Are you in Western NY and interested in starting a CSA? Come spend the day learning from experienced CSA farmers Liz Henderson, Mud Creek Farm’s Erin Bullock, Muddy Fingers Farm’s Liz Martin, and Bloodnick Family Farm’s Lisa Bloodnick about how their various CSA models work. Panelists will discuss how they developed their core groups, how they determined the right planting schedule for their farm and customers, how they developed efficient harvesting and boxing systems, and how they determined their share pricing. There are emerging opportunities for Western NY growers to serve the region, including a growing demand for local food in Buffalo. Come to this workshop to figure out how to harness these opportunities and get started with your CSA.
Please contact the Registration Coordinator, Stephanie Backer-Bertsch by phone at (585) 271-1979 x 509 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at http://tinyurl.com/nofanyevents. Registration is $30 for members and $45 (per person) for non-members--lunch is provided for all attendees. Pre-registration closes three days before the event. Pre-registration is encouraged.
Directions to the Farm Credit East conference room, Batavia Branch, 4363 Federal Drive, Batavia, NY 14020: building is just north of the Batavia thruway exit (take a right onto Rt. 98 after the thruway exit, head under the thruway, building is on left.