In the 10 years since we began to compile our list of community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs in the Washington area, the number of participating farms has skyrocketed from around a dozen to nearly 80. That’s not surprising, given how the term “locavore” has gone from a made-up word to a way of life for some people.

In a CSA, members pay a set fee up front to help producers cover the costs of running the farm. Customers then receive a “share” of the bounty for a predetermined season, which vary in length depending on the program. Most shares consist of fruit and vegetables. Others include items such as honey, bread or flowers as part of the price or for an additional fee; some offer separate meat, dairy and egg shares.

On most farms, a full share is enough produce to feed a family of four for one week. Half-shares and mini-shares are also available.

These farms still had shares for sale as of the beginning of February. Many sell out, so if you’re interested, be sure to sign up early.


5 a Day CSA

Silver Spring

Vicki Reese, 301-595-0379

Spring/summer share $695 (fruit and vegetables only) or $1,595 (with premium items such as eggs, flowers, soaps and bread), 16 weeks; flexible option, pay $50 membership fee then choose a weekly box for $25-$40, depending on the size chosen; fall share $495 or $1,095 (with premium items), 13 weeks.

Order flexible option weekly online; customize boxes with seven to nine chosen items of produce; primarily organic.

Delivery to Silver Spring, Takoma Park, College Park, Columbia, Mount Rainier Farmers Market and the Discovery Channel headquarters.

AvianMead Produce


Jerry and Joan Riser, 301-924-2960

$500 (includes delivery), 12 weeks (depending on the growing season, a four-week $175 fall share will be available); organic producer.

Delivery made to homes in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Silver Spring, Olney and parts of Potomac.

Backbone Food Farm


Katharine Dubansky, 301-334-5633

$350 full share, $560 family share, 20 weeks.

Pickup in Frostburg, Md.; Thomas, W.Va.; and at the farm.

Big White Barn CSA


Steve or Anita Goertemiller, 301-874-3173

$550 weekly full share, $325 weekly half-share, $275 bi-weekly full share, 22 weeks.

Pickup in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Crystal City, the District, Gaithersburg, Baltimore and at the farm. Home and business delivery available.

Blades Orchard


Lynda Blades, 410-754-8857

$500 full share, $250 half-share, 18 weeks; fruit shares ($300, 12 weeks) available.

Pickup in Annapolis, Denton, Easton, Cambridge, Federalsburg, Salisbury and St. Michaels.

Brad’s Produce


Brad Milton, 410-734-4769

$495 full share, $315 half-share, $290 bi-weekly half share, 25 weeks; $100 early spring share, 4 weeks; $200 summer share, 8 weeks.

Pickup at the farm.

Breezy Willow Farm

West Friendship

R.J. Caulder, 410-442-1807

$456 early-bird share, 12 weeks; $888 for 24 weeks.

Pickup in Columbia, Elkridge, Ellicott City, Fulton and at the farm.

Calvert Farm

Rising Sun

Pam Stegall Roberts and Paul Roberts, 410-658-3914

$500 full share, 20 weeks (8-week fall extension available for $200).

Pickup in Annapolis, Arnold, Baltimore, Beltsville, Bowie, Columbia, Edgewater, Fort George G. Meade, Gaithersburg, Greenbelt, Laurel, Millersville, Odenton, Olney, Owings Mills, Rockville, Severna Park, Silver Spring and at the farm.

Clagett Farm

Upper Marlboro

Carrie Vaughn, 301-627-4662

$575 full share (Dupont Circle pickup), $515 (farm pickup), plus $50 new-member fee, 26 weeks; reduced-price shares available for low-income families: $287.50 (Dupont), $257.50 (farm), 26 weeks.

Colchester Farm CSA


Theresa Mycek, 443-282-1409

$355 small share, $510 medium share, $780 large share, 26 weeks.

Pickup in Chestertown, Stevensville and at the farm.

Double Oak Farm

Prince Frederick

Joy Woppert, 410-414-3400

$600 full share for members of the American Chestnut Land Trust (ACLT)/$660 for non-members, half shares if available $300/$330, 26 weeks.

Pickup at the farm.

Dragonfly Farms

Mount Airy

Sue Lewis, 240-353-8408

$695 spring/summer or $1,595 (with premium items such as eggs, meat and honey), 16 weeks (10-week fall add-on available for $495 or $1,095 with premium items); 4-week samplers ($195-$500) available.

Pickup in Arlington, Bethesda, Columbia, Clarksville, the District, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Falls Church, Great Falls, Potomac, Reston, Silver Spring, Vienna and at the farm.

Even’ Star Organic Farm

Lexington Park

Brett Grohsgal, 301-481-6832

$377, 13 weeks (neighborhood delivery); $300-$500 farmers market option, 26-week debit system.

Pickup in Arlington, Bethesda, California, Chevy Chase, the District, Leonardtown, Rockville, University Park and at the farm.

Farmstead of Charlotte Hall

Charlotte Hall

Tony and Lori Brown, 301-481-6671

$600, 18 weeks.

Pickup in Chevy Chase, Silver Spring, Waldorf and at the farm; discount given for local pickup.

Good Fortune Farm


Michael Klein, 301-579-2105

$500, 20 weeks, includes eggs.

Home delivery (weekly fee) available to Bethesda, Chevy Chase, the District, Takoma Park and University Park.

Gorman Farm


Dave Liker, 301-908-8063

$599 full share, $460 half share, 20 weeks.

Pickup at the farm.

Greenbranch Organic Farm


Ted Wycall, 443-736-7779

$450 small (two people), $860 medium (four people), $1,275 large (six people), 30 weeks; organic producer.

Pickup at the farm stand.

Homestead Farm


Alison Howard, 410-490-7038

$525 full share, $380 small share, 22 weeks.

Pickup in Annapolis, Arnold, Baltimore, Bowie, Centreville, Easton, Millersville, Severna Park, Stevensville and at the farm.

House in the Woods CSA


Ilene and Phil Freedman, 301-607-4048

$600 full share, 20 weeks; $385 half share, 10 weeks.

Pickup at the farm.

Jug Bay Market Garden

Upper Marlboro

Scott Hertzberg, 301-627-6211

$630, 18 weeks.

Pickup in the District and at the farm.

Karl’s Farm


Karl or Paula Wiegand, 301-743-7941

$600 full share, $360 half share, 20 weeks; 8-week fall shares ($240 full, $144 half) also available.

Home deliveries (for an extra $140 per season, $56 for the fall) inside the Beltway to locations in Maryland or the District; or pickup at the farm.

The Lamb’s Quarter


James Bourne, 443-624-3365

$625 full share, 22 weeks; $400 half share, 11 weeks.; chicken and egg shares available

Pickup in southern Calvert County and Alexandria, and at the farm.

Lock Farm


John Poffenbarger, 301-639-6988

$130, 6 weeks (spring); $400, 20 weeks; $120, 6 weeks (fall).

Pickup in Frederick, Walkersville and at the farm.

Market Basket


Craig Sewell, 410-266-1511

$250, small spring share, $290 large spring share, 10 weeks; $550 small summer share, $640 large summer share, 22 weeks; eggs, dairy and meat shares available.

Pickup at A Cook’s Cafe, 911 Commerce Rd., Annapolis.

Norman’s Farm Market


Eris Norman, 301-674-9929

$575 family share, $402.50 couples share, 24 weeks; $200 family share, $140 couples share, 8 weeks; egg shares available.

Pickup in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac and Rockville.

One Acre Farm


Michael Protas, 301-503-3724

$625, 22 weeks.

Pickup in the District, Potomac, Rockville and at the farm.

One Straw Farm

Northern Baltimore County

Joan Norman, 410-343-1828

$520 (before March 1)/$570 (after March 1) full share, $270 (before March 1)/$295 (after March 1) half share, 24 weeks.

Pickup at 45 Baltimore metro area locations and at the farm.

Open Book Farm

Mary Kathryn and Andrew Barnet, 240-457-2558

$500 (farm pickup) or $575 (pickup in North Chevy Chase), 20 weeks; pastured meats also available.

Pickup in North Chevy Chase or at the farm.

Our House Farm


Michelle Nowak, 724-840-4022; Stephanie Jones, 410-903-4943

$600 full share, $300 half share, 20 weeks.

Pickup in Silver Spring and at the farm.

Pheasant Hill Farm CSA

Mount Airy

Marjorie Satterlee, 410-215-7173

$550 full share, $400 half share, 18 weeks.

Pickup in Damascus, Gaithersburg, Mount Airy and Wheaton.

A Practically Organic CSA


Shawn Sizer, 410-507-5917

$1,330 full share, 38 weeks; $800 summer share, 20 weeks; eggs, herbs and other shares available.

Delivery included in price of shares.

Priapi Gardens


Vic Priapi, 410-275-9438

$585, 32 weeks; $435, 24 weeks; organic.

Pickup in Stevensville.

Query Mill Hill Farm


Mark Israel, 301-926-8602

$440 full share, $220 half share, 20 weeks; organic, though not certified.

Pickup at the farm.

Radix Farm

Kristin Carbone, 202-744-0373

$675-$700 full share, 22 weeks

Pickup in the District.

Red Wiggler CSA


Kara Desmond, 301-916-2216

$210 spring share, 7 weeks; $270 summer share, 9 weeks; $270 fall share, 9 weeks; certified organic.

Pickup at the farm.

Roundabout Hills Market Garden


Fiona Wilcox, 301-768-4702

$888 full share, $728 half share, 24 weeks.

Pickup at the farm.

Sandy Spring CSA

Sandy Spring

Erin Johnson, 301-438-3927

$768, 25 weeks.

Pickup at Alexandria, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Columbia, Derwood, Fairfax, Falls Church, Gaithersburg, Great Falls, Kensington, McLean, Olney, Potomac, Reston, Rockville, Silver Spring, Takoma Park and Wheaton.

Spiritual Food for the New Millennium


Lakshmi Landa, 301-654-4899

$1,950, 50 weeks ; $1,100 summer share, 26 weeks; $900 winter share, 24 weeks; all shares include fresh vegetables and fruit plus grains, bread, dried fruit, eggs, yogurt, cheese and legumes. Early-bird discount available through March 15.

Pickup in Arlington, Bethesda and Takoma Park.

Summer Creek Farm


Rick Hood, 301-271-9399

$500, 18 weeks.

Pickup in Frederick, Urbana and at the farm.

Sycamore Spring Farm


Carol Rollman, 301-788-6980

$750, 30 weeks; $594, 22 weeks; “bountiful harvest” $270, 9 weeks (July and August); “autumn harvest” $216, 8 weeks; $300 monthly program for seven plus-size shares; egg and beef shares available.

Pickup at the farm, or delivery within an hour’s radius of Frederick.

Tikvat Israel CSA


Dalit Baranoff, (301) 949-2590

$505 full share, 20 weeks; egg share available.

Pickup in Rockville.

Wilson’s Farm Market

Bel Air

Janelle Vane, 410-836-8980

$450 full share, $300 half share (every week), $250 half share (eight consecutive weeks or every other week), 16 weeks; $450 flexible share (in-store only), 16 weeks; egg and flower shares available.

Pickup at Wilson’s Farm Market and at the farm.


Bending Bridge Farm


Audrey Fisher-Pedersen, 717-328-3627

A la carte credits ($250, $500, $750 or $1,000) can be purchased online and are good for one year.

Pickup in Bethesda, Silver Spring and the District.

Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative


Evan Miller, 717-656-3533

$725 full vegetable share, 25 weeks; $425 half vegetable share, 25 weeks.

Pickup in the District.

North Mountain Pastures


Brooks Miller, 717-497-3496

Meat only. $760-$826 full share, $387-$517 half share , five months.

Pickup in the District, Silver Spring and Takoma Park.

Spiral Path Farm


Terra Brownback, 717-789-4433

$734.50 full share, $487.50 medium share, 26 weeks (Silver Spring); $649.75 full share, $431.25 medium share, 23 weeks (Bethesda). Early-bird discounts and 5-week June sampler available.

Pickup in Bethesda and Silver Spring.


Agriberry CSA


Susan Noyce, 410-703-5381

$575, 20 weeks.

Pickup in Annapolis.

Blenheim Organic Gardens

Washington’s Birthplace

Lawrence and Becky Latane, 804-224-7039

$595 (farm pickup), $650 (Fredericksburg pickup) or $675 (Falls Church pickup), 18 weeks.

Pickup in Falls Church, Fredericksburg and at the farm.

Bull Run Mountain Vegetable Farm

The Plains

Leigh Hauter, 703-754-4005

$1,240 large share (four people), $620 medium share (two people), $465 small share (one person), 20 weeks, plus 4 weeks before and after the season for pickup at the farm.

Pickup in Alexandria, the District, Falls Church, Manassas and at the farm

East Lynn Farm

Round Hill

Georgia Basser, 202-253-3737

$875 full share, $475 half share, 28 weeks

Pickup in the District and at the farm; home delivery available for an extra fee.

Fair Oaks Farm


Georgia Basser, 202-253-3737

$875 full share, $475 half share, 28 weeks.

Pickup in the District or at the farm; home delivery available for an extra fee.

Farm to Family/Farm Bus


Mark and Suzi Lilly, 804-767-8570

$1,916 full share, $958 half share (meat, vegetables, fruit, dairy and bread; all can be ordered individually as well), 24 weeks; soy and egg shares available.

Pickup in the District.

Great Country Farms


Jaclyn Jenkins, 540-554-2073

$ 870.45-$1,097.25 full share (depending on pickup or delivery site), $462-$619.50 half share (depending on pickup or delivery site), 20 weeks.

Pickup in Arlington, Centreville or at the farm; delivery to homes or businesses in Northern Virginia.

Haskins Family Farm


Robert and Mary Haskins, 540-869-3795

Six-month and year-long meat shares $99-$379 (pork and chicken). Egg shares available.

Pickup up in Crystal City, Leesburg and at the farm.

Holly Brook Farm

White Post

Mike Burner, 540-664-7524

$450 full share, $250 half share, 18 weeks.

Pickup in Berryville, Winchester or at the farm.

Olin-Fox Farms


John and Alice Cooper, 804-453-4125

$1,097-$1,172, 25-week all-season share; $168-$180 4-week winter share; $252-$270 6-week spring share; $408-$432, 8-week summer share; $294-$315 7-week fall share; all-season and summer shares include fruit shares; sales tax included in the price.

Pickup in Alexandria, Annandale, Occoquan, Springfield, Stafford and at the farm.

Polyface Farm


Sheri Salatin, 540-887-8194

Pay-as-you-go buying club for meat (beef, chicken and pork) and eggs; monthly March through October.

Check Web site for pickup locations.

Quarter Branch Farm


Kevin Grove, 540-822-0123

$783 full share, $540 small share, 27 weeks.

Pickup in Lansdowne Crossing, Rockville and at the farm.

Singing Frog Farm


Meredith Kope, 571-212-5625

Full share $600, half share $350, 20 weeks; flower share $60, one month.

Pickup in Leesburg, Purcelville and at the farm.

Stoney Lonesome Farm


Esther Elliott, 703-754-9145

$748, 22 weeks.

Pickup in Fairfax, Friendship Heights and at the farm.

Stoneybrook Farm


Matthew Scott, 703-622-7526

$685 full share, $365 half share, 16 weeks.

Pickup at the farm.

Terembry Farm


Sharon McCamy, 540-522-8692

$600 full share, $300 half share, 20 weeks.

Pickup in Chantilly, the District and Fredericksburg; home delivery available for an additional fee.

Wicked Oak Farms

Star Tannery

Russ Anderson, 571-201-2963 or 540-931-5028

$850 full share, $425 half share, 30 weeks.

Pickup in Oakton and at the farm.

Willowsford Farm


Michael Snow, 571-297-6900

$675, 25 weeks.

Pickup at the farm.


Bigg Riggs Farm


Calvin Riggleman, 540-550-5480

$775 full share, $410 half share, 22 weeks

Pickup in Alexandria, Arlington, the District, Sterling, Vienna and at the farm.

Fresh and Local CSA


Maura Balliett, 304-876-3382

$600, 18 weeks; omega-3 egg shares available.

Pickup in Arlington, Bethesda, the District, Falls Church, McLean, Silver Spring and at the farm; home delivery available for a fee.

Garden by the Woods


Patricia Corona, 304-433-7090

$15 per week, flowers only; April through October.

Pickup in the District and at the farm.