2014 Summer CSA Program - OPEN NOW!
2014 Fall CSA Program - Signups begin in Summer 2014
2014-15 Winter CSA Program - Signups begin in Fall 2014
2015 Spring CSA - Signups begin in December 2014
Signup and Payment Options are Provided at the Bottom of this Page
CSA Description and Benefits
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a program in which consumers support a local farm by subscribing and paying a seasonal fee in exchange for receiving fresh local produce. In our CSA programs, subscribers pick up their portion of the harvest at one of several pickup points located on the Eastern Shore and in the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area on a weekly basis.
There are many benefits to subscribing to our CSA programs. Subscribers will:
- Receive our local produce, including a wide variety of traditional and specialty crops, on a weekly basis;
- Enjoy 100% USDA Certified Organic produce grown by us without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides;
- Experience fresh, nutritious produce that is pre-chilled and delivered to numerous pickup points throughout the area;
- Know the source of the food you eat and support local organic farming;
- Support the protection of the environment;
- Have opportunities to visit the farm, where you can see your food grow and learn more about organic farming; and
- Receive weekly emails which include information such as the week's crop list, farm news, recipes, and cooking, handling, and storage tips.
Summer CSA (For 15 Weeks Beginning in Mid May)
The Summer CSA is a 15 week program that will begin in the latter part of May and end around Labor Day.
All of the produce for our Summer CSA is grown by us and is USDA certified organic. Thus, each week you will receive those crops that are in season locally. Typically your portion will include some combination of lettuce, broccoli, greens, root crops, leeks, onions and cabbages in May and early June. In late June and early July, you can expect to see the addition of tomatoes, potatoes, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, fennel, and basil and other herbs. In late July and August, your portion will include some combination of cucumbers, squash, peppers, herbs, tomatoes, eggplant, beans, melons, and zucchini. Throughout the season, your portion will also include many heirloom as well as specialty foods such as sweet Italian peppers, arugula, Chinese cabbages, red and blue potatoes, Asian cucumbers, and other unique varieties. A listing of most of our crops is on the "Our Crops" webpage.
For our Summer CSA, you have a choice between a Personal Subscription and a Family Subscription. Our Family size is the same size as the Standard Subscription we offered in previous years. Examples of Family size boxes are pictured below. The quantity of produce in a Personal Subscription is approximately 50% - 60% of that in a Family Subscription. The price for a Personal Subscription is $265.00 plus sales tax. The price for a Family Subscription is $405.00 plus sales tax.
Several Pickup Location Options
Cape Charles - Rayfield's - Wednesdays: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Eastville - On the Farm - Wednesdays: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Nassawadox - Little Italy - Wednesdays: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Onley - Edward's Seafood - Wednesdays: 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Chesapeake, Norfolk and Virginia Beach
Chesapeake - Cutting Edge Cafe - Wednesdays: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Norfolk - Welton's Seafood - Tuesdays: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Va Beach - Croc's 19th St. Bistro (Spring Only) - Thursdays: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Va Beach - Croc's 19th St. Bistro (Summer Only) - Saturdays: 9:00 AM - Noon
Va Beach - Shorebreak Pizza - Thursdays: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Photos of Boxes from Previous Years
Examples of previous years' weekly CSA boxes (Family Size) are shown below, one from early in the Summer season and one from late Summer.