SUPPORT LOCAL FARMS + VENDORS
Community Foodworks is committed to partnering with local, family farms to bring you a taste of the region. Get to know the farmers who make the Market Share possible.
PLEITEZ PRODUCE FARM
The Pleitez family farms on 80 acres of land across Westmoreland and King George counties in the Northern Neck region of Virginia. They have over 25 years of farming experience and have been attending farmers markets in the area since 2002, with a focus on growing from non-GMO seeds and using sustainable methods of integrated pest management for the wide variety of vegetables that they grow.
Matt and Mary Harsh have been operating 78 Acres in Smithsburg, Maryland (formerly Chesley Vegetable Farms) and attending area farmers markets since 1998. They now farm on over 100 acres of land, growing a stunning array of fruits and vegetables, including several varieties of berries, cherries, peaches, plums, grapes, apples, and pears.
Three Springs Fruit Farm
Ben Wenk is the seventh generation of his family to take over farm operations at Three Springs Fruit Farm in Adams County, Pennsylvania, which has been in business since 1901. Three Springs farms on over 300 acres of land mostly dedicated to apples, peaches, and cherries, while also offering a selection of berries, treefruit, and diversified veggies at their farm stand.
Gonzalo and Alma Diaz initially worked at Westmoreland Berry Farm before renting their own plot of about 5 acres to grow berries and vegetables on. Gonzalo, Alma and their son Gonzalo run the family business, and specialize in berries: red, black, and gold raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and strawberries. They have been selling their food at farmers markets around DC and Virginia for almost 10 years.
Diaz Berries and Veggies
The Toigo family has farmed on the land in Cumberland county since the 1960s, but much of the land has been used for farming since the 1700s. Mark Toigo oversees the operation which has grown to over 400 acres of farmland, as well as 5 acres of temperature-controlled hothouse that allows them to grow tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant and peppers year-round.
Baltimore County, Maryland. Sarah and Billy McCarthy are in their fourth year as co-owners of Crooked Fence Farm in Upperco. Farming on several acres dedicated to vegetables, flowers, pork, lamb and sheep (for wool), Sarah and Billy moved to a new farm this year, taking over land previously used for conventional soybean production and transitioning the soil for organic certification.
Crooked Fence Farm
Baltimore County, Maryland. Christy Ottinger and Connor Horne met at William & Mary College while studying Environmental Science and Policy, and spent two years together after college working at various sustainable farms across the country before settling into Baltimore county, where they managed a nonprofit farm in the city, and then in the country, for several years before deciding to start their own farming enterprise. Kitchen Girl grows certified organic vegetables and raises laying hens and ducks at Crooked Fence Farm.
Kitchen Girl Farm
Baltimore County, Maryland. Joanna Winkler and Bryan Alexander each have over a decade of farming experience, and met in Baltimore while independently managing farms in the area. They started Good Dog Farm in 2016, and because USDA certified organic in 2018. They farm on 5 acres in Parkton, Maryland and specialize in cold-weather greens and storage crops like potatoes, onions, and winter squash.
Good Dog Farm
Baltimore County, Maryland. Lisa Duff graduated from Future Harvest CASA's Beginning Farmer Training Program in 2012 and has owned and managed Oak Spring Farm since then. She farms on about 5 acres and grows a variety of heirloom and specialty vegetables in addition to raising laying hens. Oak Spring Farm is USDA certified organic for its veggies and part of the Animal Welfare Approved program for their chickens.
Oak Spring Farm
TASTE THE SEASONS
ENJOY 7-10 SEASONAL ITEMS EVERY WEEK
7-10 Fruits + Veggies per Share
$22 standard, $25 Social Impact
Feeds 1-2 adults
9-11 Fruits + Veggies per Share
$33 standard, $36 Social Impact
Feeds 2 adults + 2-3 kids