Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York is accepting applications from low-income and food insecure people living in the Greater Rochester area for its Neighborhood Farm Share program.
NFS gives financially qualified individuals and families the opportunity to receive a cost reduction to participate in community-supported agriculture for a share of fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables grown without chemical pesticides.
During late spring, summer and fall, CSA farmers will deliver produce to a community site for members to pick up their weekly share. Each share includes vegetables and fruits, and some farmers will provide flowers, herbs, eggs, dairy and meat at an additional cost.
This year’s local CSA firms and pickup locations are Buzz’s Garden, Honeoye Falls and Rochester; The Good Food Collective, Rochester; Growing Family Farms, Spencerport and Rochester; Mud Creek Farm, Victor; Peacework Organic CSA, Rochester and Newark; Porter Farms, Brighton, Brockport, Chili, Greece, Irondequoit, Penfield and Rochester; and Wild Hill Farm, Bloomfield.
The ideal participant has access to transportation and the ability to commit to picking up weekly shares, enjoys cooking and experimenting with new foods and desires to increase fresh, local, and chemical-free fruits and vegetables in their diet. The NOFA-NY office can help participants choose the farm that best fits their lifestyle and needs.
Applications are due May 15. Food stamps are often accepted, and payments can be made in increments.
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