On the first Thursday in October generous restaurants, coops, breweries, and food stores statewide have traditionally 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 eat out or shop at participating establishments on this date. Because of the pandemic, we are assessing our plans for 2020. Visit this site in late summer to view the updates we hope to provide on this vital fundraiser.
In the meantime, donations to the Farm Share Program are welcomed and needed year round! See the DONATIONS information below and please consider making a donation today.
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.
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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. The Farm Share Program is funded by individual donations and by the annual Share the Harvest fundraiser.
If you know of a restaurant, brewery, co-op, or food store who would like to participate in Share the Harvest 2020 or partner with the Farm Share Program, please contact Becca Weiss at [email protected] or 802-434-7178 or Emmet Moseley at [email protected] or 802-434-7162.