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?
Each membership varies based on duration and frequency. Our season begins in mid-June and concludes at the end of September. We email members with specific start dates and end dates.
Where do I pick up my flowers?
Thanks to the support of several wonderful community partners, we offer pick up locations around the Lexington area. Each week, a table or space will be set up at these locations for csa members.
What about delivery?
Yes, we deliver to Lexington addresses for an additional $5 weekly fee. Deliveries are made on Fridays, typically between 10 am – 2 pm. If someone is not available to receive the flowers during this time, we will leave them in a safe and shady place near the door. Members may provide more specific delivery instructions or request to change from pickup to delivery.
What kind of flowers do you grow?
Our flowers are local, seasonal, and chemical-free. Colors and varieties change throughout the summer. 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, Ameranthus, Ageratum, Basils, Marigold, Sunflowers, Gomphrena, Sweet Annie, and Dahlias.
September flowers include Zinnia, Celosia, Scented Geraniums, Ageratum, Marigold, Basils, Sunflowers, Gomphrena, and Dahlias.
What if I can't pick up my flowers one week?
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 local senior living facilities and other local organizations. Unfortunately, given our production schedule, we aren’t able to reschedule your pickup day or location after your membership has begun.
Is my membership tax-deductible?
Probably not. We recommend you consult with your tax professional to be sure. Typically, because the market value of our flowers exceeds the cost of membership, the purchase would not be deductible.
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.
I have a question not answered on this page.
We’re happy to help. Please complete the short form below the flower photos or call us at 859.319.2701.