What are the

benefits of being a CSA member?

Enjoy the bounty of locally grown, fresh, healthy USDA certified organic vegetables all season. 

 

Know your farmer and how your food is grown. 

 

Access to convenient pick up locations, including workplace, neighborhoods and farmers markets.

 

Keep your food dollars in your community.

 

Take advantage of member only access to on-farm events, tours and u-picks.

 

Enjoy customization features and swap items in your share, or purchase additional items as needed.

 

Experience different eating habits and improved health! 

 

Research from a pilot program at the University of Kentucky demonstrates that those who participate in CSA:

  • go to the doctor less

  • spend less on prescription medications

  • eat more fruits & vegetables

  • and report feeling healthier

Additional research shows a significant cost savings for those CSA participants who start the season with a history of high diet-related medical claims expenditures. The November 2018 staff paper, “Diet-Related Medical Expenditure Impacts of a CSA Voucher Program”, highlights:

  • CSA participants who start the season with a history of high diet-related medical claims expenditures showed a significant decrease in diet-related medical claims as well as a significant decrease in pharmacy expenditures over 12 months following the start of intervention = $1080 (2015) and $1,530 (2016)

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