Resources For Farmers

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

FairShare Endorsed Farm Manual

2017 FairShare Farm Manual

If you are a FairShare farm, whether you are new or returning, you will find our 2017 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. Information is subject to change – the manual was last updated in November of 2016.

Growers Listserve

Join our FairShare Farm Network that shares information on techniques and equipment and encourages dialogue to improve the production and marketing of CSA in the Midwest. To join the Growers Listserv, contact Claire Strader at claire@csacoalition.org.

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.

Farmer Bulletins based on FairShare On-Farm Research

Living Clover Aisle Under Organic Vegetables – 2017

Conference/Workshop Materials

2017 Organic Vegetable Production Conference

2014 – 2016 Vegetable Production Workshops

2015 MOSES Conference – Vegetable Crop Planning

2014 MOSES Conference

FairShare Resource Library

In addition to online resources, FairShare has a nice little library of sustainable agriculture books, magazines, recordings, and videos. Farmers are welcome to check out materials from the office – take a look at our Resource Library List.

Grower Infosheets

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 claire@csacoalition.org.

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 poultryNew 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