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Belfast CSA-CSF Fair

Posted Feb. 25, 2011, at 2:39 p.m.
Last modified Aug. 14, 2013, at 12:28 p.m.

The community is invited to attend “Meet Your Farmers and Fishermen: a celebration of Community Supported Agriculture and Fisheries” in Belfast on Sunday, February 27th from 1-3 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast, at 37 Miller Street (behind the Belfast Free Library). This event is free and open to all.

Part celebration and part education, this event brings local farmers and fishermen together with members of the community to share information about opportunities to enjoy local foods while supporting these enterprises in a meaningful way.

Farms with Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs ask you to commit to purchasing a share of the coming harvest before the season begins. The benefit? You get to provide the farm with much-needed capital in the off-season while getting your locally grown food direct from the farm at a fair price.

In addition to farms with CSA shares, local fishermen with Community Supported Fisheries (CSF) shares will also be present in some locations. In Belfast, Port Clyde Fresh Catch representatives will join us along with CSA farmers from After the Fall Farm (Montville), Ararat Farms (Lincolnville), Bahner Farm (Belmont), Elderflower Farm (Lincolnville), Fairy House Farm (Orland), The Farmetta Farm (Morrill), Fiddleheads & Dandelions (Searsmont), New Beat Farm (Knox), New Day Farm (Jackson), Newforest Institute (Brooks), North Branch Farm (Monroe), Peacemeal Farm (Dixmont), Proud Peasant Farm (Unity), Singing Nettle Farm (Brooks), Stormy Hill Farm (Knox) and Village Farm (Freedom) and Heartsong Bakery (Morrill) will have organic bread available for sale.

Meet Your Farmers and Fishermen is taking place in over a dozen locations across Maine, representing over 80 farms and fisheries. Each location is sure to have plenty of local flavor, including local foods tastings and sales of food and other products from local farms.

For the statewide list of event locations, visit www.mofga.org. The Belfast event is co-sponsored by the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association (MOFGA), the Belfast Co-op and the Green Sanctuary Committee of the UU Church of Belfast.

For more information about the Belfast event, please contact Belfast Co-op’s Publicity Coordinator Kate Harris, kate@belfast.coop, 207-338-2532. For more information about CSA-CSF Fairs statewide, please contact MOFGA’s Organic Marketing Coordinator Melissa White Pillsbury, 207-568-4142, melissa@mofga.org.

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