Everybody deserves a fair share of the harvest!
HFFA provides the unique opportunity for WIC and Food Stamp eligible households to purchase a “share of a farm” at half the regular cost and in return receive a “share of the harvest,” with an abundant quantity and variety of fresh organic produce to feed your whole family every week.
Why get a CSA share through HFFA?
Receive a bountiful weekly share of the local harvest from one of our participating farms and have the opportunity to take optional free cooking classes to gain skills and ideas of how to prepare the variety of produce in your share throughout the season. Workshops on food preservation, gardening and home composting are also available, and special events to get to know your farmers and fellow CSA members.
While Healthy Food For All members pay half the regular price for a CSA share, the other half is subsidized through the support of grants, donations and fundraising events so farmers get a fair price to cover expenses. It’s a Win Win – you get the highest quality fresh food for a great value while supporting nearby family-owned organic farms!
How to apply:
Step One: Determine Eligibility
Income eligibility is determined based on gross household income (before taxes) and the number of adults and children in your family.
Please refer to the following chart to determine eligibility:
Step Two: Choose a CSA Farm
Share sizes and prices, harvest schedules, pick-up & other options vary by farm, so please visit their websites and get in touch with the farms directly to decide which one is right for you.
Farms have a limited number of subsidized shares available and can fill up fast – so don’t delay and contact the farm you are interested in soon! On April 1, 2017, if you’re still shopping around, you can meet many of the CSA farms at the CSA Fair in Ithaca.
Step Three: Apply
There are 3 options for applying.
1- Click on your farm’s application link below. Fill it out online and send your deposit to the farm.
2- Click on your farm’s application link below. Print it out, fill it in and send in with your deposit to the farm.
3- Pick up an paper application from your farm or from Cornell Cooperative Extension (615 Willow Ave. Ithaca – business hours are Monday through Friday, 9am – 4pm). Fill it in and send it with your deposit to the farm.
All Healthy Food For All farms offer payment installment plans for the season and accept EBT/Food Stamps.
Step Four: Confirmation
Your farmer will be in direct contact with you to confirm your CSA share and throughout the season. You’ll also receive communication from Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County (CCE) about cooking classes, food preservation workshops, community events, farm trips, and more.
2017 List of Participating Farms:
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