What is a Farm-Share?
A farm-share is mutual aid system to secure your food. Farm-share members contribute to some of the costs of maintaining the farm where their food is grown, and in return receive shares of fresh food April through December. By owning a farm-share, the middle-men like shipping companies, grocery stores, and big brands are cut out, you directly maintain the farm where your food is grown.
Farm-shares are packed to suit your diet:
- Vegan – one of each heirloom produce item in season that week (two of tomatoes and corn) ($30 avg retail value)
- $800/year billed as $88.89/month
- Vegetarian – seasonal produce plus 1/2 dozen heirloom eggs each week ($46 avg retail value)
- $900/year billed as $100/month
- Omnivore – weekly produce and eggs, plus a whole heritage chicken every month
- $1035/year billed as $112/month
- Double it for just 50% more!
Wanna know more of what to expect? See what’s in store for your share!
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 start at $800 and billed monthly. First month’s payment is due right away, billing starts in May.
- Pick-up. Pick up your share at our farmers market locations:
There are currently eight more farm-shares available for the 2020 season (April 5 – December 13). Shares begin at $800/year. Farm-share delivery is available for a $15 weekly delivery fee (for the driver) and a $100 deposit (for insulated boxes).
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. You will be asked to set up a schedule.
- Expecting mothers: Women who are currently expecting will get extra food in their farm-shares if we have it. Just ask!
Why own a farm-share?
- Loyalty. Our farm-share members take priority when planning the season 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 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. We do all this with the revival and restoration of folk ways actively in the economy, not in a museum.
- 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 the folk ways that sustained us for thousands of years are being lost. The FTP Farm-share is a small, but powerful act against this trend and fights the power by feeding the people!