a cost-sharing program that provides financial assistance to limited-income households for purchasing CSA vegetable shares
We believe everyone has a right to fresh, nutritious, locally sourced food! The Partner Shares program makes joining a CSA farm more affordable for everyone. We believe that farmers should receive a fair price for their produce, but for some of us, the cost of making a single payment in the spring is too much.
Partner Shares is a cost-sharing program that provides financial assistance to limited-income households for purchasing CSA vegetable shares. For eligible households, FairShare will contribute 50%, up to $300, toward the cost of shares from FairShare-endorsed CSA farms. Only on-farm produced shares are eligible. The participants take on the responsibilities of being a good CSA member of the farm of their choice, and work with FairShare to complete an affordable payment plan for the remaining cost of their share. Assistance funds and availability of CSA shares are limited. Any interested households are encouraged to contact us to check on availability throughout the year. Requests for Partner Shares funding assistance are granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Partner Shares can process your SNAP (Quest, EBT, Food Share, or food stamp) benefits to pay for your CSA farm membership. See all payment options.
FairShare CSA Coalition relies on individual donations, grants, and fundraisers through local events such as Bike the Barns, in order to offer this cost-sharing opportunity to our community. In 2019, we assisted approximately 185 households through Partner Shares, and hope to continue supporting more families in the future.
For more information about Partner Shares, please call (608) 226-0300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.