CSA Fair 2015

February 16, 2015

Come to the 2015 CSA Fair!

 

The community is invited to attend the annual CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Fair, which will be held on Sunday, March 1st from 3-6 pm at the Sea Dog Banquet Hall, 26 Front Street on the Bangor waterfront. This event is free and open to the public – and family friendly!

Titled “Meet Your Farmers: A Celebration of Community Supported Agriculture,” the fair is part celebration and part education, bringing local farmers and producers together with members of the community to share information about opportunities to enjoy local foods while supporting these enterprises in a meaningful way.

CSAs come in many shapes and forms, but all are built on the goal of creating mutually beneficial relationships of commitment. CSAs allow consumers to sign up in the spring to receive a share of fresh food from a local farmer throughout the summer, and farmers are paid when they need the money the most – at the beginning of the season. CSAs build a direct relationship between you and your farmer!

Bangor’s 2015 CSA Fair will feature 12 local farmers and one fisherman sharing information about their CSAs, as well as children’s’ activities, light refreshments, taste tests of recipes featuring Maine local foods, and a CSA Raffle. In addition, the Sea Dog is offering a cash bar.

The Bangor fair is co-sponsored by the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association (MOFGA) and Food AND Medicine and supported by the Bangor Grange and Bangor/Brewer Transition Towns. For more information, please contact Kate Sheridan, Food AND Medicine’s Agriculture Organizer, at 613-5285 or kate@foodandmedicine.org.

For a list of other MOFGA-sponsored CSA fairs being held throughout the state in late February-early March, visit www.mofga.org. Further details about these events can be obtained by contacting Dave Colson, MOFGA’s Agricultural Services Director, at 568-4142 or dcolson@mofga.org.

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