Baptist Health 

Workplace CSA Program

Baptist Health is piloting a new farm share program that will allow employees to purchase fresh vegetables from a local farm and pick them up each week at the Baptist Health Headquarters.

To learn more about the benefits, pricing, and sign-up details read below to find out what  share might be best for you. If you are already familiar with this wellness program,

click here to view farm options and buy a share!

What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?

A local produce subscription where members receive weekly deliveries of seasonal vegetables for 20-22 weeks during the main growing season (May - October).

A model of buying food that is focused on community where members pay in advance for a share and then become a valued member of the farm for the whole season. 

Members receive vegetables that are fresh, KY Proud, and certified organic. The items in a share are harvested at their peak ripeness and will often store longer and have more flavor.

What are the Benefits of CSA?

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

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

  • Know your farmer that grows your food. Receive regular newsletters, updates, and useful recipes.

  • Enjoy health benefits of increasing vegetable consumption and eating out less frequently.

  • Keep more food dollars local.

CSA Share Size, Pricing, & Customization 

Choose a CSA share that works for your household!

       

Mini Share:  5-9 items per week. Good for households with 1-2 people. Best for first time CSA members.               

 

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

Robust Share:  10- 14 items or more per week. Good for larger households with 4-6 people who enjoy cooking.

Customization: Each week members can swap out items and swap in other items, add on additional farm items, and pause share on vacation and use credit in future weeks. 

Pricing: The partner farm offers a mini share=$440 ($20.95/week), regular share=$650 ($30.95/week) and robust share=$880 ($41.90/week). Participants can choose to pay the share balance in full or split up payments. The chart below reflects the share cost with and without the $200 voucher. 

Eating with the Seasons

 

Expect delicious diversity in CSA share throughout the season! Here are a sample of weekly regular/large shares in spring, summer, and fall. Small/mini shares generally provide about 60% of the vegetables shown. 

Spring Share

Summer Share

Fall Share

Pick-up Location

 

Pick up your share at Baptist Health Headquarters located at 2701 Eastpoint Pkwy, Louisville, KY, 40223 every Thursday from 2-5 pm. 

How to Participate

  • CSA signups begin on Wednesday March 4th. Look for an email from your employer about the CSA program with directions on how to claim a $200 voucher, signup for a share with Elmwood Stock Farm, and save the date for the CSA lunch and learn.

  • Attend CSA presentation on Wednesday March 11th from 12-1pm in the Private Dining Room located on the 1st floor of 2701 Eastpoint Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40223. Learn more about Elmwood Stock Farm's CSA program and how to sign up for a CSA voucher.

  • CSA signup window: March 4th through March 20th. 

  • Read more about Elmwood Stock Farm below. Click on link to their website for more details and to purchase a share. 

  • Step-by-step signup instructions are available HERE.

  • Questions about how to participate in this program? Contact Baptist (Katelyn Boyd-katelyn.bloyd@bhsi.com) or Kentucky Farm Share Coalition (Katie Harvey-katie@oak-ky.org).

The Farm

Elmwood Stock Farm will be partnering with Baptist Health
to bring vegetable shares directly to the workplace during the 2020 CSA season.

Elmwood Stock Farm is committed to wholesome production of superior, high-quality, fresh, and certified organic products. The 6th-generation family farm produces vegetables, grass-fed beef and lamb, pasture-raised chicken, pork, eggs, turkey all using certified organic growing practices.

 

Mac and Ann Stone, and Ann’s brother John Bell together with a great support team produce healthy and delicious weekly shares.

 

With Elmwood’s many years of growing for CSA, you’ll start each week with a well-planned share, then swap items online to personalize—plus, skip a share if vacationing and add extras later. Pickup on-farm, choose your own items from everything in season.

 

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