FairShare Staff Member Explores Local Food in Korea In mid-October, I received an amazing invitation to travel to Seoul, South Korea to talk about Community Supported Agriculture in the United States. Now, you should know that I am a big (make that HUGE) fan of all kinds of Asian cuisine, including kimchi, Korea’s national dish. However, the closest I had been to Asia was San Francisco’s Chinatown (admittedly the largest Chinatown outside of Asia). Needless to say, I leaped at the opportunity to experience this region of the world firsthand! After…
FairShare Holiday Gift Baskets Looking for a special gift for your friends and family, or a way to say thank you to important clients or employees? Make a strong statement about your commitment to our local economy and local food system with a FairShare CSA Coalition gift basket! Each gift features FairShare merchandise and items custom-made for you by local farmers, using their very own farm products. You can pick up the baskets at our office through Monday, Dec. 23 (while supplies last) or we can ship your items via flat rate priority mail…
FairShare Welcomes New Executive Director Staff transitions as FairShare prepares for 2014 season: FairShare CSA Coalition welcomes Chris Brockel as its new executive director, as of Nov. 6th. He takes the reins from Kiera Mulvey, who is stepping down after leading FairShare for the past five years. "It's been my sincere pleasure to work with the extraordinary farmers, community members, and staff that drive FairShare's work," said Mulvey, who is planning a move to the East Coast. "I'll continue to draw inspiration from FairShare and…
Kiera Mulvey Departing FairShare CSA Coalition A letter from FairShare's outgoing Executive Director, Kiera Mulvey: This December, I’ll be stepping down from my position as Executive Director at FairShare. It’s hard to believe that it has already been five years, and though five years is a drop in the bucket in the long history of MERF/MACSAC/FairShare, it has been an exciting, challenging, and inspiring time to lead this dynamic organization. I’ve had the great pleasure of working with some of the most innovative, passionate, and dedicated farmers, farm members, staff, and partner organizations…
Farmers and Consumers Unite! "We all want food safety, but we don't want to destroy the vibrant local and sustainable farming communities we've worked so hard to build because we allowed the FDA to implement poorly-designed regulations." ~ Margaret Krome, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute Over the next month, farmers need to briefly come in from the fields, and consumers need to wipe their fingers clean from end-of-season tomato juice, and go to…
Celebrate early fall and sample the delectable Wisconsin harvest at FairShare CSA Coalition and The Black Sheep's Farm to Feast Dinner, 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 in Whitewater. This special benefit dinner features farm-fresh produce from Regenerative Roots Farm (Jefferson) and High Meadows Farm (Johnson Creek), along with beers from Tyranena Brewing Co. Tickets are $45 per person. The dinner supports the work of FairShare CSA Coalition, a non-profit coalition of 48 community supported agriculture (CSA) farms working to promote and educate the public on the benefits of the CSA model. “Farm to Feast is a celebration of…
Sign Up Now for Fall CSA Shares Are you new to the area or new to CSA? You don’t have to wait ‘til next spring to explore the bounty and goodness of community supported agriculture! And you don't have to wait to attend fun, on-farm harvest events. Many of our farms still have 2013 Fall Shares available. For example, Two Onion Farm offers a Fall Share, delivered weekly Sept. 3-Nov. 5. Many farms offer larger, one- or two-time deliveries of late-season and storage veggies, such as…
CSA Sh*tty Barn Party, Aug. 24 Wrap up your summer with a barn party...! Three bands, fresh-grilled pizza, Furthermore brews and a dilapidated barn in a semi-industrial park in Spring Green - all on Saturday, Aug. 24 to benefit FairShare CSA Coalition. What could be better than that? Music: Juniper Tar, Dead Pigeons, Peter Mulvey Food: Ian's Pizza will be grilling - bring your own picnic or purchase pizza (for a donation) Date: Saturday, Aug. 24 Time: Doors open at 4:30 p.m.; music starts at 5:15 p.m. Location: Sh*tty Barn, Spring Green [MAP] Tickets: $15; purchase here. Feel like biking or making a weekend of it?…
Farm Feast! A Fair Share CSA Farm-to-Table Picnic, Aug. 17 Join Eat for Equity Madison and FairShare CSA Coalition for a scrumptious picnic dinner at Crossroads Community Farm near Cross Plains, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. Enjoy a four-course meal cooked from farm-fresh, organic produce and explore Mike and Cassie Noltnerwyss’s CSA farm (farm tour included!). Suggested donation, $25-$50 per person, benefits FairShare’s Partner Shares program, which helps low-income households afford CSA memberships. Please RSVP by emailing eatforequitymadison@gmail.com. BYOB. (You pay when you arrive that night.) Eat for Equity Madison's Facebook event Crossroads Community Farm newsletter article about the event
FairShare’s New ‘Farm-Fresh and Fast’ Cookbook! FairShare's new cookbook, "Farm-Fresh and Fast," is bursting with strategies, techniques and over 300 new recipes for both seasoned and beginning CSA members and farmer's market shoppers. Farm-Fresh highlights similarities among ingredients, helping CSA members adapt recipes to fit what they have on hand, and teaches local food lovers of all skill levels how to make the most out of fresh, seasonal produce. Each chapter is organized by plant anatomy (such as leafy greens, root vegetables, etc.) to highlight similarities in cooking and preparation among ingredients.  -- VIEW SAMPLE PAGES -- Master recipes help home cooks adapt…
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