FAQs

What is a CSA?

CSA is an acronym for Community Supported Agriculture. Essentially the community is investing in the farm to support local sustainable farming and to bolster food production beyond the standard supply chain. In exchange for the community's investment dividends are distirubted in the form of produce bundles on a regular basis throughout the growing season. 

How long is the growing season?

Our CSA season runs from mid-May through mid-October of each year. The growing season begins earlier than that of course but the CSA begins when the first crops become available for harvesting. 

Should I get the Full Share or the Partial Share?

Obvioulsy the answer to that question will vary due to number of people in the household, level of committment to eating fruits and vegetables, and the frequency of cooking at home versus dining out. However, as a rule of thumb, the Full Share would cover the needs of a 4 - 5 person household and the Partial Share would cover a couple or an individual who relies heavily on produce in their diet. 

Can I pickup my order somewhere else?

The pickup sites and times are all we offer at the moment but we are always looking for new pickup opportunities. As long as we can develop 5 or more shares to be dropped at the same location, we are willing to add it to our list. If you know of a location that might serve as a pickup location please let us know via csa@bbfarmky.com. Maybe your church, workplace, or gym might be a good option. 

I really want to join your CSA but the cost is a little prohibitive. Do you have any other payment options?

Yes! We completely understand the whole season's cost can be a little daunting all at once though we'd wager you would spend more on each item throughout the season buying them separately. Nonetheless, we are happy to break the total up into 5 equal payments, the first being due upon signing up and 4 more monthly payments due June - September. 

What if I do not know how to use some of the produce in my CSA Share?

That is a problem we understand. When we first started to plan for a farm we were introduced to many vegetables and herbs we were not familiar with.

 

Since then we have been trying new things and developing a recipe repository which we post for free on our website. It is small now but we are constantly working on growing the list and growing the options. You can find the recipes @ bbfarmky.com/resources. If you would like to submit a recipe of your own, please email it csa@bbfarmky.com. We'll happily give it a try and if we post it we'll certainly credit the source. 

 

We also manage a Facebook group for CSA members only. Once you sign up for the CSA we'll invite you to join the group. The group is a great place to ask other CSA members about recipes, storage tips, and many other produce related topics as some seasoned CSA members have a wealth of knowledge and are generally happy to share. 

What if the share size just seems too large for my produce usage?

If you're thinking the Full Share is overwhelming, consider trying the smaller Partial Share instead. 

 

If either share seems like more than you can handle, consider splitting a share with a friend, family member, or coworker. That can help distribute the produce more appropriately for your family size, share the burden of cost between two parties, and potentially introduce a new person to supporting local agriculture. 

Are there any risks to signing up for a CSA Share?

The short answer is, yes there are risks. Just like any other investment opportunity, there is the potential of smaller dividends than expected. In farming that can mean fewer varities, gaps in normal harvest schedules, or having to start the season later and/or end it early. 

 

We work very hard to plan all aspects of our farm and for the most part have been quite successful. Unfortunately we are subject to Mother Nature's whims and wrath. Extreme weather, plant disease, insect pressure, or other animal damage are inherent risks in managing a garden of any size. Some things are simply outside of our ability to control but understand we are weathering the storm together. We are dedicated to giving our CSA members all we have to offer and making our best attempts at filling or exceeding our CSA commitments. 

Community Supported Agriculture

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is system of supporting local food production and creating a direct connection between the consumer, farmer, and the food being consumed. Customers purchase shares of a farm's season and receive dividends in the form of fresh produce throughout the season. For our CSA those dividends are distributed weekly, for 20 weeks of the year starting in early May and ending in mid-October. It is a superb way of securing a source of locally produced, nutrient-dense, naturally grown food for you and your family while helping local farms cover early season costs such as seed, soil preparations, equipment, labor, and much more. Much of a farm's costs come early in the season and historically has been an enormous burden on the farmer. The CSA model helps ensure a local food source remains vibrant and available thereby supporting local economy and community. 

Bluegrass Blessings' CSA

 

20 Weeks

(2nd Week of May - 3rd Week of October)

 

Weekly Bundles of Produce

(Partial Share: 3 - 5 items / Full Share: 7 - 10 items)

 

Items in CSA Bundles

(Varies by Seasonality)

Asparagus, Beans, Beets, Blackberries, Blueberries, Cabbage

Carrots, Cucumbers, Greens, Herbs, Lettuce, Peppers,

Radishes, Raspberries, Squash, Strawberries, Tomatoes,

and so much more!!

 

Pick Up & Delivery Available

(Pick Up: Free / Delivery (Louisville, Bardstown, & Lebanon): $5 per week)

 

Ready to join us for the season?
Still have some questions?

KYANG - Louisville

(parking lot across from Waffle House)

4650 Preston Hwy

Louisville, KY

 

Wednesdays

11:00 am - 1:00 pm  

LKFM - Lebanon

(Farmers Market)

230 E M.L.K Ave

Lebanon, KY

 

Saturdays

8:00 am - 12:30 pm  

Pickup Locations