From Farm to Cubicle: Workplace CSA
“Workplace CSAs — community-supported-agriculture shares in a local farm, with regular deliveries of just-picked organic produce — are cropping up in offices around New York, giving rise to veggie swapping, recipe trading and even culinary competitions.”
~ “Veggies Go Farm to Cubicle,” by Nancy Matsumoto, Wall Street Journal, Sept. 12, 2012; article
Local food is a new employee benefit!
Interested in starting a CSA pick-up site at your company or workplace? Want to form a relationship between your business and a local organic farm? FairShare CSA Coalition can help you develop a robust workplace CSA program that is the right fit for your business!
We have developed a Workplace CSA Toolkit and other services — all free of charge — to assist companies in bringing CSA to their employees. HR, wellness and sustainability professionals currently organizing or interested in starting workplace CSA programs should contact Julie Garrett at email@example.com or (608) 226-0300.
Eating more farm-fresh veggies can improve employee health, and workplace CSA can build camaraderie and improve staff morale. It’s also a great complement to company wellness programs. And it’s convenient and affordable, too. Several Wisconsin health insurers – Physicians Plus, Unity Health and Group Health Cooperative – offer CSA wellness rebates of up to $200 per household. Learn more about the CSA Health Insurance Rebate.
Contact FairShare CSA Coalition for resources to assist you in setting up this valuable opportunity for your employees. Use this online form to request a FairShare representative to table at your company’s health fair or wellness event. Strengthen the health of your employees and our community. Keep your food dollars local and support small family farms!
Join the field-to-desk adventure!