Registration for the 2023 will open on February 1! To register, please visit our CSA Registration page.
We have made some changes this season, so please be sure to read through the descriptions below.
Our CSA is a 25-week season, running the week of May 28 through the week of November 12, 2023. Registration will remain open once the season begins until we are full. Those who typically only sign up for the Autumn season can register during the summer and still join us for only the last few months of the season.
We have changed our CSA Management platform, but members who get a bag delivered off the farm will still have the opportunity to customize your shares. Those picking up on the farms in Vienna and Purcellville and at the farmers’ markets will have the same market-style system, with the room set up for free choice. Everyone can set vacation holds or reschedule their shares.
Please remember to read the CSA Terms and Conditions.
The 2023 CSA Season
CSA share pick up options include on-farm pickup in Vienna and Purcellville, delivery locations, and farmers’ market pick up at the 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: Sassafras Creek Farm in Leonardtown, MD, Fireside Farm in Purcellville, VA, Second Spring Farm in Purcellville, VA, and Lost Corner Farm in Leesburg VA. At the markets, all the vegetables are produced on our own farm.
We are all deeply committed to creating sustainable farms, and all farms use organic farming techniques towards that end. This multi-farm collaboration allows us to start our delivery season in May 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. Add ons (except eggs) are available for on-farm pick up only. Eggs are also available for delivery.
In Vienna, you can pick up on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Vegetables can be picked up between 10AM and 8PM. Pick up on all days is market style, with the option for a pre-packed, customizable vegetable share.
In Purcellville, we will have two pick up options for market style CSA during the summer: Thursday/Friday, or Saturday/Sunday from 10AM to 4PM. 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–no add ons)
Saturdays at Falls Church, Reston, Arlington: 9AM – 12PM
Sundays at Takoma Park, Dupont Circle: 10AM – 1:30PM
Select your own share. No delivery fee.
Delivery (Vegetables and eggs only)
Delivery shares are vegetables and eggs only. No other add ons are available for 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 have the opportunity to customize their shares. Prior to your delivery you will receive an email with that week’s vegetable list and 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 you enjoy surprise each week, you can also skip customizing and have a bag delivered with the farmers’ choice of vegetables.
Pick Up locations
- Panarama Ct., McLean
- 14th St. N , Arlington
- N. Edison St, Arlington
- S. Quincy St, Arlington
- S. Abingdon St, Arlington
- E. Alexandria Ave, Alexandria
- W. Walnut, Alexandria
- Quorn Ln, South Reston
- Ashburn St, Herndon
- Burke Towne Ct, Burke
- Marshall Pond Rd, Burke
- Dillard Court, Fairfax
Pricing and Options
The CSA starts the week of May 28 and ends the week of November 12, 2022.
Mini Share: Designed to feed single folks or couples who eat out often. Approximately one shopping bag 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 2 shopping bags each week. Expect 7-10 items in your share each week.
Robust Share: Designed to feed a larger family, or strictly vegetarian couple, most of their weekly vegetable needs. Expect 8-12 items in your bag each week.
Biweekly Share: Order any share size and pick up every other week.
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
Payment and Discounts
We offer the following payment plan:
*Pay in full, by credit card or check.
* Pay in three installments, by credit card or check.
Off Farm prices include a $3/week delivery fee.
Discounts (which can add up to 12% off the price of your vegetables!)
*Register by February 15 and receive a 4% early bird discount on your vegetable share, automatically built into the price.
*Returning members receive a 4% discount on their vegetable share.
*Pay in full within 10 days of registering and receive a 4% discount on your vegetable share.
Vacation planned? Need to change your pick up location? You can easily reschedule your share or change pick up locations to accommodate your plans.
|On Farm||Off Farm|
(price includes delivery fee)
$30 per week
|Biweekly Mini Share|
$30 per week (based on 12 weeks)
$40 per week
|Biweekly Regular Share|
$40 per week (based on 12 weeks)
$50 per week
|Biweekly Robust Share|
$50 per week (based on 12 weeks)
|Extra Options |
(Only available with the purchase of a vegetable share.)
|Egg Share |
$3.50 per delivery, half dozen per week
$15 per delivery, 1 bouquet per week, 20 weeks of flowers, on farm pick up only
|Available for on farm pick up only|
$30 per delivery, on farm pick up only, delivered monthly
|$180 (6 deliveries)||Available for on farm pick up only|
$22 per delivery, on farm pick up only, delivered monthly
|$132 (6 deliveries)||Available for on farm pick up only|
$26 per delivery, on farm pick up only, delivered monthly
|$156 (6 deliveries)||Available for on farm pick up only|
|Farmers Choice Meat Share|
$100/$200 per delivery, on farm pick up only, delivered monthly
|Small: $600 (6 deliveries)|
Large: $1200 (6 deliveries)
|Available for on farm pick up only|
$30/$60 per delivery, on farm pick up only, delivered monthly
|Small: $180 (6 deliveries)|
Large: $360 (6 deliveries)
|Available for on farm pick up only|
* Sales Tax: Shares that are picked up in Virginia will be charged sales tax.
Egg Share – On farm pick up and delivery only (not available for farmers’ market pick up)
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 – On farm pick up only
Nestled in the rolling hills of Rohrersville, MD, Winding Root Farm grows over fifty varieties of specialty cut flowers with a focus on long-lasting, vibrant blooms and native cultivars. We take pride in providing our community with the highest quality flowers and foliage, grown and foraged in harmony with our Appalachian ecosystem. In addition to bright and cheerful blooms, our bouquets frequently include herbs and carefully foraged foliage, and farmer Caroline enjoys using her background in entomology to identify numerous species of native bees and other insects. Though are not certified organic, Winding Root Farm only uses certified organic amendments and implement farming practices that build soil and leave the land healthier than when we arrived.
Herb Share: Tea & Wellness – On farm pick up only
The Gathered Threads monthly Herbal Tea & Wellness Share box has the essentials to keep your kettle going and 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 a mix of the following: tea blends, simple teas, herbal kits, herbal extract, or other herbal products for wellness.
Herb Share: Herbs for the Kitchen – On farm pick up only
The Gathered Threads Herbs for the Kitchen Share is a well-rounded spice and herb share for your kitchen needs. Each month the share will have a mix of the following: ‘simple’ spice jars, spice blends in jars, spice mixes for salad dressings, soups, sauces, meat seasonings, rubs, dips, vinegars, drink mixes, desserts, and more!
Culture Share – On farm pick up only
The Gathered Threads Culture Share consists of 2 pint jars of cultured (aka fermented) vegetables a month. Their goal is to provide 1 jar of a cabbage based culture each month as well as 1 jar of a culture that is cabbage-free each month. Many of the culture recipes and ideas are influenced by traditional recipes and peoples from around the world, such as Kimchi, Curtido, Sauerrubenkraut, and Tsukemono. In our cultures we aim to perfect those traditional blends as well as introduce some of our own unique inspirations of vegetable and herb pairings, such as Beets ‘N Fennel, Rosemary’d Turnips, and Kohl Dill Pickle.
Chicken Share – On farm pick up only
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.
Farmers Choice Meat Share – On farm pick up only
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: 7-11 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: 15-22 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!
Pet Share: A rotation of Whiffletree Farm’s pet owner’s favorite cuts—Bone-in ground chicken, Bone-in ground turkey, Chicken feet, Chicken hearts, Beef Kidney, Beef Knuckle Bones, Wild Ground Salmon Roll.
Small Pet Share: 4-7 lbs.
Large Pet Share: 8-14 lbs.
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 twelve 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 December/January and four in February/March, then two in April.The Winter Share is two sizes: Mini is 5 items and Regular is 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.
2022/2023 Winter CSA Dates
November 20, 27
December 4, 11, 18
February 12, 26
March 12, 26
April 9, 23
November 18, 25
December 2, 9, 18
February 10, 24
March 10, 24
April 7, 21
$300 for a Winter Mini share (5 items) and $480 for a Winter Regular (8 items) for the twelve week season.
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.