The CSA (community supported agriculture) program asks members of the community to make a financial investment in your neighborhood farm to support what we do. That basically means you pay in advance for seasonal, farm fresh goodies that you receive directly from the farmers on a regular basis. It is an incredibly important way to support the local food movement.
Our Summer CSA goes over 12 weeks in June, July and August. The pick up is from 5 – 8 pm on Thursdays at a community center near Howard University. We have a few slots open for people who want to try out our CSA for the remainder of the Summer CSA season (the amount you pay will be pro-rated based on the weeks left).
Please fill out this form to sign up for our Thursday 5 – 8 pm pick up. This year we are offering an installment plan to make it more affordable. If you are low income and find the price is getting in your way of joining but you really want to, please contact me so we can work with you.
What’s in a share?
We put 4 – 5 items in the single share and 8 – 10 items in the family sized share. You should be able to make 2 – 4 meals each week. Members report that they are often able to make a few dinners each week and have leftovers for lunch the next day.
Seasonal produce plus other farm items such as local eggs, mushrooms, honey, medicinal herbs, and flowers are put on a table. Members receive seedlings in the spring and fall for their home gardens.
Customize your own share
Each week everything is set up on two or three tables, and we write on a dry erase board how many items to take from each table. It is incredibly interactive and you get the maximum choice rather than picking up a pre-boxed share that is uniform, where everyone is getting the same thing. You are encouraged to try new things, but we don’t make you take vegetables you know you don’t like. We want you to enjoy everything you choose- including this experience!