Deadline for running a successful CSA (L.E.A.F. workshop)

Date(s) - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017
5:00 pm


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County will offer a workshop on Running a successful CSA from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Frank W. Bratt Agricultural Center, 3542 Turner Rd., Jamestown.

The cost to attend is $5 per family.

Pre-registration is required at least three days prior to the workshop you are hoping to attend in order to give staff adequate time to prepare workshop materials. Registration is available online.

CSAs, or Community Supported Agriculture, are a unique way to connect consumers to farmers. Learn about starting, organizing, managing and marketing a CSA as well as deciding what type of a CSA will work best for your farm business.

Adrienne Ploss, owner of Hickory Hurst farm, a fourth-generation family farm that produces USDA Certified organic cut flowers, herbs and produce, will be this workshop’s instructor and will incorporate her own experiences with running her farm’s CSA. She has more than 25 years of experience as a horticulturist, as well as a master’s degree from Purdue University and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.

This event is part of the 2016-2017 L.E.A.F. (Learn. Empower. Achieve. Farm.) Workshop Series. The programs are open to beginning farmers, established farms looking to diversify and grow, agriculture enthusiasts, homesteaders and everyone in between.

Light refreshments will be offered at each workshop.

The L.E.A.F. workshops are designed to be interactive, so bring your questions and ideas.

For more information, contact Katelyn Walley-Stoll at 716-664-9502, ext. 202.