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The Food Bank of Delaware has partnered with local growers to provide SNAP recipients and members of the general public with the opportunity to participate in a local CSA! If you would like to make a donation to the CSA Program, please click here.
What is the CSA Program (for SNAP recipients)?
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food. Traditionally, CSA members purchase their produce during the winter and collected their shares weekly in the summer. The Food Bank CSA program allows you to pay for your share weekly using your EBT card.
By participating in the CSA program you become a community shareholder of a local produce farm. Shares are picked up weekly at the Cool Springs Farmers’ Market. The contents of your package will vary from week to week depending on what is in season. In addition to receiving farm fresh produce, shareholders also receive tokens to be used around the market to purchase SNAP-approved items such as artisan bread, fresh eggs, local honey, homemade pasta and much more.
How does it work?
Joining is a SNAP! Contact the CSA Coordinator and reserve your share (Barbara Brkovich(302) 292-1305 ext 204 or firstname.lastname@example.org.)
A $10 deposit reserves your place in the program and goes toward your first share.
Simply pick up your produce every week at the Cool Springs Farmers’ Market (Thursday 4-7pm)
Use your EBT card to buy your share for the next week ($10/week) for 18 weeks
Half shares are available for $5/week.
Each week you will receive a full share of seasonal fruits and vegetables
Receive a huge variety of produce! At least 8 different items per week!
When you receive your share you will also get tokens to purchase other items at the Market!
A full share is enough to feed a family of four for a week!
Weekly recipes and cooking demonstrations!
Free welcome package!
Market entertainment and family activities
TRIPLE your benefit!! Each full share is a $22 value PLUS you will receive $10 in market tokens!
I am not eligible for SNAP benefits, but still want to participate! Can I?
Yes, you simply reserve your share as you would a normal CSA.
Sponsor Shares are $500.00 for approximately 20 weeks (to pay online via credit card, please click here.)
A portion of your fee is a tax-deductible donation to the Food Bank ($100)
You receive a full share of produce each week.
Shares are picked up weekly at the Cool Springs Farmers’ Market.
Where does the food come from? Highland Orchards in Wilmington DE and SIW Vegetables in Chadds Ford, PA.
What does my membership give me?
- High quality, nutrient-dense food that is locally grown and sustainable.
- A huge variety of seasonal produce (at least 8 different vegetables/week).
- Recipe ideas for the food you receive.
- A direct connection with the farm and farmers growing your food.
- Knowledge that your sponsorship provides enough fresh produce for a family of four each week.
To learn more, contact Barb Brkovich, CSA Program Coordinator at (302) 292-1305 ext 204!
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