LFUCG CSA

Elmwood Stock Farm

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 (20-22) during the
growing season (usually May - September). Payment for the entire growing season is
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?
LFUCG piloted the CSA Farm Share Credit Program 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 in 2017 and 2018, a limited
number of $200 vouchers will be offered to LFUCG employees for the 2019 season
on a first come, first serve basis. Share types, sizes, prices, pick up locations, and
season lengths vary among farms so be sure to explore each of the farms' CSA
offerings on 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.
How do I participate?

In order to participate in the 2019 LFUCG 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 16th. 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.gov)

that 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, 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,

and enter your voucher code before paying for your share. Detailed sign up instruction for

each farm available here. Sign-ups will run from January 16, 2019 through January 30, 2019. 

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 (May/June 2019).

Questions? Contact Ashton Potter Wright at awright@lexingtonky.gov

The Farms

Elmwood Stock Farm is committed to healthy and wholesome production of superior, high-quality, fresh farm products. Organic certification and close family involvement ensure that safe and sustainable farming practices are followed, while crops and livestock are well cared for. The 6th-generation family farm produces vegetables, grass-fed beef and lamb, pasture-raised chicken, pork, heritage-breed turkeys, and eggs.

 

Elmwood’s long-running CSA program offers 3 share sizes, add-on shares of eggs, meats, and pantry items, and all items are USDA Certified Organic. See what's planned for your weekly share and swap items online—plus, skip a share while on vacation and add extras when you're back. The popular on-farm pickup continues, where members choose their own items from all the produce in season.

 

Elmwood farmers Mac and Ann Stone are the faces you likely see at the farmers market, while Ann’s brother John Bell is on the farm tending the animals and raising the crops. The families share the work load with a great support team, and all work together to produce fresh, high quality CSA shares each week. They encourage members to learn about how food gets from farm to plate on scheduled farm tours, including a CSA day held each spring.

Click HERE to learn about Elmwood Stock Farm's

CSA share and to purchase.

Lazy Eight Stock Farm strives to provide our CSA members with the best experience possible. We work to build the connection between you and your food through weekly, customizable deliveries of our Certified Organic produce. We encourage all our members to come to the farm for our CSA harvest events, included with the purchase of your CSA share. Last season our you-pick strawberries and fall pumpkin harvest were wonderful events, and a nice way for everyone to enjoy the farm.

 

The farm family consists of Carla and Lothar Baumann and their son, Bryce, his wire Anna, and their children, Jack and Molly. Our love of the land and the work, and our desire to fam in a way that is aligned with our values led us to Community Support Agriculture. The main CSA season at Lazy Eight Stock Farm runs for 20 weeks, starting with strawberries and asparagus and ending with your favorite fall vegetables. Our CSA members have become the lifeblood of our business, and your membership helps ensure this small farm continues to thrive

  

Click HERE learn about Lazy Eight Stock Farm's

CSA share and to purchase.

Now offering CUSTOMIZABLE farm shares! The traditional farm share model has always been for the farm to give you a box of whatever was grown that week, regardless of a members likes and dislikes. The new customizable approach allows CSA members to make their own choices about what they want to eat based on their preferences and what the farm has in season. If you don’t like beets, you won’t ever see them. If you love zucchini, we’ll make sure you get that!

  

Sustainable Harvest Farm produces USDA-certified organic vegetables, Grass Fed Beef and pork. It is the culmination of years of dreaming, planning and praying by Ford and Amanda Waterstrat. In 2011 they offered their farm’s first Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and became the first USDA-Certified Organic Farm in the region. By 2013 they expanded their operation to include grass-fed beef and pastured pork. They continue to look for ways to innovate and expand their farm to provide quality, sustainable and delicious food to their family and community.

  

Click HERE learn about Sustainable Harvest Farm's

CSA share and to purchase.

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

CSA share and to purchase.

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