Monday, June 9, 2014

Our CSA Featured in the Portland Press Herald!

Check out this article by Laura McCandlish that features Fresh Start Farms as well as other great CSAs:

"If you’re among the 20 percent of Mainers who rely on food stamps, many CSAs now accept monthly deductions off a member’s SNAP card in lieu of advance cash. Fresh Start Farms near Lewiston, where nonprofit Cultivating Community helps new immigrants (primarily Somali Bantus) farm, has accepted SNAP since 2010, for half the $550 cost of its full-season family share. A matching incentive from the Wholesome Wave Foundation covers the rest. If you work at Geiger or Bates College in Lewiston, you can conveniently have the CSA money deducted from your paycheck and the produce delivered to your office (Fresh Start Farms hopes to expand this service to other workplaces.)"

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