Brandywine (Prince George’s County)
Good Fortune Farm [Michael Klein]
18001 Horsehead Road
Deliveries of shares to Takoma Park, Mount Ranier, University Park, American University, Kensington, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Palisades & “anywhere between these neighborhoods”
Brookeville (Montgomery County)
The Farm at Our House [Michelle Nowak, Marc Grossman]
19715 Zion Road
Pickup sites also in Silver Spring, Annapolis & Crystal City
Chestertown (Kent County)
Elkton (Cecil County)
Fair Weather Farm at Fairhill [Nancy Bentley]
5727 Telegraph Road (alongside Fair Hill Park, 1 mile from Newark, Delaware)
Essex (Baltimore County)
Rising Sun (Cecil County)
Calvert Farm [Pam Stegall Roberts & Paul Roberts]
321 Chrome Road (Route 272)
Pickup sites also in Maryland in Annapolis, Baltimore, Beltsville, Columbia, Crofton, Edgewater, Elkton, Ft. George Meade, Odenton, Middle River, Millersville, Olney, Owings Mill, Severna Park, Silver Spring; and in Delaware in Hockessin, Newark & Wilmington
The Washington Post has developed an interactive map to assist in finding a CSA in the Washington, DC area. A search for a CSA can be made by pick-up location:
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a growing movement in America, which has provided economic support and predictability to farmers, practicing traditional family farming, that they will be able to continue to farm, and that communities will be able to enjoy fresh, local farm products. Partnering with local farms by purchasing a “share” in the season’s harvest, consumers can know where their food is coming from and have the satisfaction of supporting local agriculture.
Participants, who purchase their shares early in the season, provide the farmer with a stable income, and in return they receive a weekly supply of fresh local farm products. This concept of Community Supported Agriculture was introduced into the United States in 1985 by Robyn Van En, who farmed in South Egremont, Massachusetts. She learned of the concept from a Swiss friend, Jan Vander Tuin, and within 4 years her farm’s original membership of 30 shares grew to 150.
Wilson College in Chambersberg, Pennsylvania has established the Robyn Van En Center in honor of Ms. Van En who died in 1997. The Robyn Van En Center maintains a data base of Community Supported Agriculture farms, now numbering over 1400 farms, which is easily searched. CLICK HERE to search for a CSA farm convenient to your home using this directory.