HOPE and Harmony Ridge Farms

2021 Summer CSA Sponsorships

H.O.P.E. of Winston-Salem continues to connect families in need with amazing, locally grown food from in and around Forsyth County. We are excited to announce that we have teamed up with Harmony Ridge Farms to offer the opportunity to sponsor a 2021 Summer CSA membership for a family in need.

Our purpose is two-fold: first, to provide more access to fresh, sustainably grown fruits and vegetables for families struggling with food insecurity. Second, this is an opportunity to support our food ecosystem right here in Forsyth County. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is one of the best direct channels for growers to sell their harvests.

We are promoting two CSA options: The Economy (Vegetarian) and the Basic with Meat. The weekly shares reflect the variety of produce in the field ready for harvest: the boxes will evolve with the seasons and contain a generous amount of seasonal standards with specialty items mixed in. Some produce highlights: assorted salad greens, kale, assorted beets/radishes/carrots, heirloom and beefsteak tomatoes (lots!), all kinds of cherry tomatoes, potatoes and sweet potatoes, onions, sweet and hot peppers, melons, berries, cherries, apples, peaches and much more! Meat selections include pork (plus sausages and bacon), beef and Pekin duck.

The CSA program will run for 12 weeks, from the end of May to the beginning of August. Families will receive a box of food items each week. More on this program can be found at this link: https://www.harmonyridgefarms.net/

WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT AN ANONYMOUS DONOR HAS OFFERED TO MATCH CSA SPONSORSHIPS THAT ARE DONATED THROUGH HOPE.  SO YOUR SPONSORSHIP OF A CSA MEMBERSHIP WILL ACTUALLY PROVIDE AMAZING FRESH PRODUCE TO TWO FAMILIES THIS SUMMER!!

Here is how it works:

STEP 1:  Select which CSA you would like to sponsor

  • Economy (Vegetarian): Includes assorted fruits & vegetables and a dozen eggs. The cost for 12 weeks is $475.00
  • Basic with Meat: Includes assorted fruits and vegetables, a dozen eggs and assorted meats. The cost for 12 weeks is $595.00

NOTE:  We can take partial sponsorships.  All partial sponsorships will be put toward Economy (Vegetarian) boxes.  PLEASE do put “CSA” in the notes when making an online donation or in the memo on a check so that we can properly track.

STEP 2:  Make a donation to HOPE of Winston-Salem in the amount of the CSA you have chosen

  • Donate at this link: https://hopews.org/ways-to-help/donate/
  • If donating online, please include in the notes that you are sponsoring a CSA membership
  • If donating via check, put “CSA Sponsorship” in the memo line

 

At the end of the promotion (end of April), HOPE will provide payment to Harmony Ridge for all CSA sponsorships received.

 

HOPE will then connect each CSA membership with a family here in the Boston-Thurmond neighborhood and handle all pickup/delivery logistics

 

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING FAMILIES IN NEED AND OUR FOOD ECOSYSTEM IN AND AROUND FORSYTH COUNTY.  TOGETHER WE CAN HELP OUR PEOPLE EAT!