Hoosac Harvest is a citizen-based organization that envisions a vibrant food system in which all members of the Northern Berkshire community participate and have access to locally grown, doctor healthy, order
and sustainably-produced food.
Hoosac Harvest supports community-initiated ideas with the goal of getting fresh produce to the people who need it most.
Square Roots Farm CSA
In 2010, more about Hoosac Harvest partnered with farmers Michael Gallagher and Ashley Amsden to establish Square Roots Farm. The farm operates on the community supported agriculture (CSA) model where the farmers offer “shares” to the public in exchange for fresh, hospital seasonal produce each week throughout the growing season.
Many Forks Farm CSA
In 2012, farmer Sharon Wyrrick (and founding Hoosac Harvest member) started Many Forks Farm in Clarksburg, MA. In her second season, the farm became a CSA and Many Forks Farm became our second farm partner.
In 2014, we started subsidizing winter CSA shares for northern Berkshire residents from Wildstone Farm in Pownal, VT. In 2015, we started subsidizing summer shares too.
Square Roots Farm, Many Forks Farm, and Wildstone Farm also sell their fresh produce at the North Adams Farmers Market.
We raise funds to subsidize shares at Square Roots Farm, Many Forks Farm, and Wildstone Farm enabling low-income community members to participate fully. The subsidy takes the form of a no-interest loan at the beginning of each season, then up to 50% of the share cost may be forgiven, and the remaining cost of the share may be paid with federal SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) dollars.
Your donations go toward supporting the subsidized shares program.
Hoosac Harvest connects farmers, small food producers, and the community via Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food, the annual potluck dinner with farmers, the Seedling Swap, and the Edible Garden Tour.
Sharing the Abundance
Our gleaning program engages local volunteers who harvest and transport produce from farms and farmers markets to local food pantries and the Berkshire Food Project.
To get involved in any of these initiatives, please contact us.