Program Information Materials
You may opt to fill out either printed or online applications. Complete and return all components by May 31, 2023 by mail or email.
Option 1: Paper version of applications
Resident Application (Each interested and eligible resident needs to fill one out.)
Please encourage residents to complete the online version of the application if they are able. If they are not able to, Coordinators may act as a proxy for resident applicants. This allows Coordinators to fill out the online application on behalf of the resident, with their permission.
To designate a proxy, the Coordinator may obtain a statement from the resident through text or email, such as the following: “I, (applicant/participant name) designate (housing site coordinator/other name) to be my Senior Farm Share proxy to fill out an application to receive fresh local food for free."
Coordinators should send this record to NOFA-VT through email, scan, or physical mail.
Option 2: Online version of applications
Site and Resident Applications must be submitted electronically (via the linked Google Forms above, or emailed to [email protected]) or postmarked to NOFA-VT (P.O. Box 697, Richmond, VT 05477) by May 31, 2023. If you choose to submit printed applications, they should be sent all together. Applications will be considered on a first come first serve basis, so we encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.
Contact Johanna Doren: (802) 434-7162 or [email protected] with questions.
- Site Coordinator reviews application materials.
- Site Coordinator completes Housing Site Application.
- 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.
- Residents complete Resident Application.
- Site Coordinate collects Resident Applications.
- Site Coordinator submits Housing Site Application, Eligibility Guidelines for Younger Adults with Disabilities form, and all Resident Applications to NOFA-VT by May 31, 2023. 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
- NOFA-VT reviews Housing Site Application for completeness and eligibility for younger adults with disabilities to participate, if applicable.
- NOFA-VT reviews Resident Applications for completeness and eligibility.
- 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.
- 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
- Site Coordinator contacts the CSA farm to determine the following:
- If shares need to be picked-up or if they can be delivered
- If the program will be 5 - $10 shares or 10 -$5 shares (or some other variation)
- What type of vegetables and fruits seniors prefer and what the farmer can offer
- If shares will be individually bagged or provided in bulk
- Organizing a farm or farmer visit, if possible
- Site Coordinator submits Share Distribution Plan document to NOFA-VT.
Share Pick-Up Process
- Participants initial the Weekly Pick-Up Tracking List each week when they pick up their share.
- 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
If you experience any issues with residents or farmers during the season, please contact Johanna Doren immediately ([email protected] | 802-434-7162).