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Find the Right CSA for YOU…

Veggies

…at one of our March CSA Fairs: in Boone on March 18 and in Asheville on March 21! Keep reading for a list of each fair’s participating farms.

What’s a CSA anyway?!

Family farms offering traditional CSAs—or Community Support Agriculture programs—provide the chance to sign up for a season and receive a box of produce or meats from their farm every week via convenient pickup or delivery. Many also feature add-on options such as eggs and fresh-cut flowers. Today, there are a growing number of CSAs moving beyond the traditional model with varied subscription sizes and flexible sign-up options. New models even include “shopping” for a CSA box at a farmers market. The fairs are an opportunity to ask local CSA farmers what makes them unique.

High Country CSA Fair

When: March 18, 4:30-6:30 pm
Where: Agriculture Conference Center in Boone, 252 Poplar Grove Road
Who: All participating farms have pickup locations in Boone, as well as other areas. Grandfather Vineyard Winery (Banner Elk) will also be on hand for a wine tasting. This year’s event is sponsored by the USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program.

Asheville CSA Fair

When: March 21, 3-6 pm
Where: Haywood Park Hotel Atrium in downtown, 46 Haywood Street/One Battery Park Avenue
Who: All participating farms have pickup locations in Asheville, as well as other areas. A local food cooking demo is also planned, along with children’s activities through our Growing Minds Farm to School Program. This year’s event is sponsored by the USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program and the Haywood Park Hotel.

Can’t make it? Browse WNC farms offering CSAs via our online Local Food Guide at appalachiangrown.org; the new 2013 print guide hits stands in late April.

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