Farm-to-Feast Dinner at Edgewater Supper Club, August 11, 2014 Join High Meadow and Regenerative Roots farms at the Edgewater Supper Club in Jefferson, on Monday, August 11,  to share a three-course meal with your local farmers. The menu features products from the farms and beer pairings from Tyranena Brewing Company. Tickets are $45 and on sale online or by contacting FairShare CSA Coalition at (608) 226-0300. The Edgewater Supper Club Farm to Feast Dinner A benefit for FairShare CSA Coalition Featuring Regenerative Roots Farm & High Meadow Farm Each course paired with a Tyranena Brewing Co. beer   Menu Subject to change based on seasonal availability   First Course Panzanella salad featuring…
Partner Shares Donation Drive: July 21-August 8 “Share a Share” – Support families in need! FairShare CSA Coalition is holding a donation drive to support our Partner Shares Program July 21st through August 8th.  Your donation to the Partner Shares program helps families eat fresh, healthy food through membership in a CSA farm! $28 – Average weekly cost of one CSA share (FairShare farms) $146 – Average weekly cost to feed a family of 4 on a budget (USDA) $300 – Maximum discount available to Partner Shares households Our Partner Shares program enables hundreds of low-income households to purchase CSA shares from FairShare farms. Partner Shares: Provides families in need with a financial…
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Organic growers share work with mulch, volunteer Senegal trip on May 10th New lambs and goat kids. Tips on mulching and bedding plants for your garden. Talks on organic and sustainable farming from Brodhead all the way to Africa. Dela and Tony Ends mark their 20th year as vegetable growers with new products and presentations in the annual Brodhead Tour the Farm Day. Brodhead Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 8th annual tour with Ends’ Scotch Hill Farm and local honey, sheep and emu producers May 10. The day-long Saturday event with…
Ramp Up at FairShare CSA Coalition’s Annual Supporter Dinner With a new season budding, it's time to ramp-up with FairShare!  Join local foodies, farmers, colleagues and friends at our inaugural supporter dinner on Wednesday, April 16 from 6-8 p.m. at The Coopers Tavern. Munch on delicious local food, enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail courtesy of Death's Door Spirits, sample local brews and feast your ears on the musical styling of the Taalbi Brothers, recently featured on Breaking Bad's season 4 finale! All dinner ticket sales support the ongoing work of FairShare CSA Coalition as we strive for a vibrant local food system  where all families have access to locally produced, organic…
Meet Your Farmers at the CSA Open House March 23 Dreaming of fresh, local asparagus and peas and rhubarb? It's time to sign up for your CSA share! Come meet 35 CSA farmers who deliver their organic produce (and meat, honey, eggs and more!) to Madison at the 22nd Annual CSA Open House. This free networking event goes from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, March 23 at Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Dr.  in Madison. This is YOUR opportunity to talk face-to-face with CSA farmers  who deliver  to the greater Madison area (and beyond!). Learn how community supported agriculture works and get details about CSA shares and how to make the most of being…
FairShare Awarded Buy Local Buy WI Grant to Expand Workplace CSA FairShare CSA Coalition was recently awarded $35,000 from Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin to expand deliveries of fresh local food to Wisconsin workplaces [press release]. Workplace CSA programs offer employees the convenience of receiving fresh produce at work while supporting a small family farm. Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin is a DATCP economic development program designed to increase the production and sale of local foods. In the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model consumers and farmers work together. Farm “members” pay an upfront fee in the spring for a “share” of the season’s harvest, which is delivered weekly during the growing season. “We’re excited…
FairShare Announces Newly Endorsed Farms for 2014 FairShare welcomes eight new farms for the 2014 season, bringing the total number of endorsed farms to 50. Each fall, FairShare accepts applications from farms interested in being formally endorsed for the following growing season. Farmers must submit a full application and undergo an in-person interview conducted by currently-endorsed farmers. FairShare farms must grow or produce the vast majority of their products on farm, be certified organic or in transition to organic certification (for fruit and vegetable crops), and demonstrate an ability to provide a high level of customer service. Hard at work last fall at…
The Nuts and Bolts of CSA Sign-Up How do you choose your farm? Follow this process: 1. Do your homework Become familiar with the farms in your community by reading about farms offerings and their philosophy in our Farm List.  A good way to start? Find out  which farms deliver to a location near you (step 2!). 2. Use the Farm Search Tool and Pick-Up Locations Map Explore share types with the CSA Farm Search and find pick-up locations convenient to your home, workplace, gym, or school  via the interactive Pick-Up Locations Map. If you prefer to pick up your food at the farm, you can also…
Donate Today, Support FairShare As  local farmers rest their fields in winter, we reflect back on what we’ve accomplished this year, thanks to you and to our other supporters. We’re proud to have played an important role in encouraging tremendous growth within the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) movement.  More farmers are growing more food for more families (over 11,000 shares in 2013!) and we’re seeing the incredible impact of this dynamic local food system on communities across Wisconsin. Thank you for being a part of this transformation. But we’re just getting started. We need your timely support to help FairShare educate and engage more farmers…
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