It's easy to participate in Farm Share - just dine or shop at a participating business on Thursday. There are about 70 restaurants and co-ops across VT participating - local ones include American Flatbread, Fire and Ice, Green Peppers, Otter Creek Bakery, Stone Leaf Teahouse, Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op, and the Waybury Inn in Middlebury, Almost Home Market in Bristol, and Rutland Area Food Co-op and Three Tomatoes Trattoria in Rutland. These businesses have pledged to give a portion of their day's proceeds to Farm Share. You can find the full list at www.nofavt.org/STH.
We're also excited to announce that Addison County has received special funding for Farm Share from the Addison County Department of Health, so NOFA-VT is able to offer 75% funding for shares, rather than the usual 50%. This applies to our Winter Share, so folks who qualify would pay just $62.50 for 8 weeks of vegetables! To see if you qualify, please visit the NOFA-VT website. Farm Share applications are also available at that link.
The Farm Share program generally works by combining contributions from Share the Harvest with funds that farms raise in their communities, so that the CSA member pays 50% of the share cost, NOFA-VT pays 25%, and the farm contributes 25%. In addition to participating in Share the Harvest, we invite you to donate directly to the program on behalf of Gildrien Farm, so that we can help everyone in our community have access to fresh, healthy food. Thanks!