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 2022 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, the benefits, offerings, and sign-up details read below. If you are already familiar with the Transylvania CSA voucher program view the partner farm bio with the link below and go directly to the farm website to sign up for a CSA share! 

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Watch the recording of the 2022 Transy CSA Farmer Meet and Greet and find out more about what CSA is, the details of the 2022 CSA voucher program, and meet Mac Stone from Elmwood Stock Farm and learn more about their 2022 Summer 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 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.

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. 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.

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:

  • Members can also opt to pay the farm directly and choose to pay in full at sign-up or pay a $200 deposit and make arrangement with the farm to split up the remaining balance into monthly installments using check or card. 

  • View the chart below for cost with and without the $200 CSA voucher for the 20-week season. 

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Robust Share

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Regular Share 

Mini Share 

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Spring Share

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Summer Share

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Fall 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 season.
 

CSA Pick-up Location

 

Pick up your share 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 CSA Farmer Meet and Greet on Wednesday February 9th from 3-3:30pm with Elmwood Stock Farm here. During this Zoom meeting, participants will learn more about CSA model, how to enter the voucher lottery, and Elmwood Stock Farm CSA.

  • Claim a CSA Voucher starting Feb. 9th - 15th: Look for an email on Feb. 9th after the CSA lunch and learn with directions on how to fill out the CSA voucher application. Employees will have until February 15th at 5pm to express interest in a CSA voucher. \

  • Sign up for a CSA share from Feb. 16th - March 6th: All Transy employees can purchase a CSA share with Elmwood Stock Farm and apply their voucher code if applicable during this time.   

  • View step-by-step CSA signup instructions here

  • Questions about the program? Contact Alison Begor, Associate VP and Director of HR, at abegor@transy.edu or Katie Harvey, CSA program coordinator at katie@oak-ky.org.

 

Partner Farm

Transylvania University will be partnering with Elmwood Stock Farm to bring
participants weekly vegetable shares for the 2022 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.