Senior Farm Share Resources for Site Coordinators

Application Process

  1. Site Coordinator reviews application materials.
  2. Site Coordinator completes Housing Site Application.
  3. Site coordinator makes copies of Resident Application and distributes to senior residents (³ 60 years) and disabled adults, if the housing site meets the requirements of the Eligibility Guidelines for Younger Adults with Disabilities form.
  4. Residents complete Resident Application.
  5. Site Coordinate collects Resident Applications.
  6. Site Coordinator submits Housing Site Application, Eligibility Guidelines for Younger Adults with Disabilities form, and all Resident Applications to NOFA-VT by May 31, 2022. Send electronically to [email protected] (use subject line: "Senior Farm Share Application for [Name of Housing Site]") or by mail to P.O. Box 697, Richmond, VT 05477.


Application Review and Notification

  1. NOFA-VT reviews Housing Site Application for completeness and eligibility for younger adults with disabilities to participate, if applicable.
  2. NOFA-VT reviews Resident Applications for completeness and eligibility.
  3. NOFA-VT notifies the Site Coordinator in early June if the housing site has been approved to participate in the Senior Farm Share Program, along with a list of approved applicants.
  4. NOFA-VT provides the Site Coordinator with the contact information for the CSA farm the housing site will be receiving CSA shares from.


Share Distribution Process

  1. Site Coordinator contacts the CSA farm to determine the following:
    1. If shares need to be picked-up or if they can be delivered
    2. If the program will be 5 - $10 shares or 10 -$5 shares (or some other variation)
    3. What type of vegetables and fruits seniors prefer and what the farmer can offer
    4. If shares will be individually bagged or provided in bulk
    5. Organizing a farm or farmer visit, if possible
  2. Site Coordinator submits Share Distribution Plan document to NOFA-VT.


Share Pick-Up Process

  1. Site Coordinator hangs “And Justice For All” poster where shares will be distributed/picked-up.

-If you need a new sign, please notify NOFA-VT and one will be sent to you.

  1. Participants initial the Weekly Pick-Up Tracking List each week when they pick up their share.
  2. Site Coordinator distributes newsletter and other materials provided by NOFA-VT to residents during share pick-ups.


End of Year Reporting

Site Coordinator completes the following and submits them to NOFA-VT

  • Site Coordinator Survey
  • Weekly Pick-Up Tracking List
  • Participant Surveys


If you experience any issues with residents or farmers during the season, please contact Johanna Doren immediately ([email protected] | 802-434-7162).

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