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March 2019

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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July 2019

From a farmer’s hands to yours…That’s CSA!

July 12 - October 31

How does CSA work? CSA members join a farm early in the season by purchasing a share of that farm’s products in advance. In return, members get a delicious weekly or bi-weekly box of foods, carefully grown, harvested, and washed by the farmer, all season. Members pick up their shares in their neighborhood or at their farm, and can participate in on-farm events, work days, potlucks, u-pick gardens, and more. Some farms offer choose-your-own or “market shares” where you can…

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August 2019

Soil Sisters Weekend

August 2 @ 8:00 AM - August 4 @ 5:00 PM

For three days and with five unique components and involving numerous women-owned farms, the jam-packed, award-winning SOIL SISTERS culinary event celebrates Wisconsin’s family farms and rural life in and around the farming communities of Monroe, New Glarus, Blanchardville and Brodhead, Wisconsin, over the first weekend of August, 2019. This weekend features several FairShare-endorsed farmers: Katy Dickson of Christensen's Farm will be conducting 2 workshops on the farm on Saturday Aug. 3rd: Chicken Butchering and CSA Startup Lauren Rudersdorf of Raleigh's…

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Summer Evening Farm to Table Dinner at Small Family Farm

August 17 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Small Family CSA, S 2958 W. Salem Ridge Rd.
La Farge, WI 54639 United States
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$50

Join Jillian and Adam Varney of Small Family CSA Farm for a 6-course farm dinner, featuring seasonal produce from the farm with beer pairings at each course. $50/ticket. Stay tuned for more information on their website.

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Mushroom Workshop at Whitefeather Organics

August 27 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Free – $25

Join the farmers at Whitefeather Organics to learn about growing mushrooms, (shiitake, oyster, and some other varieties) and then dive into hands-on inoculations! This event includes: education, potluck lunch (bring a dish to share), drink, & a shiitake log! People are welcome to come and go throughout the day.   FREE to CSA members $25 for general public $10 for Farmshed members   Dress for the weather, this is an outdoor event. (NO DOGS, please.)

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September 2019

13th Annual Bike the Barns

September 15 @ 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
$60 – $135

Join FairShare CSA Coalition for the 13th Annual Bike the Barns! Bike the Barns is FairShare CSA Coalition’s largest fundraiser. Proceeds from the ride benefit our organization and the Partner Shares Program, which help low-income families afford farm-fresh veggies. When you sign up for Bike the Barns, you help families in need buy organic food grown right here in Wisconsin by a CSA farmer. The event features: farm tours, gourmet local food, craft libations, on-farm activities and live music. Join us…

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Bus the Barns

September 15 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
$65

Join FairShare CSA Coalition on September 15th, for the 3rd Annual Bus  the Barns!  Thirteen years ago, FairShare CSA Coalition organized the first Bike the Barns, a day of biking, farm tours, and gourmet food. Proceeds from the ride benefited FairShare’s Partner Shares Program, which helps low-income families afford farm-fresh veggies. We wanted to make this amazing day of on-farm fun accessible to everyone. So, in 2017 we launched the first annual Bus the Barns to provide a non-cycling option. As a…

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October 2019

Farley Center Fall Festival 2019

October 6 @ 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Farley Center, 2299 Spring Rose Rd.
Verona, WI 53593 United States
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Join the Farley Center for their Fall Celebration 2019 – Open House and Apple Cider Day! Pick apples, wash apples, slice apples and press the apples in the 180 year old cider press! Come join us on a tour as we will have a Natural Path Sanctuary tour, two farm tours and a bee tour.   See the event website for more information.

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