Coming back soon!
Taking a break in 2022
I've loved offering a vegetable CSA for the past two years, but in 2022, I'll be putting the veggie CSA temporarily hold. I'm having a baby, and taking a little bit of time to adjust to this new chapter. However, we will be offering a pick-your-own flower CSA this year, beginning in July.
In the meantime, if you're searching for a great local CSA for the 2022 season, check out the list from Homegrown Frederick.
Until we resume the CSA, you'll also be able to find our products for sale here on on website (for pick-up at the farm), or this spring through Frederick Fresh Online, an online farmers market with four pick-up locations throughout Frederick County. We'll begin harvesting and listing items for sale in April and May.
What's a CSA?
CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture, is a direct marketing system in which customers become members of the farm. By paying up front at the beginning of the season, members help the farmer purchase needed supplies, such as seeds and soil amendments. In return, members receive a share of veggies and herbs regularly throughout the growing season.
The intent behind the CSA model is that the members share in the risks and rewards of farming. If, for example, our celery crop fails, we won't have celery in the share; but if there's an overabundance of tomatoes, members also share the reward. We'll make sure, however, that you receive at least a commensurate value of produce as the cost of the share. In fact, we aim to provide a bit extra.
If you're new to CSAs check out this great tip sheet from Local Harvest on what to expect.