Statement on COVID-19

Protecting Public Health

These are uncertain and frightening times, and we are monitoring the public health situation closely. While we won’t begin our harvests until May, food safety is of paramount importance, and we are closely assessing how we will adapt our practices and business model.


We are a small business, run solely by myself (Laura) with occasional help from my husband (Dave). We pledge to never harvest produce while sick. Should we become ill during the season, we will do our best to hire help and mobilize people in our network to keep the farm running. In addition, we always follow rigorous best-practice guidelines for food safety, including frequent hand-washing, and pre- and post- harvest sanitation of all tools and equipment.


We also recognize that the coronavirus pandemic has led to financial hardship for many. As a result we are offering a limited number of discounted pay-what-you-can CSA shares to those who are experiencing financial difficulty. If you are interested in this option, you can learn more here.


In addition, we commit to ensuring that we keep all unsold produce out of the compost pile in 2020. We’ll be donating our surplus to ensure that our tiny farm can do our part to support the food system.

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Dandelion & Rust Farm

Myersville, MD

C:  240-385-9023

© Laura Genello, 2019