Dr. Tim Woods, University of Kentucky Agricultural Economics Department has conducted research that demonstrates that people who participate in community supported agriculture (CSA):
- Go to the doctor less
- Spend less on prescription medications
- Eat more fruits and vegetables and
- Feel healthier
Furthermore, employees who participated in CSA who started the program in poor health or had high diet related medical expenditures experienced a reduction of diet related medical and pharmaceutical claims between $1,080 and $1,530 in the 12 months following the start of CSA.
Bluegrass Farm to Table serves on the Advisory Committee to the Kentucky Farm Share Coalition which is working to engage other employers throughout the Commonwealth to offer CSA workplace wellness programs.
City of Lexington CSA Program
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government has offered community-supported agriculture (CSA) voucher program as an employee benefit since 2017. The goals of the LFUCG CSA voucher program are to increase vegetable consumption among employees and to stimulate our local farm economy through the purchase of CSA farm shares. LFUCG’s application period for partner farms for 2022 has closed. Contact email@example.com with any questions or concerns.