If you want to learn about CSAs or check out a dozen CSAs in one spot, please join me at the SD County Fair's one-day Enviro Fair. This is an opportunity to speak directly with the farmers who offer CSA programs. You can even sign up on the spot.
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program is a way for local farmers to provide seasonal items directly to their customers on a weekly basis for a set monthly fee. These items could be produce, fruit, eggs, and even meat from single and multi-farms. Different farms offer different CSA programs.
Meeting Time: 1:30pm
Location: San Diego County Fair Paddock Area
Where to Meet: As you face the cooking demonstration stage, meet to the right in the back of the audience. I will have a Meetup sign pinned to my backpack.
Cost: $14 - this gets you into the SD County Fair.
The Plan: We'll check out the various CSA programs and exhibitors. Around 2:15pm we will get seats to watch the 2:30pm CSA cooking demonstration by Sarah O'Toole, who also happens to be a member of this meetup group! After that we can check out the rest of the Enviro Fair or watch another cooking demo. I only plan to be at this event for 2-3 hours.
Other Details: The Enviro Fair runs from 10am to 5pm. The $14 fare is for the entire SD County Fair, which opens from 10am to 11pm. So, you can explore the rest of the Fair before or after our meetup.
More information on the Enviro Fair http://www.sdfair.com/index.php?fuseaction=events.enviro_fair
Parking/Transportation: Three options - 1) Parking at the Fair is $10. Or 2) Use the offsite parking locations and get shuttled in. Or 3) Pay $15 to take the Trolley, get shuttled in AND admission to the Fair. I will actually be parking at the Torrey Pines High School and taking the shuttle.
** During the Fair, freeway exits and entries to parking lots do get backed up. Please give yourself enough time to park and get to the Fairgrounds on time to meet us at 1:30.
So, who's coming with me? :)
Please have my number with you in case you can't find us.