Wednesday, May 16, 2012

CSA option for low incomes

We are happy to announce that Clarion River Organics CSA shares can now be paid for with Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) vouchers and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) cards. And to make our shares even more affordable to people with low incomes, we are offering a 50% discount to anyone paying with SNAP.

Organic food and CSA shares are often seen as something for people with extra money. It shouldn't be that way. Most of us actually can fit a good amount of local organic food into our budgets if it we make it a priority. But it is difficult for some people to put up a couple hundred dollars at one time for a CSA share. Thanks to the USDA which is trying to help farmers use the SNAP payment system, and thanks to all our CSA members whose commitment has made it possible for us to create this opportunity, we're trying to lower that barrier.

If you or anyone you know would like to use these payment methods for the Clarion River Organics CSA share just give us a call and we'll tell you how exactly it works.