The Monadnock Food Co-op will launch a month-long Round It Up Donation Drive to benefit the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire (NOFA-NH) Farm Share Program on September 1, 2021. The Co-op’s Round It Up program empowers shoppers to make positive changes in their community by donating their change to local community organizations.
The NOFA-NH’s Farm Share Program provides limited-income New Hampshire residents with discounted Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares, also known as farm shares. The program benefits children, families, and seniors by connecting low-income individuals with certified organic farms to provide a season’s worth of local farm fresh products at a reduced cost.
Since 2017, the Farm Share Program has partnered with 13 certified organic farmers to provide over 370 low-income NH residents with 117 subsidized farm shares. Participating farms in the Monadnock Region include Abenaki Spring Farm in Walpole, Picadilly Farm in Winchester, and Stonewall Farm in Keene.
“NOFA-NH believes that everyone has a right to nutritious, healthy food,” said Karl Johnson, NOFA-NH Board President. “We’re proud to support New Hampshire organic farmers by making high-quality local food accessible to community members in need. Funds raised by the Monadnock Food Co-op are critical to ensuring that children, families, seniors, and other low-income individuals across the state can receive a season’s worth of farm-fresh, organic produce through NOFA-NH’s Farm Share Program.”
NOFA-NH is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to building a community of farmers, gardeners, homesteaders, land care professionals, educators, environmentalists, food activists, and educated consumers to help support New Hampshire’s local organic farming community. NOFA-NH actively promotes regenerative, ecologically sound gardening, farming & land care practices for healthy communities by helping people build local, sustainable, healthy food systems: nofanh.org.