Workplace CSA Program
EC Matthews will be offering CSA vouchers to all employees interested in signing up for a vegetable share for the 2020 CSA season. Each employee that participates will be able to sign up for a share and pick it up in the EC Matthews office or a nearby community pick-up.
To learn more about what a farm share is, often called CSA (community supported agriculture), and the benefits, pricing, and options read below. If you are already familiar with this CSA program, click here to view Sustainable Harvest's CSA options and buy a share!
What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?
A local produce subscription program where members receive weekly deliveries of seasonal vegetables for 22 weeks during the main growing season (May-October).
A model of buying food that is focused on community where members get to directly support an individual farm over the course of a whole season. Payment for the CSA share is typically required up front which provides farms with more working capital earlier in the season.
Vegetables that are fresh, KY Proud, and certified organic. The items in a CSA share are harvested for members 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 of on the way home.
Know your farmer that grows your food. Enjoy newsletters, farm updates and useful recipes.
Eat healthier-- members often increasing vegetable consumption and eat out less frequently.
Keep more food dollars local.
All farms provide USDA Certified Organic Produce and grow 100% of the share.
CSA Share Sizes, Customization, & Pricing
Small Share: 5-9 items/week. Good for households with 1-2 people. Best for first time CSA members.
Large Share: 6-12 items/week. Good for households with 2-4 people who enjoy cooking.
Customizing your share:
Participants have the option to select their vegetable preferences at sign-up.
Each week members can view their share via online account and swap in and swap out items and add additional items.
Ability to pause while on vacation and use credit in future weeks.
No initial payment is required during the CSA sign-up window. Employees will only be responsible for 25% of the share cost that will be taken out as a weekly payroll deduction once the CSA season begins in May.
Pick-up your share at EC Matthews, 1218 South Broadway, every Thursday from 3:30-5pm.
How to Participate
Look for an e-mail from Polly Matthews with details on your workplace CSA voucher program.
CSA Sign-ups are open for EC Matthews from February 10th to February 16th at 11:59 pm.
Click on the link below for Sustainable Harvest Farm and signup for your CSA share.
At checkout be sure to enter the voucher/coupon code emailed to you from EC Matthews.
Step-by-step CSA sign up instructions are HERE.
Questions about how to participate? Contact Polly Matthews CSA site coordinator () for more information.
Eating with the Seasons
Expect delicious diversity in a CSA share throughout the season! Here is a sample of weekly regular/large shares in spring, summer, and fall. Small shares generally provide about 60% of the vegetables shown.
Conveniently located in London, KY, 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.