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 2020 growing season. Each employee that participates will be able to apply a voucher towards the cost of a weekly vegetable share and conveniently pick it up at KMSF May through October or a convenient community pick-up.

To learn more about CSA and the benefits, sizes, pricing, and sign-up details read below to find out what might be best for you. If you are already familiar with this wellness program, click here to view farm options and buy a share! 

What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?

CSA is a produce subscription program where members receive weekly deliveries of locally grown, seasonal vegetables for 20-22 weeks during the main growing season.

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 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.

CSA Share Pricing, Size & Customization 

       

  • Small Share: $500 ($22.73/week) and contains 5-7 items. Good for households with 1-2 people. Best for first time CSA members.               

  • Regular Share: $700 ($31.82/week) and contains 6-9 items. Good for households with 2-4 people who enjoy cooking. 

  • Customization: Members will receive an email from the farm listing what is available and stating the base box for the week and you'll have a windows of time to change out items and also add additional items.

Typical June

Small Share:

1 bunch Carrots

1 head of Broccoli

1 bunch of Parsley

2 Summer Squash

4 Beets

1/2 lbs Green Beans

1 head of lettuce

  • Pricing: When employees purchase a share they can apply the cost of the CSA voucher at checkout and will only be responsible for the share balance which can be paid:

    • Farm payment plan: pay in full or split into 4 payments (25% due at time of signup, 25% due June 1st, 25% July 1st, 25% August 1st).

    •  Opt in to payroll deduction plan at KMSF (see details below). 

Pick-up Location

 

Pick up your share at  Kentucky Medical Service Foundation at 2333 Alumni Park Plaza every Thursday from 3:30-5 pm or choose a convenient community pick- up listed on the farm's website. 

How to Sign-Up

 

  • Contact Jen Brooks with interest in a CSA voucher. All eligible employees will be notified and receive a voucher code to apply at checkout.

  • Receive voucher code from Jen Brooks and view Rootbound Farm's CSA options using link below. 

  • February 3rd: CSA Signups Start - Employees can sign up for a share with their voucher code and choose to pay the balance of the share in full, split into 4 payments, or opt to do a payroll deduction through KMSF. 

  • February 10th: CSA signups end for KMSF payroll deduction-This is the last day for  employees to sign up and choose payroll deduction which starts on February 20th.  

  • February 17th: CSA signups end -This is the last day for all employees to sign up and use their KMSF voucher code. 

  • Employees may signup for a CSA share at anytime without a voucher.  

  • Step by step CSA signup instructions can be found here. 

  •  Questions about how to participate in the program?  Contact Jen Brooks (jen.brooks@kmsf.org) at KMSF or Katie Harvey (katie@oak-ky.org​) at Kentucky Farm Share Coalition  .

The Farm 

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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.

 

Typical June

Regular Share:

1 bunch Carrots

2 head of Broccoli

1 bunch of Parsley

5 Summer Squash

8 Beets

1lb of Green Beans

1 head of lettuce

1 bunch of Collards

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