Local Food Share Distribution

Local Food Share

 

Connecting the Community to Local Agriculture though a Multi-Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.

The Local Food Share is a multi-farm CSA program where participants sign up for a full season of fresh, local, sustainably-grown food. Each week during the season participants:

  • take home fresh, local, seasonal produce AND receive recipe inspiration, cooking tips, and more

  • get to know your local farmers and learn about you local agriculture

  • make an incredible impact the local food system and contribute to a web of positive change in your community

How It Works

2020 Summer Season: June 10 - October 23 (20 weeks)

2020 Fall Season: November 4 - December 9 (6 weeks)

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Sign up online for a full season of local food. You'll be prompted to:

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Pay for the full season upfront or in 5 installments. If you sign up after the season has started, the cost will be pro-rated.

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Each week during the season our local farmers drop off their delicious, sustainably-grown food, and you'll meet us at your chosen pickup location to pick up your share!

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If you miss picking up one week, the food won’t go to waste! We donate leftover food to our Community Food Access program where we host markets at Head Start preschools and senior living facilities.

 

Why Sign Up For The Local Food Share?

In a traditional Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, members make a commitment to a local farmer by paying upfront for a season of produce. In many cases, this upfront payment is vital to the success of the farm, as it provides funds to help prepare for the season ahead (i.e. purchase seeds, pay farm staff, repair/purchase machinery, etc.). Then during the growing season, the farmer shares their bounty of food with their members, as well as shares the risk if any unexpected occurrence hurts their crop, most commonly from bad weather.

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With a purchase of a GoFarm Local Food Share (multi-farm CSA), you make this same commitment, but to the many local, small-scale farmers that GoFarm works with. We help aggregate the food from these farmers and pay a fair market price that reflects the actual value of the food.

As a GoFarm shareholder, you are not only paying for a season of good food. You are:

  • making a difference in the livelihoods of your local farmers

  • voting with your dollar and creating demand for local food and sustainable growing practices

  • helping GoFarm improve the local food system as a whole. You are helping provide the necessary infrastructure, demand, and funds we need to run our other programs that train and mentor beginning farmers, as well as make food more accessible and affordable to those struggling with food insecurity and hunger.

Our farmers rely on your commitment as a shareholder, as do we. This is why all orders are non-refundable unless there are extenuating circumstances. We appreciate your support and eagerness to be part of the local food movement with us!

GoFarm works to transform our local food system into one that is thriving, environmental sustainable, and equitable for all. Through our three program areas, we support and mentor local farmers, make healthy food more affordable and accessible to under-resourced communities, and connect people with where their food comes from.

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