CSA Share Fair 2021

Learn About Community Supported Agriculture and Find Your Farmer

Join us FEBRUARY 21-27, 2021! This year's event will be virtual.

Share Fair is our annual event where you can learn all about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), including what it is, why it’s important to our health, environment and a thriving local economy, and how to find the right CSA farm for your household.

 

At the event, participants can:

 

  • Learn what Community Supported Agriculture is and how it contributes to a healthy food ecosystem

  • Receive individualized support from our staff to find farms with offerings that match your needs

  • Talk to local farmers about their sustainable practices, their membership programs, and more

  • Check out CSA cooking demonstrations and pro tips, and learn how to turn your share into delicious dishes with Katherine Deumling of Cook With What You Have and Diane Lam of Sunshine Noodles

  • Listen to farmers discuss current issues in sustainable agriculture

Enjoy photos from past Share Fair events.

Free with a suggested $5 donation.

Become a Sponsor

Want to help make Share Fair possible and multiply its impact? Show your support for local farmers and become a sponsor today! Details are in our sponsorship package.

Get Involved

Care to jump in to help? Your hands-on contributions are always appreciated!

Sunday, February 21     5-6 pm

Consume Something Amazing!

What is Community Supported Agriculture, and is it for me? Join local food expert Piper Davis and a group of CSA farmers in an interactive discussion to learn about how CSA works, why it benefits your health and the climate, and what it means to be part of your community food system.

Monday, February 22    5-6 pm

All the Beautiful Veg!  (Now What?)

Jim Dixon of Wellspent Market and Real good food will lead us through a CSA box unpacking.  Learn pro tips and strategies for how to store your veggies, what to use first, and how to make the most out of your weekly bounty.  She'll demo a few simple recipes pairing the produce with pantry staples.

Tuesday, February 23    5-6 pm

CSA as a Solution

Climate change, food waste, and social justice are all impacted by what we eat and how we spend our food dollars. Community Supported Agriculture is about so much more than food. Talk to some of our local CSA farmers to learn how small-scale farming is tackling the big problems.

Wednesday, February 24     5-6 pm

Technique: Same but Different

Template recipes will have you tearing through your CSA box like a pro. No matter what season it is or what veggies are your box (or how experienced you are in the kitchen!) you can whip up food your family will eat with these simple steps.

Thursday, February 25th     5-6 pm

Healthy Proteins are Not Impossible

You know that free-range is better than factory-farmed. Join us as Piper Davis talks to some of our protein farmers and fishers about animal welfare, how livestock helps regenerate our soil, and how CSA meat contributes to a healthy ecosystem.

Friday, February 26th     5-6 pm

Making Magic with Your Share

Diane Lam from Sunshine Noodles and Revelry will teach us a set of tricks and techniques that will turn your produce into pantry items you can use to accent your rice bowls, salads, sides or eat on their own!

Saturday, February 27th     12-3 pm

CSA Share Fair: Find Your Farmer!

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture and meet CSA farmers in your area. Whether it's vegetables, meat or fish, or flowers, we can help you find your perfect CSA share!

Support PNWCSA

As a small nonprofit, the PNWCSA relies on support from donors like you.  Help us continue to provide programming, outreach, and advocacy to make Community Supported Agriculture accessible to everyone in our region.

The first 25 people to donate $50 will receive our signature tote bag as a thank-you.  Made of heavy 11 oz. canvas and emblazoned with our brand new logo, be the first in your neighborhood to show off your CSA stuff.

The first 25 people to donate $100 will receive the tote bag full of curated specialty items from local makers and purveyors such as AniChe wine, Westward Whiskey, Steven Smith Teamakers, Brew Dr. Kombucha, the Portland Farmers Market cookbook, some surprises from Wellspent Market, and more.  Valued at $150, this is a great way to support PNWCSA and get a good taste of Oregon.  Must be 21+ years old.