Share the Harvest benefits NOFA on Oct. 2

What if there was a way to help both local farmers and families in need of quality food?  The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) bags both birds with one stone with their 20th annual Share the Harvest fundraising event. On Thursday, Oct. 2, restaurants and food stores all over Vermont will donate a percentage of their sales to NOFA-VT’s Farm Share Program.
This year, the Good Times Cafe in Hinesburg has elected to participate.
The Farm Share Program works with people who can’t afford to buy fresh, local produce on a regular basis. All funds raised on Oct. 2 will benefit these individuals by subsidizing the cost of up to 22 weeks 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 20 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 2014, the program served over 1,400 individuals and families, and in the process provided over $73,000 of income for Vermont farmers.
For a listing of participating restaurants, co-ops, and food stores, and to learn more about the Farm Share program visit www.nofavt.org/STH or call NOFA-VT at 802-434-4122. 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.