The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut (CT NOFA) is pleased to launch a new initiative; Farm Share, a community food security program. This program will provide limited-income residents in 7 northeast states (NY, MA, CT, RI, NJ, NH, VT) with the opportunity to support their local CSA farmer and receive reliable access to high-quality produce on a weekly basis through an innovative cost-share model.
CT NOFA is spearheading this initial year of Farm Share, rolling it out to all 7 chapters of NOFA in 2023. Modeled on the Farm Share program that has existed in NOFA VT and NOFA NH for many years, this region-wide collaboration is designed to make local, nourishing food more accessible while, providing CSA farmers with a fair price and increase in market opportunity.
We believe that all people have a right to local, healthy food. We believe that strengthening the network that exists between consumers and farmers strengthens the fabric of our agrarian economy and contributes to the physical and spiritual nourishment of all people.
Farm Share is a win-win-win: limited-income individuals and families receive healthy, affordable food; CSA farmers benefit from increased market opportunities, customer base growth, and increased viability of their CSA programs; and direct relationships are built between farmers and eaters, contributing to more socially connected and resilient communities.
Please visit ctnofa.org to learn more about the launch of this important program and subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date on all developments. If you are interested in supporting Farm Share through a donation , please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or use the link provided.