fruits and vegetablesBelieve it or not spring is almost upon us! That means it is time to start thinking about signing up for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares. CSAs have become a growing trend among consumers over the past couple of years. For more than 25 years, CSAs have offered a way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer.

FairShare CSA Coalition reported that more than 25,000 area residents eat fresh food from their FairShare farm every week during the growing season.  Purchasing CSA shares has many advantages but the main one is knowing where your food comes. You’ll also gain the opportunity to try new vegetables and a new way of cooking.

Make Your Employees Aware of CSAs

Signup for CSAs has already started so share this information to help your employees eat healthier and smarter. The FairShare CSA Coalition is holding its 23rd Annual Open House on Sunday, March 8 at the Monona Terrace.

This is a great chance for individuals to learn more about CSAs and how they work.

Learn more about this event.

If you have high interest from employees, you may be able to offer your worksite as a drop-off site for an area farmer. Currently there are more than 175 delivery sites in the Madison area and countless others throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa. Learn more about CSA drop-off sites here.

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