2nd Plough & Barrel CSA Dinner at Coopers Tavern ~ 6 p.m. Monday, June 4 Our second Plough & Barrel dinner features Blue Moon Community Farm and Equinox Community Farm. Join us for these special, seasonal CSA dinners at Coopers Tavern -- a great opportunity for our community to get to know our farmers. Tickets are $40 each, online sales for June, August and October dinners available HERE  or purchase them directly at Coopers Tavern: 20 West Mifflin Street, Madison WI, 53703
CSA Speaker Series: Melinda Hemmelgarn. May 2nd, 6:30-8:00pm F.A.R.M.:  Food, Art, Revolution, Media:  The Power of Images and Stories to Support Healthy Food, Farmers and Communities. Melinda Hemmelgarn, M.S., R.D., is a registered dietitian, “investigative nutritionist,” and award-winning writer and host of the nationally syndicated, “Food Sleuth Radio” program.  A former Food and Society Policy Fellow, Melinda connects the dots between food, health and agriculture, and uniquely promotes critical thinking skills to advance food system literacy. Join Melinda and the CSA coalition for this interesting discussion on food, health and community. The event will take place on May 2nd from 6:30 to 8:00pm at the UW-Madison Soils Building…
Visit the CSA Coalition Store! The CSA Coalition has a few perfect gifts any time of the year! Check out our nationally renowned cookbook, From Asparagus to Zucchini, and our  2012 Farm-Fresh Calendar, featuring local farms, foods, and delicious recipes for every season!   Also, didn't get a chance to do Bike the Barns but want to show your support when you're out and about - we have t-shirts as well as bike jerseys from local sports apparel manufacturer Mt. Borah.
2011 Annual Report The Coalition's 2011 Annual Report is now available. With more staff, more farms, and more CSA members in our region than ever before, the Madison Area CSA Coalition headed into 2011 with ambitious goals to energize, strengthen, and connect our community in even more ways.  We’re thrilled to report that this year we received formal 501(c)3 non-profit status, which increases our ability to receive public and private donations and to lead and respond to critical developments in our local food system. We also doubled our community workshop series, and hosted more farm training and resource sharing activities for farmers than…
Give the Gift of Fresh Food Support the Madison Area CSA Coalition and put your dollars to work building a vibrant, community-based food system in our backyard. Food access for low-income families, farmer education and resource sharing, community cooking courses, and food system network development are key foundations of our work. These critical initiatives strengthen links between consumers and farmers, foster successful, fulfilling farm relationships, and help make the community, health, and economic benefits of CSA available to all our neighbors.  Your support helps us grow and brings the COMMUNITY into our Community Supported Agriculture work. Read our Annual Report to learn more about our work…
2011 Sponsors Visit our sponsors, and thank them for supporting Bike the Barns!   Context Clothing Fort HealthCare GRAZE Organic Valley Whole Foods Wisconsin Farmers Union Badgerland Financial | CUNA Mutual Foundation | Eating in Madison A-Z | Edible Madison| Equal Exchange | DeWitt, Ross & Stevens Law Firm | Futhermore Beer | Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co. | Human Nature | Midwestern Bio-Ag | Milk Marketing Board | Mt. Borah | Planet Bike | Thorps Haircut & Color | Willy St. Co-op
September 24th 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Click the poster above to view a larger version.) Download your Skills Fair Registration form, fill out and mail to Sustain Jefferson with check or money order to reserve your place in our workshops! Space is limited, so don't delay - sign up today! Sustain Jefferson P.O. Box 74 Johnson Creek, WI 53038 Fair Location: Johnson Creek Elementary & High School 111 South Street, Johnson Creek, WI (View map). Our workshops: Fermentation is an ancient form of food preservation that increases digestibility and nutritional value. This workshop, aimed at beginners, will cover making…
Participate in Our Recipe Contest! The Madison Area CSA Coalition is developing a new cookbook, and we need your input! Submit your Recipes Here! For over nineteen years, the Madison Area CSA Coalition has worked with Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) growers and farm members to link people who care about the food they eat to local farmers who follow organic growing practices. We've made CSA more accessible through our Partner Shares program, a cost-sharing  initiative that helps households with limited incomes afford CSA memberships; and by working with our Health Plan Partners, companies that encourage healthy lifestyles by offering rebates to  members who sign up…
Bike Maintenance Classes Our friends at REI are offering assistance to registered Bike the Barns riders with classes to help you get ready for the big day! All on Tuesdays  in August, except for the Thursday 8/25 class that is open to the public. Please bring a copy of your Bike the Barns registration for admission. 8/2, 7pm: Bike Maintenance Basics at Willy St Coop East, 1221 Williamson St, Madison 8/9, 7pm: Bike Maintenance Basics at Willy St Coop West, 6825 University Ave, Middleton 8/23, 7pm: Distance Riding at Lussier Community Center, 55 S. Gammon Rd, Madison 8/25, 7pm: Bike Maintenance Basics at…
Bike the Barns Registration FULL! We want to give a big thank you to all of the riders who have registered for Bike the Barns 2011 to support Fresh Food For ALL. We'll visit three amazing CSA farms and celebrate our abundant local farm community. Another huge thank you goes to our sponsors, volunteers, and partners on this event - it takes a lot of planning, coordination, and energy to put this together, but it's a great way for us to all come together too.                
FairShare CSA Coalition

FairShare CSA Coalition