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Health insurance companies are encouraging their members to eat healthy by joining a CSA farm!

CSA Share Incentives

Health insurance partnerships are one example of incentives that are available for CSA members. FairShare CSA Coalition was instrumental in launching the CSA Health Insurance Rebate programs offered by area HMOs.

Other incentives may include workplace partners who encourage CSA participation as part of wellness or sustainability programs, and may offer payroll deduction or other forms of incentives.

Learn about FairShare’s Workplace CSA Program.

Greater Madison Area

This innovative partnership is a joint effort between area Health Plans and FairShare CSA Coalition to encourage organic farming, keep local dollars in our communities and to build a healthier Wisconsin. Health Plan Partners support FairShare’s work and mission, promote healthy lifestyles, and take a proactive approach to improving our health, environment, and community.

If you already belong to a CSA Farm, click on your Health Plan Provider for details on how to access your rebate:

In 2017, Physicians Plus, Unity Health, and Gundersen  Health Plan joined forces under the Quartz brand. All providers will offer the Quartz Well program.

La Crosse, Eau Claire

If you live in La Crosse, Eau Claire, Eastern Minnesota, Northeast Iowa, and have Health Tradition with Mayo Clinic Health System, you may be eligible for the Eat Well Move More Rebate.

Reference their list of farms that are eligible; some are endorsed by FairShare.

Learn More & Join a CSA Farm

If you do not yet belong to a FairShare CSA Coalition CSA Farm, follow these simple steps to get your fresh veggies AND your cash back today!

  • Learn more about CSA, and get answers to frequently asked questions.
  • Be sure to check out these factors to consider when choosing a CSA farm to help you find the right farm for your family.
  • Browse FairShare Farms or use the Pick-up Locations Map or Custom Farm Search to choose a FairShare-endorsed farm that best meets your needs and expectations.
  • Contact the farm directly to request a brochure, confirm pick up locations and times, and ensure there are still shares available for you to purchase.
  • Once you have submitted your farm sign-up form, click on your Health Plan link to the right to find out how to access your incentive.
  • Eat great food, support your family farmer, and earn benefits! It’s that easy!

“Being part of a CSA has changed our relationship with our food, … We have a better understanding of where our food comes from. We’re excited to teach our daughter that food doesn’t come from grocery.”

JESSIE CHMELL, a GHC-SCW member and CSA member at Crossroads Community Farm.

CSA Incentives Toolkit

Interested in incorporating HMO rebates or other CSA incentives into your CSA program, network or coalition? Take a look at our CSA Incentives Toolkit for an in-depth look at how FairShare has partnered with area HMO’s to offer rebates and wellness incentives to area residents, as well as for case studies on other types of CSA incentives you might want to consider.

FairShare CSA Coalition

FairShare CSA Coalition