Connecting Growers, Producers, Advocates and Consumers Nationwide

CFN's are the latest food resource effort to begin with a goal of bringing persons across communities together to produce, harvest and share in food resources. 

Our Backyard Gardens and Community Food Network (CFN) is a GO Green Initiative to provide direct food resources and information to families. 

 What is a CFN?

  • Community Food Network, or CFN, is a farming model that directly links small backyard producers with other small backyard producers and small community supported producers.
  • Members can support each other by communicating about what they are growing and making their products available to members.  
  • Sometimes no money is exchanged, and member simply barters food resources in exchange for food resources.

What Can Be Produced?

Spring(Week of May 11- Week of June 1) provides samples of early greens as well as some of the heartier perennial herbs, asparagus, garlic greens, baby lettuces, and spinach, as well as early herb, including sage, chives, and peppermint.  Strawberries, blueberries.

Summer (Week of June 8- Week of October 5) provides warm-weather classics such as tomatoes, broccoli, carrots, potatoes, zucchini, onions, cabbage, swiss chard, cucumbers, eggplant, green and purple beans, snap and snow peas, winter squash, okra, bell peppers, and a full range of herbs, including several large ?pesto bunches? of basil throughout the season.  Watermelons, cantaloupe and fruit trees also make appearances.

Fall (Week of October 12- Week of November 2) provides late season peppers, potatoes, carrots, broccoli, rutabaga, and onions, and cold-weather favorites such as hard-shelled squashes like acorn and butternut. With the return of cooler weather, arugula and spinach will become available again.