Workplace CSA Program
EC Matthews Company will be offering CSA vouchers to all full-time employees interested in signing up for a CSA share for the 2022 CSA season. Each participant will be able to sign up for a weekly vegetable share and pick it up at EC Matthews, a nearby community pick-up, or opt for home delivery.
To learn more about CSA, the benefits, pricing, and options read below. If you are already familiar with this CSA voucher program click on the view partner farm button and read Sustainable Harvest Farm's bio and buy a 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.
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, KY Proud, and certified organic vegetables. The items in a share are harvested at their peak ripeness and will often store longer and have more flavor than other produce.
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 more whole foods.
Invest more food dollars locally to support a strong regional food system.
CSA Share Size, Pricing, & Customization
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: 6-12 items with a larger quantity per week. Good for larger households of 4 or more people who enjoy cooking most nights a week.
Members can customize their shares based on what you want. This can be done by selecting your vegetable preferences at sign-up and then further customizing each week. Members also receive amazing customer service and tech support.
Pricing & Payment:
All EC Matthews employees can use a CSA voucher that will discount 100% of the share cost at signup. Then employees will only be responsible for paying 25% of the share balance. This will be taken out as a weekly payroll deduction once the CSA season begins in May.
Pick-up your share at EC Matthews every Thursday from 3:30-5:00pm, or another convenient community pick-up, or opt for home delivery for the 2022 CSA season.
How to participate?
Claim a CSA voucher. Look for an e-mail from Polly Matthews with details on the 2022 EC Matthews workplace CSA voucher program.
Sign up for a CSA share. Employees who complete voucher application will be sent a voucher code and can apply it at CSA sign-up.
View step-by-step CSA sign up instructions here.
Questions about how to participate? Contact Polly Matthews, CSA site coordinator at email@example.com.
EC Matthews will be partnering with Sustainable Harvest Farm
to bring participants weekly vegetable shares for the 2022 growing season.
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.