Ever been interested in learning how to farm? Want to be a leader in the local food movement? Feel inspired to start your own business in sustainability? The Farmshare Farmer Starter program is perfect for you! Applications for the fall semester are now open. The application deadline is May 31st, so make your way over to our website for more information!
CCOF Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund
The nonprofit organization CCOF, whose mission is to advance organic agriculture for a healthy world, offers several grant funding opportunities through their Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund. These scholarships can be used for Farmer Starter tuition. Two Farmer Starter graduates have received full scholarships through this grant since 2017. Grant opportunities open May 1 and close June 1, 2020. Visit the CCOF website for more information!
Fresh for Less Mobile Markets
All of us at Farmshare Austin want you to know that we are taking the impacts of Coronavirus (COVID-19) very seriously and are working to support a safe and healthy environment for our entire community. The well-being of our shoppers, staff, and site partners is our top priority, and we are committed to doing our part to ensure that everyone stays healthy during this rapidly evolving public health situation. Due to a City of Austin directive, all Farmshare Mobile Markets are temporarily suspended until March 30th, 2020. Now, more than ever, we ask that you be reminded that we are all connected and desire to help one another as much as we can. We hope to see you back at the markets very soon, and will continue to post any new updates on our website and through social media.
Should you encounter emergency food access needs, call 2-1-1 : Choose option 6 for specific COVID resource needs, including emergency food.