Fundraiser: Buy Your Produce on Thursday, 10/5 – The Co-op Will Donate 30% of Produce Sales to Share the Harvest!
On Thursday, October 5th, 2023 your Co-op will donate 30% of all Produce Sales to the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont‘s Farm Share Program through their annual Share the Harvest fundraiser!
The Farm Share Program provides half-priced CSA (community-supported agriculture) shares for limited-income Vermonters, making sure that everyone has reliable access to high-quality, farm-fresh food, while also supporting local farms. Join us this October as we make a donation to support this great program! Read on to learn what NOFA-VT has planned for this year’s Share the Harvest event!
Share the Harvest is a great opportunity for you to support the Farm Share Program, which provides income-eligible Vermonters with the opportunity to support their local CSA farmer and receive reliable access to high-quality produce on a weekly basis all season long.
With your support, the Farm Share Program assists hundreds of individuals and families in accessing a season’s worth of fresh farm products by providing half off of the cost of shares. Throughout October, generous restaurants, coops, breweries, and food stores statewide participate in Share the Harvest. When the public eats out or shops at participating businesses in October, the businesses make a donation to the Farm Share Program.
Share the Harvest is a win-win scenario! Here’s how it works:
- Eat out or shop at generous participating businesses during the month of October
- Participating businesses donate $ to NOFA-VT’s Farm Share Program
- The $ goes to farmers to help subsidize limited-income Vermonters’ participation in their local CSA
- Folks (who might not otherwise be able to afford it) can join their local CSA at half the cost and receive delicious, healthy food all season long!
If you are not able to join us for Share the Harvest this year, you can still make a gift to support the Farm Share Program today! See below for donation details:
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 would like to make a gift to support the Farm Share Program please click this link.
Please note that you’ll need to choose “Farm Share Program” from the drop-down list in the online form under “Campaigns”, or write “Farm Share Program” in the memo section if you wish to donate by check.
NOFA Vermont’s Farm Share Program is a great way that limited-income Vermonters can afford to purchase CSA shares of fresh produce from their local farmers. Donations to the Farm Share Program go into a fund that helps subsidize CSA shares to limited-income 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. Thank you for supporting this effort!
If you know of a restaurant, brewery, co-op, or food store that would like to participate in Share the Harvest 2024 or partner with the Farm Share Program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (802) 434-4122.