Saturday was the CSA Fair at the Seward Co-op. There were nearly 30 farms selling shares. When we arrived at 1 p.m., farmers were reporting a great turn-out. The tent was still busy when we showed up, but we heard that earlier it was wall-to-wall with people wanting to learn about the farms and buy shares. If you’d like more information about CSAs, check out Seward Co-op’s list of FAQs.
Farms at the fair are located in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Sleepy Root Farm (above) is a newer farm that began in 2011, and is located an hour west of the Twin Cities. It has a 45-member CSA and also provides produce to local restaurants.
Growing Lots Urban Farm is a neighborhood farm located in Seward. Its mission is to create micro-farms on under-utilized land, like parking lots.
A short walk down the street was the Neighborhood Sustainability Fair. The fair featured local sustainability organizations, electronics recycling, a clothing swap, and a seed exchange.
The Sisters’ Camelot bus was at the Fair serving up a free, hot lunch for attendees.
Announcing raffle winners, two girls make paint out of basic household ingredients, and two men talk biking.