Wednesday, April 29, 2009

2nd CSA roundtable

SNRAS is facilitating a second Community Shared Agriculture Roundtable, to be held Thursday, April 30, room 417, the International Arctic Research Center (IARC) on West Ridge., from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Mike Emers of Rosie Creek Farm is coordinating this roundtable for northern area growers, while Anne-Corinne Kell of Spring Creek Farm is coordinating for the Matanuska-Susitna area and elsewhere. Please contact them for more information on the agenda. This meeting is open not only to those operating CSAs, but all those involved in small-scale community oriented agriculture.

The first CSA Roundtable was held March 19 and covered topics such as labor costs, agricultural infrastructure, supporting businesses, and supporting organizations. A loose group of CSA operators has been formed. To join their e-mail list, please contact the SNRAS Information Office, Mike Emers, or Anne-Corinne Kell.

More reading on CSAs in Alaska:
"Outdoor Education Finds Food at its Roots in Alaska," by Eleanor Hagan, The Georgetown Independent. 4/26/09

It's spring; sign up for Valley produce delivery, by Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News. April 14th, 2009

“Community Supported Agriculture offers shareholders a tasty payout”, by Mary Beth Smetzer, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. March 26, 2009.

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