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September 2018

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

September 12, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Two Onion Farm, 19638 Cottage Inn Road
Belmont, WI 53510 United States
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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, 2018 @ 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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November 2018

Farmer to Farmer Program: CSA Customization Grower Gathering

November 7, 2018 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Dane County UW Extension Office, 5201 Fen Oak Dr
Madison, WI 53718 United States
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Free

More and more farms are including share customization options in their CSA offerings.  From free-choice options where members pay one price to take anything they want from a weekly CSA display, to on-line trade out systems where members can choose to change their set box, to everything in between, farmers are trying it all.  This gathering will be a forum to discuss both the technical and philosophical aspects of CSA customization in time to make changes to your own CSA…

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Fish N’ Beer Dinner Benefiting FairShare

November 18, 2018 @ 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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February 2019

3rd Annual Organic Vegetable Production Conference

February 1 @ 9:00 AM - February 2 @ 5:00 PM
Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison, WI 53713 United States
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$150

This producer-initiated conference is built around farmer to farmer skill sharing and attracts experienced growers from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, and beyond.  Farmer panelists representing small, mid, and large scale operations will cover technical production information on garlic, onions, peppers, and one-cut salad heads.  Management topics include vegetable no-till, greenhouse management, training and retaining labor, and variety selection.  Detailed handouts provide an invaluable resource long after the conference ends.  New this year will be summaries of farm employee compensation…

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March 2019

The Big Share 2019

March 5

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 5th. It's the The Big Share™, a 24-hour online day of giving! This is a great opportunity to show your love for FairShare's work supporting local farmers, healthy eating, and improved access to fresh fruits and vegetables. FairShare is just one of over 65 Community Shares of Wisconsin nonprofits dedicated to social and environmental causes. Community Shares of Wisconsin will raise nearly half a million dollars during the Big Share, so join your community in giving to the non-profits…

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Food & Farms Film Festival

March 5 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
High Noon Saloon, 701A E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$12 – $15

Join FairShare CSA Coalition for a night of thought-provoking & inspirational films on sustainable food systems. We've curated a stunning program of visually compelling films to showcase the most pressing issues facing our food system. Each film will be accompanied by a brief TED-style talk from a national leader in the food movement. This year's festival theme, Downstream, will explore the impacts that our everyday food choices have on our environment, economy, farmers and fishermen, and our communities. Featured Films: Local Thirty,…

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Find Your Farm (Formerly CSA Open House)

March 17 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, 1 John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Free

Join us at the first annual Find Your Farm event (formerly the CSA Open House)! Learn about FairShare CSA Coalition and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) at the Monona Terrace on March 17th. This event is free and open to the public. Meet local farmers from a variety of CSA farms to learn more about their farm, pick-up locations, on-farm events, and 2019 sign-up information. Explore different share options such as veggies, meat, eggs and chose your own CSA share for this…

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April 2019

13th Annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference

April 22 @ 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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$15 – $75

Imagine And Adapt: Possibilities In A Changing World From the rising seas and the rushing flood waters to record-breaking heat waves and shifting landscapes, climate change is transforming the way we live. Our rapidly changing world requires us to adapt to a very different planet while imagining practical solutions to the challenges we face. The Nelson Institute 2019 Earth Day Conference, Imagine and Adapt: Possibilities in a Changing World, will explore these challenges and resolutions through a number of straightforward, solution-focused sessions…

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