A self-proclaimed foodie, Erika joined her first CSA in 2006 while living in Berkeley, Calif. She returned to her native Wisconsin to pursue her interests in sustainable agriculture and food policy while completing her Master’s degree through the La Follette School of Public Affairs at UW Madison. She is a committed advocate for creating a sustainable and just local food system and is excited to be part of this movement in her role with FairShare. Her other passions include cooking, eating, food preservation and craft beer.
Carrie adores eating fresh, local & organic produce throughout the year via CSA. She has been involved in food systems in a variety of ways, from working on statewide farm-to-school initiatives at the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems to working as a farmhand at Crossroads Community Farm to teaching sustainable agriculture to undergrads in Thailand. She is loving applying her Masters degrees in Public Health and Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Wisconsin-Madison to her daily work at Fairshare.
Claire has worked in the Madison food system as a certified organic vegetable farmer, retail produce buyer, and home gardener since 1993. Her most recent experience was as the Farm Director for Community GroundWorks and Troy Community Farm where she worked for 12 years growing organic vegetables for 150 CSA members, farmers market, and local grocery stores on a 5-acre urban farm. She is especially interested in working with small-scale producers to build productive and sustainable farm businesses that are the foundation of the local food system. Claire’s position is shared between FairShare and UW Extension Dane County.
We are happy to welcome Jenna for the Spring 2017 semester! As the Community programs Intern, she will be processing applications and conducting community outreach in order to promote and expand the Partner Shares program. Jenna is currently a student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she is studying professional writing and communication. A self-proclaimed localvore, Jenna grew up on her Grandparents’ farm in Cottage Grove, WI, where her passion for local agriculture (and dogs) first began.