Accelerating thought into action 


A regular discussion series focused exclusively on topics of interest to CSA farmers and farmer support providers

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The KY Farm Share Coalition, FairShare CSA Coalition, Hearty Roots Community Farm, and researchers discuss experiences facilitating different types of workplace CSA programs. In particular, this webinar will identify successful strategies and potential pitfalls when engaging employers. 


Moving from Food Access to Food Justice 8.19.2021

Join the Network’s Equity & Access Working Group as we explore the history of the CSA model in the United States, consider today's challenges to advancing equity in CSA, and identify future opportunities to build a more equitable food system.


Retaining CSA Members During & After the Pandemic 3.23.2021

In this Ideas Lab Webinar, you will get to see a short video screening and facilitated discussion on CSA member retention.  We'll use our collective learned experiences from the past year to share strategies to maintain long-time CSA membership.


Strategies to promote CSA 2.2.2021

In this webinar, Corinna Bench, Founder of and Tricia Phelps, CEO of Taste the Local Difference will guide you through best strategies to build an online presence, hook your audience, and help them sign up for your CSA.


Farmer to Farmer ECOMMERCE exchange  11.17.2020

This webinar will take a deep dive into some of the most popular software platforms for farm-specific sales, based on 2020 national farmer-survey findings. Our featured speaker is Claire Strader, Organic Vegetable Educator of Dane County Extension & FairShare CSA Coalition. Claire will present on general eCommerce platforms as well as farm-specific software for CSA and direct sales!



This webinar focuses on how CSA farmers and farmer support organizations are producing new & engaging virtual experiences and learning a lot in the process. Come learn as we discuss the most successful, challenging, and innovative aspects of virtual CSA fairs, farmer field days, fundraising events and farmer-led CSA member events! Speakers include Katie Harvey, Elizabeth Corio, Briana Alfaro, and Lauren Rudersdorf.


CSA as a Vehicle for Food Access 9.24.2020

This webinar explores the basic principles of food access and features CSA farmers and support organizations that have developed best practices to connect the CSA model to a broader, more inclusive audience. Speakers include Garrett Ziegler from Michigan State University Extension & West Michigan Growers Group, Mike Edwardson of Plainsong Farm (MI), Liv Froehlich from FairShare CSA Coalition (WI), and Linda Davies of Winter Green Farm (OR). 



Join Corinna Bench of and Tessa DeMaster of Willowhaven Farm to learn best practices around how to build a strong early bird CSA sign-up campaign. Corinna will share her inspiring story and include recommendations on how to set up a marketing campaign that will get current CSA customers to make a financial commitment to the farm far in advance.