East Kentucky Power Cooperative
CSA  Promotion

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs are an easy way to buy fresh food directly from local farms and cook meals that make it easy for you live a healthy lifestyle. 

 

East Kentucky Power Cooperative 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 and offerings by KY Farm Share Coalition farms by reading the information below and sign up for a CSA share this season!

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Regular Share 

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XL Share

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!

       

 

 

 

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:

KY Farm Share Coalition Farms offer members the ability to review their weekly CSA share and swap items, add on other farm products, and pause share to use a future 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

 

EKPC Headquarters in Winchester is offering a CSA pick-up on Thursdays from 12-5pm with Lazy Eight Stock Farm. Employees can choose from a range of options from all KYFSC farms based on what is most convenient for them. View other community pick-up options here

How to Sign Up for CSA?

  • Learn more about the KY Farm Share Coalition farmsExplore the CSA farms and determine what CSA program, share size, and pickup location will work best for you. 

  • Sign up for a share. If you would like to take part in the EKPC HQ pick-up view step by step sign-up instructions here.

  • Questions about CSA? Contact David Bonarigo at david.bonarigo@ekpc.coop or Katie Harvey,     KY Farm Share CSA Program Coordinator at katie@oak-ky.org

 

KY Farm Share Coalition Partner Farms 

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.

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Serving Lexington, Georgetown, Frankfort, Versailles, 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.

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Offering a 2022 CSA pick-up at EKPC HQ in Winchester

Serving Berea, Danville, Richmond, Lexington, Winchester

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.

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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).

 

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Serving Lexington, Louisville, Frankfort, and Oldham County

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.

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Serving Lexington, Richmond, Berea, Somerset, Corbin, London, Louisville, 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.

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Serving Lexington 

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.

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