CSA Farm Share

Hindman Settlement School’s Forks of Troublesome Foods is a Community Supported Agriculture farm, or CSA. A CSA is a vibrant movement of small-scale farmers and the local community joining forces. In essence, community members “shareholders” purchase shares of their farm’s harvest in advance of the growing season. The advance purchase gives farmers more financial security and local consumers a good deal on fresh, locally grown produce they receive from a farm they come to know.

At Hindman Settlement School, the logistics are simple: your household becomes a shareholder in our farm. Then we fill our greenhouse and farm fields with crops grown specifically for shareholders, harvested fresh each week at their peak of ripeness. Each week, you’ll meet our farm staff at one of several different pre-determined locations in Knott, Perry, and Pike Counties. The contents of each week’s share will vary based on the week and the weather, but will always include a variety of fresh, locally-grown produce with a market value in excess of the share cost.

About Our CSA

The 2018 season runs for 14 weeks, from June 13 – September 12, 2018.

We offer two share sizes to meet your household’s needs:

  • Half Shares are $15/week, and are perfectly-sized for individuals or couples.
  • Full Share are $25/week, and are ideal for medium to large families.

For your convenience, you can either pay for your share in full (and receive a 5% discount on the total cost!) or opt to have your account automatically charged weekly installments once deliveries begin in June.

Your CSA can be picked up at one of the following location during pre-determined times:

  • Knott County | Hindman: Hindman Settlement School
  • Perry County | Hazard: Triangle Park, Main Street
  • Pike County | Pikeville: Tractor Supply

As a CSA member you’ll enjoy fresh, seasonal foods for an entire season. Weekly items vary, but could include: corn, beans, romaine lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, beets, potatoes, tomatoes, brussel sprouts, kohlrabi, bok choy, cabbage, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, melons, kale, onions, peas, spinach, peppers, arugula, turnips, mustard greens, and various herbs.

We are currently out of shares for the 2018 growing season! To be placed on a waiting list or to receive updates on future CSA opportunities, email jbrashear@hindmansettlement.org.

By purchasing a CSA share, you enter into a contract with Forks of Troublesome Foods/Hindman Settlement School, and are entitled to all 14 weeks of produce. We cannot refund unwanted produce, but you are welcome to trade your share with other members or get someone else to pick it up when you cannot. Weekly shares that are not picked up will be donated. For full terms and conditions, click here