ANN ARBOR – Want to join a Community Supported Agriculture program but don’t know where to start?
The 2020 Greater Washtenaw County CSA Fair is coming to Ann Arbor District Library’s downtown branch on Sunday, Feb. 16.
From noon to 3 p.m., meet more than a dozen area farmers and producers who offer subscriptions to their businesses. Aside from enjoying weekly deliveries of fresh, high-quality produce, CSAs help invest in local farms.
Typically, members sign up in the springtime and receive their subscription during the growing season. CSAs come in the form of farm fresh produce, flowers, meat and more, and vary from farm to farm.
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New this year is a Community Supported Mead subscription offered by Ann Arbor’s own Bløm Meadworks and a Local Food Meal Kit Supscription offered by Milan-based Zilke Farm Kitchen.
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Become a Bløm member! Our growler membership sign-up is now open! 6-month membership includes monthly growler fills, glassware, special events, 10% off all purchases (all the time!), and probably a hug from us cuz we get so excited when you sign up. Check our website for more details! Swing by the taproom this Friday during our holiday kick off or anytime this month to buy a membership for you or a lucky someone (makes a darn nice gift)! Open until 12/31 or spots fill. #drinkblom #sessionmead #craftcider #cider #glutenfree #downtown #annarbor #taproom #mittenpride #growler #membership #member #communitysupported
Farmers and producers for the 2020 fair include:
- Hay Creek Heritage Farms, LLC
- Brines Farm
- Tantre Farm
- Stella Matutina Farm
- Pregitzer Farm Market
- Green Things Farm Collective
- Bløm Meadworks
- Old City Acres
- Honest Eats Farm LLC
- Jacob’s Fresh Farm
- Raindance Organic Farm
- Zilke Vegetable Farm and Zilke Farm Kitchen
- The Farm at St. Joe’s
On average, subscription programs cost $30 to $35 per week and offer pick ups at central locations or at local farmers markets.
Hosted by Taste the Local Difference, the event is free and family-friendly.
To learn more, visit the event’s Facebook page.