Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair
Please join Urbana’s Market at the Square and The Land Connection for the Third Annual Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair on Friday, March 3rd from 4-7 p.m. at the Urbana Civic Center, located at 108 East Water Street in Urbana.
At the Second Annual CSA Fair, customers will have the opportunity to meet local farmers and businesses that offer CSA programs and buying clubs, learn about their farms or businesses, and select a share or club that best meets their needs! There will also be educational information about local food, free samples and recipes, free activities for children, music, and more.
Agriculture and food CSAs are bridging the gap between customers, farmers and producers. CSAs allow customers committed to the local economy an opportunity to connect on a deeper level than purchasing from a retail store, and even differently than at a farmer’s market. With the CSA method of doing business, farms are the businesses operating CSAs. These farms offer fresh food products through annual subscriptions, or a flat fee, that a customer pays for up front once a year in exchange for a portion of those farmers’ products. The products are then delivered weekly or monthly to a central pick up location or made available for pick up Urbana-Champaign farmers markets.
2017 CSA Participating Farmers and Food Producers (updated 2-27-17):
- Bane Family Meats
- Blue Moon Farm
- Brackett Farm
- Delight Flower Farm
- Illinois Willows
- Joy of Illinois Farm
- Old Town Flowers
- Piato Cafe & Organic Food Nanny
- Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery
- Sitka Salmon Shares
- Sola Gratia Farm
- Triple S Farm
We encourage customers to connect with farmers and producers directly to learn about their specific parameters around sign-up. For a complete listing of vendors participating in this CSA Fair, please visit www.urbanaillinois.us/CSA-Fair. There is still plenty of shopping to be done at the local farmers markets, and you’ll never want to skip a market day! But by participating in a CSA you’ll have the opportunity to help your favorite farmers at a whole new level.
To learn more, please call 217/384-2319, or email email@example.com.