Join the CSA

Spice up your Cooking

Our 2020 CSA is now full! Thank you to all the people who signed-up! We can't wait to grow delicious veggies for you.

Add a little bit of pizazz to dinner. Our 2020 CSA features a box of veggies every week throughout the growing season.

Just the Funky Stuff:

This isn't a full-diet CSA to meet all your sustenance needs, instead, we focus on growing the unusual varieties, and introducing our customers to the foods that make cooking fun. Striped heirloom tomatoes, purple peppers, unusual greens, and melons you'll never find at the supermarket. Our shares are sized for a individual or couple, but you can purchase a double share to feed a large family.

We've designed a CSA to match our lifestyle. Lets face it-- it takes dedication and time to cook every night. Sometimes you're just craving those tacos from that amazing food truck instead. Each share features 4-6 items weekly-- enough veggies to incorporate into a couple meals.

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.

The Logistics

$400 for the season*

21 share distributions:

Bi-weekly in May & October

Weekly June through September

Pick-up options:

Sunday afternoons on the farm in Myersville, or Monday evenings in downtown Frederick.

*In light of the financial hardships faced by many during the Covid-19 crisis, we are offering a limited number of pay-what-you- can discounted shares. If interested, apply below.

Member Benefits

If we have an over-abundance of certain items, we'll add a little extra to your share.

Access to our pick-your-own flower & herb bed during pick-up so you can harvest extra goodies.

15% discount on additional produce purchases at the farm. Need basil for pesto? Or salad for a big dinner party. Just let us know in advance.

Recipes & recipe exchanges.

What's in a Share?

We've planned our shares to provide diversity. Our crop plan includes:

Funky peppers · heirloom tomatoes · salad greens · melons · celery · flavorful cooking greens · carrots · beets · kohlrabi · eggplant · beans & peas · radishes · cucumbers & summer squash · sweet potatoes · winter squash · sprouting broccoli · herbs.

The composition of your share will change with the season. For example:

One week in the spring, you may receive:

A pint of peas · kohlrabi · a head of bok choy · a half pound of salad mix · a bunch of broccoli raab

In the summer you might receive:

A pound of tomatoes · a melon · a pint of peppers · a bunch of carrots · greens

Learn More & Next Steps

Interested? Our 2020 shares are now full, but fill out this form to let us know if you are interested in joining the waiting list. We'll reach out should we decide we can open more spaces.

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Dandelion & Rust Farm

Myersville, MD

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© Laura Genello, 2019