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The Cumberland County Cost-Share CSA Local Food Box Program is a pilot project which aims to connect low-income families with healthy and affordable local and sustainably produced food. A partnership of the  Cumberland Food Action Network, Ecology Action Centre (EAC), and local farms, the Cost-Share CSA Local Food Box Program is the first of its kind in Cumberland County and in Nova Scotia.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a system through which customers sign up for a share in the farm and in exchange receive a weekly food box throughout the growing season. The Cost-Share CSA Local Food Box Program subsidizes half the cost of a regular CSA share. Low income subscribers pay $10 per week per food box and the remaining $10 is raised through community donations.

  • $250 will sponsor one family for one growing season
  • $40 will sponsor one family for one month
  • $10 will sponsor one family for one week

You can donate online.

or

You can mail a cheque to:
Cumberland Food Action Network
c/o Jody Zinner, Treasurer
986 Mount Pleasant Road, RR#1
Oxford, NS B0M 1P0

Sign up here to join, or to get information about the Cost-Share CSA program