Community Supporting Agriculture (CSA) Fair
March 2, 2013 - Opera Galleria - 10 am – 2 pm
The CSA Fair was a great success, and we hope that you enjoyed it. If you have not chosen a CSA to join, please consider doping so!
For everyone in the greater Fort Collins Community…
The CSA Fair is an opportunity to explore different CSAs, to meet the producers, and to learn about how different CSAs operate. Be Local expects the Fair to be attended by approximately 20 CSAs who are offering CSA shares to the community for 2013.
There is a wide variety of products available through CSA shares, and you can find a program that is just right for you.
“CSA” stands for Community Supporting Agriculture. The basic CSA model — and there are now many variations — involves buying a share of a farm’s production. The fee is generally paid at the beginning of the season, and the farms then delivers a box of produce (which may include fruit, eggs and other products, depending on what the customer selects) is delivered weekly.
There is a wide variety of products available through CSA shares, and you can find a program that is just right for you. At the CSA Fair, you can learn about different CSAs and find one that meets your needs.
The Fair is for all CSAs, whether you participate in the Winter Farmers Markets or not…
This event is an opportunity to showcase your unique CSA program to the community, to reach out to new CSA members, and to promote and celebrate the beauty of the Community Supporting Agriculture philosophy. The fair will consist of Northern Colorado farms and businesses that operate under the CSA model.
Bring your market supplies (table, tablecloths, signage, etc.) complete with photos, slideshows, or other informational material about your CSA program and offerings. This is a great opportunity to “reach outside the choir” and get new people involved and interested in your farm or ranch and in the CSA movement in general.
Be Local Northern Colorado will be marketing the CSA Fair throughout Northern Colorado much as we do the Winter Markets – flyers, posters, social media, newsletters, etc. But we need your help, too! Please post to your networks all the promotional information we send you once you have signed up for the fair.
For further information, contact Michael Baute by email.