St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea and 5 Healthy Towns will host the 3rd Annual Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair on March 17, from noon to 3 p.m. at The Ugly Dog Distillery in downtown Chelsea.
Attendees will have an opportunity to meet and speak with local farmers, as well as sign up for summer CSA memberships, which include access to weekly boxes of in-season produce.
A CSA membership is a subscription-like service to a local farm’s produce, which can include vegetables, fruit, humanely raised meats, organic options, or more, depending on the farm. At the fair, potential CSA members will have the opportunity to browse tables and meet with local farmers and producers.
Once signed up, CSA members will have access to weekly boxes of fresh, locally produced food.
Memberships to CSA farms are available in the communities of Grass Lake, Stockbridge, Manchester, Chelsea, and Dexter, often with pickup locations at the town’s farmers market.