The Farm Share Program provides fresh, local foods to Vermonters in need of financial assistance via half-priced CSA shares. When you sign up for a CSA at a farm, you pay in advance for a portion (or "share") of the farm's upcoming harvest and receive a regular box of farm-fresh food all season long. This sales model provides participants with consistent access to local, in-season food and provides predictable income for farmers.
We established the program for Vermonters to access more healthy, local food while ensuring farmers are fully compensated for their work. The program has grown from serving a dozen individual families and three farms in 1995 to over 500 Vermont families and more than 50 farms in 2022.
Please note the FAQs below to learn more about the program and find a CSA that appeals to you! Click here for a list of participating farms.
Fall/Winter Farm Share 2023 application is currently closed. If you are in need of assistance for purchasing a CSA share and missed the deadline, you may submit a request to [email protected]. Requests will be reviewed in the order they are received, and are pending available funds and available CSA shares at the requested farm.
Spring/Summer Farm Share 2024 application will open on February 1st, 2024.
Are you an organizer of a mutual aid project that supports food security and farm viability? If you have a funding need, we welcome you to request support by contacting [email protected].