CSA Accessibility Fund
We believe in a world where all people, of all backgrounds, have access to the very best fresh, organic vegetables full of vitality!
Over our short time in Ottawa we have donated hundreds of pounds of produce to the Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard and Food Sharing Ottawa, but this year we want to do even more! We want to empower lower-income households to make their own food choices and have the opportunity to come to the Farm and select Farm Fresh veggies for their own families.
It is with this goal in mind that we are starting the Ottawa Farm Fresh CSA Accessibility Fund - a community venture to bring great food to as many families as possible!
Want to help us fill some kitchens with amazing local vegetables? Make a donation here and the Farm will match it dollar for dollar. The fund will then be used to offer discounted shares to community members who apply for the program. The more money that is raised, the more subsidised CSA boxes we can offer!
Are you interested in receiving a subsidised CSA share? Just fill in this form and we’ll be in touch.
"I think it’s fair to say that many folks struggled throughout the pandemic. They lost their jobs. They were isolated. I am among those struggling...Our small budget and the ever increasing costs of inflation seem to topple us over sometimes.
Being among the farm family meant that my weekly grocery shopping could also be a safe, outdoor social activity. It meant being surrounded by nature and fresh country air. It meant affording nutritious food that actually gave me energy and made me feel good. It meant fighting chronic illness.
The Accessibility Fund made it possible to extend my budget into what really mattered. Without it, I simply couldn’t afford social events or luxury foods (which unfortunately, vegetables have become in grocery stores).
It’s hard to sum up just what the experience meant to me but, it is from the bottom of my heart that I express my deepest gratitude." - Natasha
*PLEASE NOTE: This product is not for purchasing your own CSA share. This is a place to donate towards subsidised boxes which will be available to lower-income households.
*Donations will not receive a tax receipt*