What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?
For over 25 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Consumers pay an up-front cost, and in exchange receive weekly or biweekly boxes of produce for the entire summer. Some CSAs offer market shares where customers can pay up front and draw down an account at the local farmer's market. CSAs come in all shapes and sizes to accommodate the diverse needs of customers. In fact, this year Luther employees will even have the option of trying out a Winter CSA or a "Garden Membership" (assistance with developing and maintaining a garden in your yard or in a community garden). More general information about CSAs
Luther College CSA Reimbursement Program Info
Recognizing the importance of vegetable consumption as part of a healthy diet, Wellness, Sustainability and the Health Care Council are offering up to 150 Luther College faculty and staff households a 50% reimbursement (up to $100) on vegetable CSA shares. For the garden-enthusiast (or wannabe garden enthusiast) we are also offering the opportunity for you subscribe for a garden membership, through which you will receive a combination of plants and garden help. The deadline for summer 2014 is past, but check back next spring for future sign-up information.
To be eligible for the reimbursement please take the following steps:
By May 1st, 2014:
By June 1, 2014
By September 1, 2014
This program is open to all current Luther College faculty and staff who are working .75 FTE or greater.
FAQs Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about this program.