Please join Urbana’s Market at the Square, The Land Connection, and Urbana First Fridays for the Annual Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair on Friday, March 2nd from 5-7:30 p.m. in the mall hallway behind Common Ground .
At the 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!
What is a CSA? It allows customers committed to the local economy an opportunity to connect on a deeper level than purchasing from a retail store, and even differently than making purchases at a farmers market. With the CSA method of doing business, 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 at Urbana-Champaign farmers markets.
We encourage customers to connect with farmers and producers directly to learn about their specific parameters around sign-up. There is still plenty of shopping to be done at the local farmers markets, and you’ll never want to skip a market day; however, by participating in a CSA you’ll have the opportunity to help your favorite farmers at a whole new level.
This years participants:
- Bane Family Meats
- Blue Moon Farm
- Brackett Farm
- Delight Flower Farm
- Illinois Willows
- Piato Organic Food Nanny
- Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery
- Sitka Salmon Shares
- Sola Gratia Farm
- Triple S Farm