Share the Bounty, a project of Berkshire Grown, supports Farm to Pantry Partnerships!
Share the Bounty is a win-win scenario because it supports our community in two ways: Berkshire Grown purchases CSA shares from farms in the winter months, tiding them over with funds to help purchase seeds and supplies prior to market season. During the harvest season these farmers provide fresh, locally-grown food to low-income community members experiencing food insecurity.
In the 2020 farm season, Berkshire Grown purchased 39 CSA shares from 20 Community Supported Agriculture farms. We matched these farms with food pantries, community kitchens, and participating WIC families for weekly shares of fresh produce, meat, cheese, and eggs during the harvest season.
One of our farmers says it best: “Food access is a complicated beast, and as a farmer it’s not always easy to navigate how we can make an impact. Berkshire Grown’s Share the Bounty keeps farmers in business as well as chipping away at local barriers to food access. We are honored to be a part of this program.”
Your tax-deductible donation buys shares in local CSA farms, helping the farmers; then Berkshire Grown arranges to have that locally-grown farm-fresh food delivered to a local food pantry, helping some of the many hungry families who live amongst us.
Thanks to the Green Foundation, the Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Berkshires, and the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation, and the many individual donors for making Share the Bounty possible.
Celebrating 18 Seasons of SHARE THE BOUNTY
Support Share the Bounty to strengthen these Farm-to-Pantry partnerships:
Abode Farm CSA and Charlie’s Pantry in New Lebanon, NY and participants in WIC
Brattle Farm and the First United Methodist Kitchen in Pittsfield
Caretaker Farm and the Berkshire Food Project in North Adams
Colfax Farm and WIC in Great Barrington
Cricket Creek Farm and the Berkshire Food Project
Farm at Miller’s Crossing and the Valatie Food Pantry
Full Well Farm and the Berkshire Food Project
Gould Farm and participants in WIC
Hancock Shaker Village and the Christian Center in Pittsfield
Indian Line Farm and the People’s Pantry in Great Barrington
Many Forks Farm (offering subsidized shares) in Clarksburg
Mill River Farm and participants in WIC
Off the Shelf* and People’s Pantry and Community Health Program in Great Barrington
Red Shirt Farm (offering subsidized shares)
Ridgway Farm and The Corner Pantry in Salisbury (CT)
Sky View Farm (offering subsidized shares)
Square Roots Farm* (offering subsidized shares)
Uprising Farm* and Charlie’s Pantry in New Lebanon, NY
Woven Roots Farm (offering subsidized shares)
Woven Stars Farm* (offering subsidized shares)
*New participant 2019/2020
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 minimal operating costs.