February 22nd, 2019 is CSA Day! So what exactly is “CSA Day”? Small Farm Central identified the last Friday in February as the day when more people signed up for a CSA share than any other day of the year. This is a great day to celebrate the local farmers in your area, support farmers with your dollars, and start a CSA adventure of your own by signing up for a share.
Ways to get involved today:
+ Share this post with family and friends
+ Enter the Small Farm Central GIVEAWAY on Instagram HERE to win $250 towards a CSA share
+ Print/Email the UK CSA poster and send to co-workers or friends (Download PDF here)
+ Share why a CSA has made a difference for you and your family on social media using the hashtag #CSAday and/or tag @ukcsa on Instagram
+ Sign up for a UK CSA 2019 share HERE or support another local farm in the Bluegrass!
Good news: we have a Farm Stand for this week. Pre-order some of the goodies from our online store before Thursday 8am. Delivery will be Thursday February 7th on campus from 4-6pm.
Items featured this week include:
-Savoy cabbages, so nice and crisp for $3/head
-Herb bunches for $2: Cilantro, Dill, and lemon flavored Sorrel leaves
-Beets for $3/lb
-Turnip roots for $1.25/lb
-Romaine lettuce heads, 2 for the price of 1, for $3
-Winter radish bunches for $3
-Kohlrabi, 2 for the price of 1, for $1
-Spinach, $4 for half pound bag
Place your order by creating an account or logging in to your existing account here: https://uk-csa.firebaseapp.com
The day is HERE! You can now secure your spot for our 2019 Community Supported Agriculture program.
Refer a friend who has not previously been a UK CSA member and receive $20 good towards Farm Stand purchases or a discount off your share, once they sign up!
Please review our 2019 Terms and Conditions to decide if our CSA is right for you.
When you’re ready to dive in — just register here:
If you entered the UK Health and Wellness lottery – you would have received your voucher code already which is valid until January 30th. Please be sure to register using your Link Blue email address. Alternate email addresses for communication can also be provided. Voucher Codes will be entered under “Share Information” on the first registration page and the amount deducted from the total.
Questions? We’re here to help! Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to announce our first Farm Stand of 2019 for Thursday, January 17th from 4-6 pm in the parking lot next to the E.S. Good Barn on campus. We have been working on a new and improved website order form to make pre-ordering easy for everyone. Please let us know if you have any problems using our new form, as this is the very first time we are trying it out.
Items Available for Sale:
+ Bok Choy: $3
+ Lettuce Heads: $3
+ Spinach: $4/0.5 lb. bag
+ Acorn Squash: $2 each
+ Turnips: $3/bunch
+ Beets: $3/lb.
+ Brussels Sprouts: $3/stalk
+ Romanesco Cauliflower: $4 each
+ Savoy Cabbage: $3 each
All items are a limited quantity, so make sure to pre-order to guarantee the items you want.
Payments may be made via cash, check or credit card at pick-up on Thursday. Online payments not yet available.
Pre-order here! The link will direct you to an “About Us” section, where you can follow the links to create an account and start shopping. Accounts required to place orders. This will also allow you to log back in and view your orders after you submit them.
The store will close on Wednesday January 16th at midnight.
The UK Winery will also be set up on campus selling wine. You can visit their blogsite (below) for more information on wine availability, pricing and pre-ordering.
Wondering about 2019 CSA sign ups? CSA Sign ups coming JANUARY 24th! Get excited! More details to come. UK Health and Wellness CSA voucher lottery launches on January 15th – more info here.
Happy new year to all of our veggie-loving friends!
If you are a UK employee, did you catch the email from UK Health and Wellness about the CSA voucher program?
Any UK employee enrolled on a UK health care plan can enter a lottery for a $200 discount to our CSA program. Lottery will open January 15 and if selected, farm choices can start January 24.
Our official 2019 UK CSA registration for everyone will begin the same day as the voucher program starts: January 24th! Mark your calendars! We will keep you updated
Do you have questions about the voucher program?
UK Health and Wellness will be hosting “CSA Cafes” with Vanessa Oliver, UK Health & Wellness Dietitian to give you the opportunity to ask questions about how Community Supported Agriculture works. These drop-in, informational sessions will be held starting today and again on January 18:
January 9: Gatton Student Center Starbucks, 11 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
January 18: Gatton Student Center Starbucks, Noon-1:30 p.m.
January 18: Kentucky Clinic Starbucks, 2-3:30 p.m.
Please also see the CSA Voucher Program webpage for more information: https://www.uky.edu/hr/benefits/csa-voucher
Give the Gift of Veggies!
TODAY is our last Farm Stand on campus this year. We will be on campus from 4-6pm by the E.S. Good Barn in the orange parking lot, rain or wind or cold notwithstanding.
Gift certificates for CSA shares in 2019 and/or Farm Stand goodies in the off season AND main season will be FOR SALE today! Give the gift of healthy veggies and happy food shopping to your loved ones this year!
Can’t make the pick up but want to secure a gift certificate? Send us an email at email@example.com to make arrangements for later pick up. We can also have gift certificates available for pick up from the farm on FRIDAY December 21st from 8am-4pm.
In addition, we will have items for sale at the Farm Stand today, including:
-Brussels Sprouts, $3
-Spinach, $4 for half pound bag
-Popcorn, 50 cents an ear
-Sweet Potatoes, $10 for 4 lbs
-Butternut, $3 each
-Acorn Squash, $2 each
P.S. Curious about CSA sign ups? Stay tuned for sign ups in January!
Just TWO more weeks to our extended Fall CSA program!
We’ve been enjoying this extended season to connect with folks and give us some fresh veggies to look forward to.
Here is an estimated preview for weeks 7 AND 8.
-Root Veggies: Rutabaga, Parsnip, maybe Turnip
-Garlic powder or Ginger powder