Low Income Options
Our mission is to be able to provide our delicious chemical-free produce to all of our community members, regardless of income level. We accept EBT/SNAP benefit cards at all CSA locations for a reduced cost of $20/weekly box. Additionally, our low Income CSA Fund enables us to give community members CSA shares at our farm at a reduced cost, and free shares to those who qualify. This fund is made possible through our sliding scale as well as generous donations. Our goal for 2019 is to raise $60,000 through donations and grants! DONATE ONLINE HERE!
In addition to our sliding scale, we partner with non-profits, such as the North East Community Center and Ancramdale’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors, who also sponsor CSA boxes using our produce for low-income families in Dutchess and Columbia County. If you would like to receive one of these shares, please contact our partners directly, or email us to put you in touch with the right people.
SNAP/EBT Benefits Accepted
We now accept SNAP/EBT Benefit Cards at all of our CSA pick up locations. Drop-ins welcome. Using your benefit card you can pay for just one share, without prior registration, or you can fill out this form and make sure you get a share every week. Just come to one of our pick-up location on the correct day and time. Our reduced share cost is $20/share for these customers.
We provide a sliding scale option for our CSA members or share payments in smaller installments. However, these options may still not be affordable, or there may be individuals who want to feel even more connected to the farm and learn new skills. That is why we offer a CSA Work-Share. We take a limited number of work shares each season.
We ask for 6 sessions of five hours of work in return for a discounted share price. The jobs will include harvest, washing, packing and weeding. If you want to spend your time with a different skill you possess, this is also an exciting option. Graphic design, carpentry, and fundraising have also been great work share options.
Pay In Installments
If you would like to pay in installments that is fine! When signing-up for your share, please fill out THIS FORM to sign-up. Pay a minimum of $200, check or cash, to secure your spot. We will expect the rest of the share by August 1st, 2019.
“Thanks to everyone that contributes to Ancramdale Neighbors food deliveries. Even though we both work, without their help, we would not be able to afford enough fresh vegetables to feed our family on our pay.” An NHN recipient