This year, community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs in the Washington area offer an especially wide array of options for shares, delivery-pickup and products beyond produce.

Here's how CSAs work: Customers pay an annual membership fee in advance to cover farm production costs. The farmer provides a "share" of the harvest - a box of seasonal produce - on a weekly basis for a predetermined number of weeks. On most farms, a full share is enough vegetables to feed a family of four (two adults, two children) or two vegetarians for one week. (Half-shares and mini-shares are also available.)

These farms still had shares for sale as of mid-February. If not otherwise noted, the share is made up solely of seasonal vegetables and fruits. (Some might include, for example, eggs or flowers.)


5 a Day CSA

Silver Spring

Vicki Reese, 301-595-0379

$30-$55, depending on the box size chosen.

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

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

AvianMead Produce


Jerry and Joan Riser, 301-924-2960

$675 (includes delivery), 18 weeks; 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 and the District, and at the farm. Home and business delivery available.

Blades Orchard


Lynda Blades, 410-754-8857

$500 full share, $250 half-share, 20 weeks. Fruit shares available.

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

Brad's Produce


Brad Milton, 410-734-4769

$475 full share, $275 half-share, 24 weeks.

Pickup at the farm.

Breezy Willow Farm

West Friendship

R.J. Caulder, 410-442-1807

$432 early-bird share, 12 weeks; $864, 24 weeks.

Pickup at locations listed on Web site and at the farm.

Calvert Farm

Rising Sun

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

$500 full share, 20 weeks (eight-week fall extension available).

Pickup in Annapolis, Baltimore, Beltsville, Bowie, Edgewater, Fort George G. Meade, Gaithersburg, Greenbelt, Laurel, Rockville and Silver Spring, and at the farm.

Cedar Rock Farm

Mount Savage

Sam White, 301-264-4162

$325 full share, $200 half-share, 20 weeks.

Home delivery available, or pickup 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

$345 (small), $495 (medium), $760 (large), 26 weeks.

Pickup in Chestertown and at the farm.

Dragonfly Farms

Mount Airy

Sue Lewis, 240-353-8408

$695, 16 weeks (10-week add-on available); flavored, aged vinegars available.

Pickup in Arlington, Bethesda, Columbia, Germantown, Falls Church, Great Falls, Reston, Vienna and the District, and at the farm.

Eaton Farm


Tina Eaton, 301-934-8571

$575 full share, $325 half-share, 22 weeks.

Pickup at Waldorf Farmers Market and at the farm.

Even Star Organic Farm

Lexington Park

Brett Grohsgal, 301-481-6832

$361, 13 weeks (neighborhood delivery); $300-plus depending on consumption, 26-week debit system.

Pickup at neighborhood locations (to be determined) and at the St. Mary's County Farmers Market and Chevy Chase Farmers Market.

Farmstead of Charlotte Hall

Charlotte Hall

Tony Brown, 301-884-3384

$600, 18 weeks.

Pickup in Chevy Chase, Silver Spring and Waldorf, and at the farm.

Good Fortune Farm


Michael Klein, 301-579-2105

$500, 20 weeks, includes eggs.

Home delivery available to Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Takoma Park, the District and University Park.

Gorman Farm


Dave Liker, 301-957-6884

$550, full share, $420, half-share, 20 weeks (for orders before March 1); $599 full share, $460 half-share, 20 weeks (for orders after March 1).

Pickup at the farm.

GreenAkeys Family Farm Westminster

Michael Akey, 410-857-0357

$600-$800 full share, 20 weeks; $300-$400 half-share (bi-weekly pickups); egg shares available.

Pickup at the farm.

Greenbranch Organic Farm


Ted Wycall, 443-736-7779

$395 small (two people), $715 medium (four people), $995 large (six people), 31 weeks; certified organic producer.

Pickup at the farm stand.

Homestead Farm


Alison Howard, 410-490-7038

$525, 20 weeks; dairy, honey and meat shares also available.

Maryland pickup locations on the Web site.

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

$500-576, 16 weeks; flower shares available.

Pickup in the District ($576) and at the farm ($500).

Karl's Farm


Karl or Paula Wiegand, 301-743-7941

$580 full share, $348 half-share, 20 weeks.

Home deliveries (for an extra $120 per seaon) inside the Beltway to Bethesda, Chevy Chase, College Park, Silver Spring, Takoma Park and the District; or pickup at the farm.

The Lamb's Quarter


James Bourne, 410-257-4399

$600 full share, 22 weeks; $400 half-share, 11 weeks.

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

Lehigh View Farm

Union Bridge

Jennifer Griffin, 410-775-7058

$400 full share, $250 half-share, 18 weeks.

Pickup in Westminster, Catonsville and the District, and at the farm.

Lock Farm


John Poffenbarger, 301-639-6988

$120, six weeks (spring); $400, 20 weeks.

Pickup at Frederick, Walkersville and Black Ankle Vineyards in Mount Airy, 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.

Maryland Sunrise Farm


Oksana Bocharova, 410-923-0726

$500, 20 weeks.

Pickup at the farm.



Tom Reinhardt, 443-340-7212

$520, 26 weeks.

Pickup at the farm.

Norman's Farm Market

Eris Norman, 301-674-9929

$575, family share, $400 couples share, 24 weeks; $200 family share, $140 couples share, 8 weeks; $100, family share, $70 couples share, 4 weeks pre-season, includes eggs.

Pickup in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac and Rockville.

One Acre Farm


Michael Protas, 301-503-3724

$625, 22 weeks.

Pickup in the District.

One Straw Farm

Northern Baltimore County

Joan Norman, 410-343-1828

$515 (before March 1), $570 (after March 1), 24 weeks.

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

PheasantHill Farm CSA

Mount Airy

Marjorie Satterlee, 410-215-7173

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

Pickup in Kentlands, Mount Airy, New Market and Wheaton; or home delivery in some areas.

Query Mill Hill Farm


Mark Israel, 301-926-8602

$440 full share, $220 half-share, 20 weeks.

Limited deliveries in western Montgomery County, or pickup at the farm.

Red Wiggler CSA


Loran Shallenberger, 301-916-2216

$550 full share, 18 weeks; $350 half-share nine weeks, alternating.

Pickup at Ovid Hazen Wells Recreational Park.

Sandy Spring CSA

Sandy Spring

Erin Johnson, 301 438-3927

$742, 25 weeks.

Pickup at Chevy Chase, Columbia, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Kensington, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring, Sandy Spring and Takoma Park.

Shaw Farm CSA


Brian Hughes, 410-660-7046

$825, 22 weeks; certified organic.

Pickup at the farm.

Spiritual Food for the New Millennium


Lakshmi Landa, 301-654-4899

$1,950, 50 weeks ; $1,100, 26-week summer share; $900 winter share, 24 weeks; all shares incude 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

$475, 18 weeks.

Pickup in Frederick and Urbana, and at the farm.

Sycamore Spring Farm


Carol Rollman, 301-788-6980

$690, 30 weeks; $550, 22 weeks; "bountiful harvest" $252, nine weeks (July and August); "autumn harvest" $224, eight weeks; $245 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


Harley and Vivian Liebenson, 301-762-7338

$510 full share, 20 weeks; egg share available.

Pickup in Rockville.

Truffula Seed Produce

New Windsor

Josie Johnson and Shawn Connell, 301-697-4806

$560 large share, $440 regular share, $242 half-share, 22 weeks; egg, meat and bread shares available.

Pickup in Westminster and at the farm.

Wallin Farm CSA


Walt Drummond, 410-755-6677

$450, 15 weeks.

Pickup in Annapolis and at the farm.

White Rose Farm


Sally Voris, 410-756-9303

$500, 20 weeks, includes fruit and herbs.

Pickup in Westminster and at the farm.

Wilson's Farm Market

Bel Air

Janelle Vane, 410-836-8980

$450 full share, $225 half-share (biweekly pickup), 16 weeks; biweekly egg share available.

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

Zahradka Farm

Baltimore County

Libby Zahradka, 443-813-1590

$936 large family share, $650 medium family share, $350 small family share, 26 weeks.

Pickup in Catonsville, Ellicott City, Glenwood, Severna Park Market and Ellicott City or at the farm.


Everblossom Farm

East Berlin

Elaine Lemmon, 717-624-4469

$480, 25 weeks; fruit and winter shares available.

Pickup in Carlisle, Dillsburg and Gettysburg and at the farm.

Farm of Peace


Halima Willett, 717-573-2956

$500 full share, $265 half-share, (biweekly pickup), 17 weeks; fall extensions available.

Pickup in Frederick, Hagerstown, Silver Spring and the District, and at the farm.

Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative

Lancaster County

Cathan Teepe or Evan Miller, 717-656-3533

$700 full vegetable share, 25 weeks; $425 half vegetable share, 25 weeks. $180 fruit share, 20 weeks.

Pickup in the District. Other locations listed on the Web site.

Licking Creek Bend Farm


Michael Tabor, 301-587-2248

$337.50, nine weeks; Fall extensions available.

Pickup in Bethesda, Brookland Metro, Gaithersburg, Takoma Park and the District.

Spiral Path Farm


Terra and Mike Brownback, 717-789-4433

$755 full share, $493 medium share; 27 weeks for pickup in Silver Spring. $672, full share, $438 medium share, 24 weeks. Early-bird discounts available.

Pickup in Bethesda and Silver Spring.

Spoutwood Farm CSA

Glen Rock

Rob Wood, 717-235-6610

$725 full share, $495 half-share; 22 weeks.

Pickup in Baltimore, Cockeysville, East York, York and Hanover and at the farm.


Agriberry CSA


Anne Geyer, 804-559-1791

$575, 20 weeks.

Pickup in Annapolis, Richmond and Williamsburg.

Arganica Farm Club


Rachel Kostelac, 434-979-0480

This club isn't exactly a CSA. It sources from a number of farms and allows members to buy a number of items a la carte from the Web site once they've paid a membership fee. The membership fees are $30 for one month, $80 for three months, $140 for six months and $250 for one year.

Home delivery.

Amy's Garden


Amy Hicks, 804-932-9221

$575, 19 weeks.

Pickup in Richmond and Williamsburg.

Blenheim Organic Gardens

Washington's Birthplace

Lawrence and Becky Latane, 804-224-7039

$595-$675, 18 weeks, price depends on pickup or delivery site.

Pickup in Falls Church, Fredericksburg and McLean and at the farm.

Bull Run Mountain Vegetable Farm

The Plains

Leigh Hauter, 703-754-4005

$1,175 large share (four people), $587 medium share (two people), $440 small share (one person), 19 weeks; fruit and egg shares available.

Pickup in Alexandria, Arlington, Cleveland Park, Falls Church, Dupont Circle and Manassas.

Dayspring Farm


Charlie and Miriam Maloney, 804-785-9401

$520 full share, $310 half-share; 20 weeks; fall shares and flower shares available.

Pickup in Gloucester County, James City County and Williamsburg and at the farm.

Echo Ridge Farm


Amanda Rezba, 540-327-6824

$550, pickup at the farm; $600, pickup in Winchester; 18 weeks.

Firsthand Farmers Cooperative CSA


Farms: Appalachia Star Farm, Mountain View Farm, Paradox Farm, Sharondale, Stonehouse Farm, Twin Springs Farm

Kathryn Bertoni, 434-277-9304

$340, 17 weeks (May-August); $210, 17 weeks (September-December); dairy, mushroom and egg shares available.

Pickup in Charlottesville.

Food Matters CSA


Christy Przystawik, 703-461-3663

$851, 37 weeks.

Pickup at the Food Matters restaurant in Alexandria.

Graceland Farm


John Wright, 540-272-0524

$440, 17 weeks; $100, 4 weeks.

Pickup in Alexandria, Arlington, Chantilly, Dale City, Fairfax, Falls Church, Herndon Manassas and Vienna and at the farm.

Great Country Farms


Jaclyn Jenkins, 540-554-2073

$949 full share, $575 half-share, 20 weeks.

Delivery to homes or businesses in Alexandria.

Haskins Family Farm


Robert and Mary Haskins, 540-664-2441

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

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

Horse & Buggy Produce

Brett Wilson, 434-293-3832

$1,230 family share, $820 couple's share, 35 weeks; $430 single share, 18 weeks; baked goods, chicken, dairy, egg, goat cheese, meat and trout shares available.

Pickup and delivery in Charlottesville, Lynchburg and Richmond.

JMD Farm


Jenny Driver, 540-290-4015

$717.77 full share, $391.39 half-share, 20 weeks; beef, chicken, beef, egg, pork, and turkey shares available.

Pickup points listed on Web site .

Lei-Kei Farm

Clear Brook

Matt Burch, 540-539-1124

$650, 18 weeks.

Deliveries to Alexandria, Front Royal, Shirlington and Winchester.

Olin-Fox Farms


John Cooper, 804-453-4125

$1,080-1,131, 25-week all-season share; $453-481, nine-week summer share; $329-354, eight-week fall share; $165-177, four-week spring share. All shares include fruit shares; plus 2.5 percent sales tax. Returning member fees prorated.

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

Polyface Farm


Daniel and 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.

Radical Roots Community Farm


Lee O'Neill, 540-269-2228

$481.75, 18 weeks; egg share available.

Pickup in Harrisonburg and Charlottesville, and at the farm.

Shallowbrook Farm


Eric Keene, 540-837-2381

$600 full share, $400 half-share, $250 one-person share, 20 weeks.

Pickup in Arlington, Rockville and Silver Spring, and at the farm. Home delivery available for extra cost.

Smallwoods Veggieporium


Mike Burner, 540-664-7524

$440, 22 weeks.

Pickup at the farm.

Stoney Lonesome Farm


Esther Elliott, 703-754-9145

$748, 22 weeks.

Pickup at the farm.

Stoneybrook Farm


Debbie Weaver, 540-668-9067

$955, "robust" share; $685, full share, $365, half-share; 16 weeks bread, coffee and yerba matte shares available.

Pickup at the farm; check Web site for other locations.

Victory Farms


Charlie and Gina Collins, 804-559-8833

$500 full share, $350 half-share, 20 weeks.

Pickup at South of the James Market (Richmond).


Fresh and Local CSA


Allan Balliett, 304-876-3382

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

Pickup in Arlington, Bethesda, Silver Spring and the District, and at the farm.

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.