St. Elizabeth Healthcare Workplace CSA Program
St. Elizabeth Healthcare is offering 50 CSA vouchers to employees that are interested being a part of CSA research pilot study. Participants will be able to apply CSA voucher at sign-up and it will cover 100% of the cost of a mini produce share with Elmwood Stock Farm for the 20-week growing season starting in May. Interested employees can see if they qualify for a CSA voucher by completing the CSA program interest survey here.
Any employee can choose to participate with or without a voucher and pick up a CSA share at the Edgewood campus. To learn more about CSA, the health benefits, offerings, and sign-up details read below. If you are already familiar with this CSA program view the partner farm bio with the link below and go directly to the farm website to sign up for a CSA 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, KY Proud, and certified organic vegetables. The items in a share are harvested at their peak ripeness to maximize their flavor and quality.
Why join a 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, updates, and useful recipes.
Keep more food dollars local.
Health Impacts of CSA
Enjoy health benefits of increased vegetable consumption.
Build skills in the kitchen as you learn to cook new foods.
Make it easy to eat more whole foods and less processed foods.
Go to the doctor less and spend less on prescriptions.
If you start with higher than diet-related medical claims you could see a cost-savings after the CSA season.
View CSA research papers on health benefits here.
CSA Share Size, Pricing, & Customization
Choose a CSA share that works for your household!
Mini 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.
Robust Share: 10- 14 items or more per week. Good for larger households with 4 or more people who enjoy cooking most nights a week.
Each week members can swap out vegetable items and swap in other vegetable items, add on additional farm items, and pause share on vacation and use credit in future weeks.
Pricing & Payment Details:
All employees who receive a voucher will qualify for a 20-week mini produce CSA share with Elmwood Stock Farm and 100% of the cost is covered by St. Elizabeth Healthcare. You can view the total benefit by viewing the CSA share cost chart below.
Any employee who does not receive a voucher can also choose to participate and pay the farm directly for their share.
What to expect in a CSA?
Members can look forward to a delicious diversity of produce throughout the season! Items change from week to week and are great way to try news foods and recipes. View the CSA shares below to get an idea of the wide variety of produce you can expect throughout the Kentucky growing season.
CSA Pick-up Location
Pick up your share each week on Wednesdays at St. Elizabeth Edgewood Campus during the CSA season May through October.
How to Participate?
Complete the St. Elizabeth CSA program survey here: Employees who qualify and are selected will be able to receive a CSA voucher to cover 100% of the cost of a weekly mini CSA share.
Sign up for a CSA share: All CSA program participants will be able to purchase a CSA share with Elmwood Stock Farm and apply their voucher code at sign-up if applicable.
View step by step CSA sign-up instructions here. Voucher participants that purchase a mini share can disregard any language regarding payment at sign-up. Your share will be paid by St.Elizabeth Healthcare.
St. Elizabeth Healthcare will be partnering with Elmwood Stock Farm to bring
participants weekly vegetable shares for the 2022 growing season.
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.