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.