Fundraiser: Buy Your Produce on Thursday, 10/7 – The Co-op Will Donate 30% of Produce Sales to Share the Harvest!
On Thursday, October 7th, 2021 your Co-op will donate 30% of all Produce Sales to the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont‘s Farm Share Program. What’s this all about? 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 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 the cost of shares. Throughout October, generous restaurants, coops, breweries, and food stores statewide participated in Share the Harvest. When the public eats out or shops at participating businesses in October, the businesses made a donation to the Farm Share Program.
If you were 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 the DONATIONS section 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 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 recieve delicious, healthy food all season long!
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.
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 2021 or partner with the Farm Share Program, please contact Kayla Strom at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (802) 434-4122.