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Local Farmer Open House


Fresh • Healthy • Local • Directly from Farmer to You

Saturday, March 9th 2019

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

Learn how you can conveniently get boxes of farm-fresh produce (and more) directly from your local farmers. This FREE event is a once-a-year opportunity to talk with local farmers, learn about their farms and what they produce — and their variety of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) subscription options. Find the farm that’s right for you!

Find out how you can subscribe (purchase a share of the harvest) and conveniently get boxes of farm-fresh produce (and more) directly from your local CSA farmer.

Be sure to attend the free workshops:

CSA Basics (11:30am & 1:30pm)

Learn how Community Supported Agriculture works (including Workplace CSAs) and how to select the farm subscription that’s right for you. Find out about special funds, rebate and payment options that accommodate households on a tight budget.

Cooking from your CSA Box (12:30 pm)

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.

Lunch will be available for purchase from Milwaukee Localicious

If you're already a CSA member, come by and chat with your farmer. Better yet, invite a friend or two and introduce them to the pleasures of knowing the people who grow your food! If you haven't been sure a CSA is right for you, come check out how CSAs have been changing. Many of the farmers are offering new share options -- smaller sizes, more choices about what you receive, vacation holds and more. Plus there are more options for rebates, assistance funds and using SNAP benefits.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Free and open to everyone!

Urban Ecology Center - Riverside Park


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