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MADISON – FairShare CSA Coalition was awarded a $492,000 2018 Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) grant through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) for its project entitled “Developing a CSA Network ‘Community of Practice’ and Shared Technical Assistance Resources.” FairShare, a Madison-based non-profit, is collaborating with the University of Kentucky and the Community Alliance with Family Farmers in California (CAFF), in addition to other CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) support organizations across the country to strengthen CSA nationally. “It is our goal to make the resource assets and programmatic strengths that already exist among CSA support networks…
We had the extreme pleasure of joining Fabulous Farm Babe Pam Jahnke in her studio a couple weeks ago to talk about the many Community  Supported Agriculture (CSA) options throughout Wisconsin. Pam is the Farm Director at Wisconsin Farm Report Radio, and has been doing farm broadcasting, radio and television for most of her life. She is deeply involved in the Wisconsin agricultural world, farming in partnership with her brother, sister and parents on their home farm, and advocating for local food options. Check out our interview and learn about signing up for a CSA share this spring! Use our…
Scott Laeser and Chelsea Handler of Plowshares & Prairie Farm in Argyle, Wisconsin work hard to manage their 75-acre property. Using restorative techniques, they ensure that they are not only reducing their carbon footprint on the earth, but also building up the soil's health for a viable future. "When we provide nutrients to our fruits and veggies, we want them to stay in our fields and not pollute our stream. So, when and how we put them on and how we manage our soil are all focused on minimizing nutrient loss as well as maximizing plant health. Not just on…
Winter work varies from farm to farm. At Two Onion Farm in Belmont, Wisconsin, Chris and Juli McGuire spend the latter part of the season pruning their apple trees.  "Winter is the time to prune apple trees for us at Two Onion Farm. Pruning opens up the trees, gives us bigger, tastier fruit, and allows us to remove any dead or diseased branches. We love spending time with the trees year-round! We're looking forward to spring and another season of CSA." - Chris & Juli McGuire, Two Onion Farm Visit thatscsa.org to learn more about Community Supported Agriculture and getting fresh vegetables…
FairShare launched a "That's CSA" promotional campaign in February to spread awareness about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and to encourage people to sign up for CSA shares. As part of the campaign, NBC 15 filmed a two-part TV commercial pro bono, which is airing for the month of March! We had a blast filming the commercials with the crew and FairShare farmers, and are incredibly excited to share the finished products with you now. Visit ThatsCSA.org to find a farm that works for you. Thank you to our sponsors for supporting FairShare in connecting farmers and eaters through CSA.      
FairShare is hiring two interns! Join our team and support an entrepreneurial and creative organization connecting farmers and eaters through CSA. FairShare is hiring for two internships beginning in Spring 2019. Read the position descriptions below: Bike the Barns Intern Organic Vegetable Production Intern 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…
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…
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