CSA Employee Wellness Program

This program, facilitated by Taste the Local Difference (TLD) was developed to support workplace wellness programs that encourage healthy, productive employees and improve overall wellness.  

What is a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, a form of direct sale between farmer and consumer. Payment is collected upfront to support the farm during the spring when input costs are high and cash flow is typically low. Throughout the season, CSA shares – typically a box of locally grown produce - are delivered on a weekly or bi-weekly basis to the consumer.

What are the benefits of workplace CSAs?
Our state produces an abundance of fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables. When this produce is picked at its peak of freshness and delivered to your workplace, ir provides your employees with the highest quality foods both in nutritional value and taste. CSA participants also tend to eat more fruits and vegetables which leads to lower rates of chronic disease and healthcare savings for employers. Additionally, buying local supports farmers in maintaining a viable business and ensure more dollars circulate in the local economy.

Responsibilities of a Workplace:

  1. Allow a weekly CSA drop-off at your location for participating employees

  2. Give TLD access to promote the CSA sign-up to employees

  3. (Optional) Assist employees by offering payroll deduction, or an incentive, for the cost of the CSA

 

Taste the Local Difference® (TLD) will provide:

  1. A thoughtful match for a CSA Farm Partner compatible with your company

  2. Communications for employees promoting the CSA partner, benefits of healthy eating, recipes to try, sign-up, etc.

  3. Consultation throughout the process

To learn more about the Workplace CSA Program, please contact Kelly Wilson, RDN at [email protected]

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