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Join the Coalition

Become a Partner Farm! 

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Kentucky Farm Share Coalition (KYFSC) is a community supported agriculture (CSA) program that helps farmers increase and stabilize their annual revenue while improving healthy food access for Kentuckians through partnerships for produce CSA. KYFSC encourages any Kentucky farmers curious about OR currently raising produce for CSA to explore ways to join the coalition, take advantage of member benefits, and engage in the KYFSC community! 

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  • Engage in a vibrant community of CSA farmers

  • Promote your CSA through KYFSC and OAK channels 

  • Get CSA marketing templates and resources

  • Increase sales through workplace CSA programs

  • Get convenient access to production and technical assistance

  • Attend CSA production-focused farmer events  

Why Join Kentucky Farm Share Coalition? 

MEMBERSHIP TYPES

Become a Kentucky Farm Share Coalition partner farm at one of three different levels

and gain access to specific membership benefits and a vibrant community of farmers

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Endorsed Farm

Endorsed Farms have 3+ years of experience running a produce CSA and are partner farms for KYFSC's workplace CSA voucher program.

Benefits for Endorsed Farms:

  • Access to KYFSC workplace CSA voucher programs 

  • CSA pickup locations listed on KYFSC Map

  • Optional Website Audit to Improve CSA Customer Experience

  • Includes the benefits of Affiliated and Connected Farms

Requirements for Endorsed Farms:

  • Offer a 20+ week produce share during the main CSA season

  • Locally source 100% of the share items from KY-based farms or within 100 miles of the primary farm

  • 3+ years of experience running a produce CSA

  • Willingness to engage in KYFSC workplace CSA voucher programs

  • Be an existing or new Organic Association of Kentucky member

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Affiliated Farm

Affiliated farms offer a CSA program and do not wish to participate in workplace CSA voucher programs but still want to engage with the KYFSC community. 

Benefits for Affiliated Farms:

  • Listing on OAK's Find-a-Farm Directory and CSA pickup map

  • Access to CSA marketing materials  

  • Opportunity to mentor other CSA farmers 

  • Includes the benefits of the Connected Farms

Requirements for Affiliated Farms:

  • Offer a produce CSA program to Kentucky customers 

  • Interest in engaging with the OAK and KYFSC network 

  • Be an existing or new Organic Association of Kentucky member

Farm Application will be Available in Summer 2024

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Connected Farm

Connected farms do not currently sell their products through a produce CSA, but are interested in learning more and connecting with KYFSC partner farms.  

Benefits for Connected Farms:

  • Opportunity to attend annual KYFSC farmer meeting and other OAK programming 

  • Ability to connect with other KYFSC farms and explore possible market opportunities 

  • CSA support from OAK organic production and technical assistance staff 

Requirements for Connected Farms:

  • Interest in engaging with the OAK and KYFSC network 

  • Be an existing or new Organic Association of Kentucky member

Farm Application will be Available in Summer 2024

Farm Application will be Available August 2024

Kentucky Farm Share Coalition (KYFSC) is a program managed by the Organic Association of Kentucky (OAK)OAK is a nonprofit organization founded by farmers for farmers. OAK works to advance organic regenerative agriculture to improve the health of the environment and our communities. For more information on the resources provided by OAK for farmers, visit the website www.oak-ky.org

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