Valley Green Feast: The Farmers Market At Your Door

Help support the expansion of two worker-owned co-operatives delivering local food to homes by bicycle all year round.
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Rebekah Hanlon
Food
Boston, Massachusetts
United States
4 Team Members


Who We Are

Valley Green Feast is a worker-owned cooperative that delivers local food to homes all year round. We have been serving Western Mass. for five years and now we’re on our way to Boston! Our mission is to support local farms and small businesses and to bring healthy, delicious food to customers. We prioritize sourcing organic, fair trade and co-operatively produced food from within Massachusetts. We are committed to being part of a local food system that minimizes environmental impacts, strengthens our economy, and increases access to healthy and affordable food.

What We Offer

For five years, we have partnered with many local farms to gather seasonal baskets of vegetables and fruit, meat, cheese, bread, honey, and so much more, delivered weekly to homes in Western Mass. by car and bicycle. To expand our reach and further our mission of environmental sustainability, we have partnered with Boston Collective Delivery, a South Boston based bicycle courier service and fellow worker owned co-operative to provide Boston with a year round local food service that lets customers decide what they want and when they want it. 

We offer produce boxes in five sizes to meet every need, and we’re flexible. Want fruits and vegetables every week? Every other week? Only on special occasions? No problem! Want extra fruit or greens? We’ve got ‘em. Prefer not to eat beets or collards? Just let us know, and we’ll give you something else instead. Already have a garden or CSA share? We also deliver all the delicious local foods to compliment your veggies.

To start, our delivery area in Boston will include: Jamaica Plain, North End Downtown, Downtown Financial, West End/ Beacon Hill, China Town, Back-bay, South End, Innovation District, South Boston, South Boston/Umass, Fenway, Fenway BU, Fenway NE, Mission Hill, Roxbury and Dorchester!


What Makes This Project Unique?

There are many exciting and wonderful things going on in the local food movement in Western Mass, Boston, and throughout the country. This project goes a step beyond other local and organic food projects because Valley Green Feast is a proud worker-owned cooperative business: all of us own an equal share in our business, and we make all decisions as a group. Working with other co-ops is important to us, and we have partnered with Boston Collective Delivery and Stone Soup Farm Co-op to create one of the first closed loop worker co-op supply chains in the country.

Together, we are working to change business as usual by increasing the number of cooperatives in local food, and building a future where everyone who produces, delivers, and enjoys local food is treated with respect and understanding as an essential member of the local food community.

By contributing to this campaign, you not only increase access to local food and support Valley Green Feast’s expansion into Boston, you also support all of the farmers and small businesses with whom we work: Stone Soup Farm Cooperative, Next Barn Over Farm, Enterprise Farm, Blue Gate Farm, Queen's Greens, Warner Farm, Red Fire Farm, Winter Moon Farm, Apex Orchards, Kitchen Garden Farm, Cricket Creek Farm, Flying Colors Farm, Sidehill Farm, Clarkdale Fruit Farms, Robinson Farm, Sangha Farm, River Rock Farm, Diemand Farm, Four Star Farms, Equal Exchange, Katalyst Kombucha, Real Pickles, Appalachian Naturals, Indigo Coffee, Zawalick's Sugar House, Warm Colors Apiary, and many more! 


The Campaign

We need your support! Your contributions will help to fund our Boston expansion with purchases of weather-resistant delivery supplies, increased inventory of locally-produced foods, cold storage, and a new solar-electric assist cargo bike for more efficient deliveries in the city.

The total cost of supplies for this expansion is $12,000. In addition, each worker/owner is volunteering the hours necessary to get things rolling. We need your help to achieve this goal!

For your generous contributions, we are offering a handful of “thank you” perks, listed on the right side of this page. For supporters outside of our delivery areas, perks can be transferred to a lucky Bostonian of your choice. Please note, due to our tight budget, all contributions are considered unrestricted gifts.


Paying It Forward

We are grateful for the support of the community, and we are committed to returning what we raise through this campaign back to the community by expanding our current low-income discount program and increasing accessibility to good food over time.



Other Ways You Can Help

We would love your contribution, but we understand that not everyone is able to support us through this campaign. Here are other ways you can help:

  1. "Like" our campaign by using the "like" button above.
  2. "Share" our campaign on your Facebook wall and Twitter, asking people to support us and "Like" our campaign.  Let people know it's great to "like" your Facebook post, but it helps us much more if they "like" the actual campaign on this site.
  3. Email our campaign to your friends, family, colleagues, and networks.
  4. Spread the word about how much you love us and hope we succeed!
  5. Make a “Comment” on the project and tell us what you think of our idea!
  6. Purchase a gift certificate through our website for a friend or family member for the holidays!
  7. Place an advanced order for delivery on our website. Boston deliveries begin Wednesday, January 8, 2014!


A Hearty Thank You

From the worker/owners at Valley Green Feast and Boston Collective Delivery: Rebekah, Bekki, Ruth Ann, Ally, James, Keith, Aaron, Joseph, and on behalf of all the farmers and local businesses who will be supported through this campaign and our expansion into Boston: 

THANK YOU!!!

photos & video shot and edited by worker/owner Rebekah H.

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  • $5USD
    Sweet Pea

    good karma + a social shout out

    1 claimed
  • $10USD
    Cherry Tomato

    a handmade thank you card from us to you + good karma + a social shout out

    3 claimed
  • $20USD
    Tasty Treat

    One free Equal Exchange chocolate bar with your first order, plus all Cherry Tomato perks.

    8 claimed
  • $25USD
    Leaf Lover

    Your first greens add-on is free, plus all Cherry Tomato perks.

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  • $50USD
    Hot Pepper

    25% off your first order with us, plus all Cherry Tomato perks.

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  • $75USD
    Jammin' Juicer

    5 free greens add-ons, plus all Cherry Tomato perks.

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  • $100USD
    Berry Grateful

    Set of 5 local food-themed notecards from worker/owner Rebekah's photography collection, plus all Cherry Tomato perks.

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  • $200USD
    Cool Carrot

    10% off your first five orders, plus all Cherry Tomato perks.

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  • $250USD
    Build A Basket

    Design and name a new gift basket for our catalog, plus all Cherry Tomato perks.

    1 claimed
  • $350USD
    Loud & Proud

    Be one of the first to play Toolbox for Education and Social Action (TESA)'s newest game: Loud & Proud, a fast-paced social justice themed card game. We'll send you a deck as soon as the game is released. (Includes all Cherry Tomato perks)

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  • $500USD
    Bunny Love

    Free greens add-on for all of 2014, plus all Cherry Tomato perks.

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  • $750USD
    Fair Trade Friend

    10% off Equal Exchange items in 2014, plus all Cherry Tomato perks.

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  • $1,000USD
    The Regular

    10% off your weekly order in 2014, plus all Cherry Tomato perks.

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  • $2,500USD
    Rolling Stone

    Free delivery for all of 2014 (one per week) via Boston Collective Delivery, Pedal People, or our anywhere in our Western MA delivery area, plus all Cherry Tomato perks.

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  • $5,000USD
    Greens Monsta

    Weekly greens add-on for 10 years, plus all Cherry Tomato perks.

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    The Ultimate Super Foodie

    50% off your weekly produce box for 10 years, plus all Cherry Tomato perks.

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