Partner Shares is a cost-sharing program that provides financial assistance to limited-income households for purchasing CSA vegetable shares. For eligible households, FairShare will contribute 50 percent, up to $300, toward the cost of shares from FairShare-endorsed CSA farms. Only on-farm produced shares are eligible.
FairShare can also process SNAP (Quest, EBT, Food Share, or food stamp) benefits to pay for CSA farm membership for any of our endorsed farms. Members wishing to pay for CSA shares using SNAP must complete a Partner Shares application to enroll.
The 2015 Partner Shares official annual application period is now open. The application deadline is April 1 (application to the program is not a guarantee that you will receive assistance). Assistance funds are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, and slots are filling fast this year. Please submit your application early to ensure your spot in the program.
For more information visit Partner Shares online or contact Erika Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-226-0300.
The Partner Shares Program is available in large part to the fund-raising efforts of FairShare through events such as Bike the Barns and Farm to Feast dinners throughout the season as well as donations from generous individuals. You can help by attending a FairShare event or by donating to this great program that makes it possible to put organic food on everyone’s tables!