Montgomery County OIC and the Norristown Project are pleased to share information about our newest partners in the community, Greener Partners! Can’t find the time to grow your garden or don’t have the yard space? Greener Partners will do it for you! They are now opening the Farm Share program to the Norristown community and OIC will be a weekly pickup location. Below is some information provided by Greener Partners to learn more about the organization and how you can participate in the program.
The Farm Share Program is focused on getting healthy, organic and seasonal produce into the homes of our local community. When members join our program they will receive a share of produce each week from late May to early November, totaling 24 weeks. This program is designed to help families gain access to fresh and healthy food options. This kind of program is called a CSA or Community Supported Agriculture.
Who Qualifies to be a Member?
The Farm Share program is open to anyone!
Those that require help and qualify for a subsidized share will pay a reduced rate and also have flexible payment options.
What is in a Farm Share?
A share consists of 5-6 fresh and seasonal items. An item can be anything from a head of broccoli to two pounds of tomatoes to a bag of cut lettuce. You receive 5-6 different items each week.
The Farm Share will change from season to season as the crops on the farm change, which helps encourage a diverse and wholesome diet.
How do members pay?
Members that qualify for the farm subsidized share program have the ability to pay with credit card, cash, check or EBT
Payments for qualified members can be paid on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. We work with each member to make sure that the payment schedules are workable with their budgets.
Who is Greener Partners?
Greener Partners is a farm based non-profit organization located in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. Our mission is to provide food access and food education to people, families and organizations in the greater Philadelphia region. By providing both access and education around organic food we hope to empower our local communities to make healthier lifestyle choices for themselves and their families. Please see our website at www.greenerpartners.org for a full list of our services.
For more information about The Farm Share Program or to sign up as a member please contact Helen Nadel at Helen.firstname.lastname@example.org