NOFA-NH's Farm Share Program
NOFA-NH's Farm Share Program provides funds for limited-income New Hampshire residents to purchase certified organic Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares, also known as farm shares, at discounted prices across the state. The program has partnered with 15 farms to provide 117 shares to 375+ community members since 2017.
It especially benefits children, families, and seniors.
How It Works: NOFA-NH contributes 50% of funds toward each farm share, recipients contribute 25%, and farm partners donate the remaining 25%.
All of the available 2022 Farm Shares have been filled. If you were interested in a 2022 Farm Share but were unable to apply we encourage you to view the resources below. We also encourage you to apply in 2023 for this annual program. Information regarding the upcoming seasons will be posted in March of that year.
If you have questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
We know that food insecurity continues to be a growing concern for many people in New Hampshire. We at NOFA-NH want everyone to have as much access to fresh, healthy, local, and organic food as possible. Although our Farm Share Program continues to grow and serve more and more people each year, we acknowledge that there are limitations to our program and want to share resources, services, and programs that can increase access to local, fresh food for those facing food insecurity in our state.
Brookford Farm offers a weekly subscription service for vegetables. A small vegetable share is $13.75 per week, and a medium vegetable share is $20.00 per week, and a large vegetable share is $32.50 per week. You can place a hold on your account at any time with proper notice. They have pickup locations in Canterbury, Concord, Derry, Exeter, Manchester, Nashua, and Salem.
Local Harvest CSA offers payment plans for their CSA. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to set one up. They have pickup locations in Concord, Bedford, Hooksett, and Warner.
Work Song Farm allows you to pay for half of a share up front and the other half at a later date. Pickup is at the farm in Hopkinton.
The Monadnock Farm Share Program provides limited-income Monadnock Region residents with the opportunity to support their local CSA farmer and receive reliable high-quality produce on a regular basis all season long. CSA Share prices are discounted through a cost-share model. Applications are accepted through May 1.
You can sign up to receive a free garden in a tray. Large trays with 24 plants and small trays with 12 plants are available. All seedling trays are accompanied by a grower’s guide; you can also sign up to receive weekly gardening newsletters and join a Facebook support group to connect with a community of local growers. Seedling trays are reserved for families in need in the Kearsarge, Andover, Sunapee, and Newport areas.
UNH Extension's resource to find food and resources that support you in eating well no matter your budget.
UNH Extension worked with the public assistance community to create the New Hampshire Food Access Map, an online platform that enables organizations to offer their services. The map shows locations where free or low-cost food is offered.
The NH Food Bank distributes food to more than 400 partner agencies across New Hampshire including food pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, children’s programs, senior centers and more. Search their list of partner agencies to find a food assistance program near you.
Many folks in NH qualify for benefits like SNAP or WIC but are not receiving them. Follow the links above to see if you qualify and to apply. SNAP has a program in which for every SNAP dollar spent at a Farmers’ Market, you will get an additional dollar to spend.
2022 Partner Farms
Thank you to our 10 farm partners for distributing 50 subsidized shares in 2022.
Abenaki Springs Farm (Walpole)
Brookford Farm (Canterbury)
Local Harvest CSA (Concord Area)
Mountain Heartbeet (Effingham)
Picadilly Farm (Winchester)
Pork Hill Farm (Ossipee)
Stout Oak Farm (Brentwood)
Winter Street Farm (Claremont)
Work Song Farm (Hopkinton)
Work Song Farm
Read more about the impact of the 2021 program here.
Read more about the impact of the 2020 program here.
Concord Food Co-op Organic Gardens
Read more about the success of the 2019 program here.