On Thursday, October 4th, 2018 generous restaurants, coops, breweries, and food stores statewide participated in Share the Harvest by making a donation or 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 the participating establishments on this date!
Share the Harvest is a win-win scenario! Here's how it works:
- Eat out or shop at generous participating businesses on the first Thursday in October
- Participating businesses donate $ to NOFA-VT's Farm Share Program
- The $ goes to farmers to help subsidize limited income participation in their local CSA
- Folks (who might not otherwise be able to afford it) can join their local CSA at reduced cost and recieve delicious, healthy 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.
Many thanks to our generous print sponsor for this event: First Step Print Shop. Please consider using them for your next print job!
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. 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 2018, please contact Becca Weiss at [email protected] or 802-434-4122 x 20.