Toyota will be offering a CSA pilot program in Georgetown for the 2020 growing season. Each employee that participates will be able to apply a $200 voucher towards the cost of a weekly farm share of local, organic vegetables.
To learn more about farm shares, often called CSA (community supported agriculture), and the benefits, pricing, and options read below. If you are already familiar with the CSA program, click here to view farm options and buy a share!
What is CSA?
CSA stands for community supported agriculture and is a fresh vegetable subscription program where members receive weekly deliveries of locally grown, seasonal produce for 20-22 weeks during the main growing season May-October.
CSA shares vary by farm in terms of size, price, and share diversity, customization, length of season, pick-up location and other farm products and experiences. All shares offer a diversity of vegetables. Each farm grows more than 40 different crops for their CSA members.
Payment for CSA share is required up front which provides farms guaranteed working capital earlier in the season.
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 of on the way home.
Know your farmer that grows your food. Enjoy newsletters, farm updates and useful recipes
Experience health benefits of increasing vegetable consumption and eating out less frequently
Keep you more food dollars local.
All farms provide USDA Certified Organic Produce and grow 100% of the share.
CSA Share Size, Pricing, & Customization
Choose a CSA share that works for your household!
Small Share: 5-7 items/week. Good for households with 1-2 people. Best for first time CSA members.
Regular Share: 7-10 items/week. Good for households with 2-4 people who enjoy cooking.
Customization: All of our 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 an average of 2019 CSA share cost and size among all of our partner farms with and without a $200 employee voucher.
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.
Pick-up your share each week conveniently at Toyota Tsusho America at 700 Triport Rd in Georgetown,KY or from a community pick-up listed on the farm's website.
How to Participate
1. Attend Farmer Meet & Greet at Toyota: Meet the farmers to learn about CSA and how to sign up for a $200 voucher towards your CSA purchase.
2. Sign-up for a voucher: Look for an e-mail from your employer with directions on how to sign up for a voucher. They will be distributed on a first come first serve or lottery basis until they are all claimed.
3. Employer will distribute vouchers: If you have expressed interest in a voucher your employer will contact those that are eligible and share the voucher code.You will have two weeks [insert date] to purchase a CSA share with your voucher.
4. Purchase a CSA Share: Explore the farm options, visit the farm website, choose your share size and apply the voucher code. Each employee is responsible for paying the remaining CSA balance before the start of the season.
Questions about how to participate in CSA? Contact Kentucky Farm Share Coalition (Katie Harvey: )
The following farms will be delivering CSA shares
to the Toyota workplace pick-up.
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.
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. 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.
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. 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. 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!
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. Now offering customizable farm shares where CSA members get 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!