Calling All Farmers! Upcoming CSA Workshop
The Accokeek Foundation’s Center for Agricultural and Environmental Stewardship is proud to present Successful CSAs: How to Start and Manage a Community Supported Agriculture Program. This workshop, to be held on Thursday, March 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., is perfect for farmers who want to start a CSA or refine their current operation.
CSA shares await pick-up at the Accokeek Foundation's Ecosystem Farm.
The Accokeek Foundation has for almost two decades operated a CSA, and we will share with participants the production and marketing knowledge that we have gathered over the years.
The workshop costs $25, and registration is required. The event will feature a panel of experienced farmers, including Joan Norman of One Straw Farm and Kristin Carbone of Radix Farm, who will discuss the “how to” details of operating a CSA—from finding a customer base and setting up a planting schedule to packaging produce and communicating with shareholders. David Martin of Baltimore County Extension will discuss food safety.
Participants will receive a handbook and other take-home materials. A locally-sourced lunch will be provided.