Kilt Farm, Boulder County Public Health partner to provide farm shares to low-income families

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Kilt Farm and Boulder County Public Health have forged a partnership that will see 42 local families receive fresh produce for 20 weeks.

As part of the Women Infants and Children program for families earning under 185% of the federal poverty level, according to a news release from Kilt Farm, the program would see each family get a share of the Gunbarrel and Niwot farm’s harvest.

The initiative is funded in part through the Colorado Nutrition Incentive Program, which is managed by LiveWell Colorado, an organization dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles among low-income people and communities of color. Kilt Farm will be receiving funds to provide produce to 38 families, and will foot the bill for four.

LiveWell is putting $190,000 into 14 agencies like Boulder County Public Health in Colorado to provide farm shares in 2020, the release said.

“I started this farm in Niwot four years ago with a vision to grow healthy soil, food, and community. This partnership with Boulder County is a realization of thatdream,” owner Michael Moss said in the release. “I hope and believe that this is just the beginning of a collaboration that ensures more people in our community have access to healthy, locally-grown food. This program feels more important than ever during these uncertain times.”