Dragonfly Community Supported Agriculture
Become a part of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
By joining the Dragonfly Farms CSA, members directly support local agriculture and contribute
to the operation of small farms. Without small and local producers, people would have to grow their own food or shop at
specialty markets for local and fresh produce. The fruit and vegetables that our csa provides is local-grown, in-season, and ripe.
At Dragonfly Farms, we practice integrated pest management and use natural farming techniques,
so that we don't pollute our environment. Each year, we sacrifice crops to insects, deer, and other indigenous wildlife,
grow an abundance of flowers to encourage pollination, and use a compost tea on our fruit and vegetables.
In addition, we rotate our crops every year, employ row cover, companion plant,
use natural plant-based fertilizers, and use rain recovery to conserve water.
Our farm model reflects the attitude that we must work with our environment, and not against it.
Dragonfly Local and Fresh CSA
All plans include weekly shares of fresh items that are wholesome, tasty, and locally-produced.
We guarantee members will receive a variety of local fruit and vegetables, some of which come from our network of reliable,
conscientious producers, and nearby farmers. Much of what we grow is produced naturally, sustainable, bio-dynamic, or chemical-free.
Members are not required to work for their fruit and veggies; and, there is no fee to join.
Enjoy a variety of fresh and
Taste fresh-picked fruit direct from
Access some of the most nutritious
and tasty produce in the area
Support your local agricultural
economy by patronizing farms directly.
Become part of the Slow Food and Green movements.
Reduce your carbon imprint and its
impact on our environment.
No membership fee to join our csa.
No work required to obtain your produce.
What makes the Dragonfly Farms CSA different?
Farms offers local, fresh, in-season produce. We
draw from a network of local farmers
provide wholesome, tasty, and minimally-processed food.
Our csa brings a
wide range of food items closer to consumers who value
the nutrition of
their food, their time, and leisure.
We don't ask members to do time on the farm or do our work for us by volunteering.
No rhetoric or explanations; we are a working farm with a real name and location.
Why do I have to pay in advance?
following is indicative of some basic expenses that have to be paid
60-150 days before we harvest
and deliver your weekly shares: seed,
fertilizer, irrigation, fuel, mulch, labor, utilities, taxes, packaging
office supplies, delivery costs, licenses, permits, insurance,
transportation costs, and various farm services.
As a member of
our csa, you help share these costs. By becoming a shareholder,
you form a relationship with local farm producers, support sustainable farming, learn to cook and eat in-season,
and help create a stable source of revenue for small agricultural producers.
What will my weekly share contain?
each share will consist of an average of 7-10 different items.
see our Availability List for the different items that may be available
for that period.
All fruits and vegetables are fresh picked and locally
The quantity will vary during the season and we cannot determine how much members will eat.
We can give examples of what we will provide; but,
it is up to each member to decide if their share will be adequate for
Can I choose what will be in my share?
can arrange substitutions when you sign up and
we can make changes up
until the time of delivery;
but, we cannot guarantee the outcome of crops season to season.
strive to provide our shareholders with not only quality and service
but also the flexibility of our program to match their lifestyle.
What if I cannot pick-up my weekly share or miss a week?
Pick-ups are the responsibility of the shareholder.
We will try to work with vacation and emergency situations.
If you arrange for someone other than yourself to pick-up, please notify us.
If you miss a week, you may arrange a makeup.
All missed weeks must be made up before the end of the season.
We cannot carryover any missed week/shares into the fall or spring.
Can I sign-up for a half share?
We do not offer half shares and we cannot make half share arrangements.
If the weekly share is too much for your family,
we suggest you contact a friend, family member, co-worker, or
neighbor and make arrangements to split a share.
One final note: we suggest that members prep and store their fruit and vegetables
as soon as possible to get the most out of their weekly share.
Our produce is not chemically-processed and
will not keep unless prepared for storage.
All shares come in recyclable cardboard boxes.
& Salad Greens: May-June,
Onions: June, September-November
red & white: May-June,
green, yellow: June-October
Currants: limited availability
sweet & sour: limited availability
We are now accepting applications for our 2014 Spring/Summer CSA.
Begins the week of June 1, 2014 and ends the week of August 31, 2014
Fall Session opens in 2014
click here for a 2014 CSA application
2014 Drop-off/Pick-up Locations
The Farm: Mount Airy, MD 21771 Wednesday 4-6
Dupont Circle: Wednesday morning
Downtown DC: Wednesday morning
Friendship Hts/American U/Tenley: River Rd; Wednesday afternoon
Bethesda: River Rd./Wilson Lane; Wednesday afternoon
Germantown: Milestone; Saturday early morning
McLean, VA: Old Dominion & Dolley Madison; Saturday morning
Whole Foods Markets Vienna: 143 Maple Ave East Vienna, VA; Saturday morning
Merrifield: Rt 29/237; Saturday morning
Falls Church: downtown W. Broad St; Saturday morning
Ballston: 3900 block of Wilson Blvd; Saturday morning
Arlington: Columbia Pike/Rt 244; Saturday morning
Capitol Hill: 300 block N. Carolina SE; Saturday morning
Columbia Heights: Park & 14th Sts; Saturday afternoon
Cleveland Park: Reno Rd; Saturday afternoon
Spring Valley: Mass Ave; Saturday afternoon
Glen Echo: River Rd; Saturday afternoon
A government and corporate office delivery program is available.
Contact or call for details.