DRAGONFLY FARMS CSA
Our 2015 CSA season has closed.
Become a part of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
By joining our CSA, members directly support local agriculture,
have access to fresh picked fruit and vegetables, and learn to eat in-season.
At Dragonfly Farms, we practice natural farming, crop rotation, companion planting,
employ row cover, grow an abundance of flowers to encourage pollination,
and use a rain recovery system to conserve water.
We use compost tea in lieu of pesticides,
sacrifice crops to deer, and other indigenous wildlife
in keeping with our philosophy of working 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 nearby small farms. Much of what we grow is produced naturally,
sustainable, bio-dynamic, or chemical-free.
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.
What makes the Dragonfly Farms CSA different?
Farms offers local, fresh, in-season produce.
Some of our fruit and veggies are grown by local Maryland farmers.
We all believe in providing 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 are a working farm with a real name and real location.
Why do I have to pay in advance?
following is indicative of some basic expenses that have to be paid
before we harvest and deliver your weekly shares: seed,
fertilizer, irrigation, fuel, mulch, labor,
utilities, taxes, packaging
supplies, 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?
In 2015, we will not offer half shares.
What is the Bread, Cheese, and Egg Option?
This option includes fresh bread made by an artisanal baker from Frederick.
Our cheese is also made by a small Howard county creamery; and,
the farm eggs are large, brown, and come from humanely-raised hens.
All of these items are local, from nearby producers, and are distributed every other week.
One final note: we suggest that members prepare and store their fruit and vegetables
as soon as possible to get the most out of their weekly shares.
Our produce is not chemically-processed and
will not keep unless prepared for storage.
All shares come in recyclable, wax 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
Grapes: limited availability
Full Season Program
From June to October: 20 consecutive weeks of shares delivered at the locations below:
The Farm: Mount Airy, MD 21771 Thursday 5-7 pm, starts June 4th
River Road: near the 495 N ramp; Saturday, starts June 6th
McLean, VA: J Gilbert's Old Dominion & Dolley Madison; Saturday, starts June 6th
Whole Foods Markets Vienna: 143 Maple Ave East Vienna, VA; Saturday,
starts June 6th
Arlington: near Glebe Road/Washington Blvd; Saturday,
starts June 6th
Capitol Hill: 300 block N. Carolina SE; Saturday morning,
starts June 6th
Columbia Heights: Park & 14th; Saturday morning,
starts June 6th
Silver Spring: Ga Ave near 495; Saturday early morning, starts June 6th
"feed your soul, eat local, fresh, & in-season"