Save the date for ASAP’s 2020 CSA fairs!
Thursday, March 12, 3-6 pm
New Belgium Brewing, Asheville, NC
Thursday, March 26, 4-6 pm
Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences, Beaver College of Health Sciences, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
Looking for a CSA Fair somewhere else in the Appalachian Grown region? Appalachian RC&D Council will host a CSA fair for farms across Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia in Kingsport, TN, Feb. 29, 2020. Look for more information at arcd.org/csa.
Find your farm share!
ASAP’s CSA Fairs offer the opportunity to browse different CSA programs and talk directly with farmers about their offerings. Farms will be set up at individual tables like a farmers market and will share information about their CSA programs, including what products they offer, where and when they deliver, and their growing practices. It’s a friendly setting to learn more about your options, or bring your checkbook to subscribe right on the spot! Groups, such as workplaces, churches, or neighborhood associations, are encouraged to attend. Some participating farms will deliver directly to these locations if there is sufficient demand. Children are welcome to attend the fairs. There will be family-friendly activities.
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. As a CSA subscriber or “member,” you typically pay upfront to receive a box of fresh, locally grown produce, meats, flowers, or other local products throughout the growing season. By making one payment at the beginning of the season, CSA members make an investment in a farm and provide valuable financial support to help that farm cover early production costs like seeds, soil amendments, and equipment repairs. Joining a CSA is a great way to support a local farm and develop a long term relationship with your farmers! Learn more about CSAs.
Find farms offering CSAs throughout Western North Carolina and the Southern Appalachian Mountains in Full Share, our printed CSA guide available in January, or online at appalachiangrown.org.
Sponsor the fair and show your support for local farms!
Show your community that you support local food and farming through a sponsorship of ASAP’s CSA Fairs. A sponsorship showcases your business as a champion of the local food movement by demonstrating your commitment to local food, strong farms, and healthy communities. Sponsors will have the ability to table at the fair and be included in event promotions. Contact email@example.com for more information on sponsoring the CSA fairs or other ASAP events.