On Wednesday, March 6, 2013, Kiera Mulvey, the Executive Director of FairShare CSA Coalition, joined the 8 O’Clock Buzz. The annual CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) open house event is this Sunday, March 10, 2013 at Monona Terrace.
Mulvey spoke with the Buzz about the event on Sunday and also about the organization and what it means to be a member of a community sponsored farm.
“The FairShare Community Supported Agriculture Coalition first began to coalesce in the autumn of 1992 in the living room of “the Big Pink.” The Big Pink—a large, flesh-tone farmhouse on the outskirts of Madison—was then home to Rob Summerbell who had recently spent a summer interning on the very first CSA farm in Wisconsin. The philosophy, spirit, and practicalities of CSA seemed a natural fit for progressive-leaning Madison…a town with thriving natural food co-ops and one of the largest and finest farmers’ markets in the country. Rob took what he learned at Springdale Community Farm north of Milwaukee and shared it with fellow sustainable agriculture promoters and friends, including myself while we stocked produce at the Williamson Street Grocery Cooperative. Eventually, a meeting was called at the Big Pink and eight or so individuals gathered to begin scheming how to bring CSA to Madison.”
An excerpt from “FairShare Community Supported Agriculture Coalition” by John Hendrickson. Follow the link to read the whole story.