Calling All Farmers! Upcoming CSA Workshop

The Accokeek Foundation’s Center for Agricultural and Environmental Stewardship is proud to present Successful CSAs: How to Start and Manage a Community Supported Agriculture Program. This workshop, to be held on Thursday, March 3, is perfect for farmers who want to start a CSA or refine their current operation.

A CSA share awaits pick-up at the Accokeek Foundation's Ecosystem Farm.

The Accokeek Foundation has for almost two decades operated a CSA, and we will share with participants the production and marketing knowledge that we have gathered over the years. The event will feature a panel of experienced farmers who will discuss the “how to” details of operating a CSA—from finding a customer base and setting up a planting schedule to packaging produce and communicating with shareholders—as well as a talk on food safety. The workshop costs $25 (registration required, scholarships available). Participants will receive a handbook and other take-home materials. A locally-sourced lunch will be provided.

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