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CSA Voucher Program Includes 11 Farms and Opportunity to Win Free Shares

Community Supported Agriculture is an excellent way to support local farms while enjoying healthier choices.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 14, 2022) — For the seventh consecutive year, employees with University of Kentucky health insurance are eligible to claim free Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) vouchers. These vouchers can be used to receive significant discounts toward the purchase of fresh produce from one of our partner farms. Vouchers will be available Jan. 19. We are excited to add additional farms to our program this year. UK has 11 to choose from! To learn more about the farms, visit the web page

UK Human Resources Health and Wellness offers two voucher options:

  • $100 off a smaller produce share
  • $200 off a regular produce share

By purchasing a CSA produce share from a local farm, you become a member of that farm. Each week, you will receive a box or bag of fresh vegetables at a location convenient to you. Your purchase helps the farms plan what they need to buy for the upcoming season. Farms also share recipes and tips for cooking and storing your vegetables. 

On Jan. 19, HR Health and Wellness will host a virtual CSA Fair from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. You will have an opportunity to meet the faces behind the farms! You can register on your UK HR Health and Wellness Dashboard. We will send you a Zoom link in your confirmation email.

As a fair attendee, you will be automatically entered to win one of four entire shares* of your choice from one of our 11 partner farms.

Community Supported Agriculture is an excellent way to support local farms while enjoying healthier choices and more variety for yourself and your family. Visit the CSA web page for more information, frequently asked questions and a map of pickup locations.

(*This is a taxable benefit and for eligible employees only.) 

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