Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a fantastic way to support a local farm while getting the freshest organic produce available!
Members pay us a lump sum at the beginning of the year which we invest in seeds, soil, and equipment. When produce is ready, members receive our produce every week throughout the season. Unlike other CSA models, we do not pre-pack boxes of produce based on what is available. We display our produce and members choose what they like from that week's selection. We aim to provide CSA members with lots of choice and flexibility in order to maximize happiness and minimize waste!
In 2015 we will have four pickup options: The Farm at Our House Pickup, Silver Spring Market Pickup, Annapolis Market Pickup and Crystal City Market Pickup.
At The Farm at Our House (Wednesdays, 4-8pm, May-Nov., 19715 Zion Rd. Brookeville, MD 20833), you'll have your choice of 9 items from the selection of produce we've put on display each week at our CSA pickup shed on the farm. Our 27-week on-farm pickup season is split into three sessions, spring ($270), summer ($300), and fall ($240). You have the option of joining just one, two, or all of the sessions. When you visit the farm, you're welcome to check out the progress of the crops, visit the chickens, and chat with us about the farm or pick our brains about how to best prepare the veggies. Farm pickup members will also be given the option to add fruit or pastured broilers onto their shares.
At the Silver Spring MarketPickup (Saturdays 9-1, May-Dec., corner of Ellsworth & Georgia Ave.), Annapolis Market Pickup (Sundays 8am-12pm, May 1- Nov 20) and Crystal City Market Pickup (Tuesdays 3-7pm, May 1-Nov 20), you'll have a full market experience, can visit the market's other vendors, and choose whatever catches your eye that week. You can choose to join our market pickup at the $300, $450, or $600 level, plus a bonus credit depending on your level, and you have flexibility for when and how to use your CSA member credit. Using a debit system, our members walk away from the stand with delicious organic vegetables and never open their wallets.
Pick-Your-Own Produce for all Members All CSA members are welcome to the farm one day a week or at other pre-arranged times for pick-your-own flowers. There will also be other opportunities to pick your own produce based on the crops depending on the abundance of the crop. Member Events Our CSA members are invited to the farm for two special events, our farm tour day in May and our Harvest Potluck at the end of the season.
Volunteering Members are not required to volunteer, but are welcome to! We offer a $50 rebate for members who volunteer 15 or more hours on the farm. In particular, we need assistance distributing the CSA shares from the farm pick up site and help with our newsletter, but committed volunteers are also welcome to help us with the harvest and other farm activities. We will arrange a few member volunteer days throughout the season.
Browse our options, and fill out and click 'submit' on the web form below if you'd like to apply for the CSA. If you have any questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Michelle at 724-840-4022.