Community Supported Agriculture

CSAs can take many forms, but essentially they are community supported farms in which members contribute to farming projects, usually by way of membership fees, in exchange for fresh, local produce.  The concept came to the United States from Europe in the 1980s and has taken strongest hold in New England, the Mid-Atlantic region, and various pockets along the West Coast.  They are a great way to take advantage of fresh, locally grown fruit, vegetables, herbs, and more while supporting nearby farms. Each one is different, some offer pickup locations in urban areas, some offer only farm-based pick ups.  See the list below for local CSAs and find one that is right for you.

Check out the video below for a quick visual of what a CSA is all about.

For more information on CSAs, have a look at this excerpt from Suzanne DeMuth’s book, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA): An Annotated Bibliography and Resource Guide. Or check out some neat infographics on

Don’t live in Montgomery County? Find a CSA anywhere in the country at Local Harvest.  Click here our pdf brochure of local CSAs, “I want to eat local! Now What?”

CSA Farms in Montgomery County (* denotes a farm that has started on land leased through our Land Link program)

Michael Protas
One Acre Farm
Boyds Md
Kicking off our 8th season serving locations around Montgomery County and in Capitol Hill.  Although not certified organic, we use organic methods and give tours throughout the season to show our growing process.  Not sure CSA is right for you?  Look into our successful and unique Trial Share program now entering its 3rd season.

Plow and Stars Farm- Amanda Cather and Mark Walter
Poolesville, MD
A year-round, free-choice CSA practicing organic growing methods with weekly on-farm pick up offering vegetables, fruit, flowers, pasture raised eggs, pasture raised meat and honey.  You-pick options for members throughout the season.
Chocolate and Tomatoes Farm- Mark Mills
Poolesville, MD
We offer a full complement of market veggies including many unusual and heirloom varieties. We use organic practices and hope to be certified by the beginning of the 2015 season. We offer three levels of shares (full, half, and seedling), three levels of choice (farmers choice, partial choice, and full choice), and three seasons to choose from ( buy all three seasons, or any combination of spring, summer, and fall). We have farm pick up, delivery to Olney and DC, and will work with individual needs.
571 271 2686

* Your Chef’s Table Farm – Russ Testa
Brookville, Md.

Your Chef’s Table is a small farm in Montgomery County founded by trained personal chef Russ Testa. We offer fresh, hyper-local, naturally grown vegetables, eggs, and chicken on a weekly basis. Our CSA shares also include seasonal fruit from Baugher’s orchard. Beginning this year, we’re offering three 10-week sessions: Spring (May 5 – July 14), Summer (July 21 – September 29), and Fall (October 6 – December 15), with pickups in . We also offer market credit at our farmers markets in Bethesda, Clarksville (River Hill), and Langley Park/Silver Spring (St. Camillus Catholic Church). More information is available on our website,


Good Life Farm- Larry and Laura Ledgard
Darnestown, MD
Farm pickups, some delivery available

From The Earth Foods – Courtney Buchholtz
Poolesville, MD
Sustainably raised Full and Half Share CSAs available with add-on egg, meat, flower and preserve shares. Pickups in Poolesville, Frederick, Rockville, and Silver Spring.   Courtney found land through our Land Link program.

Red Wiggler Community Farm- Molly McCracken

On-farm pick up: 23400 Ridge Road, Germantown, MD 20876

Red Wiggler’s mission is to “create fertile ground to nourish a healthy and inclusive community”. In it’s 20th year and the longest running CSA in Montgomery County Red Wiggler is a 501(c)3 non-profit founded to create meaningful, inclusive jobs for adults with developmental disabilities through the business of growing and selling high quality certified organic vegetables. Red Wiggler also provides educational and volunteer opportunities to people of all ages with and without disabilities.
CSA Applications accepted now. There is an Early Bird discount in store for anyone ready to sign up now!

Red Wiggler

CSA | Button Farm Living History Center - Steven Gillick
Germantown, MD
Button Farm offers sustainably grown, heirloom vegetables, herbs, flowers, fruits and free-range eggs!
contact us at

Hidden Ridge Farm Flowers and Herbs (FLOWER BOUQUETS ONLY)
Clarksburg, MD
Enjoy locally-grown, chemical-free flowers, cut fresh in the morning just for you, bundled into bright and festive bouquets with blossoms available by their natural bloom time.  You’ll receive varied combinations of flowers in season.  You’ll be amazed at how long they stay beautiful – the main advantage of buying fresh and local! Our flower subscription plan (a CSA) offers large, beautiful, lush bouquets – prepared and ready for you to pick up on Friday afternoons, from 4:00 – 7:00 pm June – October. Pickup locations in Clarksburg and Dickerson.


Pheasant Hill- Marjorie Satterlee

Query Mill Hill Farm – Mark Israel
Growing organically (not-certified), emphasizing American heirlooms and the best Asian and European varieties.
Darnestown, MD

Spiritual Food for the New Millennium- Lakshmi Landa
Bethesda, MD 20814
Now in our 16th year, SFCSA provides certified Biodynamic and Sattvic Organic farm fresh food all year round! 7 pick-up points: Bethesda, Cabin John, Arlington, Takoma Park, Capitol Hill, Cheverly, and Washington Waldorf School, with Home Delivery Option. Many ways to participate: Full year weekly; Full Year Bi-weekly, or, can split a share; Summer/Fall; Winter-Spring; or School Year. 6 week trial available as well. We are a consumer-based CSA that supports a variety of small, family artisans and producers, so our shares include not only veggies but healthy staples such as legumes, whole grains, sourdough bread baked just for us, and more. Additional items available for order/delivery from our nation-wide mail order food service.

Norman’s Farm Market - Eris Norman
Jones Mill Rd. and East-West Highway
Chevy Chase, MD 20816

Avian Mead Organics- Joan & Jerry Riser
20921 New Hampshire Avenue
Brookeville, MD 20833

Rocklands Farm- Greg and Anna Glenn
A CSA on a historic property, growing berries, vegetables, eggs and pastured meats. Growing grapes and producing our own wine as well. On farm event hosting.
Montevideo Rd.
Poolesville, MD

House in the Woods Farm- Ilene and Phil Freedman
Pickups on the farm, just outside of Ag Reserve in Frederick County, heirloom vegetables are a specialty. Visit the farm for member harvest days.

Thanksgiving Farms
Full and half shares of fruits and vegetables available for pickup just over the FredCo line.
1619 Buckeystown Rd
Adamstown, MD

The Farm at Our House (formerly Sligo Creek Farm)

The Farm at Our House is now accepting CSA applications for the 2015 season.  We offer pickups at our farmers markets in Silver Spring, Crystal City, and Annapolis, and an on-farm pickup near Olney. We offer fresh and local certified organic vegetables and berries, plus eggs from pasture raised hens. Our market CSAs are set up as a debit system instead of a box of pre-selected produce. The on-farm pickup is set up in a market style where we aim for plenty of choice as well. As an additional members-only benefit, all of our members are invited to the farm to pick their own free flowers, herbs, and other seasonally abundant crops. Joining a CSA is one of the most important steps you can make to support and preserve local sustainable agriculture. Our farm also provides work readiness for at-risk young men in Maryland’s juvenile justice system. For more information and to sign up go to

CSA’s with Pick-up locations in Montgomery County

Dragonfly Farms – Susan or Claudia
Post Office Box 10
Mount Airy, MD 21771

Evensong Farm- Julie Stinar
18502 Burnside Bridge Road
Sharpsburg, Maryland, 21782
Pickup in Silver Spring

Farmstead of Charlotte Hall - Tony Brown
301 481-6671
Red Wiggler1 P.O. Box 799
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
Pickup in Chevy Chase, Silver Spring

Jasmine Farm LLC - Gus & Tag Neshawat
farm 410-489-2522
cell 410-300-9430 cell
14445 Burntwoods Road
Glenwood, Maryland 21738-9530
Pickup in Bethesda, & Gaithersburg

Karl’s Farm- Karl or Paula Wiegand
5550 Stuckey Rd
Pisgah, MD 20640
Home Deliveries on request with fee

Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative- Amy Crystle
48 Eagle Drive
Leola, PA 17540
Pickup in Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, & Sandy Spring

Aliabaad Farm – Ali Mohadjer

4040 Mills Road Sharpsburg, MD 21782
Aliabaad Farm is located in Historic Sharpsburg, MD.  We practice traditional farming and became 2013 Farm of the year in Washington County, offering our produce year round. Our CSA/CO-Ops is one of the best yet competitive programs in Maryland. Our products are also offered at our visitor Center and through some of the local supermarkets such as Whole Foods, Yekta, and Mixed Greens. We are currently accepting applications for our 2014 CSA programs. We deliver/drop off in the following areas
( Montgomery County), Germantown, Kentland, and Potomac. Please visit our website at for more details.

Spiral Path Farm- Mike & Terra Brownback
Certified Organic
538 Spiral Path Lane
Loysville, PA 17047
Pick-ups in Silver Spring

Fresh and Local CSA- Allan Balliett
Biodynamic Produce Farming, Flower Shares Available
304 876-3382
Shepherdstown, WV
Pickups in NW DC, Bethesda, Silver Spring and Arlington

Cottingham Farm - Cleo Braver
USDA Certified Organic
We feature many greens in winter and spring- spinach, mustard greens, baby salad mix, arugula, asian greens, collards, kale and our specialty “quick saute mix” as well as roots and tubers including carrots, beets, radishes, sun chokes, parsnips and sweet potatoes. We also feature recipe cards, ready to make bags for soups, and delicious convenient healthy chips made of sweet potatoes, carrots, kale, beets and mustard.   Holiday gift certificates and csa memberships are also available.
28038 Goldsborough Neck Road
Easton, MD 21601
Pick-up location in Bethesda- Central Farm Market

Sandy Spring CSA - Erin Johnson
A member-initiated CSA with produce from Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative (see above), Certified organic veggies, organic and IPM fruit. Pick-ups in downtown Silver Spring, Northwood/4 Corners, Kemp Mill, Oakview, Wheaton, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Kensington, Takoma Park, Ashton, Rockville, King Farm, Derwood, Olney and Potomac. Call 301 438-3927

Calvert Farm – Pam Stegall
A 17- year old CSA in Cecil County offering farm fresh  produce. See website for information on growing pratices. Summer and Fall program available.
Pick-ups in Olney, Forest Glen, Rockville, Silver Spring,  Gaithersburg and Kensington