Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs are an easy way to buy fresh food directly from local farms and cook healthy meals.
Baptist Health wants to promote CSA opportunities with Kentucky farmers and connect employees to programs in their area so they can explore convenient ways to access local, organic vegetables this growing season. Learn more about CSA shares, the benefits, and offerings by KY Farm Share Coalition farms by reading the information below and sign up for a CSA share this season!
What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?
A local produce subscription where members receive weekly deliveries of seasonal vegetables and some fruits for 20+ weeks during the main growing season (May - October).
A model of buying food that is focused on community where a participant pays in advance for a share and then becomes a important member of the farm for the whole season.
A weekly box or basket of fresh local vegetables. 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 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 with useful recipes.
Enjoy health benefits of increasing vegetable consumption throughout the season.
Keep more food dollars local.
100% USDA certified organic produce. All coalition farms are certified organic.
CSA Share Size, Pricing, & Customization
Choose a CSA share that works for your household!
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.
Some KY Farm Share Coalition Farms offer members the ability to review their weekly CSA share and swap items, add on items, and pause share and use credit in future weeks.
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.
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.
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 KY Farm Share Coalition farms. Explore the CSA farms and determine what CSA program, share size, and pickup location will work best for you.
Sign up for a share. Once you know which farm you would like to join sign up for your share.
Questions about CSA? Contact Katie Harvey, Organic Association of Kentucky CSA Program Coordinator at email@example.com or 859-428-7944.
KY Farm Share Coalition Partner Farms
Read the 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 OAK Find-A-Farm Directory here!
Serving Louisville, New Albany, Elizabethtown, Brandenburg, Fort Knox/Radcliff, Rhodelia, KY
We're a seventh generation family farm in Rhodelia, KY. We raise certified organic produce, 100% grass-fed beef, pastured chicken and pork on our 260 acre farm.
We believe in healthy food, healthy people and healthy community. That's why we've chosen to farm and feed our local neighbors, including you! Everything we grow is raised with love and care to ensure the best quality and nutrition for our customers and to take care of the soil for the next seven generations.
Serving Lexington, Georgetown, Frankfort, Versailles, Midway, Winchester, Paris, Sadievile, Louisville, Northern KY
Elmwood Stock Farm is a sixth-generation family farm situated on 550 acres just outside Georgetown, Kentucky. USDA certified organic since 2000, Elmwood Stock Farm produces wholesome vegetables, fruits, pantry items, pasture-raised eggs, poultry and pork, and grass-fed, grass-finished beef and lamb.
Mac and Ann Stone, Ann’s brother, John Bell, and a great support team produce healthy and delicious weekly CSA Farm Shares. CSA shareholders benefit from Elmwood Stock Farm’s many years of growing for CSA, from a well-planned weekly share to the opportunity to swap and add items and the ability to skip a week for vacation from your secure online account. Have your vegetable, meat or egg share delivered to your home, or choose to pick up from more than a dozen community locations.
Serving Lexington, Frankfort, Shelbyville, Louisville, La Grange, and Simpsonville, KY
Hickory Grove Farm started in 1786 in Pleasureville, KY. Through the centuries the farm has grown just about everything. Their family has always been motivated by a deep connection to the land and desire to raise foods using regenerative and organic practices so they can hand it off to the next generation better than they found it.
The farm is currently run by Ryan Burnette who raises certified organic mixed vegetables and pasture-raised meats and eggs. They offer both meat and produce CSAs to eaters around the bluegrass.
Serving Berea, Danville, Richmond, Lexington, KY
Lazy Eight Stock Farm is a small family farm located in Madison and Garrard County along the banks of the Paint Lick Creek.
We pour our hearts and souls into raising USDA Certified Organic vegetables for our CSA Members, the lifeblood of our farm. We offer a
21-week customizable CSA and host several on farm events each season for our members to come and share the seasonal bounty.
Serving Manchester, Oneida, London, Corbin, Williamsburg, Hyden, and Hazard, KY
Old Homeplace Farm is a family farm in Clay County, KY. We raise vegetables, flowers, fruits, pork, pastured eggs, and grass-fed beef on the farm, as well as grazing sheep and goats.
We care about creating resilience and relationships throughout Eastern Kentucky, and hope we can help you feel good about where your food comes from. The community aspect of CSA is something we take extremely seriously and work to foster through on farm events and our online CSA community (where we share recipes, storage info, and cooking tips).
Serving Lexington, Louisville, Frankfort, and Oldham County, KY
Rootbound farm is a family-run certified organic farm in Oldham County, Kentucky. Our Farm Share (CSA) program is the lifeblood of our farm. Our passion is filling our members’ family table with the full bounty of beautiful and delicious local veggies that positively impact their health and the environment.
We believe being in a Farm Share (CSA) should be fun - and we prioritize communication, quality, and diversity. We provide weekly newsletters and use social media to provide our members with new recipes and storage tips so they can get the best out of every share.
Serving Lexington, Richmond, Berea, Somerset, London, Louisville, KY and Knoxville, TN
Ford and Amanda Waterstrat own and operate a first-generation family farm that produces a wide variety of USDA certified organic, high quality produce grown in an environmentally sensitive manner. They offer individuals, families and businesses highly customizable, nutritious and delicious farm shares that are easy to pick up and are backed with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Ford and Amanda have a passion to help people eat better, reduce food waste and improve their overall health and well-being.
Sustainable Harvest Farm strives to provide their customers with peace of mind knowing their produce is grown locally in a manner that enhances our ecosystem yet ensures food safety.
Serving Lexington, KY
The UK Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project is a part of the UK College of Agriculture, Department of Horticulture, and is an integral component of the Sustainable Agriculture (SAG) Undergraduate Curriculum.
The CSA project links the UK community with the Organic Farming Unit located at the UK Horticulture Research Farm. The CSA project is not a commercial farm and is not managed for profit. All financial proceeds from the sale of CSA shares support the production of food during the growing season and student educational activities of the SAG program.