It’s a snowy day here in the First State, but it’s not too early to begin thinking about the spring planting season. This year we are partnering with Taylor’s Fresh Organics on a new Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Through the program, Food Bank supporters will be able to purchase crop shares from Taylor’s that will be donated directly to hungry Delawareans!
How does the program work?
Each shareholder can expect to receive a box of vegetables every week for a 20-week span that will be donated to the Food Bank. The shareholder’s donation is tax-deductible, too! Each box donated will contain enough fresh produce to feed a family of four for one week.
This is a win-win for the Food Bank of Delaware and those we serve and Taylor’s Fresh Organics. The partnership will allow us to get more fresh produce out into the community, and Taylor’s benefits because, before planting, they know that a substantial amount of their crop has already been sold. Most appealing to the farm is the fact that everything grown is being consumed and not wasted. In addition, any crops that are grown for consumers that are deemed unmarketable, but perfectly good to eat, will be donated to the Food Bank in addition to the purchased shares!
Taylor’s Fresh Organics will sell shares until March 1, 2011. One CSA share costs $400, while a half costs $200. For more information about the program, please contact Brenda Wilkins, CSA Manager for Taylor’s, at (302) 272-1757 or email@example.com. To learn more about the farm, please visit www.taylorsfreshorganics.com.