Transylvania University

Workplace CSA Program

Transylvania University is offering 20 CSA vouchers to employees interested in signing up for a weekly share of vegetables during the 2021 growing season. Each employee that participates will be able to apply a $200 CSA voucher towards the cost of a weekly vegetable share and conveniently pick it up on campus  May through October.

To learn more about CSA and the benefits, sizes, pricing, and sign-up details read below to find out what might be best for you. If you are already familiar with the Transy CSA program, click here to view Elmwood Stock Farm's CSA options and buy a share! 

2021 CSA Farmer Meet & Greet 
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Watch the recording of the 2/10/21 Transylvania University CSA farmer meet and greet.
 
Learn more about CSA, how to sign up for a CSA voucher, and hear from Mac Stone about the Elmwood Stock Farm CSA program!

What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?

A local produce subscription where members receive weekly deliveries of seasonal vegetables and some fruits for 20-22 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 and will often store longer and have more flavor than other produce.

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 or on the way home.

  • Know your farmer that grows your food. Receive regular newsletters, updates, and useful recipes.

  • Enjoy health benefits of increasing vegetable consumption and eating out less frequently.

  • Keep more food dollars local.

CSA Share Size, Pricing, & Customization

Choose a CSA share that works for your household!

       

 

 

 

Sizes:

  • Mini Share:  5-9 items per week. Best for first time CSA members, individuals or couples who cook a few nights a week.              

  • Regular Share: 6-12 items per week. Good for smaller households of 2-4 people who enjoy cooking several times a week. This share size will have more variety and quantity than the mini share. 

  • Robust Share: 10- 14 items or more per week. Good for larger households of 4+ people or plant-based households who cook most nights. This share size will be similar variety but larger quantity than the regular share. 

Customization:

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:

  • Member can pay for CSA share in full or split up payment in installments using check or card.

  • When choosing installments a $100 deposit is required at signup and member can choose to make additional payments monthly or when you choose as long as share is paid in full by start of the season. 

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Robust Share

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Regular Share 

Mini Share 

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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/mini shares generally provide about 60% of the vegetables shown. 

Spring CSA Share

Spring Share

Summer CSA Share

Summer Share

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Fall Share

CSA Pick-up Location

 

Pick up your share on campus each week on Thursdays at Campus Center from 2-3:30pm or choose a nearby community pick-up or home delivery for additional fee.  

How to Participate?

  • Register and attend the Transy *virtual* Farmer Meet and Greet on Wednesday February 10th from 3-3:30pm with Elmwood Stock Farm. During this Zoom meeting, participants will learn more about CSA, how to enter the CSA voucher lottery, and benefits of being a member of Elmwood Stock Farm.    

  • Enter the CSA voucher lottery Feb. 10th-16th: Look for an email on February 10th after the farmer meet and greet with directions on how to enter lottery to claim a voucher. Employees will have until Tuesday February 16th at 5pm to express interest. \

  • Voucher participants will be notified on February 17th: Recipients will receive an email notification with a voucher code and signup instructions.

  • Sign up for a CSA share from Feb. 17th-March 2nd: Transy employees will have until Tuesday March 2nd at 5pm to purchase a CSA share Elmwood Stock Farm and apply their voucher code.  

  • View step-by-step CSA signup instructions here

  • Questions about the program? Contact Alison Begor, AVP and Director of Human Resources at abegor@transy.edu or Katie Harvey, KY Farm Share CSA program coordinator at katie@oak-ky.org.

 

The Farm

Transylvania University will be partnering with Elmwood Stock Farm to bring
participants weekly vegetable shares for the 2021 growing season.
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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.