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A farm update from the polar vortex - Lovefood LLC, Stoughton Winter on the farm brings time for reflection on the past year and planning for the coming season. The general mood is total excitement. This past year, we were able to buy land near Stoughton and certify as organic immediately. We transitioned from our rented land at The Farley Center Farm Incubator around the end of May, built a greenhouse at the new place and put in a cooler and we were off and running.  The…
We are excited to share some BIG FairShare news with you. After nearly 7 years at FairShare CSA Coalition, Executive Director Erika Jones is moving onto her next chapter. Jones and her partner, Jessica, recently realized their dream and opened Giant Jones Brewing, LLC. “I was greatly inspired by the many entrepreneurs I met through my work at FairShare - small farms working hard to improve our local food system. We want our (soon-to-be certified organic) brewery to also be an example of a small business making a community-wide…
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 5th. It's the The Big Share™, a full day of giving! This is a great opportunity to show your love for FairShare's work supporting local farmers, healthy eating, and improved access to fresh fruits and vegetables. During the Big Share, Community Shares of Wisconsin will host a 24-hour online day of giving to support local non-profits working towards social and environmental change. We would be honored and grateful to receive your support. FairShare is just one of over 65 Community Shares of Wisconsin nonprofits dedicated to social and environmental causes. Community Shares of Wisconsin will raise nearly half a million dollars…
There is Hope in the CSA Movement! FairShare CSA Coalition staff attends the 7th Annual International CSA Symposium in Thessaloniki, Greece. The sun shined in early November as over 300 International Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) network delegates, representing over 2 million members from all over the world, gathered at City Hall in Thessaloniki, Greece to share stories and lessons of the global CSA movement from across borders. We were gathered for the 7th Urgenci International CSA Symposium. Jocelyn Parot,…
Four Farms Join the Coalition for 2019 FairShare is excited to welcome four newly endorsed farms to the coalition! Learn more about each farm by visiting their websites. Gwenyn Hill Farm, Waukesha, WI Nestled in Wisconsin’s Lake Country just 25 miles west of Milwaukee, Gwenyn Hill Farm is cultivating certified organic food while preserving the beauty and biodiversity of its fields and woodlands. The 400-acre farm, which dates back to the 19th century, is run by Linda Halley, Ryan Heinen, Laurel Blombquist, and Lloyd Williams. Pine Grove Pastures, Tomahawk, WI Pine Grove Pastures is a family farm in Tomahawk, Wisconsin dedicated to raising high-quality organic vegetables and pastured meats…
FairShare is Hiring! Join our team and support an entrepreneurial and creative organization connecting farmers and eaters through CSA! FairShare is hiring a full-time Program Coordinator. The Program Coordinator will be an integral member of our small team, connecting more people with our farms and ensuring CSA is more accessible through our Partner Shares food assistance program, charity bicycle tour Bike the Barns, and the Food & Farms Film Festival. FairShare CSA Coalition, supports and connects community supported agriculture (CSA) farmers and consumers. Through outreach and education we foster a cohesive network of committed farmers and community members who believe CSA is the…
Give to FairShare through Workplace Giving FairShare is a proud member of Community Shares of Wisconsin (CSW), which supports 65 local non-profits committed to protecting environmental, social, civil rights, and more. CSW raises funds for its member non-profits (including FairShare!) through workplace giving campaigns. Workplace giving is a simple way that employees can make tax-deductible donations to local charities through payroll contributions. By choosing to give toFairShare through your employer, you help to ensure that we can continue to support small family farms and make local produce more affordable. Find out if your employer is part of a workplace giving campaign and learn more details at https://www.communityshares.com/workplace-giving/.
Partner Shares Program Internship – Spring 2019 Join our team and support an entrepreneurial and creative organization connecting farmers and eaters through CSA. FairShare is hiring a Partner Share Program Intern for Spring 2019. FairShare interns are key members of our team and assist with all aspects of the organization’s work, including outreach campaigns, administrative tasks, event coordination, and resource development. You are encouraged to attend relevant conferences, workshops, and meetings to network with others working within the food system and to increase your knowledge. You will gain valuable experience and contribute to critical programs that work to build the strength and vitality of our local farms, and…
September is Eat Local Month and the Willy Street Co-op is celebrating its local food sources, including several FairShare-endorsed farms. They shared with the Willy Street Reader what eating local means to them, as well as some fail-safe ways to spot a farmer from afar. Read the article here.
Farm Inspirations: Dela Ends from Scotch Hill Farm Dela Ends owns and operates Scotch Hill Farm and Innisfree Farmstay with her husband Tony. Scotch Hill has been in the FairShare community as an endorsed farm since 1995, and Dela served seven years on the FairShare board. Along with Lisa Kivirist and Kriss Marion, Dela was as a plaintiff in a lawsuit against Wisconsin to allow home bakers to sell their goods without a commercial kitchen license. She shared with us what inspired her to branch out from small-scale vegetable farming to larger systems work. "Growing vegetables has definitely led to a passion for food. Being a FairShare grower and former board…
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