Faces of CSA "This is our second summer doing market shares, and our third year doing CSA. I like that it supports local farming, and it's a way to eat healthy and incorporate more produce in my diet. It's fun to occasionally get new stuff I haven't tried before." - Ellen Amundsen, CSA member
Partner Shares Financial Assistance Still Available Financial assistance is still available for CSA sign-ups through FairShare's Partner Shares program. Households eligible for SNAP (EBT/Food Share), on a fixed or limited budget, or who meet income eligibility guidelines may receive 50% toward the cost of a FairShare-endorsed farm CSA vegetable share, up to $300. Details available on the Partner Shares page.
April 18 – Nelson Earth Day Conference Can the pop-culture phenomenon of post-apocalyptic films and books help us understand today’s environmental challenges and stimulate ideas to build a just, secure and sustainable future? Join us on Tuesday, April 18 at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center for the Nelson Institue's Earth Day Conference to explore this and more: http://nelson.wisc.edu/events/earth-day/index.php. "Hope and Renewal in the Age of Apocalypse" features an exciting line-up of provocative authors, leading thinkers and creative problem solvers to explore these questions. Join us for a day of fresh ideas about climate change, wildlife conservation, economic growth, social justice and other challenges that drive our anxieties and test our resolve.
It’s Not Too Late: Sign-Up Today! There is still time to sign up for CSA boxes brimming with fresh, local, organic, healthy and TASTY seasonal vegetables from a farm near you! 1. Choose a FairShare CSA Farm: Great tips on how to choose a farm Map of farm delivery locations New to CSA? Check out these Frequently Asked Questions on How It Works! 2. Visit the Farm's Website for Details Farm websites are listed in the farm's profile in the Full Farm List 3. Fill out the Farm Sign-Up Form and Send Payment to Your Farm: Most farms have online sign-up and payment options Most farms…
Bike the Barns Driftless Registration Now Open   FairShare's 5th Annual Bike the Barns Driftless is Sunday, June 25, 2017. This delectable food and farms bike tour is an unforgettable on-farm experience. Starting and ending in beautiful Viroqua, Wisconsin, the ride features a gourmet lunch on the farm, tours at each farm stop, and a new bus the barns option!
Women in the Food System International Women’s Day, March 8, 2017 We stand with women in the food system, today and every day. Women are primary or co-operators on 75% of FairShare farms (45% higher than the national average). According to Oxfam International, “Much of the food on our tables has been produced or processed by women.” “Women produce 60 to 80 percent of all food, both as subsistence farmers and as agricultural wage laborers. They are the primary providers for the majority of the world’s 925 million hungry people, obtaining food, collecting firewood and water, and cooking. And yet they have less access to…
CSA Open House March 12 All things CSA in one handy location! Are 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 . 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…
Food + Farms Film Festival – March 21! Buy tickets now for an entertaining & educational evening featuring food + farms! The festival will screen a series of beautiful and powerful short to medium-length films focused on good food. Themes will include sustainable agriculture, food access and veteran farmers. Join FairShare CSA Coalition and presenting sponsor, Willy St. Co-op, for an entertaining and enlightening evening featuring good food + sustainable farms! The festival will screen a series of beautiful short to medium-length films highlighting a future of healthy and sustainable food systems. Film themes will include sustainable agriculture, food access and veteran farmers.Each film will be followed by…
Partner Shares: Fresh, Healthy, Affordable Food FairShare's Partner Shares program is featured among affordable local food options in the Spring Issue of Edible Madison in the article, "The New Face of Hunger: Bridging the Food Insecurity Gap." Read the full article online. “Partner Shares was founded early on in FairShare’s existence,” says FairShare Executive Director Erika Jones. “The idea of making local food fair and accessible for all, no matter their finances, is a core principle.” The Partner Shares program is funded through private donations, grants and fundraisers held throughout the year, and it is able to raise enough each year to partner with approximately 180…
FairShare Partners in a new Charter for CSAs Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms across the United States and Canada are setting roots more deeply in the land as they unite under a community-developed CSA Charter that provides a clear definition of what CSA is all about. With 30 years of history and development, over 7,500 healthy, sustainable community farms have been established in the US, and many thousands more in Canada. These sustainable farms are directly networked with hundreds of thousands of households in the towns and cities where they are based and provide weekly shares of fresh, healthy, locally-grown food. Together, regional networks and independent CSAs in…
FairShare CSA Coalition

FairShare CSA Coalition