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Sunday, October 29, 2006

CSA Conference, Michigan

Raising Vegetables and Civic Values: CSA in the 21st Century

Second Biennial Conference for Community Supported Agriculture

When: November 10-12, 2006

Where: Kettunen Center near Tustin, Michigan (Just south of Cadillac)

Contact: CSA-MI

3480 Potter Rd

Bear Lake, MI 49614

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

Email csafarm AT

(replace AT with @ and paste into your mail program)

November 1 is the deadline to register for the CSA conference without a late fee. We can extend that to November 6. Register today!

Keynote Speakers
We have two exciting keynoters coming to the CSA conference:

Steven McFadden
Farms of Tomorrow Revisited – Community Supported Agriculture and Agriculture Supported Community

Scott Chaskey
Peconic Land Trust at Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett, New York and This Common Ground – Seasons on an Organic Farm

A Mini-school for new and prospective CSA growers still has a few openings.

WORKSHOPS led by experienced growers and other professionals include sessions on animals and the CSA, Seeds for the CSA, Distribution strategies, a CSA Council Circle with Steven McFadden, biodynamics, permaculture and more. See schedule at

Vendors, like MACSAC (order your A to Z Foodbooks), Crop Services International, Fertrell products, Morgan Composting, Higher Grounds Trading Company, Steve and Sons Grassfields Cheese and more will be on hand.

A Silent Auction offers great stuff for the farm and home (Planet Jr Seeder, hand-knit items, maple syrup, books, art, CD's, gift certificates and lots more). See

Time for meeting and mixing with your fellow CSA farmers and farm advocates, and great entertainment on Saturday eve with NW Michigan favorites Seth and Daisy Mae.

Much more information at the website!

There are a few stipends remaining for growers who need financial assistance to attend. Reply to this email for more information.

CSA Conference in Michigan, November 10-12, 2006
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