A member of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program purchases a share of a farmer's harvest at the beginning of the season. With that arrangement, the farmer can buy seeds and other supplies that they may need to start the growing season. In return, you receive a weekly basket of produce or bouquet of flowers. An accompanying newsletter includes cooking tips, suggested recipes, and updates about what's happening at the farm.
By purchasing a share of our CSA , you eat seasonally, support your local farmer (that's us!), and know exactly where your food and flowers come from. Send us a message or email if you have questions.
A Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program is a relationship between our farm and you. By becoming members of this CSA, you will receive a portion of the farm’s harvest. A vegetable CSA provides produce every week to feed approximately 1 - 2 people. You can choose from our 3 different Vegetable CSA periods, each of which run for 10 weeks. (You can choose all 3 as well!)
Each week, you are given a list of 2 - 6 veggies that you will see in your bag as well as several items that you can choose from (usually 2 - 6 optional choices, for a total of 8). As a part of the optional list of produce, I will be offering fruit and some vegetables, like brussel sprouts, broccoli, and potatoes from McCleaf's Orchard. New this year is that we will also be offering mushrooms grown from The Garden International, a small urban mushroom grower out of Beltsville, MD.
The Spring CSA runs from April 21st to June 23rd
The Summer CSA begins June 30th and ends September 1st
The Fall CSA starts September 8th and concludes November 17th (we skip the weekend of 9/22)
Pricing is $25 / week for the spring season and $30/week for the summer and fall seasons . Discounts are offered if you sign up for more than one season
Examples of what you might see in a CSA share:
Spring: Salad Mix or Lettuce, Arugula, Bok Choy, Radishes, Bunched Kale or Chard, Green Onions, Garlic Scapes, and Apples
Summer: Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Garlic, Ground Cherries, Lettuce, Yard-long beans, Basil, Microgreens, and Blueberries
Fall: Salad Mix or Lettuce, Tomatoes, Arugula, Green Onions, Cucumbers, Radishes, Carrots, and Peaches/Apples
Note: We don't apply any herbicides and only spray organic pesticides when absolutely necessary. We mainly rely on insect netting to keep pests away from our produce. Let us know if you have any questions on the methods that we use to grow our produce.
As a member of our flower CSA, you receive several weeks of local fresh flower bouquets. 3 weeks for the tulip subscription and 6 for the regular season flowers. Your bouquets can be picked up at the farm on Friday evening or at the farmers market (Riverdale Park Thursday evening, Hollywood in College Park on Saturday mornings).
The tulip bouquet subscription we offer guarantees you 4 mixed tulip bouquets when the tulips start to bloom and will contain about either 12 stems (regular size) or 24 blooms (large size). These are mainly double varieties mixed with a few singles. The starting date is weather dependent but expect to start receiving tulips the first week in April.
We have an early summer (Early Bird) share that starts May 24th and runs through the weekend of June 28th.
For the second half of the summer, we offer the Late Bloomer bouquets, a 6-week share that begins on July 12th and runs through the weekend of August 16th.
For both regular season subscriptions, you can choose to skip or postpone 1 week.
Pricing is $100 and $185 respectively for the regular and large tulip subscription ($25 and $46 per bouquet, respectively). The Early Bird and Late Bloomer CSAs are $120 each ($20/bouquet).
Note: We don't apply any herbicides or pesticides to our flowers, so you can feel safe bringing them into your home.
You are responsible for picking up your share each week from one of the two locations:
Friday evenings 5pm - 7pm at our farm in Berwyn Heights, MD (address given out when CSA is purchased)
Saturday Mornings 9am - 1pm at the Hollywood Farmers Market in College Park, MD
1) Pick up your share within the stated time frame. Remember, always wash all produce before eating.
2) If you cannot pick-up your share, you must arrange for someone else to pick it up for you. You are responsible for explaining the pick-up location and procedures to your substitute. We may be able to provide earlier pick up on Friday for extenuating circumstances.
We are unable to offer refunds once a CSA has started. We promise to do our best to provide you with a bountiful share each week, and sometimes you may get more food than we anticipated! But despite our best efforts, the quantity of produce may vary from week-to-week due to extreme weather, insects, or other production factors. By joining our CSA, you are agreeing to share the reward of any abundance and the risk of crop failure with us other CSA members. In the unlikely event of a crop failure, our procedure is as follows: If only a small portion of crops fail, we compensate for the failed crops by filling your share with other crops grown on the farm that are ready for harvest at that time. If a large portion of crops fail, we may be unable to deliver any product in some weeks, or we may cover for a crop loss by providing produce from other local farmers.