27 Sep Upper Midwest CRAFT Field Day: Soil Fertility & CSA Customization
Friday, September 27
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Noon – Potluck
1 p.m. – Demonstration of CSA Share Customization
Do you wonder how a farm can customize CSA shares and still get all the rest of the work done? After 29 years of serving shareholders in Chicagoland with a traditional CSA shares, we have partnered with Harvie, a share customization platform, to bring customized shares and several other enhancements to our shareholders. Check out Harvie at www.harvie.farm. We’ll share what we have learned about customizing shares, what we haven’t learned yet, and other features of Harvie.
Monday is one of 3 pack days per week; our team of volunteers will be packing 400 to 500 boxes on this Monday afternoon. Can they do that in under 3 easy hours? Maybe.
2:00 to 3:30 p.m. – Our Soil Fertility and Weed Control Program
Half of our land is fallow every year. We’ll discuss the difference that makes in yields and weed control. We’ll demonstrate at least one of our mechanical weed control methods.
3:30 to 4:00 p.m. – Anything Else?
Lifelong Farmer John Peterson will take questions on anything else you want to discuss.
For more information and to register, click here.
There will be a potluck lunch in the middle of the day. Please bring a dish to pass. FREE to Upper Midwest CRAFT members. Members must RSVP by September 23rd by emailing AJ Boucek at firstname.lastname@example.org. $20 for non-members who must register at the link above. Not a member, but interested in joining? Click here.