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    Meeting the Farmers Behind the Food: The 2013 Local Farmer Open House

    Written by Jamie Ferschinger
      Tuesday, March 12 2013
    Meeting the Farmers Behind the Food: The 2013 Local Farmer Open House

    The Riverside Park Center was bustling last Saturday! The 11th annual Local Farmer Open House attracted approximately 1,000 people to our Riverside Park branch to meet local farmers and learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Visitors chatted with 17 local farmers as the farmers enthusiastically shared information about their farms, their philosophies, and the food they grow. The workshops, including: Introduction to CSAs, Cooking from Your CSA Box and Multiple Biological Effects from Low Level Pesticides in Foods, were packed and people were enjoying good food and good conversations throughout the day. Thank you to the farmers, the presenters, the food trucks, and to all of you who attended. Hope to see you next year!

    Take a look at these photos from the event:

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    Kelly Kiefer of Three Sisters Community Farm ready to talk to attendees.

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    Farmers and attendees chatting about food and farming. 

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    An attendee writes notes about the CSA at LotFotl farm.

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    The 2nd session of the Introduction to CSAs workshop was completely full!


    If you missed the event, don't worry! We have resources that will make it easy for you to choose a CSA farm.

    The Farmers Behind the Food

    To learn more about some of the local farmers that were at the event be sure to read posts in our Farmers Behind the Food series:

    Find our full list of CSA farmers here.

    Thank you for supporting local food.

    2013 LFOH logoYou can meet these farmers and many others at the Local Farmer Open House on Saturday, March 8th at our Riverside Park branch. Meet and sign up with farmers, learn how you can join a CSA farm (purchase a share of the harvest) and get a box of fresh produce each week during the season. Join us for this free event!


    Jamie Ferschinger

    Jamie Ferschinger

    With a Bachelor's degree in Biology and Communications and a Master's degree in Conservation Biology, Jamie brings a wealth of experiences and deep passion to her work at the Urban Ecology Center. As Branch Manager of the Riverside Park Branch, she helps to ensure that things are running smoothly and everybody is happy! Outside of work, Jamie enjoys running when the sun is coming up, spending time outside, cooking, listening to music and traveling to new places.

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