2013 Summer CSA Program - SOLD OUT!
2013 Fall and Winter CSA Programs - Signups begin in Summer
2013 Spring CSA Program - SOLD OUT!
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.
Spring CSA (For 5 Weeks Beginning in Early March)
The Spring CSA is a 5 week program that begins in early March and ends in early April.
All of the produce for our Spring 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 cool season crops such as lettuce, kale, cabbage, chard, radishes, bunching onions, beets, kohlrabi, arugula, leeks, mustard, and carrots.
Our Spring CSA is offered in one size - our Standard Subscription size which generally fills a bushel box. The price is $120.00 plus sales tax.
Summer CSA (For 16 Weeks Beginning in Mid May)
The Summer CSA is a 16 week program that will begin in mid 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 Standard Subscription and a Large Subscription. Examples of Standard size boxes are pictured below. The quantity of items in a Large Subscription is approximately 75% more than a Standard Subscription. The price for a Standard Subscription is $390.00 plus sales tax. The price for a Large Subscription is $580.00 plus sales tax.
Several Pickup Location Options
Cape Charles - Rayfield's - Wednesdays: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Eastville - On the Farm - Wednesdays: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Nassawadox - Little Italy - Wednesdays: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Onley - Edward's Seafood - Wednesdays: 4:00 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 (standard size) are shown below, one from the early in season and one from late.