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.

78 ACRES

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.

Toigo Orchards

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

PERSONAL SHARE

FAMILY SHARE

7-10 Fruits + Veggies per Share

$22 standard, $25 Social Impact

Feeds 1-2 adults

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9-11 Fruits + Veggies per Share

$33 standard, $36 Social Impact

Feeds 2 adults + 2-3 kids

ROLLING SIGN-UPS

You can join the Market Share at any point during the season, which is May 22 - October 9. You will only be charged for the weeks that you participate! There are no fees for starting late or cancelling early, if needed.

WEEK-TO-WEEK PAYMENTS

There are no large upfront payments with the Market Share. When you sign up, you’ll be prompted to enter a credit card for payment. This card will be charged once per week based on your participation. When you schedule a week off, what we call “SKIPS,” you will not be charged!

WEDNESDAY PICK UP: 4:30-7PM

Your Share will be packed and ready for you to pick up between 4:30-7PM at the Columbia Heights Farmers Market.

NEW! LATE WEDNESDAY PICK UP OPTION

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New in 2019! Sign up to pick up your bag at COLONY CLUB, our partner for evening pick ups. If you prefer to pick up your Market Share from 6:30-9:00PM, please choose the Colony Club sign up option at check out.

NEW WEDNESDAY LOCATION LAUNCHING IN SEPTEMBER: HU MARKET

Pick up your Market Share on Howard’s Campus at HU Market. Help support local farmers AND local businesses!

THURSDAY PICK UP: 2-6PM

*FOR WEWORK APOLLO MEMBERS + STAFF ONLY* Your Share will be packed and ready for you to pick up at the Apollo front desk from 2-6PM.

THURSDAY PICK UP: 4-8PM

**Late night pick up**

Thursdays, August 1st - November 21st

THE TAVERN by SWEETGREEN: 3333 M St NW, 4-8 pm

ALEXANDRIA HEALTH DEPARTMENT PICK UP: THURSDAY 4-6PM

*FOR ALEXANDRIA HEALTH DEPARTMENT STAFF ONLY*

delivery Thursdays, July 11th-October 10th

4480 King St, Alexandria, pick up by Friday at 4:30 PM

SKIP POLICY

You are welcome to skip any time that you need. In order to do so, and to ensure you are not charged, please email CSA@CFWDC.ORG no later than SUNDAY of that week with "SKIP", your pick up location and the skipped date(s) in the subject line to suspend your account. Advance notice is fine as well. You are eligible for 4 free skips throughout the season, and any additional skips will cost $5.          

REUSING YOUR REUSABLE BAG

You will be charged a one-time $5 fee for your burlap bag when you sign-up. This is non-refundable. Please *!* remember to bring back the burlap bag each week when you pick up your share! This helps save resources so we can provide more fresh food and purchase fewer bags throughout the season.

LATE/SAME DAY SKIPS, CANCELS OR NO SHOW 
It is our general policy that late/same-day skips, cancellations or no-show will be charged full price.

RAIN OR SHINE
We operate the Market Share rain or shine (or "feels like 103° F"!). We do NOT close down due to weather conditions.

NEWSLETTER + RECIPES

You'll receive an email with the contents of each week's bag. Plus, recipes, storage tips, and news of our impact throughout the season. Please let us know if you'd like to add any additional email addresses to the newsletter list. We're happy to include your friends and housemates. 

 

*on hold for 2019 season*

UPGRADE YOUR MEATS, DAIRY, EGGS, + VEG SAUSAGE

Delicious, affordable, sustainable

You can add items like eggs, beef, goats cheese, sausage, chicken, and vegan sausage to your Market Share.  You can sign up for add-ons independent of a produce Share. YES - get a discount on your recurring protein purchases, and choose whatever produce you like from the market. 

 

YOUR SOCIAL IMPACT

Did you know that the Market Share offers discounted memberships for residents who rely on Federal food benefits, like SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, AKA Food Stamps) and WIC (Women, Infants, and Children Benefits)? We also deliver Shares to childcare facilities, clinics, senior residences, and other community institutions where folks experience limited access to fresh, affordable produce.

ALL the revenue from the Market Share is recycled back into the program to make our Shares affordable. When you choose a SOCIAL IMPACT SHARE, you’re helping that much more to provide essential subsidies on fresh produce to fellow customers who need support.

The Social Impact option adds a $3 donation to your  weekly Market Share bag, and help ensure that all of us in the neighborhood who are excited about fresh, local produce have the access we deserve.