CSA Open House March 8

CSA Open House March 8

slider imageAre you on the hunt for a farm to join for the 2015 CSA season? FairShare makes it easy with the 23rd annual CSA Open House! Come to Monona Terrace from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, March 8, for the opportunity to chat with 35 CSA farmers who deliver to the Madison area — and beyond.

Start your research online and then bring your questions directly to the people who can best describe their CSA shares and farm culture. Put faces to farm names and shake the hands of the people who will feed you this season.

See the Open House webpage for complete details about the event, including which farms are tabling. Please support and thank all of our wonderful community sponsors!

Free CSA workshops!

“Making the Most of Your CSA Share,” presented by Pat Mulvey of Local Thyme, a CSA menu planning service – 1 & 3 p.m. in Hall G, 4th floor, across from the ballroom entrance

“What’s in the Box? CSA for Newbies” – Panel discussion. Learn how CSA works and ask questions of experienced CSA members Erika Janik and Ginny Moore, and farmers Dennis Fiser of Regenerative Roots and Laura Mortimore of Orange Cat Community Farm – 2 p.m., also in Hall G, 4th floor

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  • Learn about additional CSA options from these businesses: Sitka Salmon Shares, Creme de la Coulee, Madison Sourdough, Honey Bee Bakery, Madison Chocolate Company, and Mad Urban Bees – lots of yummy samples!
  • Share Your CSA Story – We are collecting short audio and video interviews of CSA members for our CSA Legacy Project. We’d love to hear your story! Visit the story booth in the SW corner of the ballroom.
  • Show Your Farmer Some Love – Write a love note to your farmer! Look for the display just inside the ballroom entrance. Write your note, read others’, and we’ll give the farmers their notes at the end of the Open House.
  • Peas & Carrots Photo Booth – Take family photos with farm props! In the SE corner of the ballroom.

Need help finding a CSA farm? Visit our friendly and knowledgeable volunteers at the Information Stations for info about farms, Partner Shares, Bike the Barns and CSA Health Insurance Rebates.

For more information about the CSA Open House, email Julie Garrett at julie@csacoalition.org or call (608) 226-0300.

FairShare CSA Coalition

FairShare CSA Coalition