Members receive 12 weekly distributions of local, high-quality, sustainably grown vegetables, lettuces, greens, and herbs. Generous weekly distributions will provide enough produce to feed a family of four or share with a friend. Your membership will support our small farm in rural Fayette County, while providing nature-based healing and job training for survivors of intimate partner abuse.
What kinds of vegetables and herbs will be included?
Each week’s share will change with the season, but we anticipate the following monthly harvests:
September: Basil, Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrot, Cilantro, Dill, Kale, Kohlrabi, Kohlrabi, Lettuces, Peppers, Radishes, Yellow Squash, Zucchini
October: Arugula, Basil, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Chinese Cabbage, Cilantro, Collard Greens, Collard Greens, Dill, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuces, Pac Choi, Peas, Pumpkin, Radishes, Snap Peas, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Turnips
November: Arugula, Beets, Broccoli, Butternut Squash, Carrots, Collard Greens, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuces, Parsnips, Radishes, Rutabaga, Snap Peas, Snow Peas, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Turnips.
How much is included with each share?
We estimate each week’s generous share to provide enough vegetables, lettuces, greens, and herbs for a meal feeding four people every evening of the week. Weekly distributions can easily be split among small groups of friends and neighbors.
When will my membership begin and end?
Memberships include 12 weeks of harvest shares beginning Wednesday, September 4 and ending Wednesday, November 20.
When and where do I pick up my share?
Members pick up their weekly shares on Wednesdays between 4 – 6 pm at the High Street YMCA, 239 E High St, Lexington.
Do you offer delivery?
No, at this time we aren’t able to offer delivery service for our Autumn Vegetable & Herb CSA.
What if I can't pick up my share one week?
Please send a friend or family member to pick up the share in your place. We aren’t able to reschedule weekly pick ups or make adjustments to membership cost for missed weeks.
Do you accept SNAP/EBT payment?
Not at this time. We hope to offer this option next year.
What does CSA mean?
CSA is the abbreviation for community-supported agriculture. This term means the farmer and member share in the benefits and risks of agricultural production. We commit to keeping members informed about successes and challenges during the growing season with weekly updates provided with your share of the harvest, along with a recipe featuring the week’s produce.
Is my membership tax-deductible?
Standard memberships probably won’t be tax-deductible because the market value of the weekly distributions exceeds the cost of membership. However, the value of the Survivor Share add-on may be fully deductible. We recommend you consult with your tax professional to be sure.
How does my membership support survivors of intimate partner abuse?
Your membership creates nature-based healing opportunities on the farm that surrounds our emergency shelter for survivors and their children.Our farm is supported by research related to trauma-informed care for women veterans, studies exploring the restorative and healing outcomes of therapeutic gardens, and examinations of “social farming” as a means to promote healing and community networks in rural areas.
The farm also provides small-business training and micro-enterprise opportunities for survivors. Participants develop new skills and recent workplace experience as they strive to find healing and rebuild their lives. Our vision is for the farm to become an economically self-sustaining program that provides a reliable source of revenue for our agency’s mission.
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