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Baptist Health
CSA  Promotion

Baptist Health is excited to promote fresh foods and connect employees with CSA (aka vegetable subscriptions) offered by Kentucky farms so they can explore convenient ways to access fresh foods this growing season.

 

Read the information below to learn more about the CSA model, benefits, and offerings from Kentucky Farm Share Coalition partner farms.  We hope you take advantage and sign up for a CSA share starting this May!

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Regular Share 

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XL Share

What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?

A local farm subscription where members sign up in advance to receive weekly deliveries of seasonal produce or other farm products during the main growing season (May - October).

A model of buying food focused on community where members make a commitment to receive a share for a whole season. They share in the risk and reward of the harvest and develop a deeper relationship with the partner farm.

A box of seasonal farm products. The items in a share are harvested at their peak ripeness to maximize their flavor and quality. 

What are the Benefits of CSA?

  • Easy access to fresh food and the opportunity to try new foods.

  • Convenience--pick up your share at work or on the way home.

  • Know the farmer that grows your food. Receive regular newsletters with useful recipes.

  • Enjoy the health benefits of increasing vegetable consumption throughout the season.

  • Keep more food dollars local. 

  • Support farming practices that promote soil health.  

CSA Share Size, Pricing, & Customization

Choose a CSA share that works for your household!

       

 

 

 

Sizes:

  • Small Share:  5-9 items per week. Good for households with 1-2 people who enjoy cooking a few times a week. Best for first time CSA members.               

  • Regular Share: 6-12 items per week. Good for households with 2-4 people who enjoy cooking several times a week.

  • XL Share: 10- 14 items or more per week. Good for larger households with 4 or more people who enjoy cooking most nights a week.

Customization:

Some farms offer members the ability to customize their CSA share by reviewing the items they will receive and allowing participants to swap, add on, or pause their items that week.

Payment Options:

Members can choose to pay for a CSA shares in full OR opt for a flexible payment plan that allows you to make payments on a monthly, quarterly, or weekly basis depending on the farm. 

Small Share 

What to expect in a CSA? 


Members can look forward to a delicious diversity of produce throughout the season! Items change from week to week and are great way to try news foods and recipes. View the CSA shares below to get an idea of the wide variety of produce you can expect throughout the season.
 

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Spring Share

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Summer Share

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Fall Share

CSA Pick-Up Location

 

All farms offer multiple locations to pick up your share. Members can choose from a variety of convenient community pick-ups near work or home, on-farm pickup, and home delivery options for an additional fee. 

 

 

How to Sign Up for CSA?

  • Learn more about the Kentucky Farm Share Coalition farmsExplore the farms and decide what CSA program works best for you based on the share size, pickup location, pricing and other benefits.

  • Sign up for a share on the farm's website. Once you  know which farm you would like to join go to their website and secure your share.  

  • Questions about CSA? Contact Katie Harvey, Organic Association of Kentucky CSA Program Manager at katie@oak-ky.org or 859-428-7944. 

 Partner Farms 

Go to our partner farm bios below to learn more and view each farm's service area. If you don't

see a farm in your area make sure to search the Pickup Map here and OAK Find-A-Farm Directory here

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