UK South Farm

UK South Farm is located in Lexington, Kentucky.

We offer two pickup locations in Lexington.

About Us

The UK-CSA project is an integral part of the Sustainable Agriculture Undergraduate Curriculum at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture. The farming unit grows over forty vegetables and operates as a working classroom for UK students to learn the fundamentals of sustainable agricultural production and marketing. The CSA also serves as a demonstration project for Kentucky farmers looking to establish similar operations across the state.

THE CSA COMMITMENT

CSA is a mutual commitment and partnership between a farm and supportive members of the community. The farmer(s) provide the wisdom and labor needed to grow or raise a farm product and members provide adequate financial support needed for the farm to operate in an economically sustainable manner. The farm benefits from having a reliable market at an equitable price and members receive fresh, local, and affordable food grown by people they know and trust.

Please keep in mind that a core principle of the CSA concept is the shared commitment between the farm and members. The CSA model is meant to share not only the bounty of the farm but also the potential risks that may come with each growing season, whether that be an extended period of drought or a serious insect infestation. We will always provide a diverse share, but we cannot guarantee certain quantities of specific items at any point in the season.

*Weather and many other factors affect what farmers can produce. Neither Bluegrass Harvest nor the farms participating in the project are held responsible for production shortages or other issues affecting the quantity or quality of the products.

Share Months: May - October. 22 weeks

Share Pricing: Regular Share - $650

Pickup Locations: Lexington

Additional Options: You-Pick, Thanksgiving boxes, extras sold at farm stand

Locations

LEXINGTON

UK Horticulture Research Farm
4321 Emmert Lane
Lexington, KY 40514
Thursday 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

UK’s Campus
E.S. Good Barn
Parking lot adjacent to E.S. Good Barn, off University Dr.
Lexington, KY 40503
Thursday 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Additional Options

You-Pick, Thanksgiving boxes, extras sold at farm stand

You Pick: We grow a few crops specifically for members to harvest themselves at the farm. Some of these crops you may also receive in your share (green beans and basil) others are only being grown for you-pick (flowers, okra, and cherry tomatoes). You-pick allows members a chance to regularly see the farm, bring their families, and enjoy a bit extra of the harvest. There is no additional cost for members to you-pick. Here are a few details:

-You-pick crops are updated in the weekly newsletter and clearly marked with a sign.

-You must bring your own harvest containers and your own pruners or scissors.

-On your first visit, please ask us for a you-pick orientation.

-Please no pets.

-Vehicles are not allowed on the grass roadways or in the fields, please leave them in the parking lot and walk to the fields.

-Please drive slowly on the gravel farm road.

-You-pick hours are Monday-Friday 7:30-4:00pm with extended hours until 6:30pm on Thursdays.

-The farm gate may be closed during the day, simply pull up within inches and it will open automatically for you during the normal working hours of 7:30-4:00pm, or until 6:30pm on Thursdays.

-The farm is located at the southwest corner of Nicholasville Road and Man-O-War at 4321 Emmert Farm Lane. Once on the farm, follow the gravel road all the way to the back of the farm where you can park in a small gravel lot to your left.

For more information, please feel free to visit our website.