CSA Open House March 12

CSA Open House March 12

All things CSA in one handy location!

willyreaderad_csaopenhouseAre you dreaming of spring and signing up for your 2017 CSA share? Have you heard of CSA and want to learn more about it? Do you long for a closer connection to your food and community?

FairShare’s 25th Annual CSA Open House is scheduled for noon-4 p.m. Sunday, March 12 at Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive in Madison [map]. More than 30 farmers who deliver shares to the greater Madison area will be in attendance to answer your questions and share information about their farms.

New this year is a Veggie Scavenger Hunt. Correctly identify all the veggies to be entered into a drawing; five winners will receive $25 toward a 2017 CSA share purchase. Open House attendees can view a food demo every 15 minutes, including “Veggie Skills 101”, “Using Unique Vegetables”, and “One Vegetable, Many Variations”, by Singing Bowl Chef. Learn about CSArt, Community Supported Art.

Learn about CSA options and sample products from Sitka Salmon Shares, Creme de la Coulee, Origin Breads, Honey Bee Bakery, and Mad Urban Bees. In addition, you may sample products from Kwee-Jack Fish Co., Sassy Cow Creamery, Willy Street Co-op, and Monty’s Blue Plate Diner.

This event is also the same day as the Natural Family Expo, held downstairs at Monona Terrace.

Watch for FairShare’s 2017 CSA Farm Guide in the Isthmus on Thursday, March 2, or read it online, here. It lists FairShare-endorsed farms across Southern Wisconsin and includes farm descriptions, a share chart, share types, and pick-up locations, plus infographics on how to select a farm that’s a good fit. To get started on your farm search online, see the Full Farm List, perform a Custom Farm Search, and play with the Pick-Up Locations Map.csa-farmguide-2017_coverweb

For more information about the CSA Open House, please contact Erika Jones at erika@csacoalition.org.

 

 

FairShare CSA Coalition

FairShare CSA Coalition