First, we want to thank everyone who has been either directly or indirectly part of Good Heart Farmstead this year, from our members to neighbors, to the wonderful folks at the Worcester Community Kitchen. We are so blessed to live in a community where people genuinely care about each other and come together in so many different ways throughout the year.
We have just wrapped up our 2016 CSA (community supported agriculture) season, and want to also thank everyone who supported our fundraising efforts for the NOFA-VT Farm Share Program this year. Between the Farmstead 5k in February, our annual Pizza Night in September, and a t-shirt fundraiser, together we raised $2,218 to help subsidize CSA shares for limited-income families, of which NOFA-VT matched $995. Thanks to this, we subsidized 14 shares between the summer and fall seasons, making local food more affordable and accessible.
As we look to 2017, we have a few early-bird share discounts now through 12/31. While our CSA already gives members 10% off our retail prices, when you sign up and pay in full by 12/31, you will save an additional 10%. We have three options:
Veggie & Herb 18-week CSA Share, June – October : save 20% Full Season 30-week CSA Share, June – December : save 20% Farm Stand Credit : save 10%
You can learn more about each share option on our CSA page
You can learn more about the NOFA-VT Farm Share Program on their website: http://nofavt.org/farmshare (and if you are looking to make a year-end donation, we humbly suggest one to the Farm Share Program, which helps make local food more accessible to low-income Vermonters).
We wish you all a happy winter and happy new year!
Best, Kate and Edge