February 8th, 2024 Update: Due to high demand for the Farm Share Program, all applications for Spring/Summer application cycle will be added to a waitlist. Click here to add yourself to the waitlist online. If funding opens up, we will contact you regarding next steps. Email [email protected] with any questions.
If you have questions about the program, please use this form to sign up for a call with our Local Food Access Assistant.
The Farm Share Program provides fresh, local foods to Vermonters in need of financial assistance via CSA shares reduced 25-75% in cost. 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.
Note: At the 50% discount level, we can provide up to $350 off of a share. At the 75% discount level, we can provide up to $525 off of a share. Please note that we may not have enough funding for all 75% requests.
We established the Farm Share 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 60 farms in 2023.
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. If transportation is a barrier to you participating, please contact us and we will work to find a solution.
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].