2022 marks the 21st anniversary of Seward Co-op’s annual Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair! As we celebrate 50 years of Seward Co-op, we reflect on our legacy and continued work supporting a thriving and resilient local food system. This year marked the return of our in-person fair, held on Saturday, April 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Seward Co-op Creamery parking lot at 2601 E. Franklin Ave.
We heard from farmers, producers, and other community partners about Seward Co-op’s impact over the past decades. Attendees also has the opportunity to learn about local farms and speak directly with nearly 30 farmers to choose a CSA share.
Below is a virtual celebration of farms that provide our community with delicious food throughout the growing season. We feature nearly 30 local CSA farms here and on our social media, showing what life has been like at the farms in recent years and the adaptations farmers have had to make in our changing world. We provide all the information for you to choose a CSA in 2022 that works for you and your household.
You can expect to learn about a variety of different CSAs, which offer vegetables and fruit, meat, cheese, bread, mushrooms, and more. Some farms also offer add-ons like honey, maple syrup, eggs, and flowers. Others allow CSA shares to be customized, and other options to fit your needs (such as half shares, weekly purchase options, etc.).
Mutual aid option: Many farms have a mutual aid option, allowing you to donate funds or a CSA share to community members in need. Look for the star (★) next to farm names for those supporting solidarity share options.
Farmers submitted their own videos explaining their CSA as well as growing practices, so you can see and hear from the folks that grow your food, and get a view of what their farms look like! CSA Fair videos will be on available on Seward Co-op’s website for the duration of the fair. Keep track of day-of happenings on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Prepare for 2022’s farmer talks by reviewing 2018 and 2019’s farmer talks below.