Kentucky Farm Share Partner Farm
As demand for workplace CSA grows the coalition will accept applications from CSA farms interested in being a part of this wellness program. Once approved new farms will be able to participate in the following growing season as a formal partner farm.
To start this application process, a CSA farm must submit a full application and have an on-farm interview conducted by members of the Kentucky Farm Share's Endorsement Committee. The application and interview process is to determine whether the applicant has the skills and resources to consistently provide quality produce and a positive experience for their CSA members.
To be considered as an endorsed farm, your farm must produce 100% of the CSA items on the farm, be certified organic or in transition to organic certification (for produce), have operated a CSA for a minimum of three years and demonstrate an ability to provide a high level of customer service.
Kentucky Farm Share partner farms reap the benefits of gaining new CSA members through workplace partnerships, additional CSA promotion by the coalition, and being a part of a CSA farmer network.
Training & Educational
Kentucky Farm Share Coalition is a farmer-led wellness program administered by the Organic Association of Kentucky (OAK). They provide tools and resources to Kentucky farmers interested in learning more about organic farming methods.
Attend a field day to learn about best organic practices on production topics from other area farmers.
Consult with an organic expert and understand what steps you need to take to become certified organic.
Kentucky's organic farmer gathering with workshops and speakers for production farmers.
Publications & Links
Economic Analysis Report of the University of Kentucky CSA Organic Vegetable System.
Lessons Learned from King County's Experience Starting a Worksite CSA Program.
CSA Farmer's Nationwide Guide to Accepting SNAP/EBT Payments by Zenger Farm.
Find additional CSA resources on the CSA Innovation Network.
View Organic Association of Kentucky farmer resources.