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CSA voucher

Eligibility: Employees on a Health Plan

UK HR Health and Wellness offers $100 or $200 vouchers toward the cost of a CSA share. These vouchers are available to employees* on a health plan. The voucher program is closed for the 2020 season. If you would like information about farms in your area that may still be offering CSAs, please visit the Kentucky Proud CSA page.

What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?

CSA farmers offer a limited number of their produce shares for anyone in their local area to purchase in advance. When you purchase a share from a farm, you become a CSA member of that farm. Share purchases for 2020 were only available through May 8, 2020.

CSA membership through UK typically includes:

  • A box of local and organic vegetables (and occasionally fruits and other farm products) delivered weekly to a convenient pick-up location.
  • Opportunities to get to know your local farmers and learn more about where your food comes from.
  • Tips, recipes, and workshops for learning ways to use and store the produce in your weekly shares.

2020 CSA options:

Elmwood Stock Farm   
SOLD OUT!                   
Frankfort, Georgetown, Lexington, Louisville, Midway, Versailles, and Cincinnati Mid May-September
21 weeks
Mini $440  $340 ($16.19/week with voucher) Broccoli, carrots, cabbage, kale, green onions, radishes, salad mix, spinach, squash See what's planned for your share then swap items online to personalize—plus, skip a share while on vacation and add extras later on. On farm, choose your own items.  5% discount if paid in full by 1/30/20. Share can be paid with cash, check, debit/credit card. Member can suggest the payment plan that works best for them as share paid in full before season begins.
Regular $650  $450 ($21.43/week with voucher)

Lazy Eight Stock Farm
Berea, Lexington, Paint Lick, Richmond, and Danville Mid May-September 
20 weeks

July 13-November 16
Small $440  $340 ($17.00/week with voucher) Cherry tomatoes, lettuce, kale, strawberries, yellow squash, zucchini, green onions Select your produce each week from the Certified Organic crops ready for harvest in our gardens. Or, receive the standard share based on your crop preferences. 5% early bird discount if you pay in full before January 31st. We accept cash, check and card payment for CSA shares. We ask for 50% down payment on shares with the remaining balance due by mid-season.
Regular $580  $380 ($19.00/week with voucher)
Rootbound Farm
Lexington, Frankfort, Crestwood and Louisville Late May-October
22 weeks
Small $500  $400 ($18.18/week with voucher) Arugula, broccoli, yellow squash, zucchini, kale, green onions, lettuce, garlic scapes, parsley Every week you'll get an email from the farm listing what we have available and stating the base box for the week. You'll have a window of time to change out items and also add additional items.
5% discount for signing up and paying in full by February 1st. Share can be split into 4 payments, 25% due at time of signup, 25% due June 1st, 25% due July 1st and 25% due August 1st.
Large $700  $500 ($22.73/week with voucher)
Sustainable Harvest Farm
Berea, Corbin, Knoxville, Lexington, London, Richmond, Russell Springs, Somerset and Williamsburg May-late September
22 weeks
Small $506  $406 ($18.45/week with voucher) Beets, chard, lettuce, cabbage, carrots, broccoli, cucumbers, spinach, garlic scapes, green onion, radishes, turnips, tomatoes, zucchini, kale On your smart phone...customize shares based on what YOU want. Select vegetable preferences at sign-up and further customize each week. Members receive amazing customer service and tech support. Refer a friend and receive a $25 discount. Share can be paid by cash, check or card with multiple payment plans. Standard is to pay 25% at checkout, 25% on first delivery and remainder on a weekly basis with credit card on file.
Regular $616  $416 ($18.90/week with voucher)
University of Kentucky Organic Farming Unit
Lexington May-October
22 weeks
Regular (no small share available) $670  $470 ($21.36/week with voucher) Beets, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, herbs, kale, lettuce, rhubarb, spinach, Swiss chard, cabbage, green onions, squash/zucchini, turnips Members can use a "swap box" at the pick up location to trade items in that week's share. Bonus of $20 for referring a new member in 2020 that was not previousy a UK CSA subscriber. Cash, check, credit cards all accepted. Shares must be paid in full by July 1st. Payment in full or three installments is accepted. Flexible payment plans available.

    For more information about CSA and the voucher benefit, please review answers to our frequently asked questions. For more information about participating farms, please visit UK CSA participating farms.

    *Vouchers from UK Health and Wellness are considered taxable income by the Internal Revenue Service.