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.
Farm-shares are packed as one item of each crop in season that week. Double shares are available. Wanna know more of what to expect, see what’s in the box here!
How do I join?
- Apply. Just fill out the form below.
- Confirm. After you apply and we review your application, you will receive a confirmation email with your dues invoice attached.
- Pay. Annual shares are $800. Dues are invoiced as soon as your application is processed. Dues need to be paid in-full by Summer Solstice (June 21)
- Pick-up. Pick up your share at our farmers market locations:
- Sundays March – November at Avondale Estates Farmers Market
There are currently ten more farm-shares available for the 2020 season (April 5 – December 13). Shares begin at $800/year. Farm-share delivery is available for a $600/yr extra with a $100 deposit. (This pays for insulated boxes and the driver.)
The following credits and discounts are available:
- Work-credit: 50% off farm-share dues for any member who volunteers on the farm 2 or more days each month. This discount is only provided one month at a time.
- Expecting mothers: Women who are currently expecting will get extra food in their farm-shares if we have it.
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 practices 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!