Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY)
NOFA-NY is a non-profit organization that aims to build an organic and sustainable food system that makes healthy food available to all in New York. We know that having limited opportunities to obtain fresh produce is one of the key factors that contributes to high rates of obesity and chronic disease. In response, many workplaces are embracing opportunities to improve the health of their workers. In addition, many Rochester residents are looking for consistent access to sustainably and locally grown vegetables. One way to do that is to buy directly from the farmer through a sourcing method called, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
CSA is a direct marketing relationship between consumers and a local farm. Consumers pay, up front, for a season’s worth of produce and, in return, receive a weekly delivery of the freshest vegetables. We work with many farms that have CSA, and currently, we are also promoting a Neighborhood Farm Share Program that provides limited-income residents of Buffalo and Rochester with financial support to participate in local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs. This scholarship program is supported by a USDA grant and is intended to increase direct marketing relationships and support the local farm economy. NOFA-NY is not a farm, and is not selling anything – just trying to contact as many community members as possible through local businesses in order to explain what CSA is, and offer financial assistance to those who qualify, that might make it easier for them to access fresh, local vegetables.
To apply to the Neighborhood Farm Share Program
Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York
249 Highland Ave
Rochester, NY 14620
585.271.1979 – phone
585.271.1966 – fax