FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s (KDA) Kentucky Proud brand is once again co-hosting the Kentucky Proud Virtual Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair from Feb. 22-28.
Kentucky Proud is partnering with Bluegrass Farm To Table, the Organic Association of Kentucky, the Kentucky Horticulture Council, and Edible Kentucky & Southern Indiana magazine to host the event online.
Purchasing a CSA share is a way for consumers to subscribe to local farms and farmers on a weekly, biweekly, or monthly basis. CSAs offer a variety of delivery and pickup options. In a time when consumers are advised to practice social distancing, a CSA share is an additional option for them to locate local produce, proteins, and other products.
CSA in-person sign-up events are typically held during the spring months. Due to the ongoing pandemic, consumers are once again invited to participate in the Kentucky Proud Virtual CSA Fair event on Facebook. Last year’s Facebook event reached more than 123,000 people with more than 4,000 responses highlighting nearly 60 farms. This year’s event is expected to have 80 participating farms.
Through Feb. 28, Kentucky Proud will promote the virtual fair through digital advertising funded by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund. To attend the virtual fair and find additional resources as well as an agenda for the week, visit the Facebook event by going to FB.me/e/1U0upbWQc. Additional information as well as a listing of all KYP CSA farms and an interactive county map to easily locate regional CSAs may be found at kyproud.com/CSA.