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Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares are an easy way to buy vegetables directly from a local farm and cook more at home to build healthy habits. LG& E will offer [insert number] wellness points to any employee that signs up for a weekly vegetable share this growing season.
To learn more about farm shares, often called CSA (community supported agriculture), and the benefits, sizes, pricing, and options across Kentucky read below. If you are already familiar with CSA, and want to view farm options in your area click here and buy a share!
What are the Benefits of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?
Easy access to fresh food-members receive deliveries of locally grown, seasonal produce from May-October for 20-22 weeks that they can conveniently pick-up close to work or home.
Support Kentucky farmers-CSA is focused on building a relationship with the farmer that grows your food. Members receive regular newsletters with farm updates and useful recipes and often have an opportunity to visit the farm throughout the season.
Eat healthier -participants often increase their vegetable consumption by two additional servings per day, cook more at home, and eat out less frequently.
What makes CSA different than a grocery delivery?
Farm shares are fresh, KY Proud, and Organic. The produce is harvested by a local farm and immediately packed for members. The items will be more flavorful, store longer, and support sustainable farming methods.
CSA is about investing in the local community. Payment for CSA share is typically required up front which provides farms more guaranteed working capital earlier in the season.
CSA Share Size, Pricing, & Customization
Choose a CSA share that works for your household!
Small Share: 4-7 items/week. Good for households with 1-2 people. Best for first time CSA members.
Regular Share: 6-10 items/week. Good for households with 2-4 people who enjoy cooking.
Customization: All of our KY Farm Share partner farms offer CSA shares that are customizable. Members have the option to see what is pre-selected for their weekly share via an online account and swap in items that are available at the farm. Skip a share while on vacation and add extras when you're back.
The pricing chart below reflects the average CSA share cost and size among all of our partner farms with the expected quantity.
Eating with the Seasons
Expect delicious diversity in CSA share throughout the season! Here are a sample of weekly regular/large shares in spring, summer, and fall. Small shares generally provide about 60% of the vegetables shown.
Find a convenient pick-up that works for you. Choose from community pick-ups listed on the farms' website and prioritize a location that is close to where you live or work.
How to Sign-Up
1. Review CSA options in your area: Look at the farms below and see what farms offer the most convenient pick-up and farm share options. See farm grid here for price comparison.
2. Sign-up for a CSA share: Visit the farm's website and choose your share. Partial payment is typically required upfront and the balance is typically due before the start of the CSA season in May.
3. Earn Wellness Points: Once you are signed up for a CSA you can upload your proof of purchase on your LGE employee profile to collect your wellness points.
Questions about how to participate in CSA? Contact Kentucky Farm Share Coalition (Katie Harvey: firstname.lastname@example.org)
KY Farm Share
Looking for a CSA share in your area?
Explore certified organic, customizable vegetable shares
from our partner farms across Kentucky.
CSA Pick-Ups: Cincinnati, Frankfort, Georgetown, Lexington, Louisville
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 in Georgetown, KY produces certified organic vegetables, grass-fed beef and lamb, pasture-raised chicken, pork, heritage-breed turkeys, and eggs.
CSA members have become the lifeblood of our business, and your membership helps ensure this small farm in Paint Lick, KY continues to thrive.The farm family consists of Carla and Lothar Baumann and their son, Bryce, his wife Anna, and their children, Jack and Molly. 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. We encourage all of our CSA members to come to the farm for u-pick events, included with the purchase of your CSA share.
CSA Pick-Ups: Berea, Danville, Lexington, Richmond
CSA Pick-Ups: Frankfort, Lexington, Louisville
Rootbound Farm located in Crestwood, KY is run by Ben Abell and Bree Pearsall along with their two small children and a dedicated farm crew. Now in our 11th 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. Every weekly delivery also comes with a newsletter featuring recipes and storage ideas to help you make the most of your experience. We believe that eating locally and organically should be delicious, healthy, and FUN!
CSA Pick-Ups: Corbin, Knoxville, Lexington, London, Louisville, Richmond, Russel Springs, Somerset
Sustainable Harvest Farm located in London, KY 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.