What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?

  

 Learn about the participating farms 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 20-22 weeks during the main growing season, usually May - September. 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. 

 

Workplace Incentives to Participate: 

  • Sekisui is offering all associates the opportunity to use any amount up of their H.S.A. dollars earned this year towards a CSA share. During sign-ups, select the payment option: Sekisui payroll deduction option and then contact Michelle Stevens at mstevens@s-lec.us to indicate how much of your H.S.A. you would like to use and the rest will be payroll deducted. 

  • Sekisui is offering the option of payroll deduction for all CSA sign-ups. This payroll deduction will start early to mid-February and continue for a total of 10 pay periods. If you pay the full cost of your share (and do not use H.S.A. dollars) you will pay the amount below based on the share size every pay period:

  • Please remember, in order to do a payroll deduction you must select it on Lazy Eight Stock Farm's CSA sign-up page. When you register remember to choose: "Sekisui S-Lec Payroll Deduction (associates only)" if you wish to use this option. 

CSA Shares at Sekisui:

Sekisui is offering a workplace CSA(community supported agriculture) in partnership with Lazy Eight Stock Farm located in Paint Lick, KY for the 2019 growing season.

  • 2019 CSA Season: Starts on May 16th, and last for 20 weeks, ending on September 26th.

  • CSA Pick-Up Day: Thursdays at Sekisui (if 15 people or more register for program)

  • CSA Price & Size: Lazy Eight Stock Farm’s CSA offers two shares sizes. Check out the price and size info here and on their website to see what would best fit the needs of your household.

    • Small Share: $440 ($22/week) recommended for households with 1-3 people cooking several meals a week, or for first time CSA members.

    • Full Share: $580 ($29/week) recommended for households with 2-4 people who cook several meals/week.

  • CSA Sign-Up Period: January 28th-February 8th. To guarantee a CSA share please sign-up during this period with Lazy Eight Stock Farm.

  • Select a CSA share at the link below and sign up instructions available here.

Questions? Contact Michelle Stevens in Human Resources mstevens@s-lec.us or Katie Harvey from the Kentucky Farm Share Coalition katie@oak-ky.org.

 

Sekisui

Workplace Wellness CSA Program

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

 

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Lazy Eight Stock Farm's

CSA share and to purchase.

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