City of Lexington
Workplace CSA Program
The City of Lexington will be offering 300 CSA vouchers as a part of their workplace wellness offerings for 2022. Learn more about their workplace CSA program and apply for a voucher starting January 12, 2022 here.
To get more information about CSA, benefits, and share offerings from KY Farm Share Coalition Farms read below. If you are already familiar with the City of Lexington CSA voucher program, click here to view KY Farm Share Coalition farms and buy a share!
What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?
A local produce subscription where members receive weekly deliveries of seasonal vegetables and some fruits for 20+ weeks during the main growing season (May - October).
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 local vegetables. The items in a share are harvested at their peak ripeness and will often store longer and have more flavor than other produce.
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 with useful recipes.
Enjoy health benefits of increasing vegetable consumption throughout the season.
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: 5-9 items per week. Good for households with 1-2 people who enjoy cooking a few times a week. Best for first time CSA members.
Regular Share: 6-12 items per week. Good for households with 2-4 people who enjoy cooking several times a week.
XL Share: 10- 14 items or more per week. Good for larger households with 4 or more people who enjoy cooking most nights a week.
KY Farm Share Coalition Farms offer members the ability to review their weekly CSA share and swap items, add on additional ones, and pause share and use credit in future weeks.
Members can choose to pay for a CSA shares in full OR opt for a flexible payment plan that allows you to make payments on a monthly, quarterly, or weekly basis depending on the farm.
Eating with the Seasons
Members can look forward to a delicious diversity of produce throughout the season. Items change from week to week. Partner farms grow over 30-60 different crops for their CSA and often varieties you can't access in the grocery store. Being a CSA member is a great way to try news foods and recipes.
CSA Pick-up Location
Employees can choose to pick up their share each week of the growing season at the Government Center every Thursday from 4-5:30pm, or select a convenient community pick-up, or home delivery options for an additional fee.
How to Participate?
Apply for a voucher. All LFUCG employees will have from January 12th through April 25th to sign up for a $200 voucher here.
Review partner farm CSA offerings. Explore CSA options and determine what program, share size, and pickup location will work best for you.
Redeem your CSA voucher with a partner farm. Once you have your voucher code you can sign up for a share.
KY Farm Share Coalition 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.
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.
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.