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We are thrilled to announce an expansion in partner farm offerings for the 2022 CSA season.

Your 2022 partner farms are: Barr Farms, Black Soil KY, Elmwood Stock Farm, Hickory Grove Farm, Homegrown Direct LLC, Lazy Eight Stock Farm, Old Homeplace Farm, Rolling Fork Organic Farm, Rootbound Farm, Sustainable Harvest Farm, and the UK Organic Farming Unit. If you are an employee on a UK health insurance plan, you can use your voucher to pair with any of these 11 farms. 

What is a CSA?

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is like a subscription to a farm. CSA shareholders purchase a share of a farm’s harvest before the season starts and commit to being a shareholder for the entire designated season. In return, shareholders will receive a weekly box or bag of farm vegetables and sometimes fruit and herbs as well. 

The UK HR Health and Wellness CSA Voucher program helps make this choice easier for you! As a participant in this program, employees* on a health plan receive either $100 or $200 vouchers toward the cost of a CSA share from one of our partner farms. As a participant in the voucher program, you will receive: 

After you claim your voucher, you will receive a confirmation email with a code and a link to instructions on how to use your voucher to purchase a share with your chosen farm.

* Please note this is considered taxable income by the Internal Revenue Service and will be included as a fringe benefit for taxation on your UK paycheck.

2022 Partner Farms

Barr Farms

Pickup: Jefferson (Louisville), Hardin (Elizabethtown and Fort Knox/Radcliff), Meade (Brandenburg and Rhodelia), and New Albany, Indiana
Season: 24 weeks. May 17-November 29
Size and cost: Small $552 ($23 per week), Regular $696 ($29 per week), Abundant $888 ($37 per week)
Typical Regular share: Nine items. Strawberries, lettuce, kale, chard, broccoli, cauliflower, onions, carrots, radishes, green garlic

We're a seventh-generation family farm in Rhodelia. We raise certified organic produce, 100% grass-fed beef, pastured chicken and pork on our 260-acre farm. We believe in healthy food, healthy people and healthy community. That's why we've chosen to farm and feed our local neighbors, including you! Everything we grow is raised with love and care to ensure the best quality and nutrition for our customers and to take care of the soil for the next seven generations.

Optional share customization

Swaps and add-ons can be made online 24 hours before delivery. Share pause is available.

Payment options and discounts

Card required on file. Customers pay 25% at signup, 25% on first delivery and the remaining 50% paid out weekly upon delivery.

Barr Farms CSA Signup Instructions

QUESTIONS? Please contact the farm.
Email: farmer@barrfarmsky.com Phone: 859-608-6458

  1. Go to: https://www.barrfarmsky.com/csa
  2. Review the details regarding veggie share sizes and then select “Join the CSA” button and go to: https://www.harvie.farm/farm/barr-farms/signup
  3. Select the green “Get Started” button for Organic Vegetables 2022 season.
  4. Choose your preferred  share size from one of the three sizes (small, regular, abundant) and select “Next”.
  5. Select “weekly” frequency. (CSA Voucher can only be applied to weekly shares) and select”Next”.
  6. Create an account by filling out your name, email, phone,  address, and password and add your linkblue ID in Address line 2 to verify your voucher and select “Next”.
    1. Note, make sure the name you register with is the same as the voucher application. You can add additional contacts once you sign up.
  7. Select your preferred pick-up location or home delivery option and click “Add to cart”.
  8. Add your voucher code to the coupon code box and select “Apply”.
  9. Then select “Go to checkout” to complete your transaction.

Black Soil KY

Pickup: Fayette (Lexington)
Season: 20 weeks. May 22- October 9
Size and cost: Mini $315 ($14.30 per week) / Half $615 ($27.95 per week) / Full $1015 ($46.13 per week)
Typical Regular share: 8-10 items. May include cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, onions, peppers, green onions, cantaloupe

With a mission of supporting black growers and food producers in Kentucky, Black Soil facilitates your CSA from Travis Cleaver of Cleavs Family Farm in Hart County, who was recently named 2021 Small Farmer of the year by Kentucky State University. Black Soil also promotes and supports many other black-owned art and lifestyle businesses and their events in Lexington and throughout Kentucky.

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Optional share customization

No customized shares. Customers may request omission of items. Customers may also pause shares.

Payment options and discounts

Payment in full is preferred, but two-payment plan options are available

Black Soil CSA Signup Instructions

Questions? Please contact Black Soil.
Email preferred: csa@blacksoilky.com

  1. Example: Go to: https://www.blacksoilky.com/product/CSA/328#
  2. Have ready: Voucher code, LinkBlueID, preferred share size, pickup location and time.
  3. Select your share size from the “Select an Option” drop-down menu. The option for a payment plan is also in this drop-down menu. If you require a payment plan, select this option and a Black Soil KY CSA Enrollment Specialist will coordinate an appointment with you in order to set up your plan.
  4. Select “UK” in the “Select the name of your employer” drop-down menu.
  5. Enter your LinkBlue ID (ex: “abc123”) where it is indicated. You can find this LinkBlue on your UK ID Badge.
  6. Choose your pick up or delivery location from the drop-down menu.
  7. If you chose to pick up, choose pickup day and time from the drop-down menu. If you chose delivery, click “I’m having my shares delivered” from the drop-down menu.
  8. If you choose to add on any items, please realize that this is a one-time add-on. Other add-ons would have to be subsequently added by you during visits to the site Shopping page throughout the season.
  9. Click the green button “Add to Cart”.
  10. A side window will pop up on the right of your screen. Scroll down until you see “Subtotal”.  Under the line “Subtotal”, click “+Add a coupon code”. Enter your voucher code here.
  11. Click “Checkout”
  12. Fill out all Fields in Your Details. Indicate pickup or delivery.
  13. Enter payment information if you are paying in total at this time.
  14. Your order total should reflect the total less the applied voucher amount. If you do not see the discount or forgot to apply the code, you have a second chance here to add your voucher code under “Apply coupon or gift card”.
  15. Be sure all information is correct and click “Place Order”

Elmwood Stock farm

Pickup: Fayette (Lexington), Scott (Georgetown), Franklin (Frankfort), Woodford (Versailles), Jefferson (Louisville), Northern Kentucky
Season: 20 weeks. Late May - Mid October
Size and cost: Mini $545 ($27.25 per week), Regular $779 ($38.95 per week), Robust $990 ($49.50 per week)
Typical Regular share: Eight items. Carrots, salad mix, green onions, squash, spinach, broccoli, cabbage, radishes

Elmwood Stock Farm is a sixth-generation family farm situated on 550 acres just outside Georgetown. USDA certified organic since 2000, Elmwood Stock Farm produces wholesome vegetables, berries, 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, flower or egg share delivered to your home, or choose to pick up from more than a dozen community locations.

Optional share customization

Customization available online until 24 hours before share delivery. Cancellation for farm credit is available.

Payment options and discounts

Full payment at signup is best if you are able OR choose to pay in installments by check or card. $200 at sign-up is required to secure your share and the remaining balance can be paid monthly. Membership is not confirmed until payment is made.

Elmwood Stock Farm CSA Signup Instructions

QUESTIONS? Please contact the farm.
Email preferred: elmwoodorders@gmail.com  Phone: (859) 621-0755

  1. Go to: https://elmwoodstockfarm.com/csa/vegetable-csa/
  2. Review the details for Elmwood’s Summer CSA vegetable share, including links to CSA Plans & Pricing, and Benefits of CSA.
  3. Once you have made your decisions and want to purchase a share click on the “Sign Up for CSA” button.
    1. For existing CSA members sign-in to your account.
    2. For new CSA members register your CSA account.
      1. Be sure the name you sign in or register with is the same from your voucher application to verify use of the voucher code.
  4. Review list of pick-up locations and select the corresponding day of the week at the bottom of the page.
  5. Select your share size that you would like to purchase (mini, regular, or robust) and click “Next”.
  6. Review options to add a “Egg, Surprise Me Meat, Flower, or Pantry Share” to your order and click “Next”.
  7. Review options to add a “Choose My Own Meat Share” and click “Next”.
  8. Select your share pickup location from the drop-down menu and check the box for home delivery if you chose it as your pickup location.
  9. Enter your home address below your share pickup location and make sure to include your Voucher Code and linkblue ID on the Street Address line after your address. After you have entered your address, voucher code, and linkblue ID, click “Next”.
  10. Review option to add a donation for a CSA share to local families experiencing food insecurity and click “Next”.
  11. Look over your selected farm share, pickup location, address, and make sure your voucher code and linkblue ID are included in the street address line and select “Complete Sign-Up”.
  12. Review the details on making payment. $200 at sign up is required to secure your share (cannot use voucher for this payment). Membership is not confirmed until payment is made. CSA voucher members are only responsible for the cost of the share less the voucher. Remaining balance can be paid in full or monthly payments with a card or check can be arranged with the farm.

Hickory Grove Farm

Pickup: Fayette (Lexington), Franklin (Frankfort), Shelby (Simpsonville)
Season: 20 weeks. First week of May-end of September
Size and cost: Small $600 ($30 per week) , Large $800 ($40 per week)
Typical Regular share: 8-12 items. Greens, lettuce, broccoli, peas, turnips, radishes, beets, cabbage, carrots, summer squash, zucchini

Family owned and farmed in Pleasureville since the 1780s, Hickory Grove began their CSA in 2016. Having farmed the same land for over 200 years we feel a great responsibility to ensure that we will still be farming it 200 years from now. Our CSA offers a mix of organic vegetables, fruits, and herbs with an option for adding on pastured poultry, eggs and pork as well as grass-fed beef.

Optional share customization

Members choose at a market-style pickup from predetermined "Fixed" and "Choice" items. If you cannot pick up a share, you must arrange someone to pick up for you or share will be donated.

Payment options and discounts

Payment plan available with half of cost due at signup and 5 monthly payments thereafter

Hickory Grove Farm CSA Signup Instructions

Questions? Please contact Hickory Grove Farm.
Email preferred: Hickorygrovefarmky@gmail.com

  1. Go to: https://www.hickorygrovefarm.com/vegetable-csa
  2. Have ready: Voucher code, LinkBlueID, preferred share size, and pickup location.
  3. Scroll down to the section titled “Our CSA Shares”.
  4. Select your share size (“Half Summer Vegetable” or “Full Summer Vegetable”) and click on the corresponding picture.
  5. From the CSA Pick Up Location drop-down menu, select your pick-up location.
  6. Select any options for “add-ons” to your order.
  7. Click the white button “Join/Renew”.
  8. A side window will pop up on the right of your screen. Scroll down until you see “Total”.  Under the line “Total”, you will see a field that reads “Coupon Code”. Enter your voucher code here and click “Apply”. If you add the incorrect code, no discount will be applied.
  9. Click the black button “Checkout”.
  10. Fill out all Fields in Contact Information.
  11. Enter payment information if you are paying in total at this time.
  12. If you are paying in installments, you will need to contact the farm. Do not use the Cash App Pay app.
  13. In the “Add an order note” field under the “Order Summary”, click the plus sign and add your your LinkBlue ID (ex: “abc123”) where it is indicated. You can find this LinkBlue on your UK ID Badge.
  14. Your order total should reflect the total less the applied voucher amount.
  15. Be sure all information is correct and click the blue button “Place Order”. 

Homegrown Direct LLC

Pickup: On-farm pickup, Fayette (Lexington), and Scott (Georgetown)
Season: 20 weeks. First week of June-second week of October
Size and cost: Peck $500 ($25 per week) / Half Bushel $600 ($30 per week) / Bushel $900 ($45 per week)
Typical Regular share: At least 7-8 items. May include tomatoes, green onion, kohlrabi, kale, radishes, cucumber, cabbage, broccoli, chard, zucchini, yellow squash 

With a mission of providing fresh, local, and safe produce for their neighbors, community, and state, HomeGrown Direct has been “local since 1783." Over the past decade, brothers and ninth-generation farmers Jacob and Beckham Sharpe have transitioned their family tobacco farm into a diversified 230-acre farming operation that harvests 45 different crops throughout the CSA season. As a multi-farm CSA, HomeGrown Direct understands that agriculture and community go hand in hand, and they take great pride in their partnerships with other local farmers in their area: Berkshire Farms, Evans Orchard, Gallrein Farms and Cornett Enterprises.

Optional share customization

Customers can log in weekly to make one switch per share during the designated swap window. Customers may also pause shares in exchange for farm credit.

Payment options and discounts

Payment plan available with monthly or weekly installments.

Homegrown Direct LLC Signup Instructions

Questions? Please contact HomeGrown Direct
​Email preferred: homegrowndirect@gmail.com

  1. Example: Go to: https://homegrowndirectllc.com/  This site loads a little slowly, please be patient!
  2. Have ready: Voucher code, LinkBlueID, preferred share size, pickup location and time.
  3. Scroll halfway down to “Handpicked” section.
  4. Share sizes are listed: A: Peck, B: Half Bushel, C: Bushel. Choose your share size and click the green button “Read more”.
  5. Select “Handpicked CSA Terms and Conditions”. This is your Membership Agreement. You will learn more about delivery, payment policies and options, and share sizes. Check box indicating that you have read these terms and conditions.
  6. Next to “Billing Period”, click “Choose an option”.
    1. If you plan to pay in full, select “Full season”
    2. If you plan to pay in installments, choose your option accordingly.
  7. Click “Add to Cart”.
  8. Enter the appropriate voucher code in the text field marked “Coupon Code”. Click “Apply Coupon”. The text “coupon code applied successfully” should appear next to a green check mark.
  9. Under “Cart Totals”, select your pick up or delivery location from the drop-down menu. Delivery locations are designated as “Delivery” and are only applicable if you live in that neighborhood.
  10. Click the green button “Proceed to Checkout”.
  11. Fill out all Fields in Billing Details. See important note below for entering your LinkBlue ID.
  12. In the “Order Notes” field, enter your LinkBlue ID (ex: “abc123”). You can find this on your UK ID badge. This is mandatory to successfully use your voucher.
  13. Enter credit card information.
  14. Be sure all information is correct and click “Sign Up Now”. 

 
 

Lazy Eight Stock Farm

Pickup: Fayette (Lexington), Madison (Berea and Richmond), Boyle (Danville)
Season: 21 weeks. May 22- October 15
Size and cost: Small $567 ($27 per week), Regular $777 ($37 per week), Extra large $987 ($47 per week)
Typical Regular share: Nine items. Strawberries, Lettuce, Beets, Cherry Tomatoes, Kale, Summer Squash, Zucchini, Green Onions

Lazy Eight Stock Farm is a small family farm located in Madison and Garrard counties along the banks of Paint Lick Creek. We pour our hearts and souls into raising USDA Certified Organic vegetables for our CSA Members, the lifeblood of our farm. We offer a 21-week customizable CSA and host several on-farm events each season for our members to come and share the seasonal bounty.

Optional share customization

Customers set share preferences before the season starts, but weekly reviews and changes are available. Share pause is available, as well as pickup location changes.

Payment options and discounts

Payment plans are available with 25% at signup, 25% on first delivery of season, and the remaining 50% will be split into equal weekly payments made across the season when you delivery is finalized.

Lazy Eight Farm CSA Signup Instructions

QUESTIONS? Please contact the farm.
Email preferred: eat@lazyeightstockfarm.com Phone: (859) 661-1501

  1. Go to: https://lazyeightstockfarm.com/csa/
  2. Review the details for Lazy Eight’s seasonal farm share memberships, farm share sizes, and pick-up locations and then select “Sign Up for the CSA Farm Share Membership”.
  3. Scroll down to farm shares and find your preferred main season share size (small, regular, XL) and select “I Want This Share”.
  4. Select “Get Started” under the 2022 Main Season share description.
  5. Choose your preferred  share size from one of the three sizes (small, regular, XL) and select “Next”.
  6. Create an account by filling out your name, email, phone, address, and password  and select “Next”.
    1. Note, make sure the name you register with is the same as the voucher application. You can add additional contacts once you sign up.
  7. Choose your preferred pick-up location or home delivery option and select “Add to Cart”.  [1] 
  8. Add your voucher code to the coupon code box and select “apply”.
  9. Add your linkblue ID to the employee ID box below and select “apply ID”.
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Old Homeplace Farm

Pickup: Clay (Manchester and Oneida), Laurel (Laurel Co. Library), Whitley (Corbin and Williamsburg), Leslie (Hyden) and Perry (Hazard)
Season: 20 weeks. May 15- September 29
Size and cost: Small $320 ($16 per week), Medium $530 ($26.50 per week), Large $740 ($37 per week)
Typical Regular share: Eight items. Lettuce, cabbage, another green (kale, collards, spinach, or arugula), summer squash and/or cucumbers, green onions, a root crop (turnips, radishes, or carrots), garlic scapes, strawberries in early June or cherry tomatoes in late June

Old Homeplace Farm is a family farm in Clay County. We raise vegetables, flowers, fruits, pork, pastured eggs, and grass-fed beef on the farm, as well as grazing sheep and goats. We care about creating resilience and relationships throughout Eastern Kentucky, and hope we can help you feel good about where your food comes from. The community aspect of CSA is something we take extremely seriously and work to foster through on farm events and our online CSA community (where we share recipes, storage info, and cooking tips).

Optional share customization

No customized shares. Customers may make a one-time adjustment to their weekly share due to vacation or other needs for a pause.

Payment options and discounts

CSA members have the option to pre-pay in advance for the entire amount or sign up with a down payment (purchase price of one week of the CSA) by selecting "Auto-Pay Per Pickup," Our online store will then automatically charge a customer's credit card each week throughout the CSA period.

Old Homeplace Farm CSA Signup Instructions

QUESTIONS? Please contact the farm.
Email: maggie@oldhomeplacefarm.com  Phone: (606) 391-8446

  1. Go to: https://www.oldhomeplacefarm.com/csa
  2. Review the details for Old Homeplace Farm’s CSA veggie share and then scroll to the bottom and select “Sign Up for a CSA”.
  3. Find your preferred veggie CSA share size (small, medium, large) and pick either the summer season (20 weeks) or full season (30 weeks) and select the red “add” button by the share type.
  4. Select your payment preference and choose either “pay total upfront” or “auto-pay per delivery”.
  5. Choose a fulfillment type and select either a delivery or pickup option and click “add to cart”.
  6. Then select your "cart" in the top left corner.
  7. Review your selection and select "checkout".
  8. Log in to your account or sign up for an account. Make sure you include your name and email that is associated with your voucher.
  9. On the checkout screen, add your voucher code in the promo code box and select “apply” and your link blue ID in the notes to seller. Review your checkout information (phone number, billing info, and order) and select “purchase”.

Rolling Fork Organic Farm

Pickup: Fayette (Lexington), Jefferson (Louisville)
Season: 20 weeks. May 24-October 4
Size and cost: Regular $600 ($30 per week)
Typical Regular share: 7-10 items. Blueberries, Fennel, Cabbage, Basil, Head lettuce, Carrots, Dill, Cucumbers

A USDA-Certified Organic farm in the Forkland community of Gravel Switch. Rolling Fork’s multi-farm CSA offers a mix of produce, fruits and herbs from their own farm and nine additional farms across the Bluegrass, including Salad Days Farm and Casey County Organics (a cooperative of predominantly Amish growers).

Optional share customization

No weekly customization, but members can pause share with a seven-day notice. The share is held until the following week and the member will receive a double share to make up for a pause. 

Payment options and discounts

Full payment at time of purchase required

Rolling Fork Organic Farm Signup Instructions

Questions? Please contact the farm.
Email preferred: rollingforkorganicfarm@gmail.com

  1. Example: Go to: https://www.rollingforkorganicfarm.com/csa.html
  2. Prepare: Voucher code, LinkBlueID, preferred pickup location
  3. Click the image of the UK logo.
  4. Click the button next to “CSA Voucher Code”
  5. Click the button next to “Link Blue ID”
    1. (Important: note that you will only be clicking here – you will not be given a field to enter these pieces of data at this time. You will do so further on in the purchase process, as indicated by the text on this page: Please enter your Link Blue ID & preferred pickup location in our "notes to seller" field @ checkout. Thank you!!!!)
  6. Click “Buy Now”
  7. Fill out all Fields in Your Details; Click “Next”
  8. The Shipping Method will be automatically indicated. Click “Next”.
  9. Select your preferred payment option
  10. Click “Add coupon code” in order to add your voucher code
  11. Enter the 200 code ONLY. This farm only has one size share and only the $200 voucher can be applied.
  12. In the “Note to Seller” field, be sure to enter LinkBlue ID (example: “abc123” - you will find your LinkBlue ID on your UK ID badge) AND preferred pickup location
  13. Be sure all information is correct and click “Place Order”
  14. You will receive a confirmation email from Rolling Fork Organic Farm @ no-reply@editmysite.com. It will contain your order number, date of purchase, order details, billing information, and LinkBlue ID and voucher code. If you do not see your LinkBlue ID and voucher code, it means that the voucher will be not be applied to your share. Please contact the farm at the email address above to rectify this if so. 

Rootbound Farm

Pickup: Jefferson (Louisville), Fayette (Lexington), Franklin (Frankfort), Oldham (Crestwood)
Season: 27 weeks. May 8-November 20 (estimated)
Size and cost: Small $675 ($25 per week), Full $918 ($34 per week), Robust $1,134 ($42 per week)
Typical Regular share: Eight items. 2 pounds yellow squash, 1 head of lettuce, 1 bunch of green onions, 1 bunch of beets, 1 bunch of radishes, 1 bunch of curly kale, 1 bunch of carrots, 1 bunch of parsley

Rootbound Farm is a family-run certified organic farm in Oldham County. Our Farm Share (CSA) program is the lifeblood of our farm. Our passion is filling our members' tables with the full bounty of beautiful and delicious local veggies that positively impact their health and the environment. We believe being in a Farm Share (CSA) should be fun - and we prioritize communication, quality and diversity. We provide weekly newsletters and use social media to provide our members with new recipes and storage tips so they can get the best out of every share.

Optional share customization

Customization is available online during store access hours. Share pause is available with the balance carrying over to use later.

Payment options and discounts

Automatic recurring payments with options to pay for four weeks at a time, or eight weeks at a time, or 12 weeks at a time. When the member's balance falls to zero, they are automatically recharged for the next installment in their chosen payment plan. The first payment is due at time of signup.

Rootbound Farm CSA Signup Instructions

QUESTIONS? Please contact the farm.
Email: bree@rootboundfarm.com Phone: (859) 433-2563

  1. Go to: https://www.rootboundfarm.com/csa
  2. Review the details for Rootbound’s farm share including the “How does it work?”, share sizes, and pickups, and then select the red “Sign Up” button at the top.
  3. Select your desired CSA pickup location from the list of options and hit the green “Next” button at the top of the screen.
  4. Select your vegetable share size (Small, Full, or Robust) by clicking the “green” add button and any additional share options you would like to add on such as eggs or meat  and then select the “Next” button.
  5. Select your payment plan and choose either (Pay for 8 weeks, Pay for 24 weeks, or Pay for 48 weeks) and then enter your voucher code in the coupon code box below and click “apply”.
  6. Select the “create account with Facebook” or “create account with email” button or if you are a returning customer select the second tab to login with your email and password. 
  7. Enter your contact information. Be sure the name you register with is the same name from your voucher application to verify use of the voucher code. Add an additional contact if desired and click “next”.
  8. Select the debit/credit card payment method and in the comment box below enter your linkblue ID. This is required to verify use of the voucher code.
  9. Then select “checkout” at the top of the screen. Complete payment information as requested.

Sustainable Harvest Farm

Pickup: Fayette (Lexington), Madison (Richmond and Berea), Whitley and Knox (Corbin), Pulaski (Somerset), Laurel (London), and Knoxville, Tennessee
Season: 22 weeks. May-October
Size and cost: Small $506 ($23 per week), Large $660 ($30 per week), Extra large $836 ($38 per week).
Typical Regular share: 6-12 items. Strawberries, Lettuce, Garlic, Cherry Tomatoes, Kale, Collards, Summer Squash, Cucumbers, Radish, Broccoli,

Ford and Amanda Waterstrat own and operate a first-generation family farm that produces a wide variety of USDA certified organic, high-quality produce grown in an environmentally-sensitive manner. They offer individuals, families and businesses highly customizable, nutritious and delicious farm shares that are easy to pick up and are backed with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Ford and Amanda have a passion to help people eat better, reduce food waste and improve their overall health and well-being. Sustainable Harvest Farm strives to provide their customers with peace of mind knowing their produce is grown locally in a manner that enhances our ecosystem yet ensures food safety.

Optional share customization

Customers set their share preferences before the season starts, but weekly review and changes are available. Share reschedule is available, as well as pickup location change and cancel up to three times per calendar year.

Payment options and discounts

CSA members can pay by credit card (the preferred method) or check, and can opt to pay in full OR 25% down, 25% at first delivery, and the remaining 50% balance deducted weekly from the card on file over the 22-week season.

Sustainable Harvest Farm CSA Signup Instructions

QUESTIONS?
Please contact the farm. Email: ford.waterstrat@gmail.com Phone: (859) 227-5101

  1. Go to: https://www.sustainableharvestfarm.com/our-farm-share-csa.html#overview
  2. Review the details for Sustainable Harvest’s farm share memberships including sizes, pricing, and and then select the green “Sign Up” button.
  3. Select the “Get Started” button under the 2022 Veggie share description.
  4. Choose your preferred  share size from one of the three sizes (small, regular, XL) and select “Next”.
  5. Create an account by filling out your name, email, phone, address, and password  and select “Next”.
    1. Note, make sure the name you register with is the same as the voucher application. You can add additional contacts once you sign up.
  6. Choose your preferred pick-up location or home delivery option and select “Add to Cart”. 
  7. Add your voucher code to the coupon code box and select “apply”.
  8. Add your linkblue ID to the employee ID box below and select “apply ID”.
  9. Review the available share add-ons and select “add this share” if interested. 
  10. Then select “go to checkout” to complete your transaction.

University of Kentucky Organic Farming Unit

Pickup: Lexington
Season: 22 Weeks. May to October
Size and cost: Regular, Signup Before March 1: $704 ($32 per week), Signup March 1-30: $714 (32.45/week), Signup After April 1: $724 (32.90/week)
Typical Regular share: Eight items. Lettuce, spinach, kale, hakurei turnips, zucchini, yellow squash, beets, broccoli, herbs, rhubarb

The UK Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project is a part of the Department of Horticulture in the UK College of Agriculture, Foord and Environment and is an integral component of the Sustainable Agriculture (SAG) undergraduate curriculum. The CSA project links the UK community with the Organic Farming Unit located at the UK Horticulture Research Farm. All financial proceeds from the sale of CSA shares support the production of food during the growing season and student educational activities of the SAG program. CSA members are able to visit the farm throughout the growing season for you-pick of select crops (flowers, herbs, berries, cherry tomatoes, peppers, beans, okra, and more) at no additional cost.

Optional share customization

Customization via a swap box on-site at pick up locations. Share pause is not available.

Payment options and discounts

All at once (cash, check, or card accepted) or in three installments with the final installment due by July 1. Flexible payment plans. Minimum of $200 deposit required at time of sign up. Vouchers do not qualify as the minimum deposit.

Early bird discounted rate of $704 is for sign-ups before March 1.

UK Organic Farming Unit CSA Signup Instructions

QUESTIONS?Please contact the farm.
Email preferred: uk.csa@uky.edu Phone: (859) 552-4165

  1. Go to: https://www3.ca.uky.edu/worldpay/form/csa/
  2. Enter your contact information including name, email, additional contact, address, and phone number.
  3. Select the box if you would like to receive text reminders and choose your carrier. If it is not listed add it in the comment box below.
  4. If you were referred by someone, add their name.
  5. Check the box that states you have read and agree to the CSA Terms and Conditions. 
  6. Choose your preferred pick-up location from the drop down menu.
  7. Enter your voucher code and linkblue ID.  Note, linkblue ID is required to verify use of the voucher code.
  8. Include a comment below about how you heard about UK CSA.
  9. List any special needs you have in the comment box.
  10. Click the blue “continue” button at the bottom of the screen.
  11. Review your order information and confirm the voucher amount was applied and click the green “finalize registration” button.
  12. Select your preferred payment option “Pay by Check”, “Installment Plan” or “Pay Online with Credit Card” to complete registration.

Frequently asked questions

How long does a CSA typically last?

Farms provide weekly farm shares throughout the Kentucky growing season of Spring-Fall. The duration and start/end dates vary by farm. Generally, a 20-22 week and May-October timeframe is common for our 2022 participating farms. When you become a CSA member, your farm will communicate the necessary information  to their specific shareholders.

What is included in a weekly CSA share?

Shares vary based on the farm and the time of year. Farms grow various crops and each week different fruits and vegetables are growing into and out of maturity. Many farms show examples of past shares on their websites and social media platforms. Please keep in mind that each CSA season can be different depending on several variables such as heat, rain, soil, and labor, although every farm takes measures to deliver quality weekly shares as they are able.

How much food is included in a weekly CSA share?

The quantity of produce in each CSA share varies by farm and by week, depending on how much was harvested. The average weekly share will offer a seasonal variety of items (5-9 in a small/mini share and 6-12 in a large/regular share). An "item" is sometimes a bunch, bundle, or bag amount, not just a singular vegetable. Typically, a regular/full/large share is designed to supply two adults, or a small household, with most of their weekly produce needs, while a small/mini share is designed to supplement weekly produce needs for one to two adults. Check out the farm profiles on our CSA main page for an idea on typical June shares – June is when KY summer harvests start to ramp up!

How much does a CSA cost?

The cost of a CSA varies by farm and by the size of the share. Typically, without a voucher, the cost of a regular share ranges from about $530 to $900 (subtract $200 with voucher use) and a small share is about $320 to $675 (subtract $100 with voucher use).
Some farms even offer an extra-large share for larger households, so be sure to note that if you are feeding more people at home or splitting with another family!

Why become a CSA member?

A CSA offers several unique benefits:

  • You will experience the diversity of locally grown, fresh produce.
  • You get to know your farmer and how your food is grown. Some farms offer members-only access to tours, events, and you-picks. If that access is important to you, you can choose your farm accordingly!
  • Many farms offer customization features such as the ability to pause your share, and either swap items in your share or buy more as needed.
  • Farms offer many different pickup locations. You can choose the location that is right for you.
  • You keep your food dollars in your community.
What happens if there is crop failure or bad weather?

CSA is a mutual commitment between a farm and its shareholders. CSA members share in the rewards of a great season and the risks that come with bad weather and pests. Participating farmers have been growing food for many seasons, and they typically grow a variety of crops. This decreases the likelihood that all crops will be ruined from a pest or weather problem, but be sure to read your farm’s CSA Membership agreement to learn more about their individual policies and procedures.

Who is eligible for a voucher?

Any employee on a UK health insurance plan is eligible for a voucher. You may claim your voucher through your HR Health and Wellness dashboard using this link.
 

How do I get the voucher?

You can access your CSA voucher by signing on to your HW dashboard and clicking on the CSA banner at the top of the page. If you do not see a CSA banner, you are likely not eligible for the voucher program.

​How do I use my voucher?

The $100 voucher can be used for the following sizes ONLY. Mini, Small, Peck . Essentially, these are the smallest sizes offered by the farm.
The $200 voucher can be used for the following sizes ONLY. Half, Medium, Large, Regular, Half bushel, Full, Abundant, XL, Bushel Robust. Essentially, you may use this voucher on any share EXCEPT the smallest size offered by the farm.

Both UK Organic Farming Unit (South Farm) and Rolling Fork Organic Farm have one single share size. You can only use the $200 voucher toward this share. Be sure to choose the $200 voucher if you want to partner with UK Organic Farming Unit or Rolling Fork Organic Farm.

I claimed the voucher. Now what?

Once you log on to your UK HW Dashboard and claim your voucher, you will receive an email with a code and a link to purchase your share. If you do not receive this email, please check your spam folder as it may end up there. You will then click the link to learn more about your farm choices. Please use your code as well as your UK LinkBlue ID when you sign up with the farm directly to purchase your CSA share.

My partner and I both work at UK. Can we combine our vouchers?

Spouses and partners who are each employees on individual UK health plans may be able to apply both vouchers towards the cost of one share. Please email vanessa.oliver@uky.edu to learn if this is an option for your purchase.

My friend and I both work at UK. Can we share a share?

You can, of course, split a share with whoever you like, and they do not need to work at UK. It would be important and necessary, however, to buy your share using the name of the employee so that the voucher is applied appropriately. Otherwise, you may not receive the discount correctly.

Can my friend/colleague/co-worker/family member give me their voucher?

No. Vouchers are non-transferable and must be in the name of the eligible employee (the one covered by the UK health insurance plan).

​Will my taxes be affected if I secure the voucher but don’t buy a share?

Only the CSA purchase with the use of the UK voucher is considered a taxable benefit. If you secure a voucher but don’t use it you will not be taxed or charged in any way.