Save the Date! Annual CSA Fair

Please join Urbana’s Market at the Square, The Land Connection, and Urbana First Fridays for the Annual Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair on Saturday, March 16th from 8am – 12pm p.m. in Lincoln Square Mall .

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 to local producers. 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 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 local farmers markets, however, by participating in a CSA you’ll have the opportunity to help your favorite farmers on a whole new level.