We hope you made it to the CSA Fair this past Saturday at Lincoln Square Mall, but if you didn’t, I’m here to catch you up on the many great conversations you missed!
This year, we had 12 farmers and vendors showcasing their Community Supported Agriculture options for 2020. If you aren’t sure what a CSA is, I encourage you to check out our website to learn more. We also have a blog from 2018 that might be of interest to you. The CSA Fair offered a space for customers to come talk to farmers and vendors to find out more about their offerings for the year and even sign up for a CSA on the spot. Some of the vendors even had CSA Fair discounts. I was really impressed by the number of options available this year. You could find apples, raw goat milk, produce, flowers, wreaths, meat, and more! Plus, many of the farmers offer add-ons like bread or mushrooms. The possibilities seem endless! Berries and Flour even created a subscription option for loose tea, shrubs, cakes, jams, and wild cocktail kits. Can you imagine?
In addition to all of the conversations around CSAs, Common Ground provided a number of opportunities for shoppers visiting the market. They had free samples at the market, a seed swap down the hall, and it was even owner appreciation days in the store. If you are in to local foods, Lincoln Square Mall was definitely the spot to be last Saturday.
Many of the farms and vendors still have space open in their CSAs, so it is not too late to sign up! Visit our Facebook event page to connect with the farms present at the CSA Fair or email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a PDF of contact information for each vendor.