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***Due to transmission issues, this evening\'s (1-18-22) City Council meeting is unlikely to be broadcast on Channel 15 as it normally would be. The meeting will remain available in person, on the website live stream, and on Zoom
A recording will also be available this week, as always. We apologize for the unanticipated issue, and any inconvenience caused by it.***

Senior Farm Share Program

Every year we partner with CISA to provide a farm share program for low-income seniors. If a variety of fresh organic vegetables from local farm Crimson & Clover sounds good to you, you should consider applying! The program lasts for 10 weeks, usually beginning in July, and if you are chosen it is just a one time $10 fee. Applications are usually available in April & May. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2021 season.

 

* The 2021 application cycle has closed. The information below should be considered as an example. *

Click here to see a SAMPLE application

The requirements for the 2021 season were as follows:

To qualify for the program, you must be 60 years of age or older.

You must also be able to check at least ONE of these four qualifiers:

- I receive SNAP benefits (food stamps), Medicaid, SSI, AFDC, welfare, or veterans aid;
- I participate in the Food Bank’s Brown Bag Program;
- I live alone and my income is below $25,760;
- The total income of my household is below $34,840 (only one share per household please).

 I understand:

  • That if I am selected as a participant of the Senior FarmShare program, I will receive a weekly share of fresh, local produce, and that the shares will vary in size and content depending on the time of the season.
  • That there is no guarantee on the exact amount or type of produce I will receive in my share and that the farmer will supply a variety of fresh farm products.
  • That if I do not pick up my share on any given week, it will be donated to a low-income person or emergency food shelter. If I am unable to pick up my share for an extended period of time, I will notify my distribution manager.

 

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