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Boost Healthy Food Access in NH and VT

Campaign Introduction:

We know that food insecurity continues to be a growing concern for many people in New England. Let’s work together to make sure more of us have access to fresh, healthy, local, and organic food.

$4,450

Funds Raised

$5,000

Funding Goal

Oct 2022

Ended

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Raised Percent :
89.00%
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$4,450

Funds Raised

$5,000

Funding Goal

Oct 2022

Ended

Raised Percent :
89.00%
This campaign is not currently active.
Campaign Location:
Share Campaign:

Campaign Story

Everyone has a right to nutritious, healthy food.

Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire (NOFA-NH) and Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) both run successful Farm Share Programs that continue to grow and serve more and more people each year.  These two programs support organic farmers while making high-quality local food more accessible to community members in need. A WIN-WIN!

"In 2013, my husband and I started Good Heart Farmstead with the mission to make local food more accessible. Not only did we aspire to make it easier for people to find local food, but we wanted to make it easier for them to afford it... So, how to meet [the farm's] financial needs and work to increase local food access at the same time? The answer for us came in the form of the NOFA-VT Farm Share Program."

 

~ Kate Spring, Good Heart Farmstead


“Our main goal at Work Song Farm is to sustainably grow food for our immediate community. Sustainability includes making a living wage for ourselves, while also doing our part to supply those who might not otherwise be able to afford fresh, nutritious food. We hope to form long-lasting bonds with the people who live nearby, people of all backgrounds, and believe that doing so will help us all.  NOFA-NH's Farm Share Program makes it possible for us to include some of our fellow low-income neighbors. We are able to contribute a modest portion, but it's the generosity of others, mostly, that expands access to local food.”

~ Abigail and Dan Kilrain, Work Song Farm, Hopkinton, NH


"The quality and quantity of food we get through our CSA is incredible. There is just no way we’d be able to afford to eat this well without NOFA-VT’s Farm Share Program. It makes being healthy possible for my family."

 

~Farm Share Program participant

 

 

Support Vital Communities and The Local Crowd Monadnock's crowdfunding campaign to benefit the growth of these two Farm Share Programs.  We will split the funds raised evenly between NOFA-NH and NOFA-VT -- allowing more children, families, seniors, and other low-income individuals to receive a season’s worth of farm-fresh, organic produce at a reduced cost.

NOFA-NH Farm Share Impacts

  • NOFA-NH's Farm Share Program launched in 2017 with a spring/summer application cycle (applications will open again in spring 2023).
  • This year, NOFA-NH subsidized 50 shares (160+ individuals served). This is their greatest impact to date, and the program has been growing annually.
  • 49% of 2022 farm share recipients are children or seniors.
  • Farm share recipients received 75% off their farm shares in 2022 and each share provides 12 - 26 weeks of food.
  • The total share value (what participants + NOFA-NH + farms contributed) this year is over $26,000.
  • NOFA-NH worked with 10 farms across New Hampshire to provide shares to Farm Share participants.

NOFA-VT Farm Share Impacts

  • NOFA-VT's Farm Share Program has a spring/summer application cycle and a fall/winter cycle. This summer season alone they funded nearly 300 shares (835 individuals), which is more than they funded for both summer and winter in 2021.
  • The total share value (what participants + NOFA-VT + farms contributed) this summer is over $146,000.
  • NOFA-VT worked with 59 farms across Vermont (up from 44 in 2021; 34 in 2020) to provide shares to Farm Share participants. This included several new farm businesses.
  • The NOFA-VT fall/winter application cycle for 2022 opens July 1st, and they expect to fund more shares than ever before.

About NOFA-NH

NOFA-NH actively promotes organic, regenerative, ecologically sound farming, gardening, eating, and land care practices for healthy communities. We help people build local, just, and sustainable food systems.

About NOFA-VT

NOFA-VT promotes organic practices to build an economically viable, ecologically sound, and socially just Vermont agricultural system that benefits all living things.


Campaign Champions


Prefer to support this campaign offline? Please make a check out to Vital Communities (with NOFA Farm Share in the memo) and mail it to Vital Communities, 195 North Main Street White River Junction, VT 05001.

Campaign Rewards

Campaign Contributions

Name Donate Amount Date
Susan Ells $50 October 02, 2022
June Eastman $25 October 02, 2022
Tory McCagg $250 September 26, 2022
Laurelae Oehler $50 September 25, 2022
Jeff Bernstein $25 September 24, 2022
Marilyn Cook $50 September 23, 2022
susan johnson $25 September 23, 2022
Debra Diegoli $50 September 22, 2022
Amber Castell $50 September 19, 2022
Anonymous $50 September 14, 2022
Douglas Goodwin $250 August 27, 2022
Jennifer Freeman $50 August 26, 2022
Martha High $50 August 26, 2022
Jennifer Dembinski $50 August 26, 2022
Robin Kaiser $100 August 26, 2022
Peter Brink $25 August 26, 2022
Sandra Ulrich $25 August 26, 2022
Mary Margaret Sloan $200 August 25, 2022
Theo Groh $100 August 23, 2022
william chabot $50 August 23, 2022
Michael Millard $50 August 19, 2022
Howard Krum $500 August 19, 2022
Debra Diegoli $50 August 19, 2022
Norm Berman $50 August 19, 2022
Laurelae Oehler $25 August 18, 2022
Allan Reetz $100 August 18, 2022
Deborah Larrimore $50 August 12, 2022
Grace Gallaway $50 August 12, 2022
Allan Reetz $50 August 09, 2022
Sue Deaett $25 August 05, 2022
King Arthur Baking Company $700 August 02, 2022
Nancy LaRowe $50 August 02, 2022
Jen Risley $100 July 26, 2022

Campaign Updates

  • One Week to Go: It really is a WIN-WIN-WIN!

    Thank you all for your support of NOFA-NH and NOFA-VT Farm Share Programs.  It really is a WIN-WIN-WIN!

    WIN #1 - Makes locally grown food more accessible to low-income families

    WIN #2 - Promotes the efforts of two fantastic organizations, NOFA-NH and NOFA-VT

    WIN #3 - Support some of your favorite NH and VT farmers!

    New Hampshire Farms

    Abenaki Springs Farm (Walpole, NH)

    Brookford Farm (Canterbury, NH)

    Local Harvest CSA (Concord Area, NH)

    Mountain Heartbeet (Effingham, NH)

    Picadilly Farm (Winchester, NH)

    Pork Hill Farm (Ossipee, NH)

    Stout Oak Farm (Brentwood, NH)

    Tuckaway Farm (Lee, NH) 

    Winter Street Farm (Claremont, NH) ​

    Work Song Farm (Hopkinton, NH)

    Vermont Farms

    Kiss the Cow (Barnard, VT)
    Bear Roots Farm (Barre, VT)
    Brook Meadow Farm (Brattleboro, VT)
    Rebop Farm (Brattleboro, VT)
    Retreat Farm (Brattleboro, VT)
    Wild Carrot Farm (Brattleboro, VT)
    1000 Stone Farm (Brookfield, VT)
    Intervale Community Farm (Burlington, VT)
    Pete\'s Greens (Craftsbury, VT)
    Evening Song (Cuttingsville, VT)
    Sunday Bell Farm (Danville, VT)
    Walker Farm (East Dummerston, VT)
    Cedar Circle Farm (East Thetford, VT)
    Root 5 Farm (Fairlee, VT)
    Cedar Mountain Farm (Hartland, VT)
    Full Moon Farm (Hinesburg, VT)
    Burnt Rock Farm (Huntington, VT)
    Sandy Bottom Farm (Isle La Motte, VT)
    West Farm (Jeffersonville, VT)
    Jericho Settlers Farm (Jericho, VT)
    Elmer Farm (Middlebury, VT)
    The Last Resort Farm (Monkton, VT)
    Ananda Gardens (Montpelier, VT)
    Savage Gardens (North Hero, VT)
    Crossroad Farm (Norwich, VT)
    Honey Field Farm (Norwich, VT)
    Sweetland Farm (Norwich, VT)
    New Tradition Farm (Richmond, VT)
    Drift Farmstead (Roxbury, VT)
    Clear Brook Farm (Shaftsbury, VT)
    Mighty Food Farm (Shaftsbury, VT)
    Bread & Butter Farm (Shelburne, VT)
    Golden Russet Farm (Shoreham, VT)
    Flying Dog Farm (South Royalton, VT)
    Luna Bleu Farm (South Royalton, VT)
    Footprint Farm (Starksboro, VT)
    Squier Family Farm (Tinmouth, VT)
    Tunbridge Hill Farm (Tunbridge, VT)
    Gaylord Farm (Waitsfield, VT)
    Muddy Boots CSA (Warren, VT)
    Crossmolina Farm (West Corinth, VT)
    Deep Meadow Farm (Windsor-Ascutney, VT)
    Sandiwood Farm (Wolcott, VT)
    Good Heart Farmstead (Worcester, VT)

  • Success! Thank You!

    Thanks to 33 supporters, our Boost Healthy Food Access in NH and VT crowdfunding campaign raised $4,450 for Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire (NOFA-NH) and Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) both run successful Farm Share Programs. These two programs support organic farmers while making high-quality local food more accessible to community members in need.

    A big shout out to King Arthur Baking Company for providing $1,125 in matching funds to this campaign.

    Together, we’re making sure more of us have access to fresh, healthy, local, and organic food.

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Campaign Discussion

1 review for Boost Healthy Food Access in NH and VT

  1. Al Reetz (verified owner)

    Vital program! And it feels great to be able to support it! Thanks for making it so easy!

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