Benevolence Farm CSA

csa1Join the Benevolence Farm CSA this fall and support formerly incarcerated women as they transition into our community. Benevolence Farm is an innovative social enterprise non-profit located in Graham, NC. Our mission is to provide women leaving prison with the opportunity to live and work on a farm where they grow food, nourish self, and foster community. Our CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture, is one way to support residents and their re-entry process.

Instead of buying produce at a farmers’ market or a grocery store, CSA members purchase a share of a farm’s harvest up-front. This model is beneficial to farmers because they can use CSA profit to purchase supplies, make plans for crops before the season unfolds, and anticipate harvest yields. Once Benevolence Farm residents move in and take ownership of the farm enterprise, the CSA will be a way for them to practice business management, customer relations, and a number of other transferrable business skills that they can apply to future careers. By becoming a Benevolence Farm CSA member you are not only purchasing fresh, locally grown produce but also supporting residents in their re-entry journies.

The fall CSA season runs from approximately September 19-November 21. A full share costs $250 ($25 of produce/week for 10 weeks) and a half share is $150 ($15 of produce/week for 10 weeks) Pick up locations in Graham, Elon, Burlington, Durham, and Chapel Hill available. More information and CSA sign up can be found here.

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