Local Food Share

Where Local Agriculture Meets Community

Coronavirus Update: We are all a bit uncertain of what the near future will look like. But through it all, we remain dedicated to supporting our farmers and providing you with healthy, local food. We're continuing our plans to operate our Local Food Share this summer and we are brainstorming ways to make it the safest environment possible. Washing hands, wearing gloves, limiting person-to-person contact, etc., will be our top priority. This is a time for us to band together and support our local farmers and our local food system! More news to come on any changes as we near the season in June.

The Local Food Share program is where people sign up for a full season of fresh, local, sustainably grown food. Similar to a CSA (community supported agriculture), participants (aka, shareholders) pay upfront for the entire season, then meet us at a designated location each week to pick up their food.

As a Local Food Share participant, you:

  • enjoy farm-fresh food every week during our Summer and Winter seasons.

  • receive recipes and tips about the produce you take home.

  • support local farmers and sustainable agriculture.

  • make healthy food more affordable and accessible for under-resourced families.

 

 How It Works

The summer season runs for 20 weeks from June to Oct, and the winter season runs for 8 weeks from Jan - Feb. We recommend signing up before the season starts to help our farmers prepare for the season ahead. 

If you sign up after the season has started, the cost will be pro-rated.

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Sign up online to choose your shares (mix and match shares however you like: regular veggie + eggs + fruit is the most popular combo), choose your location, and choose your pickup frequency (weekly or every other week).

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At signup, opt to either pay for the season upfront or in 5 installments.

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Each week during the season local farmers bring us their delicious, sustainably-grown food. Then, you meet us at your chosen pickup location to pick up your shares!

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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.

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Enrolled in SNAP or want to apply for discounted shares? Read here to learn about paying with SNAP, and here for information on Discount Shares.

More About CSAs and Our Local Food Share

In a traditional CSA (community supported agriculture), members make a commitment to their local farmer by paying upfront for a season of produce. This upfront payment is vital to the success of many farmers, as it allows them to prepare for the season ahead (purchase seeds, pay farm staff, prepare the fields, repair/purchase machinery, etc.). Then during the season, farmers share their bounty of food with their CSA members, as well as share the risk if any unexpected occurrence hurts their crop (most commonly from bad weather).

Many of our farmers have their own CSA, as well as source to GoFarm's Local Food Share. We keep our farmers updated with how many participants we have so they can plan accordingly. By signing up for our Local Food Share you are helping us support many different farmers in Colorado, as well as showing your commitment to local farmers and your community. 

Our farmers rely on this commitment as they plan their growing season, and we rely on this commitment as we plan our programs for the year. This is why all orders are non-refundable, and why we are so appreciative of your support!

 
 

Paying with SNAP?

We accept SNAP and Double Up Food Bucks benefits as payment for the Local Food Share. With Double Up Food Bucks, a state funded program, you get 2 weeks for the price of 1 since all our produce is grown locally in Colorado.

To sign up for a Local Food Share using your Quest Card,v isit the signup page and choose the share types and pickup location that work best for you. When you are ready to checkout select, “EBT/SNAP Payment” as your payment option. Enter your contact information, and when you are finished signing up we’ll contact you with details on arranging in-person payment!

*If you are not enrolled in SNAP but have a need for a discounted share, check out our discount share option available for eligible limited-income households.

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GoFarm works to strengthen the local food system and build healthier communities. Through our three program areas (Farmer Assistance, Local Food Share, and Community Access) we support local, beginning, farmers, train/mentor aspiring farmers, and make healthy food more affordable and accessible to the community.

Through our Local Food Share program, community members sign up for a season of local, sustainable produce, and get to learn all about the food and the farmers throughout the growing season. You can sign up for the Local Food Share here.

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