Farm Share Program

We participate in the North East Organic Farming Association (NOFA) Farm Share program.


NOFA-VT’s Farm Share Program assists limited-income Vermonters in obtaining farm fresh
organic fruits and vegetables. The program brings a season's worth of healthy, local farm
products to individuals and families who otherwise may not be able to afford to purchase fresh
food on a regular basis. Farm Share participants receive partially subsidized shares from
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms, including Pete's Greens.


The Vermont Farm Share program provides a model for communities to:

 

  • Increase the availability of fresh, nutritious foods for hungry Vermonters.
  • Teach new ways to prepare, preserve and grow fresh produce.
  • Build strong communities through farm and family partnerships.
  • Preserve local farms and support the Vermont economy.


Who is Eligible to Participate?
Limited-income Vermonters who meet the income eligibility standard may participate in the
program. To find out more about qualifying for a partially subsidized Pete's Greens CSA farm
share, please visit the NOFA Vermont Website.

Funding the Program
Pete's Greens relies on member donations to help fund the Farm Share program for qualifying
individuals and families. CSA Share recipients contribute 50% of the value of the share. The
Farm and its CSA subscribers provide the rest, with additional assistance being provided by
NOFA VT.

If you would like to make a tax-deductable donation to the Farm Share program, making
subsidized Pete's Greens CSA shares available to our neighbors, please send a check made
payable to NOFA-VT to:
Pete's Greens, Farm Share
266 S. Craftsbury Rd,
Craftsbury, VT 05826

Share the Harvest
NOFA holds an annual fundraising event that enables it to support the Farm Share program
called Share the Harvest. Held on the first Thursday of October, participating Vermont
restaurants pledge between 5-15% of their sales on the day of the event to benefit all Vermont
Farm Share members. The funds raised from Share the Harvest are used to match what
organic farmers are able to raise through their community and/or their CSA shareholders.