Community Supported Agriculture Training

five_springs_farm(z 5 NW MI)December 1, 2007

Thinking about starting a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm or adding CSA to your farm?

After a season or two as a CSA grower do you need some advice?

This is a chance to discuss your project with seasoned CSA growers!

The format will be 'Farmer-to-Farmer.' A panel of experienced CSA growers will make short presentations, with each grower offering insight into their 'take' on each topic. The needs of the participants will guide additional discussion.

January 19, 2008, Kettunen Center near Tustin, Michigan

February 23, 2008, Kalamazoo, Michigan (Public Library - Downtown)

March 8, 2008, Ann Arbor (Leslie Science Center - Nature House)

Times will be announced, but are expected to be 9:30 or 10 am to 4:00 pm. Lunch will be included.

Participants will take home a copy of the training manual for CSA that CSA-MI produced (details at

Registration is strongly advised, as attendance will be limited. Space for 'walk-ins' may not be available.

Registration form and updates are available at

Contact: CSA-MI

3480 Potter Rd

Bear Lake, MI 49614

231-889-3216 (toll free 877-526-1441)


Jim Sluyter

Five Springs Farm

The Community Farm newsletter

What others have said about the minischool:

'Very good ideas how to start one and run one with out a lot of problems...very helpful'

'To learn that CSAs can be successful and even thrive was very helpful to hear.'

'It helped with many of the initial decisions'

Here is a link that might be useful: CSA Mini-schools

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MrsJustice(Hampton Va.)

Dear five springs farm

This there anyway to have the information send to me, because I will only be able to have one Vacation this year. My husband and I will be travelling to Iowa. Is there anyway, I can be apart of a phone conference during one of your meeting.

Farmer J

    Bookmark   January 22, 2008 at 9:13AM
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MrsJustice(Hampton Va.)

Dear Jim Sluyter

Thank you for the information you sent me. I think this will be a good Business Trip, I must make time for.

Farmer J

    Bookmark   January 22, 2008 at 11:07PM
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