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Urban Ecology Center Hosts Farmer Open House

The Urban Ecology Center, in Riverside Park, hosts its annual local farmer open house, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 8, providing an opportunity for residents to meet area farmers that offer community supported agriculture (CSA) programs. Attendees can learn about each farm’s growing practices and its share purchase options.

Two seminars will be presented: an Introduction to CSAs, at 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m., led by Jamie Ferschinger, branch manager of the Urban Ecology Center Riverside Park; and Cooking From Your CSA Box, at 12:15 p.m. or 2 p.m., taught by Chef Annie Wegner LeFort. Lunch will be available for purchase from Gouda Girls and MKE Localicious.

Members of CSAs purchase a share of a farm’s production and, in return, receive weekly deliveries of fresh produce throughout the growing season, typically June to November. CSA shares may differ in size, length of season, variety of fruit and vegetables offered and pick-up locations. To make CSA membership more affordable, many farms offer payment plans or worker shares to defray the cost. CSA participation is a powerful investment in the health of families, community and the local economy.

Admission is free. Location: 1500 E. Park Place, Milwaukee. For more information, call 414-964-8505, email or visit

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