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Re-inventing CSAs for the 21st Century Consumer

Saturday, January 20, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
WNC Carson City Campus, Reynolds Center Room 114
2201 W. College Parkway, Carson City

$20 Early Bird – $25 after January 13
Includes lunch and refreshments

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CSAs, also known as Community Supported Agriculture, have come a long way since their beginning in the 1980’s when farmers sold “farm shares” to their customers. These popular and profitable programs are now threatened by non-farm, produce delivery systems and consumers who want more flexibility and choices.

Join us for a day of brainstorming, networking and education to discover new CSA models and online ordering systems. Collaborate with other producers to develop and market farm box subscription programs for our region.

FEATURED SPEAKERS: 

Becky Herbert, Farm House Foods in San Juan Bautista, CA, comes from a five-generation farming family. Her father started a CSA program in 2000, and Becky soon began managing it. Today, thanks to Becky’s efforts, the collaborative CSA includes more than two dozen local agricultural and specialty food producers and dozens of pick-up sites for customers.

Meet local producers who will highlight their CSA programs. From traditional CSA boxes to flexible, online ordering systems, these producers have a variety of CSA programs to meet the needs of their customers.