The Northeast Organic Farmers Association of Vermont is having a Share the Harvest event Thursday, October 4th, 2007 although you don’t have to limit yourself to that date if you just want to send a donation:
Sharing the Harvest
One Neighbor Helping Another
If you ever needed a great excuse to eat out or shop for groceries in the middle of the week, here it is!
Each year, with the help of dozens of restaurants, stores, and co-ops throughout Vermont, NOFA-VT holds the annual Share the Harvest Fundraiser. On the first Thursday in October, participating restaurants, stores, and co-ops donate a percentage of that day’s sales to benefit the Vermont Farm Share Program.
Since 1994, the Vermont Farm Share Program has made locally grown vegetables and fruits more accessible to low-income families by helping to purchase “shares” in Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms, providing a summer’s worth of fresh fruits and vegetables for participating families and individuals.
The 2006 Share the Harvest Fundraiser was a huge success with 73 restaurants, stores, and co-ops participating. Over $9,500 was raised making it one of our most successful years ever. We would like to sincerely thank all of the participants as well as all of the diners and shoppers who made a special point to support Share the Harvest.
NOFA is already looking forward to the 2007 Share the Harvest Fundraiser on October 4th, 2007. Do you have a favorite restaurant you would like to see involved? Please contact the office and let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-434-4122.
If you’re in Vermont, living or visiting, then check this out. There may be similar programs in other states to help share the harvest.
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