Community Supported Agriculture
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a mutual commitment between a farm and a community of supporters that provides a direct link between the production and consumption of food. Our CSA also supports our work to provide meaningful jobs to people with developmental disabilities, and nurture a healthy community. In exchange, we provide organically grown vegetables, herbs and flowers as part of a weekly, on-farm experience.
2023 CSA Registration Information
Registration for returning members is now open, and spots are filling very quickly. The Spring session is already sold out, and others are going fast! Please register as soon as possible to secure your desired spot. Email email@example.com if you have not received a registration link via email, or if you have any questions or issues with the registration process.
Individuals on our CSA Interest List can register for available slots beginning Wednesday, February 15th. They will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org on that date with a link to the registration form.
Any remaining available slots will be available to the general public on Wednesday, March 1st, at which time the application will be posted on this page.
Our Interest List for the 2023 season is now closed. To be placed on the 2024 Interest List, please email Rachel at email@example.com.
We recommend both returning and new members register as soon as possible, as our CSA tends to fill very quickly.
Curious if our CSA is right for you? Explore the resources provided below. Especially helpful is the 2023 CSA Member Handbook.
How it Works
- We offer 3 sessions: Spring, Summer, and Fall. Each session, we offer 2 pick-up days -- Wednesdays from 2-5 pm, and Saturdays from 9-12 am -- that enable you to choose what works best for you and your household.
- Your weekly share includes 4-6 items of Certified Organic produce grown on our farm and seasonal access to the flower and herb Pick-Your-Own areas.
- Your CSA membership also includes our newly expanded compost program, which helps divert food waste away from the landfill. We partner with local provider, Compost Crew. To learn more about our expanded and improved compost program, click here.
- Our CSA is a great way to get outdoors with your family each week, eat healthier, diversify your diet, get to know your community, and support your local non-profit farm.
Our CSA is about learning and community building.
We have run a successful CSA in Montgomery County MD since 1996 and are the longest continuously running CSA in the county. Our CSA has grown from 12 members in 1996 to 120 members today. Many members return year after year. Our happiest customers live nearby (with 15 miles) and enjoy spending time in the Pick-Your-Own gardens, and participate in our compost program. In general, if you enjoy cooking and tasting new things you will have a good experience. We encourage CSA members to treat their season as a continuing education experience. Try a few new veggies, use our weekly newsletters to learn new ways to prepare your favorites, get to know our Growers, and ask them how they like to prepare unique items like kohlrabi or hakurei turnips.
Our CSA is the backbone of our mission and core values.
We create meaningful employment for adults with developmental disabilities. This is why we were formed, and it is at the core of everything we do. The jobs created by our unique 3-part CSA Program enable our employees to thrive. And our 50/50 model allows us to provide fresh, organic, nutritious produce to as many people in our area as possible, many of whom cannot access or afford fresh veggies without help. 50% of our produce is distributed through our retail outlets: traditional CSA shares, on-farm events and off-farm markets. The other 50% is distributed among several local food bank partners, group home partners, and elementary school programs. Please take a moment to look over our entire website. Our vision is to create fertile ground to nourish a healthy and inclusive community. The CSA is integral to our mission, and our core values are embedded in our CSA program.