Resources For Farmers – FairShare CSA Coalition

Resources for Farmers

Find CSA specific and general farming resources here! Do you have resources to add? Please contact us at to make suggestions.

FairShare Endorsed Farm Manual

FairShare Farm Manual

If you are a FairShare-endorsed farm, whether you are new or returning, you will find our FairShare Farm Manual useful! It contains information about FairShare history, policies, managing your information on the FairShare website, and opportunities to share and connect with other farms.

Growers Listserv

Join our FairShare Farm Network to participate in farmer to farmer conversations on organic production techniques, equipment, CSA in the Midwest, and more.  There are over 300 farmers and agricultural professionals on the list.  To join contact Claire Strader at

FairShare Farm Events

FairShare offers a number of winter workshops, summer field days, and grower gatherings. Information about these events is always shared on the Growers Listserv. Be sure to sign up!  Information on how to sign up is above. All FairShare events, farm or otherwise, are listed on our Event page.

Additional Resources

Farmer Bulletins based on FairShare On-Farm Research

Sorghum Sudangrass Residue as Mulch for No-Till Tomatoes – 2018 farmer bulletin

Sorghum Sudangrass Residue as Mulch for No-Till Tomatoes – video

Plastic, Fabric, and Marsh Hay Mulch with No-Till Organic Tomatoes – 2018 farmer bulletin

Plastic, Fabric, and Marsh Hay Mulch with No-Till Tomatoes – video

Living Aisles Under Organic Vegetables – 2017 farmer bulletin[/expand]

Conference/Workshop Materials

Organic Vegetable Production Conference

Organic Vegetable Crop Specifics – handouts from the Organic Vegetable Production Conference

Instagram for Farmers – 2018 workshop video

2015 MOSES Conference – Vegetable Crop Planning

2014 MOSES Conference

Grower Infosheets & Knowledge Base

Our Grower Infosheets are FairShare farmer-tested and used tools, techniques and processes.  All FairShare farmers are welcomed to add to our growing knowledge base of grower-developed resources. To submit an article, download the Grower Infosheet template and email your completed infosheet to

Knowledge Base
Vegetable & Fruit Production Crop planning, vegetables, fruit, pest management, season extension, and food safety Marketing, Business Planning & Risk Management Business planning, business & labor management, marketing & communication, and finances
Livestock & Pasture Beef, dairy, sheep, hogs, and poultry New Farmers Starting a farm business, acquiring land, incubator programs
Soils & Compost Building soil organic matter, cover crops, and links to lots of web resources Equipment & Tools Coolers, hoop houses, tractors, and more


FairShare CSA Coalition

FairShare CSA Coalition