion Farm – Exploring Organic Vegetable No-Till

September 13 @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Two Onion Farm, 19638 Cottage Inn Road
Belmont, WI 53510 United States
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Free

Chris and Juli McGuire grow approximately 5 acres of fruits and vegetables, primarily for their 400+ member CSA.  They are exploring some no-till techniques on their intensive farm, including a SARE research trial on using tarps to terminate a rye/vetch cover crop mix before transplanted vegetables and using permanent no-till beds mulched with compost for direct seeded and transplanted crops.  After we exhaust our no-till ideas and questions, we will also take a tour of Two Onion's organic apple production. Please click to register for free…

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12th Annual Bike the Barns

September 16 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Bike the Barns is a delicious charity bicycle tour raising funds for Partner Shares, featuring local food and CSA farms! Ride to support Fresh Food for ALL! Join us for the 12th Bike the Barns on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. When riding in Bike the Barns, you not only enjoy a day biking to local farms and enjoying scrumptious local food, you are also supporting our community's health. Proceeds from this event benefit FairShare and our Partner Shares program, which…

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