High Five Farm

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Farm — Fresh — Local

High Five Farm is a growing operation committed to offering healthy and accessible non-certified organically grown vegetables to central Kentucky. Welcome to High Five Farm, established in 2020! What a year to start a farm! At High Five Farm we are growing 40+ varieties of vegetables and herbs on one leased acre. Our produce is available through our CSA program, our online store, and at local farmer's markets.

Farmer's Markets

We are stationed most weekends at farmer's markets across central Kentucky. Join our mailing list for information about when and where to find our booth each week.

Self-Service Station

For your convenience, we offer contactless pick-up in Louisville and Lexington. These locations are located on the porches of our CSA members.

Locally Grown

All of our vegetables are fresh, local, and tasty. That means our food is good for your health, good for the environment, and good for our communities!

CSA Share Seasons

Our harvests are affected by Kentucky's changing seasons. Because of this, we offer summer and fall shares. We promise you'll be pleased with the seasonal varieties we have to offer!

The Farmers and the Farm

Chelsea and Alex portrait
Photo Credit: Asa Massie

The farm is operated by Chelsea Barbour (she/her/hers) and Alex Rickman (he/him/his). Chelsea, better known as Chelly around the farm, enjoys noodles, wildflower and tree identification, and attending Quaker meetings for worship. Alex enjoys country music, playing chess, and cooking. The farm dogs, Skeeter and Kira, are bad workers. But, they are great for morale! Chelsea and Alex are two lovebirds who started the farm business in 2020. The name High Five Farm celebrates teamwork, community cooperation, and recognition of challenging physical work.

Our farming practices are mostly non-mechanized and rely on work by hand, as we try to minimize the use of fossil fuels on the farm. We rely on cover crops, compost, and locally sourced animal manure and hay for our soil fertility instead of petrochemical fertilizers. We disturb the soil as little as possible in order to maintain a high organic matter content, reduce erosion, and retain water more efficiently. Floating row covers, insect netting, and landscape fabric are all utilized frequently to keep weeds and pests at bay. We avoid inceticides and herbicides which harm the ecosystem around the farm. We do spray fish emulsion, or ground up fish guts, because the plants love this!

We currently operate on a low budget and are slowly and steadily building our business using minimal infrastructure and simple equipment. We have hopes to grow on 5 acres in the next 5 years to raise hogs, egg-layers, poultry, and flowers in addition to vegetables and herbs. While we are currently operating as an LLC, we hope to shift to a cooperative/collective model as we connect with more folks. We are seeking partners and we have growing ideas to share. We hope to work with people in our community by employing radically cooperative business strategies like community land ownership, consensus-based decision making, equipment sharing, skill trades, and collaborating with other growers to offer many different products.

We serve these cities



Germantown, Self-Serve Pick up
CSA program, Farm+ House market, #feedthewest


Southwest Lexington, Self-Serve Pick Up
CSA program, Mutual Aid Shares


Franklin Co Farmers Market (Thursday)
Farm to Frankfort program


Woodford Co Farmers Market (Saturday)
CSA program, visit our farm!

High Fives from Our Shareholders

We are living in a time in which a committment to eradicating systems of inequities and oppression is more crucial than ever before. Because of this, I will always choose High Five Farm and their dedication to agricultural and food justice. Their community-centered, collaborative values are so important. Bridget K
We love the High Five Farm CSA because we like knowing that our veggies aren't sprayed with dangerous, cancer-causing chemicals. We also love the fresh-from-the-farm taste. The flavors of the tomatoes and sweet potatoes remind me of my childhood when my grandfather had a garden in his back yard. Eating healthier is easier when it tastes so delicious! Carol R
A big hooray for Chelsea and Alex's High Five Farm CSA! This was my first time belonging to a CSA and I was very impressed. The weekly emails were so informative with photos of the weeks veggies, plus recipes to boot. High Five Farm is my choice from now on for the best vegetables grown in Kentucky. Debby K

Join Our CSA Today

In an effort to sustainably offer affordable produce for all our members, we're implementing a sliding scale payment system for our CSA, adapted from the Transgender Training Institute. We first learned about sliding scales in the Quaker community.

Option 1

$30 / week

Consider this rate if some or all of this list applies to you

  • I comfortably meet my basic needs (housing, food, utilities, transportation)
  • I am employed or do not need to work
  • I have expendable income for personal pleasures
  • I own my home or my rent is less than I can reasonably afford
  • I have money in savings
Sign up now

Option 2

$25 / week

Consider this rate if some or all of this list applies to you

  • I have some stress about meeting my basic needs (housing, food, utilities, healthcare, transportation) but generally am able to pay my bills
  • I have regular paychecks
  • I have some expendable income for personal pleasures
  • I own my home or my rent is affordable
Sign up now

Option 3

$15 / week

Consider this rate if some or all of this list applies to you

  • I frequently stress about meeting my basic needs (housing, food, utilities, healthcare, transportation)
  • I am unemployed or underemployed
  • I have to choose between basic needs and life pleasures
  • My rent or mortgage is not affordable
Sign up now

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