On Thursday, October 6th, 2016 generous restaurants, coops, and food stores statewide participated in Share the Harvest by donating a portion of their day’s sales to the Farm Share Program. NOFA Vermont thanks these participants and all of the people who ate out or shopped at participating establishments on this date!
Share the Harvest is a win-win scenario! Here's how it works:
- The public eats out or shops at participating businesses on the Share the Harvest date.
- Those generous businesses donate to Farm Share.
- The $ goes to our local farmers.
- Folks (who might not otherwise be able to afford it) can join a local CSA and recieve delicious, healthy local food!
Donations to the Farm Share Program are always welcomed and are accepted year round. If you would like to contribute to the Farm Share Program, you can do so online or download this form (pdf) to make a donation by mail.
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NOFA Vermont's Farm Share Program is a great way that limited-income Vermonters can afford to purchase CSA (community supported agriculture) shares of fresh produce from their local farmers. Donations to the Farm Share Program go into a fund which helps subsidize CSA shares to needy Vermonters. NOFA Vermont believes that all Vermonters should be able to eat local organic food, regardless of their income level, while also making sure farmers get a good wage for their hard work.
Demand for Farm Share Program support is significant and a waiting list for CSA share recipients has been established. The Farm Share Program is funded by individual donations and by the annual Share the Harvest fundraiser.
If you know of a restaurant or food store who would like to participate in Share the Harvest 2016, please contact Becca Weiss at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-434-4122 x 20.