CSA: Community Supported Agriculture Farm Shares

2017 Newsletters

#1 (June 6)

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2017 Season Signups are complete

Email waterpennycsa@gmail.com to receive information and a registration form.  Please specify interest in Arlington, Lorton, Warrenton, or on-farm pickup.

For a weekly box of vegetables from the farm, buy a share in Waterpenny Farm CSA (Community Supported Agriculture).  In 2017 we will offer 19 weeks of vegetables from June through early October.

Our Wednesday delivery sites are in Arlington (at 3434 Washington Boulevard), Lorton (at the NOVA Capital Area Food Bank at 6833 Hill Park Drive), and Warrenton at Whiffletree Farm Store at 8717 Springs Road.   We also serve the Rappahannock County area through CSA and an on-farm self-serve stand.

Shares delivered to Arlington, Warrenton, and Lorton are $560 for a full share; $330 for a half share. Shares picked up on the farm are $500 for a full share; $270 for a half share.

On-farm shareholders pick up in our green barn on the farm in a market-style setup on Thursdays.

Your Weekly Share

We offer full shares for a family of 4 or 2 who eat a lot of vegetables, and half shares for 1 or 2 people. Shares include a biweekly newsletter with recipes and farm updates.  Here are some typical share examples

Shareholders receive a weekly bag of the produce we grow, from early June through early October.  See our Harvest Schedule for details.  A biweekly newsletter with recipes, farm notes, shareholder contributions, and pictures from the farm is included.  A shareholder event is hosted on the farm each year.

Shares start lighter and leafier in June and increase in size and variety with the growing season, with peak amounts in August and September.  Shareholders can purchase bulk produce like tomatoes and winter squash in season to preserve for the winter.

Capital Area Food Bank Partnership

We have worked in partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank’s Northern Virginia branch since 2000 to provide low-income families with vegetables through our CSA program. As a farm, we donate thousands of pounds of extra produce to the Food Bank, in addition to providing CSA shares for use by selected families and in the Food Bank’s education outreach programs. CSA Shareholders can help by contributing to the program when they purchase a share.

Why Support a CSA Farm?

  • Commit to financially supporting a local farm for the entire growing season.
  • Learn about how food can be produced without damaging the environment.
  • Develop a relationship with the people who grow your food through a bi-weekly newsletter and visits to the farm.
  • Receive fresh, locally grown, pesticide-free produce each week.