The Town of Mountain Village is pleased to announce that the Farm to Community Program will continue in 2022, serving 85 families over the course of 14 weeks this summer.
“The Town of Mountain Village is excited to continue its Farm to Community program in 2022. In 2021, the program served 85 families and distributed more than 13,000 pounds through the FRESH Food Hub,” said Environmental Efficiencies and Grant Coordinator, Lauren Kirn. “This year we will continue serving 85 families and supporting our local farmers.”
The Farm to Community Program offers qualified Mountain Village residents 14 weeks of locally farmed produce and food items for just a $35 application fee. The application process opened this week and spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
To qualify, applicants must live in deed-restricted housing in the Town of Mountain Village with a parent and at least one dependent or meet annual household income qualifications as outlined on the town’s website.
Mountain Village has partnered once again with Norwood’s FRESH Food Hub to supply the shares. Food shares will be available for pick up at this summer’s Market on the Plaza (each Wednesday in Heritage Plaza June 15-Sept. 14).
“The full benefits of the Farm to Community program have become very apparent each year, from the support it offers regional farmers to the nutritional and economic impact it provides for local families,” said Mountain Village Town Council Member and Green Team Committee Vice-Chair Marti Prohaska.
“It also contributes to reductions in carbon emissions, which benefits the entire community. It also brings an amazing sense of community to Mountain Village, between neighbors, volunteers, and our local farmers,” Prohaska said.
Please visit townofmountainvillage.com/farm-to-community to learn more and apply.