WALPOLE, N.H. — The Cheshire County Conservation District (CCCD) is excited to announce the continuation of the Monadnock Farm Share Program for its third year in 2021. Eight Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) produce farms in the Monadnock Region have come together to ensure that farm fresh CSA vegetable shares are available and affordable for all interested community members in 2021.
The Farm Share Program provides limited-income Monadnock Region residents with the opportunity to support their local CSA farmer and receive reliable high-quality produce on a regular basis all season long. CSA Share prices are discounted through an innovative cost-share model. Participating families and individuals end up receiving a discounted weekly vegetable share at 50% of its value!
This program was developed for limited income residents of the Monadnock Region. To be eligible for this program your annual household income must not exceed $50,000/year. Farmers raise funds to cover 25% of the program costs and 25% of costs is provided by the Cheshire Medical Center for Population Health through it’s Healthy Monadnock Initiative. The customer is responsible to pay 50%.
Applications will be selected on a first come, first serve basis and funding is limited. The CCCD will accept applications until May 1st, or until available shares have been awarded. Apply early to ensure you can participate in this valuable program. More information and applications are available on the Conservation District website www.cheshireconservation.org/
Participating farms include Abenaki Springs Farm of Walpole NH, Foggy Hill Farm of Jaffrey NH, Hillside Springs Farm of Westmoreland NH, Hungry Bear Farm of Mason NH, Partners’ Gardens of Nelson NH, Picadilly Farm of Winchester NH, Stonewall Farm of Keene NH, Sun Moon Farm of Rindge NH, and Tracie’s Community Farm of Fitzwilliam NH.
The Cheshire County Conservation District promotes the conservation and responsible use of our natural and agricultural resources for the people of Cheshire County by providing technical, financial, and educational assistance. Our goal is to encourage the stewardship of healthy soils, productive ecologically sound farms, diverse wildlife, productive sustainable forests, healthy watersheds, and clean water to ensure those resources are available for future generations. Established in 1945, the Conservation District operates out of Walpole NH where we work alongside the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and other conservation partners. For more information, contact the Conservation District at 603-756-2988 ext.4.
–Cheshire County Conservation District
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