Kentucky Medical Services Foundation
 Workplace CSA Program

Kentucky Medical Services Foundation (KMSF) will be offering CSA vouchers to employees interested in signing up for a weekly vegetable share for the 2022 growing season. Each employee that participates will be able to apply a $100 voucher towards the cost of a weekly vegetable share and conveniently pick it up at KMSF May through October.

To learn more about CSA, the benefits, offerings, and sign-up details read below. If you are already familiar with the KMSF CSA voucher program view the partner farm bio with the link below and go directly to the farm website to sign up for a CSA share!

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Watch the recording of the 2022 KMSF CSA Farmer Meet and Greet and find out more about what CSA is, the 2022 CSA voucher program, and meet Bree Pearsall from Rootbound Farm and get the details on their 2022 Summer CSA program.

What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?

A local produce subscription where members receive weekly deliveries of seasonal vegetables and some fruits for 20+ weeks throughout the growing season.

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 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, updates, and useful recipes.

  • Enjoy health benefits of increasing vegetable consumption and eating out less frequently.

  • 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:  6-8 items per week. Good for households with 1-2 people who enjoy cooking a few times a week. Best for first time CSA members.               

  • Full Share: 8-10 items per week. Good for households with 2-4 people who enjoy cooking several times a week.

  • Robust Share: 10- 12 items or more per week. Good for larger households with 4 or more people who enjoy cooking most nights a week.

Customization:

  • CSA shares are customizable every week. Members will get an email a few days ahead of your pickup to let you know what the default share is for the week, plus all the available items on the farm that can then be swapped and added to your delivery for that week.

  • All customization is done during your store access hours using our simple online platform. If you choose not to customize your box for the week, you will still get a great curated box of items from us.

Pricing & Payment Details:

  • The Summer CSA Season with Rootbound Farm is 24 weeks from mid-May to late October. Members can choose to pay for the season at sign-up in full OR split up payment into two installments.  

    • Pay for 8 weeks at a time: If you choose the 8 week payment plan your payment method will be stored and your account will automatically be charged for the next 8 weeks when the balance reaches $0.​

    • Pay for 24 weeks at a time: If you choose the 24 week payment plan you receive a 10% discount and your payment method will be stored for future purchases.

  • View the chart below for cost with and without the $100 KMSF CSA voucher for the 24-week season. 

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Small Share

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Full Share

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Robust Share

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Spring Share

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Summer Share

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Fall 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.
 

CSA Pick-Up Location

 

Pick up your share at  Kentucky Medical Service Foundation at 2333 Alumni Park Plaza every Thursday from 3:30 - 5:00pm or choose a convenient community pick- up. 

 

How to Participate?

  • Register and attend a KMSF virtual CSA Farmer Meet and Greet on Thursday February 10th at 10am or 2pm with Rootbound Farm. During each session, participants will learn more about the CSA model, how to enter the voucher lottery, and perks of Rootbound Farm CSA.    

  • Enter the CSA voucher lottery starting Feb. 10th-16th: Look for an email on Feb. 10th after the CSA lunch and learn with directions on how to fill out the CSA voucher application. 

  • Voucher participants will be notified on Feb. 17th: Recipients will receive an email notification with a voucher code and signup instructions.

  • Sign up for a CSA share Feb. 17th - March 3rd: All KMSF employees can purchase a CSA with Rootbound Farm and apply their voucher. 

  • View step-by-step CSA signup instructions here

  • Questions about the program? Contact Jen Brooks, at jen.brooks@kmsf.org or Katie Harvey, CSA program coordinator at katie@oak-ky.org.

Partner Farm 

Kentucky Medical Services Foundation  will be partnering with Rootbound Farm
to bring participants weekly vegetable shares for the 2022 growing season.
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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.