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By Katy Wallace Katy Wallace is a traditional Naturopath, and Yoga Teacher with Human Nature (www.humannaturellc.com).  She enjoys eating fresh local foods and exploring seasonal changes of southern Wisconsin ecology with her husband, Woody, and daughter, Marian.   The cold, silent winter months bring the opportunity for self-centering. Time taken for self-reflection heightens our internal capacity for storage; restoring the nervous system from the hectic events of fall and holidays, and also making space for new schemes in the New Year.  Similarly, winter is a time to make space for a vegetable storage share, and reap the restorative qualities of…
More CSA farms join the Coalition The CSA Coalition is excited to welcome five new farms for 2012, including possibly the oldest CSA farm in the state, a new organic egg CSA, and several highly experienced fruit and vegetable growers. The diversity of our membership is what makes the CSA Coalition what it is, and we’re looking forward to help you connect you with some great farmers.  …
SIP This: “Seasonally Inspired Potations” Delicious dinners and luscious lunches aren’t the ONLY way to enjoy your farm-fresh produce! Why not employ your farm’s bounty to whip up a creative concoction? Join FairShare CSA Coalition and Death’s Door Spirits for the four-part Farm Fresh Mixology series out at the new Death’s Door distillery, 2220 Eagle Drive, Middleton. We’ll learn from the pros with Nostrano’s head mixologist, Grant Hurless, as our fearless instructor in mixing, mashing, muddling and more! Sign up with a friend or for the full series for discounts! All proceeds from the Farm Fresh Mixology series benefit FairShare’s programs. Produce supplied by FairShare…
Wisconsin Knows Organic! The UW-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) and DATCP recently published a fascinating look  at where Wisconsin stands in the national organic spotlight, and it turns out we are doing a stellar job. Wisconsin is home to over 1,200 organic farms, the 2nd-highest number in the country (California is 1st), and has more organic livestock farms than any other state. Organic product sales total over $132 million and all of these farms represent thousands of jobs. Find out more by reading Organic Agriculture in Wisconsin: 2012 Status Report
Seed Savers’ John Torgrimson Speaks in Madison Oct. 10 As seed companies consolidate and American agriculture moves toward fewer and fewer crops, the importance of preserving genetic diversity – and keeping that diversity in the hands of farmers and gardeners – has become increasingly important. Join us for a presentation by John Torgrimson, executive director of Seed Savers Exchange. His talk, "Preserving Genetic Diversity and Cultural History in Our Food Supply," starts at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa St., Madison. The event is free and open to the general public. "Crop, variety, and ecological diversity are at the heart of Community Supported…
Plough and Barrel CSA Dinner, Aug. 6 Artisan food, locally grown, expertly prepared! Join us for the third event in our Plough and Barrel CSA Dinner Series at The Coopers Tavern, 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, in celebration of 20 years of CSA. Meet our local farmers and enjoy a gourmet meal prepared from farm-fresh local ingredients. August's dinner  features produce from Troy Community Farm and Crossroads Community Farm (formerly Primrose Community Farm) crafted into unique, tasty dishes and paired with brews from House of Brews. Tickets are $40 each and do not include the gratuity. Seating is limited. You may purchase tickets directly at The Coopers…
CSA Pioneers Dinner – May 6th @ Graze Pub A four course dinner in celebration of our rich history of Community Supported Agriculture in Wisconsin. Join veteran growers, long time farm members and other pioneers of the CSA movement to reflect on the successes of the past 20 years and look forward to a hopeful future of farm and community vitality.  Tickets $50, for reservations call: (608)251-2700   Tickets $50 Call (608)251-2700 for reservations
Madison Mallards, CSA and YOU! ~ Tuesday, July 17 What could be better than friends, farmers and some good old fashioned baseball? Only knowing that $2 from every ticket sold benefits FairShare CSA Coalition! (Tickets must be purchased through the special ticket portal HERE to benefit the coalition).   Join us for "Sustainability Night" at the Duck Pond, Tuesday, July 17! To purchase tickets enter the group portal Login/group password:  "fairshare", click buy, and select your seats (green are available)!
Bike the Barns Registration Closed; Volunteer! FairShare's Annual 'Bike the Barns' Heads West Sept. 16th! Registration is closed for the 6th Annual Bike the Barns, a spectacular fundraising bicycle ride through the Wisconsin countryside that features local farms and local food prepared by the Underground Food Collective. To add your name to the waiting list, please email to bikethebarns@csacoalition.org. Volunteer for this awesome event! Help us stuff rider bags, check-in riders at registration, mark the route, serve food, etc.  For more information about volunteering, click here, or fill out the online volunteer registration form.…
CSA Speaker Series: Jeff Metoxen, Oneida Nation’s Food Project ~ 6:30 p.m. June 20 Tsyunhehkw^ is an Agricultural Community and culturally-based program of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. Join Jeff Metoxen to learn about how this Certified Organic, 83-acre site preserves and passes on cultural traditions through food. Wednesday, June 20 ~ 6:30 p.m. | Goodman Community Center |149 Waubesa Street, Madison WI, 53704 The Tsyunhehkw^ program is founded on self sustainability and service for the Oneida Nation and the community. The entire operation and services are open to the public. This talk will introduce you to the Nation's three main components, agriculture, cannery and retail, with a primary focus on self-sustainability and food…
FairShare CSA Coalition

FairShare CSA Coalition