Farm To Work is a partnership between worksites and El Paso TRUE FOOD to improve employee wellness and create new markets to support the growth of our local farms. El Paso TRUE FOOD will deliver personal boxed farm shares to your designated workplace distribution site. As part of the program, members will gain access to our Farm To Work Marketplace (click here) where they can purchase additional produce and dry goods to be delivered with their farm share.
Five reasons to eat local?
– Buying local creates new market opportunities for our local farmers.
– When you commit to buy more local food, you’ll discover new foods and a new appreciation of each season’s foods.
– Local food has shorter distribution chains, reducing food miles and your carbon footprint.
– Local food is fresher, healthier and tastes better.
– Your food dollars stay in the local economy when you buy local.
What is in a Farm Share?
Shares typically contain 8-10 different seasonal produce items. Winter crops may include kale, rainbow chard, various citrus, apples, potatoes, carrots, turnips, radishes, beets, arugula, lettuce, winter squash and onions. Summer crops may include tomatoes, summer squash, peaches, plums, apricots, melons, cucumbers, summer lettuce, bell peppers, green onions, eggplant. Please keep in mind this is a potential list, one can never truly promise a crop!
How Much Does it Cost?
Each box cost $30.00. We offer two subscription payment options, the bi-weekly payment option withdraws $30.00 every other week and has the ability to be paused from week to week. The quarterly payment option withdraws $175.50 ( a 10% discount/year) every 3rd month. The quarterly payment option does not have the ability to be paused during the quarter but can be paused between each quarter. In the event a subscription needs to be cancelled, it is the responsibility of the subscriber to notify us two weeks in advance of the next farm share delivery date.
Where is the produce sourced from?
El Paso TRUE FOOD sources from local farms and producer’s cooperatives practicing organic methods. We have chosen to define “local” based on the 2009 Farm Act, which defines the total distance that a product can be transported as less than 400 miles from its origin, or the State in which it is produced.
How do we enroll?
We want to make the enrollment process as simple as possible for the participating business and their employees. To enroll, click on your company below and begin the enrollment process.