Farm Share Program

We participate in the Northeast 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.