Annual event highlights local farmers

February 22, 2014 by  

The 4th annual CSA Expo is taking place this March in Arlington Heights.

A presentation of KYF Chicago, it will see more than 20 local farmers participating in the expo. They will be handing out food samples and helping to educate the public about community supported agriculture (CSA). The event will also feature guest speaker Heather De George who will be discussing ‘How to make the most of CSA’.

CSA promotes local farmers. Residents pay an annual subscription, which entitles them to one free box of locally-grown produce every week. This helps local agriculture while at the same time is beneficial to the environment. Since the foods are locally grown, there is no need for long-distance shipping. People are also able to visit the farms from which they get their food from and see exactly how they are grown. Plus, the money stays in the community.

The organizers of this event will likely be advertising it all over the Chicago area, especially Arlington Heights. To help with marketing such as this, local flyer printing companies are often hired to provide the materials.

The CSA Expo is being held at Arlington Heights Library on March 9 from 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Admission is free but those who are interested must register in advance. To find out more about this event, visit the KYF Chicago website.