Using Your Share

Using Your Share

The links below provide CSA-specific and general food-related information to help you most effectively use your CSA share.


Tipi Produce Overview of Vegetable Storage



UW Extension Storage Advice


Safe Food Handling


FairShare’s Cookbooks

FairShare’s cookbooks From Asparagus to Zucchini and Farm-Fresh and Fast are indispensable, nationally renowned resources for people who want to make the most of local and seasonal produce.

FairShare-endorsed Farms

Many FairShare endorsed farms offer vegetable guides and related recipes in their newsletters or on their websites. Below are a few to get you started!

Crossroads Community Farm

Kings Hill Farm

Roots Down Community Farm

Two Onion Farm

Vermont Valley Community Farm LLC

Food and Recipe Blogs

Smitten Kitchen: Fearless cooking from a tiny kitchen in New York City.

The Good Food Muse: born out of a month long locavore experiment done in September, ’07.

My Month of Local Food: documents everything the author ate for the entire month – which consisted only of foods that were grown or raised in Humboldt County, CA.

Wisconsin Whisk: a culinary collective of Wisconsin based food bloggers.


Water Bath Canning (High Acid)

Canning and Pickling

Homemade Pickles and Relishes

Canning Tomatoes

Canning Salsa

Making Jams, Jellies, and Fruit Preserves

Pressure Canning (Low Acid)

Using a Caring for a Pressure Canner

Canning Vegetables Safely


Preservation: Drying

Drying Vegetables

Drying Fruits


Preservation: Freezing


Make Your Own Sauerkraut

Food Safety

Food Safety Tips from UW-Madison

FairShare CSA Coalition

FairShare CSA Coalition