SUMMER FLOWER CSA
Hope blooms! Early member registration is open. Please choose from the following options to sign up. Answers to frequently asked questions are included at the bottom of each page.
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 a monthly member newsletter. This publication will include information about the flowers in season, a story from a survivor who helped grow your flowers, and details about other happenings on our farm.
When will my membership begin and end?
The duration of your membership determines the start and end date for your flowers. Full season memberships span 16 weeks, beginning in June and concluding at the end of September.
When and where do I pick up my weekly flowers?
With the support of our amazing community partners, we offer pickup from several locations in downtown Lexington. Delivery is available to Lexington addresses for an additional weekly fee.
What if I can't pick up my flowers one week?
We understand that life events — illness, vacations, emergencies — happen. Unfortunately, given our production schedule, we are unable to reschedule your pickup day or location after your membership has begun. If you’re unable to pick up your flowers one week, please send a friend or family member to pick up the flowers in your place. We donate unclaimed weekly flowers to a local senior living facility for residents to enjoy.
What kind of flowers do you grow?
Our flowers are local and seasonal. Colors and varieties change throughout the summer. Little bug bites on leaves here and there are a reminder that we don’t use harsh chemicals when growing your flowers. You will likely find a variety of different stems in each unique bouquets, but these are the most prolific on our farm:
- June flowers include Bachelors Buttons, Calendula, Snapdragons, Ageratum, Rudbeckia, Celosia, Zinnia, Basils, Sweet Peas, Bells of Ireland, Nigella, and Queen Anne’s Lace.
- July flowers include Zinnia, Celosia, Ageratum, Basils, Sunflowers, Marigold, Rudbeckia, Gomphrena, Coneflower, Globe Thistle, and Queen Anne’s Lace.
- August flowers include Zinnia, Celosia, Amaranthus, Ageratum, Basils, Marigold, Sunflowers, Gomphrena, Sweet Annie, and Dahlias.
- September flowers include Zinnia, Celosia, Ageratum, Marigold, Basils, Sunflowers, Gomphrena, and Dahlias.
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.
Is my membership tax-deductible?
Probably not. The market value of your weekly flowers exceeds the cost being charged for membership, so it’s unlikely your membership will be tax-deductible; however, we recommend speaking with a tax professional to confirm. Should you require additional information for tax purposes, please contact us.
What if I have a question that's not answered here?
Let’s talk. You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 859-519-1911.