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Your connection to Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farmers

Saturday, March 10th 2018 

Each spring, Riverside Park's Urban Ecology Center is THE place to be to meet local farmers who grow food sustainably and learn how to buy directly from them. The annual Local Food and Farmer Open House event has grown since we first organized it in 2003 to help our community connect with local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), farmers. Drop in to talk with the farmers, learn about CSAs and the variety of available shares. 

Attend a Workshop

CSA Basics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:30AM

Jamie Ferschinger, Urban Ecology Center

Learn how Community Supported Agriculture works and how to select the farm subscription that’s right for you. Find out how to start a Workplace CSA.

Cooking Demo. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:00PM

John Raymond, Chef de Cuisine, Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro - Using Farm Fresh Ingredients

Cooking from your CSA Box. . 12:15PM & 2:00PM

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.

CSA Q & A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:30PM

Drop-in and ask any of your questions about CSA.

Lunch Available for Purchase From Milwaukee Localicious

Door Prize Sign up for a CSA share during the Open House, and you can enter to win a door prize gift basket.

During the rest of the year, our community can visit the Center and our website to learn more about CSAs and how to connect with our local farmers.


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Thursday, September 20th

6:15 AM - 12:00 PM

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Thursday, September 20th

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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