COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE SHARES IN THE BLUEGRASS REGION

 

AgZinger Farms
AgZinger is a multi-farm CSA system of sustainable farms and farming projects throughout Kentucky with AgZinger Farms of Bowling Green producing 98 percent of the wares.  Located in Northern Warren County Kentucky, AgZinger has offered a CSA program for 13 years. In addition to nutritious fruits and vegetables, we offer Pastured-Poultry pieces. 

  • Season:  Summer; weekly drop-offs; 25 plus weeks (May-November)
     
  • Share options: Customizable $30 unlimited produce packages; Options to buy Pastured Poultry for an additional cost of $3.50 per pound (8-way chicken).
     
  • Pick-Up Drop-Off Locations:  Delivered to each subscribers home; other locations to be scheduled for pick-up TBD
     
  • How and when to sign up: Send subscription payments to the P.O. Box in Kentucky listed on our CSA Flyer and/or text us at 270-392-1399 for more payment options. 

Barbour Farms
Barbour’s Farm LLC is a small family farm entering their 13th growing season. Our family farm is located in Canmer, KY. We grow using sustainable agriculture techniques. We also offer a variety of farm raised pasture no-hormone added; antibiotic and steroid free meats and eggs.  Our 2018 weekly Box Shares sign up has just started. Our operation deliveries are straight to your doorstep, our plans are simple the way it should be. We have our prices so that it’s affordable for everyone. We would love to be your 2018 source of providing health, nutritional, and tasteful food to your table.

  • Share Options:
    • Vegetable share options: 10 weeks $35.00 per week with delivery to your door included. Resign-up every 10 weeks.
    • Meat bundle options: $30.00/week bundle 3-4 meat packages. Meat lovers options: $55.00/week bundle 6-7 meat packages.
    • Weekly add-ons: eggs $4.00/dozen.
    • Breakfast platters: Simply Breakfast—1 dozen eggs and 2lbs roll sausage per week ($11.00). Angie’s Deluxe: 2 dozen eggs, 2lbs roll sausage, and 2lbs bacon per week ($30.00), Lexie and Alyssa’s Daily Morning Smile: 2 dozen eggs, 2lbs roll sausage, 2lbs bacon, sliced shoulder, and honey per week ($44.00)
  • Pick-Up Drop-Off Locations: Delivery is to your door. Pick-up on our farm can be arranged as well. Delivery is included in plans. Eggs can only be added to orders. Delivery is right to your doorstep unless you tell us otherwise.
     
  • How/When to sign up: Sign-ups start today and end March 1st 2018.  You can also call 270-777-5881 or email andrebarbour35@gmail.com or barbourfreshmeat@hotmail.com for more info or questions. Memberships are available until capacity has been reached.

Bellaire Blooms
Bellaire Blooms CSA members will received a weekly “share”, via a bouquet, of the season’s harvest from the week of 5/17 until 10/28. That is 24 weeks of flowers for $350!!! Or we can offer a half share for 12 weeks. The half share is every other week during the season for $185. Pick up is at our farm on Thursdays from 5-7pm or at the Lexington Farmers’ Market on Saturday or Sunday. Visit: http://www.bellairebloomsky.com/ or contact: bellaireblooms@yahoo.com for more details.

Crooked Row Farm
Crooked Row Farm is a small family farm entering their 8th CSA season. They grow 100% of their vegetables right here in Lexington, using sustainable agriculture techniques. They also offer honey products from other local farmers. Rather than pre-packed shares, produce is displayed in a market style setting for you to pick and choose what you would like. For the 2018 CSA season they are offering full customization of your CSA share if you order online or pick up at the farm, so you only take what you love! They also hold several farm events for their members. For more details visit: www.crookedrowfarm.com.

  • Share Options:
    • Spring Share – 10 weeks – 4/20/18-6/22/18 / $300 ($30/week)
    • Summer Share - 10 weeks – 7/6/18-9/7/18 - $300 ($30/week)
    • Fall Share - 10 weeks – 9/14/18-11/16/18 - $300 ($30/week)
    • Winter Share – 10 weeks – 12/7/18-2/15/19 - $300 ($30/week)
  • Pick-up/delivery options: Pick-up is on the farm (5999 Winchester Rd. Lexington, KY. 40509), Fridays 4-7pm.
    • Delivery is available on Saturdays for $7.50 to any address in Lexington or Winchester.
  • How/When to sign up: Enroll anytime at www.crookedrowfarm.com. You can also call 859-552-6309 or email info@crookedrowfarm.com. Memberships are available until capacity has been reached.

Elmwood Stock Farm
Elmwood Stock Farm is a USDA Certified Organic farm located just north of Lexington in Scott County, and is committed to production of superior, high-quality, wholesome farm products. Elmwood’s long-running CSA program offers 3 share sizes, add-on shares of eggs, meats, and pantry items, and all items are grown at the farm and USDA Certified Organic.

The popular on-farm pickup continues, where you can choose your own items from all the produce in season. New for 2018! You can visit the online store to change out items in your share before it is packed each week no matter where you pick up. Also new, you can cancel your share when you are on vacation, and add extras the next week instead.

  • Season:  Summer Season 22 weeks (May through September); Fall Season distributions every 2 weeks (October - December); Winter Season distributions every 2 weeks (January - March)
     
  • Share options:  
    • Mini Share ($20 per week/ $440 season total) is designed to feed single adults or couples who eat out often. 
    • Regular Share ($29.50 per week/$650 season total) is designed to feed two adults or a small household most of their weekly vegetable needs.  
    • Robust Share ($40 per week/ $880 total) is designed to feed a larger family or vegetarian couple most of their weekly vegetable needs.
    • Egg Share, Chicken Share, Beef Share, Pantry Share, and Bone Broth Shares also available.
  • Pickup/ Drop-Off Locations: several neighborhood locations in Lexington including West 6th, along with Bell Ct, Penmoken Pk, Good Foods Co-op, Liquor Barn Stores, Lexington Seafood Co, HealthWorx Fitness, YMCA High St, Lexmark, and The Weekly Juicery. Frankfort, Louisville, Georgetown and Home Delivery options also offered.
     
  • How/when to sign up:  on the website at http://elmwoodstockfarm.com/ or give them a call with questions at 859-621-0755.

FoodChain
FoodChain is a non-profit, indoor aquaponics farm, located right next door to West Sixth Brewery, in the Bread Box.  As an educational nonprofit, part of our mission is to demonstrate economic viability for innovative urban farms, as well as provide unique programming on food production and accessibility to diverse groups throughout the region. Each share will be enough for 4 servings of fresh salad to end the winter with a burst of fresh greens, chock full of vitamins and minerals! 

  • Season: Our CSA is 8 weeks, with rolling start dates from Feb 2nd on
     
  • Share Options: A share is $15/week and includes pea shoots, sunflower shoots, and a rotating weekly sample of exciting microgreens to spice up your life! Share includes recipe ideas, how to use your micros, and unique nutrient profiles for each variety!
     
  • Pick Up/Drop-off Locations: Pick up will be at West 6th Brewery every Wednesday afternoon.
     
  • How/When to sign up: Sign up at http://foodchainlex.org/index.php/shoots-microgreen-csa/ or email leandra@foodchainlex.org.

Greenhouse 17
We are an advocacy agency for survivors of domestic violence and we believe that nature, beauty, movement, and the creative process are important healing tools for survivors of trauma.  We hire women living in our emergency shelter to work on our onsite farm, growing chemical free produce for our emergency shelter along with seasonal herbs and cut flowers to share with our community.

  • Season: 16 or 4 weeks, June thru September
     
  • Pick up/drop off locations:  Two locations in downtown Lexington and one in Hamburg.
     
  • Share options:  Full share- 16 weeks, 4-week share available.
     
  • How/when to sign up: Call 859 333/0674 or visit www.greenhouse17.org/our-farm/weekly-flowers/

Hickory Grove Farm
Hickory Grove Farm is a historic family farm located in Shelby County Kentucky.  We are transitional organic and should be USDA Organically Certified this spring prior to the beginning of the season.  We grow a wide variety of produce and use season extension methods to offer the largest variety of vegetables for the longest amount of time.  Our boxes are delivered conveniently to your doorstep making eating locally easy.  Also, we have add-ons such as farm fresh eggs and pasture raised meats.  Let us supply all your weekly food needs locally!  

  • Seasons:  Summer Season 24 weeks (late April/early May through October)
     
  • Share Options:  
    • Seedling - $400
      • Feeds 2
      • 4-6 Vegetables Weekly
      • 24 Wk Growing Season
      • Customized Recipes
      • Home Delivery
    • Sapling - $675
      • Feeds 4
      • 8-10 Vegetables Weekly
      • 24 Wk Growing Season
      • Customized Recipes
      • Home Delivery
    • Tree - $1200
      • Feeds 4
      • 8-10  Vegetables Weekly
      • 1 Dz Pasture Raised Eggs
      • 1 Pasture Raised Chicken
      • 24 Wk Growing Season
      • Customized Recipes
      • Home Delivery
  • Add-ons: 1 dz Farm fresh eggs $3.50, 1 pasture raised chicken $20, and pasture pork.  We also have pasture-raised turkeys available in the fall and winter.
      
  • Pick-up/delivery options: Delivered to your home every Friday.
     
  • How/When to sign up: Call (502) 330-3443 or email hickorygrovefarmky@gmail.com

Lazy Eight Stock Farm
Lazy Eight Stock Farm is a 420-acre Certified Organic family farm located on the banks of the Paint Lick creek in Madison and Garrard County. They give it their all to grow a variety of organic produce for CSA members - the lifeblood their farm.

  • CSA Season: 20 or 30-week seasons, April-November with several start times to accommodate your calendar.
     
  • Share Options: Small - $20/week, Regular - $27/week. Ask us about flexible payment options. CSA FARM EVENTS – In addition to normal deliveries, all shareholders are encouraged to attend on-farm seasonal events! Shares will include the option to come out to the farm, get your hands dirty, and take home more of the harvest. Depending on the season, shareholders can harvest additional strawberries, canning tomatoes, sweet pesto basil, and fall pumpkins.
     
  • Pick-up/delivery options: https://lazyeightstockfarm.com/pickup-locations/
     
  • How/when to sign up: Sign up here: https://lazyeightstockfarm.com/join/

North Farm
North Farm is a small, urban fruit and vegetable farm located on North Limestone in the NoLi section of Lexington, Ky. Started by Andrew Russell English, a long-time Lexington resident, farmer, musician and electrician, the farm is an effort to make good use of good land for the purposes of growing good food for the people in the neighborhood and community in which it is located.

  • Share options: We offer two weekly shares — small and large — that each last 24 weeks and start in May. Recipes and meal suggestions are also included each week. A small share is roughly half a bushel and is sufficient for a couple. A large share is a bushel and will supply enough produce for a family of five. Small shares are $400. Large shares are $600.
     
  • Pick up/delivery options: We deliver shares to shareholders' homes. Home delivery is restricted to inside New Circle Road, although we will make exceptions to this rule on a case by case basis.
     
  • How/when to sign up: Folks can sign up for a CSA share in person or on our website at http://northfarmky.com. North Farm accepts checks, cash and credit card payments, and we can also work out payment plans with CSA shareholders.

Rootbound Farm
Ben Abell and Bree Pearsall run Rootbound Farm, a Certified Organic farm in Oldham County, KY.  Our organic certification is very important to us and we prioritize soil health, biodiversity, and growing some amazingly beautiful and delicious food.  Our CSA members receive a wide variety of items throughout the season, everything from arugula to zucchini! We are best known for our excellent quality organic lettuces, potatoes, tomatoes, and sweet potatoes.  In addition to the seasonal favorites, we also grow many specialty items including cauliflower, herbs, broccoli, and radicchio.  We provide a weekly newsletter with lots of storage tips and recipe recommendations. We believe being a CSA member should be fun and rewarding and we enjoy having our members out to the farm for several events throughout the season.

  • Season:  Summer Season 22 weeks (June through October) Fall Season: details TBD
     
  • Share options: 
    • Small Share ($21 per week/ $462 season total) is designed to feed single adults or households of 2-3 who are cooking a few times a week.  
    • Full Share ($29 per week/$649 season total) is designed to meet all the veggies needs of a family of 2-4 people, or 2 adults if they are vegetarians and cook often with fresh vegetables.  *Organic grass-fed lamb is also available as an additional item
  • Pickup/ Drop-Off Locations: Aurora Avenue (Kenwick Neighborhood) and Southland Drive.
     
  • How/when to sign up:  on the website at www.rootboundfarm.com. You can also sign up over the phone at 859-433-2563

SlakMarket Farm
SlakMarket Farm Herd Share - Giving You A Real Relationship with Your food!

The benefits:

  • You are confident of where your food comes from and you truly know "Who's on the Table" when preparing meals for your family.
  • You are involved in this revolutionary shift of moving away from industrial agriculture. You will see your animals & have a real connection to your food!
  • You have the ability to take charge of your diet and heal your gut! Allowing you to bring your whole body into a complete balance.
  • You can get milk delivered to your door - Or - you to come out to the farm to meet with the farmer every week for pick up and get offered one “darn good” Cup of Tea! ...Either option is pretty awesome!

Slakmarket Farm Products: Nourishing Raw Milk, Fresh Pastured Eggs, Superfood Yogurt, Heavenly Whipping Cream, Probiotic Kefir, Tasty Butter, Farmers Cheese, Middle Eastern Labneh, Delicious Broiler Chicken, Savory Lamb or Goat Meat, Bone Broth, and more.

At SlakMarket Farm we are raising grass-fed Guernsey cows, Sheep, Goats, and Chickens. SlakMarket Farm uses organic, Halal practice, methods, and management to humanely raise and slaughter our animals. (We believe these animals have rights concerning their care and welfare at every step and stage of their lives.) It is our true intention to provide the farm herd with a high quality of life, as well as provide a more healthy product to the herd share owners of this farm. The animals are raised on grass pasture and given hay in the barn during the winter months. Cows are given a small ration of Non-GMO feed at milking time along with homegrown fodder and minerals.

In short, you are going to purchase a 1-year farm membership $5.00, to share in the “OWNERSHIP” of a portion of the herds available on the farm. You gain access to a herd of farm animals and the nutritious meat and dairy products produced from them. Once you become an owner, you will then choose the Share Boarding Plan that best fits your needs. (3 options range from $86 / $43 / $36 per month) Each month you’ll pay the monthly boarding fee, for the share that you own, and in return, you get to enjoy the nutritious nutrient dense milk and/or herd share meats every week for your share plan.

Ready to join the community of people drinking life changing raw milk in Lexington? Contact us at RealMilkLexington.com to learn more about this program.

Sustainable Harvest Farm
We have changed the traditional CSA model, which includes a variety of seasonal produce that is selected by the farmer, to a new customizable approach where our CSA members make the choices. It is the closest thing to hand-picking your produce from the farm. If you don’t like beets, don’t worry. If you love zucchini, we’ll give you more.

  • Season: Summer Season 20 weeks (May through September); Fall-Winter Season- Monthly Deliveries October- March
     
  • Share options:  
    • Small Share ($22 per week/ $440 season total) is designed to feed single adults or couples who eat out often. 
    • Regular Share ($27.00 per week 540 total) is designed to feed two 2 adults or a small household most of their weekly vegetable needs.
    • Robust Share ($34 per week/ $680 total) is designed to feed a larger family or vegetarian couple most of their weekly vegetable needs.
  • How/when to sign up: https://www.harvie.farm/signup/sustainable-harvest-farm

Teal Tractor CSA
Walnut Lawn Farm is a 6th generation family owned and operated farm located in Fayette County and serves as the home of Teal Tractor CSA. Our CSA members enjoy bountiful varieties of vegetables, fruits and herbs as they come into season. We are proud to partner with Weisenberger Mill and Clark Family Farm to offer mixes, eggs and chicken in addition to our shares.

  • Season: begin in late May/early June and runs through October for 20 weeks.
     
  • Share Options: We have produce, egg and chicken shares available. 
    • Full and Half Produce Shares are available between $28/week and $18/week. The chicken and egg shares are priced separately as an add-on to either share option. 
    • Our Full Share option is a weekly box that is designed to feed a family of two to four people. It includes a variety of 6-12 items. Our Half Share option is a weekly box that is designed to feed 1-2 people with similar variety of items.
  • Pickup/Drop-off Locations: Our pickup locations are based on our share members for that season and will grow with our 2017 sign ups. Currently we have pickup locations on our farm, Beaumont YMCA, Country Boy Brewery Lexington, Home Delivery, and Lexmark (for employees). 
     
  • How/When to sign up: We have sign ups open on our website http://tealtractor.com/sign-up which will remain open until June.

Triple J Farm
We are a multigenerational farm in Scott County. This will be our 9th year with our CSA program, but we have been selling direct to customers for 15 years at local markets. Our goal is to provide a variety of fresh, quality produce throughout the season to our CSA Members, for them to enjoy with family and friends as they make their shares into delicious meals. Members receive a weekly newsletter with their share with tips & Recipes that go along with the produce for that week! In addition to the produce shares, we offer egg shares from our free range hens.

  • Season: Our season is 18 weeks, starting mid to late May weather depending and going through mid-late September.
     
  • Share options: We offer 2 Share sizes. Our Half Share (most popular) feeds 2-4 and cost $350.00 for the season. Our Full share feeds 4-6 and cost $630.00 for the season (some will split this share). Egg shares are additional, we offer ½ dozen eggs each week costing $40.00 for the season or 1 dozen eggs for $70.00 for the season.
     
  • Pickup/ Drop-Off Locations: We offer pick-ups at any Farmer’s markets that we attend. We do deliver too many Lexington businesses and some neighborhoods that have a host house. Ask us to see if your business already has a delivery; we are open to adding new deliveries as well. We offer delivery to any workplace or groups that have at least 5 subscriptions to our CSA. Please contact or ask us about other options.
     
  • How/when to sign up: Please visit our website www.triplejfarm.org for more info about our farm and our CSA program sign ups, which starts in January 2018. You can reach Jessica through email at info@triplejfarm.org or phone at 502-316-4474

 

Opportunities to connect with local food and farming from our friends at West Sixth

Bread Box Farmers' Market 
The Bread Box Farmers' Market is located at West Sixth Brewing (501 West Sixth St.) every Wednesday, May - August. Kentucky farmers, processors, and artists will have vegetables, meat, bread, eggs, cheese, tea, coffee, art, and more available for purchase! For more information contact Eryn Clayton at eryn@westsixth.com.

West Sixth Private Farm Events
Celebrate your private event amongst the beautiful rolling hills of Kentucky in the heart of horse, bourbon, and BEER country! The West Sixth Farm is a working farm where we grow our own hops, apples, peaches, nuts, berries, and even raise cattle, chickens, and honeybees! The Farm will offer a wide selection of house-made beers and exceptional customer service - all with the perfect bluegrass backdrop and easy access to downtown Frankfort, hotels, and the interstate. Booking open July 1, 2018. For more information contact farmevents@westsixth.com.

West Sixth Farm Taproom and Farm Store
The West Sixth Farm taproom will be opening spring of 2018! The West Sixth Farm is 120 acres in Franklin County located just 8 minutes from downtown Frankfort, and 35 minutes from Lexington.  At the farm we will grow ingredients for our beers, host events, create estate ales, and invite people to experience the farm extension of our urban brewery. Enjoy a beer in our new taproom and farm store, or picnic among the hops vines and look out over the rolling hills for a truly unique Kentucky experience.