Our CSA

The 2020 Spring/Summer season is sold out! We do still have space available in the Autumn!

We are amazed by the outpouring of interest in the CSA this year. If you were not able to register for the Summer season, you can still find our vegetables at the farmers’ markets and our roadside stands!

Register now for Autumn!

Please remember to read the CSA Terms and Conditions.

We have switched to a new CSA Management platform (they call it Harvie) that offers our members new and exciting features!

Those of you who get a bag delivered off the farm will now have the opportunity to customize your shares. Those picking up on the farms in Vienna and Purcellville and at the farmers markets will still have the same Market Style system, with the room set up for free choice. Everyone will now be able to set vacation holds or reschedule their shares.

Spring/Summer and Autumn CSA

CSA share pick up options include on-farm pickup in Vienna and Purcellville, delivery locations, and farmer’ market pick up at the Leesburg, Falls Church, Reston, Arlington, Dupont Circle, and Takoma Park farmers’ markets. It is a cooperative CSA, with shares comprised of food grown on our Vienna and Purcellville farms and with that of other local farms: Next Step Produce and Sassafras Creek Farm in Southern Maryland, and Second Spring Farm in Purcellville, VA.

We are all deeply committed to creating sustainable farms, and all farms use strictly organic farming techniques towards that end. This multi-farm collaboration allows us to start our delivery season in June and include vegetables and fruits that we do not grow ourselves.

Our Pick Up Locations

On-Farm Pick Up
We offer on-farm pick up on both our Vienna and Purcellville farms.

In Vienna, you can pick up on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Vegetables are packed and ready to go by 12PM and wait in an air conditioned room. Pick up is market style, with the option for a pre-packed, customizable share on Thursdays only (the same as a delivery share). Vegetables can be picked up from 12PM-8PM.

In Purcellville, we will have two pick up options for market style CSA during the summer season: Thursday/Friday, or Saturday/Sunday. In the fall, shares are pre-packed, and pick up is on Thursdays and Saturdays only. Vegetables can be picked up from noon until dark, and unretrieved vegetables will be left for one extra day. They wait in an air conditioned room.

Farmers Market Pick Up (Vegetables only)
Saturdays at Leesburg, Falls Church, Reston, Arlington: 9AM – 12PM
Sundays at Takoma Park, Dupont Circle: 10AM – 1:30PM
Select your own share. No delivery fee.
Pick up 16 times between May and mid-September for the Summer share (16 out of 20 possible weeks at the market), or choose the Biweekly Share and pick up 8 times out of the possible 20 weeks of Summer and 4 of the possible 9 weeks of Autumn.

Delivery
We deliver shares on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from the Vienna farm. We arrive at our last delivery spot by 3PM, and vegetables can be retrieved from 3PM until late evening.

Delivery members now have the opportunity to create vegetable preferences and customize their shares. Once you sign up for a share, you’ll be asked to rate all the vegetables we grow on a scale of “not for me” to “I love it.” Your share will be built based on those preferences and what we have available in season at the time. Don’t like beets? Rate them a “not for me” and you won’t ever see them! Love carrots? Give them an “I love it” and we’ll try to get that to you every time they are available!

Once you get your vegetable list each week, you can make changes if you want: Prior to your delivery, you’ll have the option to swap out items online. If you don’t like something or already have too much of something in your share, you can swap it out for other options.

If this all sounds overwhelming or you liked the old system, don’t worry. You can also skip setting preferences and customizing and have a bag delivered just like before.

Pick Up locations

Pricing and Options

CSA Seasons

Summer Shares
Purcellville: week of May 30 to week of September 12 = 16 weeks of summer produce.
Vienna: week of May 31 to week of September 13 = 16 weeks of summer produce.
Autumn Shares
Purcellville: week of September 19 to week of November 14 = 9 weeks of fall produce.
Vienna: week of September 20 to week of November 15 = 9 weeks of fall produce.
Winter Shares (2019/2020 season–2020/2021 dates TBD)
Purcellville: Nov. 23, Dec. 7 & 14 &21, Jan. 25, Feb. 8 & 22, March 8
Vienna: Nov. 24, Dec. 8 & 15 & 22, Jan. 26, Feb. 9 & 23, March 9

Share Sizes

Mini Share: Designed to feed single folks or couples who eat out often. Approximately 1/4 bushel each week. Expect 6-8 items in your bag each week.
Regular Share: Designed to feed 2 adults most of their weekly vegetable needs. About 1/2 bushel each week. Expect 7-10 items in your bag each week, with some in larger quantities than the mini share.
Robust Share: Designed to feed a larger family, or strictly vegetarian couple, most of their weekly vegetable needs. As much as one bushel each week. Expect 8-12 items in your bag each week, with some in larger quantities than the mini or robust shares.
Biweekly Share: Order any share size and pick up 8 of 16 weeks in Summer and 4 of 9 weeks in Autumn.

What might I see in my share?

July: lettuce head, 1 bunch swiss chard, 1 fresh garlic or 1 bunch scallions, 2 lbs. summer squash, 1 bunch basil or 1 bunch dill, 3 cucumbers, 2 lbs. potatoes
September: lettuce head or bunch swiss chard, 3 peppers and/or eggplant, 3 lbs. tomatoes, 1 bunch basil or 1 bunch parsley, 1 bulb garlic or 2 sweet onions, 2 lbs. green beans, 1 fennel or 1 celery
October: lettuce head, bok choi or bunch arugula, 1 bunch kale, 1 bunch beets or carrots, 1 head broccoli or cauliflower, 1 bunch kohlrabi or head cabbage, 2 lbs. sweet potatoes, 1 bunch turnips or radishes

Pricing

Pay in full when you register and get a $25 discount until March 31.
Off Farm prices include a $3/week delivery fee.
Vacation planned? Need to change your pick up location? You can easily reschedule your share or change pick up locations to accommodate your plans.
We offer the following payment plan:
* Pay 25% down at sign up
* Pay an additional 25% + 1st share cost the first week of pickups
* The additional 50% balance will be split evenly throughout the remainder of the season, charged to your card on file.

Summer Share*
June 1/2-Sept 14/15
Autumn Share*
Sept 21/22-Nov 16/17
Mini Share
$27 per week
$432 ON FARM
$480 OFF FARM
$243 ON FARM
$270 OFF FARM
Biweekly Mini Share
$27 per week
$216 ON FARM
$240 OFF FARM
$108 ON FARM
$120 OFF FARM
Regular Share
$37 per week
$592 ON FARM
$640 OFF FARM
$333 ON FARM
$360 OFF FARM
Biweekly Regular Share
$37 per week
$296 ON FARM
$320 OFF FARM
$148 ON FARM
$160 OFF FARM
Robust Share
$47 per week
$752 ON FARM
$804 OFF FARM
$423 ON FARM
$450 OFF FARM
Biweekly Robust Share
$47 per week
$376 ON FARM
$400 OFF FARM
$188 ON FARM
$200 OFF FARM
Extra Options
Cookbook
$12, one-time delivery
$12 one-time delivery$12 one-time delivery
Egg Share
$3 per delivery, half dozen per week
$48 weekly
$24 biweekly
$27 weekly
$12 biweekly
Flower Share
$11 per delivery, 1 bouquet per week
$176 weekly
$88 biweekly
$66 weekly (5 weeks)
$33 biweekly (3 weeks)
Chicken Share
$22 per delivery, on farm pick up only, delivered monthly
$88 (4 deliveries)$66 (3 deliveries)
Farmers Choice Meat Share
$75/$150 per delivery, on farm pick up only, delivered monthly
Small: $300 (4 deliveries)
Large: $600 (4 deliveries)
Small: $225 (3 deliveries)
Large: $450 (3 deliveries)
Herb Shares $25 per delivery, delivered monthly
Tea and Wellness Share
Herbs for the Kitchen Share
Body and Soul Share
$100 (4 deliveries)
$100 (4 deliveries)
$100 (4 deliveries)
$75 (3 deliveries)
$75 (3 deliveries)
$75 (3 deliveries)
Culture Share
$20/delivery, delivered monthly
$80 (4 deliveries)$60 (3 deliveries)

* Sales Tax: Shares that are picked up in Virginia will be charged sales tax.

Extra Options

Cookbook
117-page page cookbook with recipes and cooking tips, using the vegetables that come in the CSA shares. Includes descriptions of vegetables and the many ways to store, cook and enjoy them.

Egg Share
We offer fresh brown unfertilized eggs from happy birds. These are free moving chickens that sleep in a hen house (safe from foxes) and eat organic grain. You will receive a half dozen eggs per week.

Fresh Flower Share
Members receive a bouquet of flowers every week of the Summer Share and for 5 or 6 weeks of the Autumn Share, depending upon frost. The flowers are grown by Greenstone Fields, located next to PVF West in Wheatland. Barbara Lamborne and Dennis Fuze have been farming for 12 years, using organic practices, to grow over 100 varieties of cut flowers. The bouquets have a beautiful mix of focal flowers, color, texture and greenery. The flowers are harvested at optimum times to ensure the longest possible vase life. With proper care, bouquets typically last a week. Greenstone Fields is part of a growing movement to educate the public about buying local flowers. Why buy local flowers? Watch this 15 minute inspirational movie and find out.

Chicken Share
Whiffletree Farm, in Warrenton, Va, rotates their chickens to fresh pasture every day. They do not use any antibiotics, GMO feeds, chemicals on the land, or chemical washes in processing the birds. These practices are healthier for the land, animals, eaters (!), and the community! The chickens, delivered once per month, will be 4.5 lbs. or slightly larger. You can check out Whiffletree Farm and Farmer Jesse Straight more in this short documentary.

Here is a picture of Farmer Jesse Straight of Whiffletree Farm feeding his hens on pasture!
Here is a picture of Farmer Jesse Straight of Whiffletree Farm feeding his hens on pasture!

Farmers Choice Meat Share
Whiffletree Farm raises chicken, eggs, turkey, pork, and beef; all on fresh pasture, non-GMO feed, no antibiotics, no chemicals, and their beef is Wagyu and 100% grassfed!

The meat gets delivered to the farm freezer once a month, on both farms. If you pick up at an Off-Farm location, you may select the meat share and come to the Vienna farm once a month to pick up your meat from the freezer, anytime in the week. Leesburg Farmers Market customers pick up meat at the Purcellville farm.

Small: 7-12 pounds of quality assortment of meats. An example would be the following: 4.5lb. whole chicken, 1lb. chorizo pork sausage, 1lb no nitrate bacon, 1lb. ground beef, 1.25lbs. shaved steak, 2lbs. chicken leg/thighs.
Large: 14-24 pounds of quality assorted meats. An example would be the following: 4.5lb. whole chicken, 1lb. chorizo pork sausage, 2lb no nitrate bacon, 1lb. ground beef, 1.25lbs. shaved steak, 2lbs. chicken leg/thighs, 2lb. boneless breast, 1lb. sage breakfast sausage, 1lb beef steak, 1lb. beef brats.

For those of you who eat meat this is a great way to conveniently source local, pasture-raised, non-GMO, humane, chemical-free, antibiotic-free meat that contributes to the health of the land, animals, eaters, farmers, and community!

Herb CSA Share
Through the Gathered Threads Herb CSA Share members receive beautiful, hand-made, high-quality, locally & sustainably grown herbs and herbal products.

Tea & Wellness Share : Our monthly Herbal Tea & Wellness Share box has the essentials to keep your kettle going, & your taste buds happy. The share is formulated for your wellness through teas and other herbal remedies you make with the kits provided in the share. Each month will have 4-6 herbal products from the following list- 1-2 tea blends, 1-2 simple teas, 1 wellness tea blend formulated for the month/season, 1-2 herbal kits, herbal extract, or other herbal products for wellness. $100 for 4 deliveries during the Summer season. $75 for 3 deliveries during the Autumn season.

Herbs for the Kitchen Share: The Herbs for the Kitchen Share is a well-rounded spice & herb share for your kitchen needs. Each month the share will have 4-6 herbal products from the following list – 1-2 ‘simple’ spice jars, 1-2 spice blend jars, 1 spice mix, 1 herbal infused vinegar, or other herbal goodies for the kitchen. Examples of our Spice Mixes are dip mixes, salad dressings, rubs, & soup seasoning mixes. $100 for 4 deliveries during the Summer season. $75 for 3 deliveries during the Autumn season.

Herbs for the Body & Soul: Our Herbs for the Body & Soul Share is a fun monthly herb box that is comprised of a range of herbal products made here on the farm. This share may contain 4-6 herbal products ranging from salves & lip balms, body butters, sprays (bug spray, deodorant, muscle soother, etc.), bath products (bath salts, bath bombs, scrubs, luffas), tooth powders and other herbal oral care products (mouthwash), masks, foot care products, and even herbal household cleaning supplies. $100 for 4 deliveries during the Summer season. $75 for 3 deliveries during the Autumn season.

For more information, visit Gathered Threads.

sample culture share

Gathered Threads Culture CSA Share: Gathered Threads produces small batch cultured products from sustainably grown produce. Katherine Stewart Herman, owner of Gathered Threads, has been fermenting and experimenting with vegetables for over 10 years. She loves some of the standard ferments, but has been inspired to create new recipes from the abundant harvests of vegetable farms.

The current selection of cultures ranges from several types of ‘Krauts’, such as, Caraway Sauerkraut, Beet Kraut, Curtido, and several types of ‘Chi’s’, such as, Kimchi, Neck Pumpkin & Kale Kimchi, and other cultures such as Gingered Carrots, Beets N’ Fennel, and more! The selection will rotate as the vegetables are seasonally available.

Visit Gathered Threads for more information about our cultures!

Winter CSA

The Winter CSA is On Farm only at both farm locations.Our Winter CSA starts the week after Thanksgiving and goes until the end of March, but we take a break in January. There are eight CSA days, and while we try to stick to a schedule of every other week, sometimes the weather forces us to change the date (but not often).Four pickups in November and December and four in February and March.The Winter Share is one size only: 8 items.

What is in the winter share? Root crops and leafy greens, mostly. We store sweet potatoes and radishes and winter squash and potatoes and carrots and we grow anything that will withstand the cold: kale, spinach, salad greens, chard.

A Winter CSA customer has to be willing to go with whatever happens with our successes and failures in the fields and tunnels. We work very hard to keep everything growing, but sometimes the offerings are limited and odd. Other times they are amazing and gorgeous. You just never know.

2019/2020 Winter CSA Dates (2020/2021 Dates and pricing TBD)

Vienna:
December 1, 8, 15, 22
February 2, 16
March 1, 15

Purcellville:
November 30
December 7, 14, 21
February 1, 15, 29
March 14

Details
$280 for the eight week season.
$300 for eight weeks plus one extra pickup, to be decided (usually mostly spinach). This option is limited to the first 60 people who sign up in Vienna and the first 20 in Purcellville.
In Vienna, pickups are on Sunday and Monday.
In Purcellville, pickups are on Saturday.
Market style. Choose your own roots and leaves.

Please read the CSA Terms and Conditions.