Westridge 4

FARM

Become a FairShare

Applications due by November 1st

ENDORSMENT

 

Endorsed Farms are certified organic (or in transition), sell through CSA, produce the vast majority of their products on farm, and demonstrate a high level of customer service.

 

Benefits of Endorsement:

  • Individual, customizable farm listing on the FairShare website

  • Assistance with CSA sales and promotions for your farm

  • Financial assistance and SNAP benefit processing for your CSA members with low incomes

  • Deep connection with like-minded farmers

  • Access to farm-specific racial justice training

  • PLUS the benefits of Affiliated and Connected Farms

 

Expectations of Endorsement:

  • Attend the annual FairShare farmer meeting

  • Complete an annual survey

  • Pay annual dues on a sliding scale

See the complete Benefits and Responsibilities of Endorsed Farms in the FairShare Endorsed Farm Handbook

Apply by November 1st of the year prior to endorsement through this application form: 

 

AFFILIATION

Affiliated Farms use organic production practices, sell their crops into local markets, and participate in the broad network of FairShare farms throughout the Midwest.

Benefits of Affiliation:

  • Listing on the FairShare website as an Affiliated Farm

  • Free field days and farmer gatherings

  • Discounted registration to the Organic Vegetable Production Conference

  • Discounted registration to the Farm Labor Management Series

  • Opportunities to participate in funded field research

  • Assistance with organic certification

  • PLUS the benefits of Connected Farms

Expectations of Affiliation:

  • Complete a brief annual survey

  • Participate in the FairShare farmer network by joining a FairShare committee, mentoring other farmers on organic certification, assisting with events, and/or sharing your knowledge with other farmers

  • Pay annual dues on a sliding scale, starting at $50*

*Contact claire@csacoalition.org for financial assistance with annual dues, if needed

Sign up to be an Affiliated FairShare Farm at any time through this simple form (NOTE: if viewing on mobile, scroll to the bottom of the page after clicking)

 

CONNECTION

Connected Farms participate in the broad  network of FairShare farms throughout the Midwest.

Benefits of Connection:

  • Membership in the FairShare farmer listserv, with over 350 farmers and agricultural professionals

  • Access to regular field days, farmer gatherings, and other educational events

  • Access to the results of our annual farmer survey (if you complete the survey)

Expectations of Connection:

  • Complete a brief annual survey

  • Pay annual dues on a sliding scale, starting at $25*

*Contact claire@csacoalition.org for financial assistance with annual dues, if needed

Sign up to be a Connected FairShare Farm at any time through this simple form: