Make your workplace healthier and our local economy stronger by setting up a Farm Fresh Workplace Program!
What is a Farm Fresh Workplace?
A farm share (or a CSA) is an arrangement directly between a farmer and their customers, where folks buy a subscription to a local farm in advance of the season. The farmer uses the much needed up-front funds for seeds and supplies to grow the food. In return, the farmer delivers your weekly “share” of the harvest throughout the season to a common drop spot.
Farm Fresh Workplaces are businesses that have 5 or more employees sign up for farm shares (or CSAs) to one farm and in turn, the farmer delivers your shares directly to your workplace. There are many ways businesses can make this happen, from allowing an enthusiastic employee coordinate and set up your Farm Fresh Workplace to subsidizing the cost of CSAs for employees as part of your wellness program.
How Do We Start?
1. Download our toolkit that shows you how to set up a Farm Fresh Workplace wherever you may work. It’s easy, all you need is a champion.
2. Use our CSA Finder to find your match with a local farm that offers shares – some even offer egg, meat, flowers, honey and other farm products!
3. Utilize our staff, we are here to help! We can even give a presentation for employees. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are the benefits?
A HEALTHIER WORKPLACE
Employees get super nutritious food that was picked at its peak ripeness, veggies that have traveled from just down the road. They can also explore new veggies and food never tried before!
Workplaces report increased camaraderie. Folks swap veggies, share recipes, and sometimes even prepare meals together after boxes are delivered.
BETTER FOR OUR FARMERS
There are no middlemen so farmers get the best price for their food during the time of year when they need it most. Plus, farmers can get to know and connect directly with you!
A STRONG LOCAL ECONOMY
Money stays and is recirculated here! More local businesses are supported, and a thriving local economy means increased regional strength and better food security.