What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?

  

 Learn about the participating farm below and find a CSA share that is best for you. CSA is a fresh produce subscription program that allows participants to receive a delivery of locally grown, seasonal produce for 22 weeks during the main growing season, usually June - October. All CSA shares offer a diverse array of vegetables throughout the season. CSA shares vary by farm in terms of size, price, share diversity, customization, length of season, pick up location and other farm products and experiences. Payment for the entire growing season is required upfront which provides farms with guaranteed working capital. As a consumer, you are buying into the farm and you become a shareholder. This means you share the inherent risks of farming with the farmer including dealing with weather, pests, and other unexpected circumstances but it also means you benefit from being the farm's number one priority when it comes to enjoying the bounty of their weekly harvest.  

What are the benefits?

  • Access healthy, fresh food every week and the opportunity to try new foods and test new recipes.

  • Convenience--pick up your share at work or on the way home.

  • Satisfaction gained from reconnecting to the land and being more knowledgeable of local food production.

  • Know the farmer and the farm that grows your food while also keeping your food dollars in your community.

  • Enjoy health benefits that come with increasing vegetable consumption and eating out less frequently.

  • All farms participating in the program provide USDA Certified Organic produce and grow 100% of the share. 

 

CSA Share Size and Pricing Guide for Rootbound Farm: 

   

  • Small Shares (5-7 items) recommended for households with 1-2 people, or for first time CSA members.

    • Cost: $462 total share cost (averages $21/weekly).

  • Large Shares (7-10 items) recommended for households with 2-4 people who enjoy cooking. 

    • Cost: $649 total share cost (averages $29.50/week).

Purchasing and Payroll Deduction:

  • Click on the farm link, photo or name below to purchase a CSA share.

  • Payroll deduction is available and CSA will be paid in full by 2nd week of the season.

  • Complete paperwork with HR

 

Pick up location and CSA Season:

  • Pick up your share at KMSF on Thursdays 3:30-5:00pm

  • The CSA with Rootbound farm is June 6th - October 31st

Signup Details:

  • CSA signups are open for KMSF employees using a voucher until March 22nd at noon.

  • Click on the link below for the participating farm and signup for your CSA share.

  • Step-by-step signup instructions are available here. Please contact Bree Pearsall (bree@rootbound.com) with any questions about the CSA share and singup through Rootbound Farm's website.

  • At checkout be sure to enter the voucher/coupon code emailed to you from KMSF. 

  • Questions about how to participate? Contact Jen Brooks at KMSF for more information.

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The Farm

Rootbound Farm is a USDA certified organic family farm located in Oldham County, Kentucky. The farm is run by Ben Abell and Bree Pearsall along with their two small children and a dedicated farm crew. Now in our 9th season, we remain committed to our CSA program as the cornerstone of our business. We offer two box sizes and members have the option to customize their box each week in our easy online store. Customization means that every week we put forth the items that are at peak freshness on the farm and members can view their items online in advance and make changes to their box contents. With customization you get more of the items you love and less of the items you won’t use.

    

Every weekly delivery also comes with a newsletter featuring recipes and storage ideas to help you make the most of your experience.  We also encourage members to follow along with the news from the farm through our active social media communities and our on-farm field days and tours.  We believe that eating locally and organically should be delicious, healthy, and FUN!

  

Click HERE to learn about Rootbound Farm's

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