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.
Johanna is a hardcore local food lover and hopes to engage others in the CSA movement through FairShare’s mission. She is currently involved in creating a Food Waste and Recovery Guide for the City of Madison and Dane County and connecting the Madison community with food recovery efforts through various other avenues. Previously she was a Communications Intern at FairShare and REAP Food Group, and an Apprentice at Troy Farm. She is constantly looking for ways to get involved with the Madison food communities, reduce food waste, and eat locally and deliciously.
Liz is thrilled to be serving FairShare’s mission of improving food access and strengthening Southern Wisconsin’s economy. She recently graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison with a focus on Food Studies, Public Health, and Development Economics. As an undergraduate, Liz interned with Slow Food-UW, REAP Food Group, the Sabin Vaccine Institute in Washington DC and at a vegetable farm in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Liz hopes to deepen her roots in the Madison food system in the coming years and continue to try all the chocolate-y baked goods the city has to offer.
Caitin has interned with FairShare since the summer of 2017, working with Claire on research projects shared between FairShare and UW Extension Dane County. As a recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Caitin is exploring her options in the Madison job market, with aspirations to incorporate her strong belief in localism and local food economies. She enjoys running half marathons, exploring Madison eateries, and converting friends and family to using metal straws.
Saida is interning with FairShare for the 2017-2018 school year, while earning a graduate degree from the Environment and Resources program at the Nelson Institute at UW-Madison. She is interested in food systems, environmental justice and strengthening the community. Saida works on FairShare’s Film Festival, donor database, and farmer database, in addition to translating documents into Spanish. She is very excited to be part of the Coalition and to learn about the movement here in Wisconsin.