CSA in Western New York: An Introduction to Membership Farming

Event Details

September 18, 2011
CCE Cattaraugus County, 28 Parkside Drive, Ellicottville, NY 14731
9am - 4:30pm

Consumer demand for CSAs has risen sharply in recent year, especially in Western New York. As this demand continues to grow, so does the need for new CSAs in this region. If you are considering starting a CSA at your farm, you won't want to miss this day-long introduction to running a membership farm. Join Stew Ritchie (Native Offerings Farm), David Schummer (Canticle Farms), and Dan Oles (Promised Land CSA) for a discussion of member recruitment, crop planning, share pricing, member communications, and a whole host of other topics that will get you started on the road to running a successful CSA. The morning will be spent in the classroom, and the afternoon will be spent at Native Offerings Farm. Lunch and refreshments will be served.

The cost of this field day will be $25 for NOFA-NY members and $40 for all others. Register for this field day by calling Katie at (585)271-1979 ext. 512 or email membership@nofany.org. You can also use our online Registration by visiting our Shopping page here.

Supported by the USDA Risk Management Agency, Small Sessions Program, the Heifer-MORE Fund, and Farm Family Insurace.