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 2023 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!
Watch the recording of the 2023 KMSF Kick-Off Event!
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!
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.
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 Rootbound CSA Season is 32 weeks and the farm will be delivering to KMSF for at least 24 weeks of the season from mid-May to late October. Afterward, members can decide to continue and choose a community pick-up to get remaining shares.
Members can choose to pay for 4, 8, 16 weeks at a time or pay in full for the whole season. When your account reaches $0 you will automatically be charged for the same billing cycle again until the CSA season ends.
NOTE: Only choose the "season paid in full" option if you are willing/available to pick up CSA shares in late April/ early May AND Nov/Dec at another pickup location before and after KMSF deliveries begin and end.
View the chart below for cost with and without the $100 KMSF CSA voucher. KMSF employees need to sign up for 20 weeks to utilize the voucher.
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
KMSF employees can choose from any of Rootbound Farm's community pickup locations in Lexington or surrounding areas. You can view them at the bottom of their website here.
How to Participate?
Register and attend the KMSF CSA Kick-Off Event on Thursday February 22nd at 10am OR 2pm with Rootbound Farm (both sessions are the same). During this virtual event, participants will learn more about the CSA model, how to claim a voucher, and perks of Rootbound Farm CSA.
Claim a CSA Voucher: Look for an email after the CSA kick-off event with directions on how to fill out the CSA voucher application.
Sign up for a CSA share: All KMSF employees can purchase a CSA with Rootbound Farm and apply their voucher like a coupon code at signup.
View step-by-step CSA signup instructions here.
Kentucky Medical Services Foundation will be partnering with Rootbound Farm
to bring participants weekly vegetable shares for the 2023 growing season.
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.