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It’s Prime CSA Sign-up Season! Farmers are stoking up their greenhouses, seeding onions, planting greens in hoop houses! It’s very early spring, and thus, it’s CSA sign-up season. This is the time to dream of the freshest, most delicious veggies, while outside, it’s gray-gray-gray, and nothing but a few crocuses ‘sing spring.’ The main CSA season in Southern WI runs from June to October, with many CSA farms selling both spring and fall sharesin addition to their regular season offerings. **Many  farms sell out of their regular shares…
A New Tool for Farm Selection Introducing Fair Share CSA Coalition's new 24-page booklet to guide you through the farm selection process! "We created this guide to make it easier for you to find a farm that's a good fit for your household," explained Julie Garrett, community program manager. "There are so many options for CSA in our area, it can be a little daunting to choose a farm." The guide includes farm descriptions, a definition of CSA lingo, and a chart showing the different types of shares and what each farm offers, including add-ons such as eggs and meat. Pick-up site locations are also listed. Infographics cover topics such as affordability…
FairShare Welcomes Nine Farms We are fortunate to live in a region committed to nurturing small family farms and CSA. With the addition of these newly endorsed farms, FairShare CSA Coalition numbers 53 farms. All FairShare-endorsed farms are eligible for CSA Health Insurance Rebates, Partner Shares assistance, and EBT payment processing. The starred farms below are planning to attend the CSA Open House on Sunday, March 8 in Madison. In total, representatives from 36 farms will be present the CSA Open House. It’s a great opportunity to get your questions answered…
CSA Open House March 8 Are you on the hunt for a farm to join for the 2015 CSA season? FairShare makes it easy with the 23rd annual CSA Open House! Come to Monona Terrace from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, March 8, for the opportunity to chat with 35 CSA farmers who deliver to the Madison area -- and beyond. Start your research online and then bring your questions directly to the people who can best describe their CSA shares and farm culture. Put faces to farm names and shake the hands of the people who will feed you this season. See the Open House webpage for…
Donate to FairShare & Support CSA Become a FairShare Suporter!   Our supporters made a difference in 2014: Fresh Food for ALL! FairShare’s Partner Shares program grew by…
Wisconsin CSA Represented at International CSA Conference Kiera Mulvey served as the executive director of FairShare CSA Coalition from summer 2008 through fall of 2013. FairShare and the CSA movement in southern Wisconsin experienced phenomenal growth during that period. She wrote this message after speaking at the 18th Organic World Congress of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements in fall 2014.  As you all know first-hand, Wisconsin’s CSA movement is thriving. With the support of communities, municipalities, individuals, and families, these amazing farmer-member partnerships are feeding thousands of Wisconsinites and supporting hundreds of families growing food and keeping their farms productive and viable. It is truly an inspiring…
Sign Up for a Storage or Holiday CSA Share! If you're a "regular" CSA member, why not continue to receive delicious, fresh, quality organic produce for use in your holiday celebrations? Or how about trying a new kind of share? Some FairShare farms are meat and egg producers. The following farms are among those that have late season or holiday shares [click here for our complete farm list]: Coulee View Family Farm Crossroads Community Farm Emerald Meadows/Two Good Farms Equinox Community Farm Harmony Valley Farm Ridgeland Harvest Two Onion Farm Vermont Valley Farm Wellspring CSA…
Veggie Towels Veggie Kitchen Towels for Local Eaters FairShare's popular new fundraiser - 100% cotton dish towels! They're silk screened by hand in Madison, Wisc.! These low-lint, absorbent towels are perfect for brightening up your kitchen during the bleak winter months. The veggie illustrations are from FairShare's  "From Asparagus to Zucchini" cookbook and cover the entire towel. Green for the spring greens; red for the summer veggies; burnt orange for the fall veggies; and blue for the winter roots. All towels are a sizable 28 by 29…
Meet & Greet for Workplace CSA, Nov. 4 Are you interested in starting or improving a workplace CSA program? Whether your workplace is a small business, large corporation, school or agency, FairShare can help you develop a robust CSA program that's just the right fit.  Learn more at the Workplace CSA Meet & Greet, 12-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4 at the Goodman Community Center in east Madison. Sign up, here. Workplace CSA for Employees Convenience -…
Plough & Barrel Dinner Oct. 7 Celebrate the Harvest with FairShare! Welcome the taste of fall at FairShare CSA Coalition’s Plough & Barrel Dinner, Tuesday, Oct. 7 at The Coopers Tavern, 20 W. Mifflin St. on the capitol square in Madison. This four-course meal features produce from three of the Coalition’s 50 farms paired with brews from Lake Louie Brewing for an evening of good company and great food and drink. "FairShare farmers deliver some of the best tasting vegetables and other farm products found in our region," said Chris Brockel, FairShare’s executive director. "Come celebrate the harvest and taste for yourself as Coopers has put…
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