Urban Ecology Center’s community supported agriculture event set for March

The Urban Ecology Center will host a local farmer open house on Mar. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Riverside Park, 1500 E. Park Place in Milwaukee.

The event is a once-a-year opportunity to talk with local farmers, hear about their growing practices and learn their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) subscription options (local deliveries of boxes of farm-fresh produce and more).

“You’ll know that you’re helping to keep small family farms in business – farmers who use sustainable growing methods and produce high quality food,” said Anne Steinberg, an event organizer and long-time CSA member. “I enjoy a bounty of fresh, tasty, nutritious veggies, fruit and eggs in my CSA share, and I enjoy knowing the farmers and what is happening on the farm.”

The open house also includes free workshops:

CSA Basics – 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m.

Jamie Ferschinger of the Urban Ecology Center will explain how CSA works and how to select the farm subscription that’s right for you. Learn how to start a Workplace CSA.

Cooking From Your CSA Box – 12 p.m. or 12:45 p.m.

Annie Wegner LeFort of the Mindful Palate will share how to efficiently use the contents of a weekly CSA box to prepare quick healthy meals. Recipes, tips and resources for cooking seasonally from scratch will be provided.

Lunch will be available for sale from MKE Localicious.

For more information, visit urbanecologycenter.org/csa