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Meet Your Farmers at the CSA Open House March 23

Meet Your Farmers at the CSA Open House March 23

CSAOpenHouseSliderDreaming of fresh, local asparagus and peas and rhubarb? It’s time to sign up for your CSA share! Come meet 35 CSA farmers who deliver their organic produce (and meat, honey, eggs and more!) to Madison at the 22nd Annual CSA Open House.

This free networking event goes from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, March 23 at Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Dr.  in Madison. This is YOUR opportunity to talk face-to-face with CSA farmers  who deliver  to the greater Madison area (and beyond!). Learn how community supported agriculture works and get details about CSA shares and how to make the most of being a CSA member.

Free CSA Workshops:

  • 1:15-2 p.m. – CSA 101: The nuts and bolts of Community Supported Agriculture
  • 2:15-3 p.m. – Cooking It All: Tips to Make the Most of Your Shares
  • 3:15-4 p.m. – CSA for Small Households
Jillian and Adam Varney of Small Family CSA Farm discuss their shares at a previous CSA Open House.

Jillian and Adam Varney of Small Family CSA Farm discuss their shares at a previous CSA Open House.

At the Information Station, work with volunteers who will help you find deliveries near your house and answer your questions about CSA. Sample dishes from FairShare’s new cookbook and learn about Bike the Barns and Partner Shares.

Make the most of the CSA Open House by preparing ahead of time.  Start by brainstorming what’s important to you about joining a  CSA farm. Next step,  research  farm options, and then narrow your choices to your top farms. Focus on talking with those farmers at the CSA Open House.

All of FairShare’s produce farmers are certified organic or in-transition to organic certification. Meat farms must raise their animals in humane conditions. To find out if your health insurance company provides a CSA rebate ($100 for individuals, $200 for families), click here.

NPELogo2014-01 The 2nd Annual Natural Parenting Expo is held the same day at Monona Terrace, so time it right, and you can enjoy both events!

Visit the Open House event webpage for directions and details!

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

FairShare CSA Coalition

FairShare CSA Coalition