The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) announces collaboration with approximately 70 restaurants, food markets, and food cooperatives throughout Vermont for the 19th annual Share the Harvest fundraiser. On Thursday, Oct. 3, participating restaurants and food stores, including the Inn at Shelburne Farms and Village Wine and Coffee in Shelburne, will donate a percentage of their sales to NOFA-VT’s Farm Share Program.
The Farm Share Program is dedicated to working with Vermont individuals who cannot afford to purchase fresh, local produce on a regular basis. All funds raised on Oct. 3 will benefit these individuals by subsidizing the cost of farm-fresh produce from local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms.
The Farm Share program has been helping limited-income Vermonters purchase food from local farms since 1994. In those 18 years, thousands of individuals and families have benefited from a season’s worth of locally-grown vegetables and fruits as well as farm education initiatives. In 2013, we have served over 1,400 individuals and families, leveraging over $73,000 of income for Vermont farmers.
For a listing of participating restaurants, co-ops, and food stores, visit our website, www.nofavt.org/STH. For more information about the Farm Share program, please call NOFA-VT at 434-4122. The Northeast Organic Farming Association is an organization of farmers, gardeners, and consumers working to promote an economically-viable and ecologically-sound Vermont food system.