Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Want to learn more about CSAs in Ithaca?

Press Release from CCE-TC:
Photo Courtesy of CCE

Tompkins County, NY – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County will host a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair on Saturday, March 2nd from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Boynton Middle School Cafeteria, 1601 North Cayuga Street in Ithaca. Over 25 CSA farmers serving Tompkins, Seneca, Cayuga, Tioga, Chemung, Chenango, Yates, and Schuyler counties will be on hand to talk with consumers about their farms and CSA programs. In addition to the traditional vegetable CSA, attendees will find fruits, baked goods, meat, eggs, cheese, wine, herbs and herbal products, and even fiber.  All participants will be entered in a drawing for a variety of door prizes donated by the farms.
CSA provides members with a weekly selection of just-harvested food and farmers with an established market prior to the growing season. There are differences between CSA programs such as share size, products offered, pick-up locations, u-pick options and on-farm work opportunities. Attend the CSA Fair to learn about the many benefits of CSA, meet and talk with farmers, and find out which CSA program might be perfect for you. There will be quiet activities to occupy children while parents circulate and table space to sit and review material you gather. CSA programs fill up quickly so don't miss out this season.
            The CSA Fair is free and open to the public. For more information, call Avi Miner at CCE-Tompkins, 607-272-2292 or email agm32@cornell.edu.
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Event link:  http://ccetompkins.org/agriculture/events/csa-fair

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