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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 2024 growing season. Each participating employee 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 University 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! 

Watch the recording of the 2024 Transy Kick-Off Event! 

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

  • Enjoy the 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:

  • Transy CSA voucher members can pay their share balance with the farm directly and choose to pay 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 CSA Kick-Off Event with Elmwood Stock Farm on Thursday, February 29. Participants will learn more about what CSA is, how to claim a voucher, and the details of Elmwood Stock Farm's 2024 CSA program.

  • Claim a CSA Voucher Feb. 29 - March 7: Look for an email on Feb. 29 after the CSA kick-off event with directions on how to enter the CSA lottery. Employees will have until March 7 to express interest in a CSA voucher. \

  • Sign up for a CSA share from March 8 - March 29: All Transy employees can purchase a CSA share with Elmwood Stock Farm and apply their voucher code if applicable.   

  • View step-by-step CSA signup instructions here

  • Questions about the program? Contact Karen McBrayer, Employment and Benefits Manager, at kmcbrayer@transy.edu or, or Dee Owens, CSA program coordinator, at dee@oak-ky.org.

Transy Farm

Partner Farm

Transylvania University will be partnering with Elmwood Stock Farm to bring
participants weekly vegetable shares for the 2024 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.

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