Join the 2021 CSA

Spice up your Cooking

Sign-ups for our 2021 season are now open! Add a little pizazz to dinner. Our CSA features a bag of veggies every week throughout the growing season, May through October.

We love the weird 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, zesty greens, and melons you'll never find at the supermarket. Our shares are sized for an individual or couple, and if you want extra, you can always add to your share with our online shop.

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.

IMG_1025.JPG

The Logistics

Full share:

$400 for the season*

(21 weeks)

Half share:

$200 for the season

(10 weeks)

21 share distributions:

May 23 - October 11

Pick-up options:

On farm:

Sundays, noon - 4pm

Downtown Frederick: Mondays, 5pm - 9pm

Member Benefits

If we have abundance, 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 through our online store.

Most of our crops we grow just for our CSA. You'll get a sneak peak of each share (and recipes) with our member newsletter.

IMG_0372.JPG

*Pay What You Can

The pandemic has brought unexpected financial hardship to many. Due to a generous donation from a CSA member, we are now able to offer a limited number of "pay what you can" CSA shares. If the full price share is a financial stretch for you, let us know the price you can pay when you sign up below. This option is available while funding lasts. 

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 · ginger · eggplant · beans & peas · radishes · cucumbers & summer squash · sweet potatoes · winter squash · sprouting broccoli · herbs.

The composition of your share will change with the season. The photo on the right is an example of a CSA share in early summer. Other examples:

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

IMG_0909_edited.jpg
 
fresh ginger

Learn More & Sign-up!

Fill out this form to let us know you are interested. We'll send you our member agreement and answer any questions. Your space will be reserved when we receive payment and a completed membership agreement.

  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon

Dandelion & Rust Farm

Myersville, MD

C:  240-385-9023

dandelionandrust@gmail.com

© Laura Genello, 2019