If you are experiencing Farm Share withdrawal, the wait is finally over! Corbin Hill Food Project’s Summer 2017 Farm Share begins this week! For those of you that are new Shareholders this season, welcome! For returning Shareholders, thank you for your continued support and for a fantastic winter season. It is your support that makes it possible for us to enter our seventh year.
Before we talk about the upcoming season, we wanted to take a moment to look back. In 2016, we worked with 42 farmers across New York State, sold 16,685 shares that fed 65,696 individuals of whom 65% were vulnerable. This season we expect to have an even greater impact on our city!
As we enter this new season, we wanted to introduce a new type of newsletter that includes weekly recipes, health and nutrition tips, but goes beyond the kitchen to share stories from the community. Some of these stories will be about you, the Shareholder, some will highlight our community partners that host our Farm Share sites, others will explore the different ways that CHFP works to “serve those that need it most” and even more will explore larger food system issues that we seek to address. Driven by values of food sovereignty, social justice, racial equitability and sustainability, CHFP supplies fresh food to those that need it most. CHFP’s vision has always been to move communities to a place of ownership and decision making within their food system. We work to make this happen by connecting our Shareholders across communities, race and income levels through food. We believe this rebranded newsletter, FoodWays: Exploring the Intersection of Food, Community, and Culture, symbolizes this vision. Through these weekly stories, we hope to build new meaning and understanding of what it means to be a CHFP Shareholder.
We are so excited to start this new season with you. We'll see you on distribution day!
-The Corbin Hill Team
This week’s fresh pick is spinach from Dagele Brothers Produce in Florida, NY. Eating spinach can benefit your health in many ways. It contains several powerful nutrients such as potassium, magnesium, iron, and calcium. Spinach is delicious raw or can be cooked into your favorite dish. Looking for an easy way to add this iron-rich veggie into your weekly rotation? Try this recipe out and let us know how you like it by tagging us on social media or sending us an email.
Corbin Hill Food Project Bag Promo
To kick off the summer season, we are offering a special promotion. The first 25 Shareholders that write and show their Site Coordinator a Google review of Corbin Hill Food Project will receive a FREE tote bag. The tote is 100% cotton and was made by a women’s self-reliance and empowerment group in India. It is the perfect bag for carrying your farm share and showing your support! The Corbin Hill Tote is also available on our website for $15.