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Meet the Farmers Behind the Food at Local Open House

Feb 29, 2016 05:31PM

Community supported agriculture (CSA) will be the topic of the free Local Farmers Open House, to be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 12, at the Urban Ecology Center, in Riverside. Those interested in CSA will have the opportunity to talk with local farmers and learn about their growing practices.

New to this year’s event will be a workshop on how to start a workplace CSA program in order to receive convenient deliveries of fresh produce right at work. Returning workshops will be the CSA Basics and Cooking from Your CSA Box. Lunch will be available for purchase from MKE Localicious.

“Belonging to a CSA makes it easier to eat more healthy food and to support local farmers,” says Jamie Ferschinger, manager of the Urban Ecology Center’s Riverside branch. “Each week, CSA members get a box of tasty, freshly picked produce and more, and then whenever the fridge door is opened, it’s full of veggies ready for the taking.”

Location: 1500 E. Park Pl., Milwaukee. For more information, call 414-964-8505 or visit UrbanEcologyCenter.org.

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