City of Lexington

 CSA Share Program

The City of Lexington is offering 150 CSA vouchers to employees interested in signing up for a weekly vegetable share for the 2021 growing season. Each participating employee will be able to apply a $200 voucher towards the cost of a weekly farm share and conveniently pick it up at the government center or a nearby community pick-up.

To learn more about farm shares, often called CSA (community supported agriculture), and the benefits, pricing and options read below. If you are already familiar with the City of Lexington's workplace CSA program and have a voucher, click here to view farm options and buy a share! 

2021 CSA Lunch and Learn
Watch the recording of the 1/13/2021 City of Lexington CSA Program Lunch and Learn.
 
Meet the farmers, hear how to sign up for a voucher and purchase a share!

What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?

A CSA farm share is a fresh produce subscription program that allows participants to receive a delivery of fresh, seasonal produce for a number of weeks (21-22) during the growing season (usually May - October). Payment for the entire growing season is often required upfront which provides farms with guaranteed working capital for the growing season. 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

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

  • Get acquainted with your farmer and learn how your food is grown

  • Keep your food dollars in your community

  • Opportunity to try new foods and test new recipes

How does the program work?
The City of Lexington CSA Farm Share Credit Program was piloted in 2017 and offered a limited number of $200 vouchers to employees who signed up for a CSA farm share from a participating farm. Given the success of the program, 150 vouchers will be offered to City of Lexington employees on a first come, first serve basis for the 2021 season. Share types, sizes, prices, pick up locations, and season lengths vary among farms so be sure to explore each of the farms' CSA offerings and links to their websites carefully below. Please note that many of the farms also offer meat, eggs, and other value-added products. You are welcome to add on these additional items but your voucher is only eligible for a produce/vegetable share.
The pricing chart below reflects an average for the CSA share cost and size among all of our partner farms with a $200 CSA voucher and without.

How do I participate?

In order to participate in the 2021 City of Lexington CSA program you will be asked to complete an application via Survey Monkey. The link to the survey will be sent out following the Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, January 13th. The program will be limited to the first 150 LFUCG

employees to complete the survey and sign up with a farm. Once you complete the survey, you will receive an email confirmation from Ashton Potter Wright (awright@lexingtonky.govthat includes your voucher code for your $200 discount. Please do not sign up with a farm prior to receiving your confirmation email with your voucher code from Ashton. Once you receive your voucher code, review the farm options by visiting their websites and select the farm you wish to join from those listed below. On the farm website you will choose the type and size of your share, select your pick up location, include your personal email to receive weekly farm updates about share customization, and enter your voucher code before paying for your share

 

Voucher sign-ups will run from January 13th through January 31st. You will receive notification from the farm confirming your participation when you complete your payment and you will receive information about when to start picking up your CSA farm share closer to the start of the season.

Questions? Contact Ashton Potter Wright at awright@lexingtonky.gov or 859-258-3131. 

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Spring Share

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Summer Share

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Fall Share

What to expect?

CSA members can look forward to a delicious diversity of vegetables in your CSA share throughout the season! Here is a sample of weekly regular/large shares in spring, summer, and fall. Small shares generally provide 60% of the vegetables shown. 

 

 
 

Partner Farms 

 Elmwood Stock Farm is a sixth-generation family farm situated on 550 acres just outside Georgetown, Kentucky. USDA certified organic since 2000, Elmwood Stock Farm produces wholesome vegetables, fruits, pantry items, pasture-raised eggs, poultry and pork, and grass-fed, grass-finished beef and lamb.

 

Mac and Ann Stone, Ann’s brother, John Bell, and a great support team produce healthy and delicious weekly CSA Farm Shares. CSA shareholders benefit from Elmwood Stock Farm’s many years of growing for CSA, from a well-planned weekly share to the opportunity to swap and add items and the ability to skip a week for vacation from your secure online account. Have your vegetable, meat or egg share delivered to your home, or choose to pick up from more than a dozen community locations.

Lazy Eight Stock Farm is a small family farm located in Madison and Garrard County along the banks of the Paint Lick Creek.

 

We pour our hearts and souls into raising USDA Certified Organic vegetables for our CSA Members, the lifeblood of our farm. We offer a

21-week customizable CSA and host several on farm events each season for our members to come and share the seasonal bounty.

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.

Ford and Amanda Waterstrat own and operate a first-generation family farm that produces a wide variety of USDA certified organic, high quality produce grown in an environmentally sensitive manner. They offer individuals, families and businesses highly customizable, nutritious and delicious farm shares that are easy to pick up and are backed with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Ford and Amanda have a passion to help people eat better, reduce food waste and improve their overall health and well-being.

 

Sustainable Harvest Farm strives to provide their customers with peace of mind knowing their produce is grown locally in a manner that enhances our ecosystem yet ensures food safety.

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*Sold out for 2021 CSA Season*