Meet Local Farmers and Learn About Community Supported Agriculture
Urban Ecology Center, 1500 E. Park Place, Milwaukee, hosts Local Farmer Open House March 11, 2017 – 11 a m. - 3 p.m.
This is a once-a-year opportunity to talk with local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farmers and learn about their growing practices and subscription options. Signing up for a CSA in the spring guarantees you boxes of great local food all growing season conveniently boxed and delivered to a pick-up site near you each week or bi-weekly. Find the farm and CSA share that’s right for you.
Community Supported Agriculture members know they are getting real value for their food dollars in their CSA boxes. In addition, they know that partnering with CSA farmers is a powerful investment in their health, community, and local economy.
Anne Steinberg, an event organizer, describes why she is a long-time CSA member: “you’ll know that you’re helping to keep small family farms in business – farmers who use sustainable growing methods and produce high quality food. I enjoy a bounty of fresh, tasty, nutritious veggies, fruit and eggs in my CSA share – plus I enjoy knowing the farmers and hearing what is happening on the farm in the weekly newsletter.”
Jamie Ferschinger, another event organizer and enthusiastic CSA member, points out that “this year there will be more farmers to meet at the Open House, including some urban farmers who grow right in Milwaukee County.”
Also at the event…
- Take a short free workshop:
CSA Basics –11:30 am or 1:00 pm
Jamie Ferschinger, of the Urban Ecology Center, will explain how Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) works and how to select the farm subscription that’s right for you. Learn how to start a Workplace CSA.
Cooking From Your CSA Box –12:00 pm or 12:45 pm
Annie Wegner LeFort of the Mindful Palate, will share how to efficiently use the contents of a weekly CSA box to prepare quick healthy meals. Recipes, tips and resources for cooking seasonally from scratch will be provided.
- Stop by the Resource Table to network with experienced CSA members and to explore the benefits of convenient Workplace CSA deliveries.
- Visit the MPM Farm Fresh Pop-up Museum: Share your stories and photos of family farms and farmers, neighborhood vegetable gardens and your CSA.
- Lunch will be available for sale from Milwaukee Localicious..