Community Supported Agriculture
Thank you for your interest in our Community Supported Agriculture program. CSA is a unique option for people seeking fresh, local and seasonal produce for their table. By investing in our CSA you are also investing in the sustainability of farming, food, the local community, and our programs here at Red Wiggler.
2019 CSA Registration Information
- Returning members (from 2017 or 2018) can sign-up beginning Tuesday, January 22nd. Returning members will receive an e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org on that date with a link to the registration.
-Individuals interested in becoming members for the first time can begin signing-up on Monday, February 11th, at which time the application will be posted on this page.
-We recommend both returning and first time members register quickly as our CSA tends to fill quickly.
Please explore the resources provided below to see if our CSA is right for you. Especially helpful is the 2019 CSA Member Handbook
How it Works
- We offer 3 sessions: Spring, Summer and Fall; as well as 2 pick-ups days: Wednesdays 2-5pm and Saturdays 9-12am, that enable you to choose what works best for you and your household
- Your weekly share includes $30-$35 worth of Certified Organic produce grown on our farm
- All CSA members have weekly access to flower and herb Pick-Your-Own areas
- CSA members bring their compost to the farm each week where their waste helps to create fertile ground for next years crops.
- 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 gradually from 12 “shares” in 1996 to 120 “shares” today. Many members return year after year. Our happiest customers live nearby (within 15 miles) or join up with neighbors who rotate pick ups. In general, if you enjoy cooking and tasting new things you will have a good experience. We encourage CSA members to treat their season like they would a continuing education experience. Try a few new veggies, use our weekly newsletter to learn new ways to prepare your summer standbys, get to know our Growers and ask them how they like to prepare 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 the CSA enable our activities at Red Wiggler to thrive. Additionally, 30% of the CSA consists of low income households. Please take a moment to look over our entire web site. Our vision is to create fertile ground to nourish a healthy and inclusive community. At this time we are actively seeking to ensure that low-income adults with developmental disabilities are included in our CSA program. The CSA is integral to our mission and our core values are imbedded in our CSA program.