Community Foodshare

Receive regular shares of local, seasonal produce. Support hardworking, local farmers. create Healthy Local food communities.

Everybody wins.

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Looking for a convenient and affordable way to complete your home-cooked meals with fresh, healthy produce this summer?

Through the Community Foodshare project, Farmer Foodshare works collaboratively with a network of local organizations to provide fresh, North Carolina grown produce, nutrition tips, and recipes to community members. Fresh food bundles ("shares") are picked up at a partner site (Reality Ministries in Durham) every other week from June to October. You can purchase shares for yourself and/or sponsor a family in need. Either way, you're giving back to the community! 

Every share purchased or donated helps to build new markets for local farmers and improve access to fresh, local food for hungry North Carolinians. 

What's in a "share?" 

Fresh food bundles, or "shares," vary from week to week. You’ll find abundant and diverse servings of 5-6 fresh, locally grown vegetables and fruit in each bundle. 

Example: 1 dozen eggs | 1 pound of apples | 1 bunch of carrots | 1 bag of washed lettuce | 2 pounds of sweet potatoes | 1 bunch of kale

 

How much does it cost? 

Although the season has already started, you can still purchase shares at a pro-rated price for the remaining weeks. Please register in advance. 

Purchase 9 weeks of local produce shares: $162

Discounted pricing ($12/week) is available for individuals or families who qualify for SNAP/WIC. Email katy@farmerfoodshare.org for details. If you qualify, you will need to pay in person at pick-up; however, please register in advance. 

 

In addition to purchasing a ten-week share subscription for you and your family, you can also choose to donate a share to a local family in need. Donated shares are tax-deductible.

  • Donate a full share (9 weeks): $162
  • Donate a partial share (5 weeks): $90
  • Donate a partial share (1 week): $18

 

Can I pay for my share by the week?

You can pay for all 10 weeks or on a weekly basis. This plan is flexible: you can pay according to your budget, and for the weeks you need. We do ask that you register and pay for each bundle in advance, which enables us to plan and pay our farmers. 

We offer 3 methods of payment:

  • Credit card (available for pre-payment of the full 10-week season only). You will receive the link for making your online payment once you submit the registration form.
  • Check. Please make checks payable to Farmer Foodshare and put Community Foodshare in the memo line. Checks can be mailed or delivered to 902 N Mangum Street, Durham, NC 27701. Alternatively, you can bring payment for the first two weeks to the first pick-up, and each week thereafter.
  • Cash. Please bring your cash payment for the first two weeks to the first pick-up, and each week thereafter.

 

When and Where can I pick up my shares? 

All purchased shares can be picked up on Wednesdays from 4:30-6pm at: 

Reality Ministries | 916 Lamond Ave. | Durham, NC

2018 pick-up dates (every other Wednesday):

June 6 | June 20 | July 18 | july 27 | August 1 | August 15 | August 29 | September 12 | September 26 | October 10

 

Who receives the donated shares?

Donated shares go to local families facing food insecurity who have been referred to us by our community partners including Communities in Partnership, Iglesia Hispana Emanuel, Reality Ministries, and others in the East Durham community. All donated shares costs are tax-deductible.

 

Can I refer someone to receive a donated share? 

Absolutely! To refer a household or individual to participate in the program, contact Katy Phillips at katy@farmerfoodshare.org or at 919.381.0671.

 

What if I'm out of town and am unable to pick up my share?

Please let us know at least a week in advance if you won't be able to pick up a share. This ensures that we do not order unneeded food from our farmers. 

If you have already paid for the full season, you can also ask a friend or family member to pick up your box for you. This is a great way to share the gift of fresh food!

 

What other ways can I support Farmer Foodshare? 

Farmer Foodshare is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. You can make a fully tax-deductible gift online or contact us at info@farmerfoodshare.org.