Saturday, February 26, 2011

Event: Community Supported Agriculture Fair (CSA Fair)

Saturday, March 5, 12:00-3:00pm 
Boynton Middle School, 1601 North Cayuga Street (at Rt. 13), Ithaca

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County will host a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair on Saturday, March 5th from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Boynton Middle School Cafeteria, 1601 North Cayuga Street in Ithaca. More than 15 farms serving the Tompkins County area are expected to be on hand to talk with consumers about their farms and CSA programs. In addition to the traditional vegetable CSA, attendees will find meat, fruit, herb, baked goods, and even a granola CSA option.

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! 

Admission to the CSA Fair is FREE and open to the public. For more information, call Debbie Teeter or Liz Karabinakis at CCE-Tompkins, 607-272-2292.

2011 Participating CSA Farms

Linda's Crispy Fresh Garden CSA (Brooktondale)

Finger Lakes Granola Company

The Full Plate Farm Collective (Stick & Stone, Remembrance & Three Swallows Farms)

Hellers Farm 

Silver Queen 

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