NOFA-VT Benefit Bake at American Flatbread
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 5:00pm to 11:30pm
Join us at American Flatbread in Burlington on Tuesday, December 12 from 5:00-11:30 pm for a delicious fundraiser to support low-income Vermonters! On this day, a portion of every eat-in and take-out meal will be donated to NOFA-VT's Farm Share Program, bringing the bounty of our local CSA farms to more Vermonters.
NOFA Vermont’s Farm Share Program assists limited-income Vermonters in obtaining farm fresh foods by partially subsidizing Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares from Vermont farms. The Farm Share Program began in 1994 as a response to the increase in food insecure children and adults in Vermont, as well as the recognition of the gap that exists between social service providers seeking food for limited-income individuals, and farmers seeking a local market for their food. Drawing on NOFA Vermont's long relationship working with farmers committed to community food production, we established the program as a way to link food producers with limited-income Vermonters. Each year, the Farm Share Program subsidizes the cost of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares, providing a season's worth of fresh farm products (vegetables, eggs, bread, meat) to limited-income families and children. The program has grown from serving a dozen individual families and three farms in 1995 to more than 750 Vermonters and 39 farms in 2015.