Participation in the Partner Shares cost-share program depends on self-identified need, household income, and a commitment to the farm and the responsibilities of being a CSA member.

For Individuals or Households

Households qualify for the Partner Shares program if:

  • Your current monthly household income is at or below the 185% of Federal Poverty Guidelines (see the chart to the right). The income level is adjusted for the number of people living in the household.
  • If you are eligible for SNAP benefits or your children are eligible for free or reduced lunch at school, your family qualifies for this funding.
  • You have paid all of your past Partner Shares program payments.
  • Your requested CSA share is for on-farm produced food products only. Partner Shares funding cannot be used for coffee or flower shares, for example.
  • You understand the concept of CSA, and agree to the farm’s CSA member responsibilities, specifically picking up your share each week.

For Organizations

Organizations serving meals to their community qualify for the Partner Shares program if:

  • The majority of the population you serve meets the above income guidelines.
  • The organization serves prepared meals to their community members, and does not use this produce for their food pantry.
  • Your requested CSA share is for on-farm produced food products only. Partner Shares funding cannot be used for coffee or flower shares, for example.
  • The organization contact understands the concept of CSA and agrees to the farm’s CSA member responsibilities, specifically picking up your share each week.
  • The organization offers educational materials or activities related to healthy eating, nutritional guidelines, and promotion of CSA.

Program Application

Partner Shares Application

FairShare CSA Coalition

FairShare CSA Coalition