Berkshire Grown

Helping farmers + helping hungry families = the goal of Share the Bounty.

Every dollar you donate to Share the Bounty works two ways:

  1. It helps purchase fresh food from local farms, which supports local agriculture, preserves open space and strengthens our local economy.
  2. The fresh food goes to a local food pantry or kitchen which distributes the food to some of our hungry neighbors.

Your tax deductible donation buys shares in local CSA farms, helping the farmers; then Berkshire Grown arranges to have that farm-fresh food delivered to a local food pantry, helping some of the many hungry families who live amongst us. It’s easy.

Donate now >>  Share the Bounty

Watch the story of Share the Bounty on Berkshire Food Journal!

Share the Bounty, a project of Berkshire Grown, supports Farm to Pantry Partnerships!

Support Share the Bounty to strengthen these Farm-to-Pantry partnerships:

Brattle Farm and the First United Methodist Kitchen, Pittsfield

Caretaker Farm and the Berkshire Food Project in North Adams

Cricket Creek Farm and the Berkshire Food Project

Farm Girl Farm and participants in WIC

Farm at Miller’s Crossing and the Valatie Food Pantry

Gould Farm and participants in WIC

Hancock Shaker Village and the Christian Center, Pittsfield

Indian Line Farm and the People’s Pantry in Great Barrington

Many Forks Farm – subsidized shares, Clarksburg, MA

Melville’s Arrowhead Farm* and the Christian Center, Pittfield, MA

Mill River Farm and participants in WIC

MX Morningstar Farm and participants in WIC

Ridgway Farm and The Corner Pantry in Salisbury, CT

Square Roots Farm and Hoosac Harvest and the First United Methodist Kitchen Pittsfield

Three Maples Market Garden and participants in WIC

Trusted Roots Farm and Charlie’s Pantry

Uprising Farm* and Charlie’s Pantry

Woven Roots Farm and participants in WIC

*New participant 2015

 

HAPPY 14th SEASON SHARE THE BOUNTY!

What’s Hoosac Harvest?

Share the Bounty provides fiscal sponsorship for a volunteer project based in Northern Berkshire County called Hoosac Harvest. Hoosac Harvest envisions a vibrant food system in which all members of the Northern Berkshire community participate and have access to locally grown, healthy, sustainably-produced food.

Contributions to Hoosac Harvest support subsidized farm shares and a minimal operating costs.

Berkshire Grown’s pioneering project has bought more than $128,000 in farm shares since its founding by Jonathan Hankin in 2002 as a fund at the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.  We have bought shares in Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms in the greater Berkshire region (Massachusetts, New York, and Connecticut) and then donated the fresh food to area food pantries, kitchens, WIC participants as well as helped subsidize shares.  In 2008, Share the Bounty became a project of Berkshire Grown.

In 2014 Berkshire Grown bought 25 shares as well as helped subsidize more than 12 families’ shares in local farms.

Thanks to individual contributors, the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation and Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA for making Share the Bounty possible!



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