Farm-share pick-up location:
- Sundays (Apr-Oct): Avondale Estates Farmers Marker, 10am-1pm
- My Parents Basement, 22 N Avondale Rd., Avondale Estates
- November and December pick-up location will be announced soon.
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There are currently no more farm-shares available for the 2019 season.
Please come and visit us Sundays at the Avondale Estates Farmers Market
What is a Farm-Share?
A farm-share is a great way to ensure you have food. Farm-share members receive weekly boxes of fresh food April through December, and share in some of the costs of maintaining the farm. By owning a farm-share, the middle-men like shipping companies, grocery stores, and big brands get nothing, and you directly maintain the farm where your food is grown. So, What food do I get?
By joining FTP Farm-share, you support – and are supported by – traditional ways of farming, regeneration of soils, restoration of ecosystems, and preservation of native and heirloom foods; you can live from your roots. These foods also support grassroots organizing, and as a farm-share member, you’re supporting campaigns to organize workers, end police brutality, establish autonomy to poor neighborhoods, and more!
Why own a farm-share?
- Loyalty. Our farm-share members are our main customers and take priority when planning and packing each week’s harvests.
- Mutual Aid. When you own a farm-share, you directly support operational costs of the farm where your food is grown. This allows other revenue to be re-invested into expanding the farm and farm-share program. By sharing the risks and rewards between farmers and farm-share members, it is not not capitalism and unsteady markets, but solidarity and mutual aid that secures our food.
- Restoration. Feed the People Farms utilizes regenerative and restorative agricultural practices that improve soil and water health, restore native ecosystems, preserve endangered breeds and varieties, and removes carbon from the atmosphere.
- Power to the people. Our food is being monopolized and industrialized more and more each day. Conglomerates merge with other conglomerates, millions of acres of farmland is bought-up and poisoned, our natural resources and wilderness dwindles, and traditional ways that sustained us for thousands of years are lost. The FTP Farm-share is a small, but powerful act against this trend and fights the power by feeding the people!