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Partner Shares

The 2014 Partner Shares Application is still available. Applications received beginning on April 7th will be added to our wait list for 2014 CSA assistance funds.  We will continue to process applications in the order that they are received.

Please note that assistance funds may still be available, and we are working to process all applications as swiftly as possible.  We will notify applicants of any funding available as soon as possible.  Requests for Partner Shares funding assistance are granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

This is an example of bountiful CSA delivery in early October from Crossroads Community Farm.

We believe everyone has a right to fresh, nutritious food!

The Partner Shares program makes joining a CSA farm more affordable for everyone. We believe that farmers should receive a fair price for their produce, but for some of us, that cost in a single payment in the spring is too much.

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 up to $300 toward farm shares from FairShare-endorsed CSA farms. Only on-farm produced products are eligible.

The participants take on the responsibilities of being a good CSA member of the farm of their choice and work with us to create an affordable payment plan for the remaining cost of their share.

FairShare CSA Coalition fundraises through local events such as Bike the Barns, grants, and donations from individuals and organizations to offer this cost-sharing opportunity to our community. In 2011, we increased enrollment into this program by 40 percent, and hope to be able to continue to support more families in the future.

Since the funding and availability of CSA shares are limited, we request that completed Partner Shares applications be submitted by April 14th for the 2014 growing season. However, we encourage all interested households to contact us to check on availability throughout the year. Requests for Partner Shares funding assistance are granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

FairShare accepts SNAP Benefits!

Fairshare accepts Welcome SNAPPartner Shares can process your Quest, SNAP, or food stamp benefits to pay for your CSA farm membership.
See all payment options.

Questions?

For more information about Partner Shares, please call (608) 226-0300 or email to info@csacoalition.org.

Printable Materials

Download our Partner Shares brochure in Spanish.

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ABOUT US:

We are a non-profit organization based in Madison, Wisconsin that supports and connects Community Supported Agriculture farmers and eaters.

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GET INVOLVED:

We rely on support from hundreds of volunteers, donors, and farms each year to continue building the local food movement. Find out how you can contribute.

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COOKBOOKS:

From Asparagus to Zucchini and Farm Fresh and Fast provide essential tools for all CSA members and vegetable lovers who want to make the most of local and seasonal produce.

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PARTNER SHARES:

This program, among other community programs, works to reduce the barriers of CSA membership in our community by providing cost-sharing opportunities.

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The Coalition and area Health Plan partners encourage healthier diets and a healthier Wisconsin through fresh, local produce on our tables.

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