CSA: Community Supported Agriculture Farm Shares

For a weekly box of vegetables in season from the farm, sign up for a 2021  share in Waterpenny Farm CSA (Community Supported Agriculture).

We are streamlining our CSA this year, and signups are now ongoing.  On-farm shareholders can pick up a pre-boxed share on Wednesdays or come pick up with a market-style setup on Thursday afternoons.  We are continuing our Wednesday afternoon Warrenton CSA dropoff at the Whiffletree Farm Store at 8787 Springs Road.  Arlington shareholders can pick up at our Saturday Arlington Courthouse Farmer’s market.  We are discontinuing our Wednesday Arlington and Falls Church drop-off, focusing our weekday produce closer to home.

Check here for our latest CSA newsletter.

Newsletter #2 June 17, 2020

Newsletter #1 June 3, 2020

We are well-equipped to bring you safe, fresh produce in the age of COVID-19–with a clean, simple supply chain– direct from our farm to you!

For a weekly box of fresh vegetables from the farm, buy a share in Waterpenny Farm CSA (Community Supported Agriculture).  In 2021 we will offer 19 weeks of vegetables from June 2 through October 6.

On-farm shareholders pick up in our green barn on the farm  on Thursdays, or can opt for a pre-boxed share picked up on Wednesdays.  Shares picked up on the farm are $525 for a full share; $285 for a half share.

Warrenton shareholders pick up on at the Whiffletree Farm Store on Wednesday afternoons.

Arlington shareholders pick up at our stand at the Courthouse Farmer’s Market on Saturdays 8:30-12.

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.

Why Support a CSA Farm?

  • Commit to financially supporting a local farm for the entire growing season.
  • Learn about how healthy food can be produced while building soil and benefiting the local ecosystem.
  • 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 that exceeds organic standards each week.

We are proud that our CSA provides vegetables for the Family Fresh program in partnership with Food For Others in Fairfax

  • Waterpenny CSA shares are distributed alongside Virginia Extension and Wesley Housing to provide cooking and nutrition classes at local low-income housing developments.
  • Class participants are provided with boxes of fruits and vegetables each week, sourced directly from our farm
  • Food For Others distributed a total of 10, 857 pounds of food from the farm to the participants in 2019.
  • in 2019, there were 28 graduates from the Virginia Cooperative Extension cooking class through Family Fresh.

Please consider donating to the Family Fresh program when you sign up for your CSA share.

Update:  We have expanded our low income share program in 2020, due to a doubling of donations towards low-income shares.  This year we are delivering 6 shares to the Rappahannock Food Pantry, as well as 20 shares to Food for Others in Fairfax!

2019 CSA newsletters:

#10 News10 2019 #9News9 2019  #8News 8 2019 #7News7 2019 #6News6 2019 #5 News5 2019 #3 July 3,  #2 June 19, #1 June 5

2018 CSA newsletters:

#7: August 29, #6: August 14, #5: August 1, #4: July 18, #3: July 3, #2: June 20, #1: June 6

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