Running A Successful CSA (L.E.A.F. Workshop Series)

  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Running A Successful CSA

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016; 6pm – 8pm; $5/family

Saturday, February 25th, 2017; 10am – 12pm; $5/family

CSA's, or Community Supported Agriculture, are a unique way to connect consumers to farmers. Learn about starting, organizing, managing, and marketing a CSA as well as deciding what type of a CSA will work best for your farm business. Adrienne Ploss, owner of Hickory Hurst farm, a fourth-generation family farm that produces USDA Certified organic cut flowers, herbs, and produce, will be this workshop’s instructor and will incorporate her own experiences with running her farm’s CSA. She has more than 25 years of experience as a horticulturist, as well as a Master’s Degree from Purdue University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University.

This event is part of the 2016-2017 L.E.A.F. (Learn. Empower. Achieve. Farm.) Workshop Series. The L.E.A.F. (Learn. Empower. Achieve. Farm.) Program is made possible through the generous support of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. The L.E.A.F. (Learn. Empower. Achieve. Farm.) Series is open to beginning farmers, established farms looking to diversify and grow, agriculture enthusiasts, homesteaders, and EVERYONE in between!

Key Information about the 2016-2017 L.E.A.F. Workshops

  • Each workshop is $5/workshop/family.
  • Pre-registration is required by mailing in the form attached to this publication or by visiting www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua/leaf1617 at least 3 days prior to the workshop you are hoping to attend. This is needed to give our staff adequate time to prepare workshop materials.
  • All of the workshops will be held at the Frank W. Bratt Agricultural Center, 3542 Turner Road,
  • Jamestown, NY 14701.
  • Light Refreshments will be offered at each workshop.
  • The L.E.A.F. Workshops are designed to be interactive - bring your questions and ideas!
  • The best way to keep in touch with CCE-Chautauqua’s programming is to subscribe! Visit
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  • Please contact Katelyn Walley-Stoll, 716-664-9502 ext. 202 for more information.



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Katelyn Walley-Stoll
Agriculture Program Community Educator, Farm Business Management
716-664-9502 ext. 202


Frank W. Bratt Agricultural Center
3542 Turner Road
Jamestown, New York 14701