Community Supported Agriculture: Feb-Mar 2017
What is a CSA? A CSA farm sells subscriptions or memberships and participants pay up front for an allotment of shares over a period of time, generally once per week for 14 to 20 or more weeks. Costs vary, depending on the products in the share and the number of deliveries included. Shares are typically delivered to a drop site, and CSA farms often have special opportunities for on-farm activities, weekly newsletters and other membership benefits.
Why Participate? CSAs are perfect for busy schedules and a great way to add variety and inspire new recipes. For the farmer, CSAs offer stability. Because members purchase subscriptions in advance, farmers can plan crops and respond to unexpected weather conditions, if needed. The shared risk between member and farmer is what creates a sense of community and a stronger connection to the farm.
Lots of Options: There are many types of CSA models offering everything from fresh produce to value added products. Half and full shares are often available.
Sign up now: Memberships are filling up quickly at this time of year so be sure to do your research and find the CSA that works well for you.
Click on the Picture Below: To download this handy guide to local CSAs!
A Place on Earth CSA Farm: 499 Long Branch Rd, Turners Station, KY 40075 Products: Vegetables, herbs, cut flowers, berries, eggs and chicken Counties served: Jefferson, Henry Pickup: Old Louisville Wednes-day AM; East End Saturday AM Contact: Carden Willis; 502-532-0476; firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: aplaceonearthcsa.com
Barr Farms: 2440 Popham Road Rhodelia, KY 40161 Products: Certified organic vegetables, herbs, & pastured sustainable meats Counties served: Greater Louisville area When and Where: Tuesdays 3-6pm or Saturdays 10am-2pm. Home delivery available. Contact: Adam Barr & Rae Strobel; 859- 608-6458; email@example.com; barrfarmsky.com
Coulter’s Good Earth Farm: 206 Dugan Ln. Bloomfield, KY 40008 Products: vegetables, fruit, eggs, meat, and other farm products Counties served: Jefferson, Nelson Contact: Chris or Amy Coulter 502-221-0172 GoodEarthFarm@yahoo.com CoulterFarm.com
Groce Family Farm 1513 E. Carnes Mill Rd. English, IN 47118 Products: Forest raised pork, pastured chicken, grass-fed lamb, vegetables Meat CSA available year round. Counties served: Jefferson, Floyd IN, Clark IN Pickup options: Saturdays at St. Matthews and Bardstown Road Farmers' Markets, or the 2nd Wednesday of the month in New Albany, IN. Contact: Luke Groce, 502-436-0311, firstname.lastname@example.org, grocefamilyfarm.com
Katie O’s Garden 494 Geoghegan Rd. Shelbyville, KY 40065 Products: vegetables, fruits, herbs Counties: Jefferson, Shelby, Henry Contact: Kathy Lee-Jarvis 502-655-0280 email@example.com Katie O's Garden Facebook
Louisville Grows: Hope Community Farm: 1400 Bicknell Ave, Louisville, KY 40215 and Office1641 Portland Ave, Louisville, KY 40203 Products: Naturally grown vegetables, fruits, and hand-made goods crafted by our new American farmers-in-training from around the world. Counties served: Jefferson When and Where: Louisville: Pickup: Tuesdays 4-6pm and Wednesdays 9am-4pm Contact: Whitney Sewell, Director of Urban Ag; (812) 345-0147; whitney@ louisvillegrows.org Website: louisvillegrows.org
New Roots Fresh Stop Markets: 1800 Portland Avenue, Louisville, KY 40203 Products: Certified organic and naturally grown vegetables, herbs, pastured sus-tainable meats & eggs Counties served: Jefferson, Fayette, Meade (Kentucky), Floyd and Clark (Indiana) When and Where: See www.newroots. org for dates of our pop up Fresh Stop Markets Contact: Karyn Moskowitz and Mary Montgomery, 502-509-6770 and info@ newroots.org Website: newroots.org and Facebook. com/newroots Note: New Roots believes that fresh food is a basic human right! Fresh Stop Market shares are prepaid for one Market event at a time although seasonal shareholders (20 biweekly shares) are welcome. 75% of shares are designated for families with limited resources. Donations to help a family gain access to affordable, local, fresh food are accepted at http://www. newroots.org/donate.html.
Pink Elephant Farm & Kitchen: 6964 Ballardsville Rd, Smithfield KY 40068 Products: Naturally and biodynamically grown vegetables, blueberries, pastured eggs and raw milk. Pursuing Organic certification. Counties served: Jefferson, Oldham, Henry When: May-November for produce; year-round for eggs & milk Delivery/Pickup: Home delivery included or discounted on-farm pickup Contact: Jenny & Justin, firstname.lastname@example.org, 502-303-4432 Website: www.pinkelephantfarm.com.
Six Ridges Farm: 760 Austerlitz Rd., Paris, KY 40361 Products: All Natural, Locally Raised, Pasture Finished Beef, Pork and Chicken. Counties served: Greater Louisville and Bluegrass areas. Contact: Brian and Shannon McGuire; 859-953-1050; email@example.com; http://sixridgesfarm.com/.
Swallow Rail Farm: 2340 Conner Station Road Simpsonville, KY 40067 502-475-0998 Products: Kentucky grazed lamb, poultry and eggs Counties served: Shelby and Jefferson Contact: Jeneen Wiche, JHWiche@gmail. com, SwallowRailFarm.com
University of Kentucky CSA: 4321 Emmert Farm Lane, Lexington, KY 40514 Products: Vegetables, herbs, fruit, and flowers Membership limited to UK faculty, staff and students Pickup: UK Campus Thursdays 4-6pm, UK Hort Farm Thursdays 3:30- 6:30pm Contact: Kristi Durbin; firstname.lastname@example.org Website: UKcsa.wordpress.com