Community Access Share
The Community Access Share is a partnership between the Access Centre and the Puzzlegrass Farm. 5% from the sale of a Puzzlegrass CSA share goes towards a Community Access Share of vegetables which will be given to the Access Centre to match with their clients. Additionally, Access Share food bags are available to purchase from Puzzlegrass at anytime.
In 2021, we proudly brought 81 bags of produce (each bag a $40 value of vegetables) to the Access Centre. This achievement was due to the generosity of our CSA and community members who bought and donated bags.
The Access Centre is a drop-in centre whose mandate is to alleviate the effects of poverty through advocacy, awareness and action. The Access Centre connects vulnerable people in our community with the support, services and resources they need to move past barriers in their lives. Some of the services include: legal advocacy (family/tenancy etc.), disability advocacy, free income tax filing, mens' counselling and RISE (anger management). They assess and provide direct community outreach services and Information to people in the South Okanagan. The Access Centre's vision is: A hand, A heart, A voice.
If you would like to learn more about Access Centre and their services, please visit http://accesscentre.org
If you would like to purchase a food bag for the Access Centre, you can do so here.
By purchasing a Community Access Share you are supporting us as farmers and giving back to the community we all live in.