Seward Community Co-op hosted 29 local farms and 600 interested customers for the 13th Annual CSA Fair on April 12th. People interested in receiving a box of fresh, local food all summer were able to meet the farmers, understand the differences among different boxes, and sign up right there. Farmers included P6 producers like Driftless Organics and offered an opportunity for farmers who meet P6 criteria but don’t sell through the co-op, like Stone’s Throw Agriculture Cooperative and Mdewakanton Wozupi, to connect with the Seward Co-op community.
Inside the store, there was a bonanza of P6 goodies for customers to enjoy. There were two raffles: one for $200 of meats from Hill & Vale, Pastures a Plenty, and Kadejan and one for a copy of Sharing the Harvest: A Citizen’s Guide to Community-Supported Agriculture. The big P6 promotion was a shopping cart giveaway — anyone who bought more than $20 of P6 products was entered to win their entire grocery cart free, no matter how much was in it. 12 lucky customers walked away with, collectively, over $1100 in groceries. Winners were surprised and happy. Just goes to show what buying P6 can do for you!