Luther College faculty and staff who are working 0.75 FTE or greater are eligible for a 50 percent reimbursement (up to $100) on Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares (what's a CSA?).
Every CSA has a slightly different pick-up schedule, cost and quantity of produce. Luther encourages staff and faculty to browse through all options so you can find the program that will work best for you and your family. More detailed information is linked to the farm names below. The sign-up deadline is April 15th, but early registration is strongly encouraged. This program is co-sponsored by the Health Care Fund, Wellness Program and Center for Sustainable Communities.
By early May, subscribe to your CSA (list of options) and pay in full. Officially enroll in the reimbursement program with Luther by completing the CSA registration form which is now available for 2023. Take advantage of food education and events. Reimbursement will be handled through payroll. As it is considered a benefit of employment the CSA reimbursement will be taxable.
To register, complete the 2023 CSA Registration Form.
As part of this program all participating households may participate in food education events and education offered periodically during the season. These food events are intended to bring people from different parts of campus together in community to learn a new skill while enjoying tasty season foods.
What is Community Supported Agriculture?
For over 25 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Consumers pay an up-front cost, and in exchange receive weekly or biweekly boxes of produce for the entire summer. Some CSAs offer market shares where customers can pay up front and draw down an account at the local farmer's market. CSAs come in all shapes and sizes to accommodate the diverse needs of customers. More general information about CSAs.
Why is Luther offering this program?
Who is eligible to receive the reimbursement?
When will reimbursements be paid?
What if I'm out of town and unavailable to pick up my share?
Can I split my CSA share with someone else?
May I purchase shares from more than one farm?
If you have any other questions, please contact [email protected].
"We work to preserve and celebrate Iowa’s rich topsoil while contributing to a resilient local food system."
—Ethan Zierke, Sweet Season Farm