Our Farm Share CSA

For those passionate about produce and ready to commit to the bounty of our region, consider joining our CSA to receive the cream of the crop and the most bang for your buck. 

Experience a connection to your food from seed to harvest.  By becoming a member you’ll receive weekly updates, recipes, and invitations to events on the farm. Shoot the breeze or get down to business as you select your own share in our friendly farmers’ market environment. Bring the kids and watch even the pickiest of eaters become the most adventurous ones when they get involved. For many members it’s the highlight of their week. Ready to take the local leap and plunge into the freshest flavor of the season? Join today and reap the benefits this harvest!

REASONS TO JOIN OUR CSA

Save bushels on your annual grocery bill! We offer our members substantial value on their weekly share in exchange for their upfront investment. Plus current members receive a 15% Discount every time they shop at our stands.  Our member’s support and commitment allows us to eliminate uncertainty, streamline our operation, and cover pre-harvest expenses so we can focus on the task at hand and produce the best quality for less.

Customize your share each week!  It’s as simple as one, two, three… One of the most distinguishing features of our CSA is that you choose what goes into your basket.  Each week we bring the region’s complete selection of fruits and vegetables from the farm. We portion and display everything into three clearly marked stations and let you choose.   Each station is well staffed and labeled to assist you along the way.

We guarantee a bumper crop! In addition to growing our own, we are an established purveyor of farm fresh produce. In our 30 years of experience, we have developed long standing relationships with an extensive network of farms in the DC region and guarantee an abundance on our tables.

To SIGN UP for the CSA…

Step 1: Choose a Season                

Our CSA runs from May into December for 34 Weeks. We offer the flexibility to pick and choose for how much of the season you wish to commit. So whether you just want to give CSA a try, know you will be away, or ready for the whole shebang, you choose the season.

Step 2: Choose a Size      

We offer three sizes to choose from.  We recommend that a household of 1-3 people start with a small share, 6-8 items; while a household of 4(+) may wish to start with a large share, 12-15 items.  For those that can’t get enough we also offer a jumbo size, 18-23 items.

Step 3: Choose a Location   

Select the day and location that works best for you.  Whether you would like to pick up on your way home from work, during the day, or come out on the weekend, we offer many options from which to choose.

How to PICK UP Your Share

Each week customize your share by choosing your own items.  All product is organized into 3 clearly labeled stations with instructions on how much to choose per share.  Our friendly staff keeps the tables well stocked and is always ready to assist with selecting, suggesting, and offering recipe ideas.  

Station 1. Mixed Table

Options are portioned by the each and include fruits, vegetables, and more.  Early on there will be strawberries, asparagus, high tunnel tomatoes, eggs, gallon plants, and pantry items.  During mid-season corn, melons, berries, beans, cherry tomatoes, salad and stir fry greens will fill the tables.  Late into the season you will find fall squash, pumpkins, preserves, cider, local cheeses, and egg nog.  The number of items per share will vary and depend on the time of season and the size of your share.

Station 2. Veggie Table    

For much of the season this is our veggie table where you will fill your basket with assorted veggies such as tomatoes, squash, peppers, cucumbers, potatoes, and onions.  Small shares will fill a small basket, (2 quarts).  Large shares will fill a large basket, (4 quarts).  Jumbos will fill both, (6 quarts).

Station 3. Fruit Table

Refill your basket with fruit and heirloom tomatoes for most of the season.  Here you will find a large assortment of peaches, plums, apricots, cherries, nectarines, apples and pears as well as our own homegrown heirloom tomatoes. Small shares will fill a small basket, (2 quarts).  Large shares will fill a large basket, (4 quarts).  Jumbos will fill both, (6 quarts).

2018 Season Schedule

MAY SEASON (4 WEEKS)- April 29, 2018 – May 25, 2018
EARLY SEASON (8 WEEKS)- May 27, 2018 – July 20, 2018

MID SEASON (8 WEEKS) – July 22, 2018 – Sept 14, 2018
LATE SEASON (8 WEEKS) – Sept 16, 2018 – Nov 9, 2018

28-Week Season includes all weeks above

WINTER SEASON (6 WEEKS) – Nov 10, 2018 – Dec 15, 2018 (Sat & Sun ONLY)

34-Week Season includes all weeks above

2018 Dates & Pickup Locations

Sundays 12pm-3pm

North Chevy Chase Elementary School
3700 Jones Bridge Rd
Chevy Chase, MD 20817

No Winter Season at this location.

Tuesdays 4pm-7pm

Ohr Kodesh Congregation
8300 Meadowbrook Lane
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

No Winter Season at this location.

Wednesdays 11am-1pm

Timberlawn Local Park
10800 Gloxinia Drive
Rockville, MD

No Winter Season at this location.

Wednesdays 4pm-7pm

Geneva Presbyterian Church
11931 Seven Locks Road
Potomac, MD 20854

No Winter Season at this location.

Thursdays 4:30pm-7pm

Westland Middle School
5511 Massachusetts Ave
Bethesda, MD 20816

No Winter Season at this location.

(School parking lot)

Fridays 11am-1pm

Kol Shalom
9110 Darnestown Rd.
Rockville, MD 20850

No Winter Season at this location.

Winter Schedule

Saturday, Westland MS (Bethesda)
11am-2pm

Sunday, Jones Mill Stand (Chevy Chase)
11am-2pm

34-WEEK SEASON

“The Whole Shebang” BEST DEAL!
May, Early, Mid, Late, and Winter Seasons
(May through mid December)
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Jumbo Share – $1698 — ($50 per week)
Large Share – $1059.75 — ($31 per week)
Small Share – $735.50 — ($22 per week)
34 week egg share offered for an additional cost

28-WEEK SEASON

For the full Locavore experience, become a member of our 28 week season at a discounted price.
28-Week Season includes May, Early, Mid and Late
(May through mid November, excludes Winter)
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Jumbo Share – $1395 — ($50 per week)
Large Share – $876 — ($31 per week)
Small Share – $605.50 — ($22 per week)
28 week egg share offered for an additional cost

PEAK SEASONS

8 Weeks
Early Season, Mid Season, or Late Season

Jumbo Share – $421.75 — ($53 per week)
Large Share – $259.50 — ($32 per week)
Small Share – $183.75 — ($23 per week)
8 week egg share available for an additional cost

MAY SHARE

4 Weeks
Jumbo Share – $232.50 — ($58 per week)
Large Share – $140.50 — ($35 per week)
Small Share – $102.75 — ($26 per week)
Egg share available for an additional cost

WINTER SEASON

6 Weeks
Jumbo Share – $313.50 — ($52 per week)
Large Share – $194.75 — ($32 per week)
Small Share – $140.50– ($23 per week)
Egg share available for an additional cost

Full Season Egg Share

34 Weeks: May, Early, Mid & Late Seasons
Dozen eggs weekly share (34 dozen) – $182.07
Dozen eggs bi-weekly eggs (17 dozen) $91
28 Weeks: May, Early, Mid & Late Seasons
Dozen eggs weekly share (28 dozen) – $149.94
Dozen eggs bi-weekly share (14 dozen) – $74.97

8 Week Egg Share

(Early, Mid or Late Seasons):
Dozen eggs weekly share (8 dozen) – $45.36
Dozen eggs bi-weekly share (4 dozen) – $22.68

Winter Egg Share

6 Weeks
Weekly (6 dozen) $32.12
Biweekly (3 dozen) $16

Refer a Friend to Norman’s CSA Program and Earn!

When you refer a friend to sign up for our CSA as a first time member, you will have 15 Norman’s Market Bucks emailed to you.

Market bucks can be used at our Roadside Stands or to sign up for the next or current CSA season. When the person signs up for Norman’s CSA they just type your name in as the referee and we will email you the Market bucks!
Please allow 5-7 days for market buck delivery.

Market bucks may only be used for produce and specialty products (honey, jams, etc). Market bucks may not be used towards the purchase of Thanksgiving Turkeys or Christmas Trees.

May use no more than 2 certificates at the stand per day. No cash back.

There is a 1 year expiration date.

What is a CSA?

CSA is an acronym for Community Supported Agriculture which describes a mutually benefiting relationship and upfront commitment between a farm and its members. There are so many steps involved with raising crops before they ever reach the farmstand not to mention the guesswork involved with knowing how much to pack for market each day.  Our members’ investment allows us to focus on the tasks at hand,  and assure the best crop at harvest.  Pre-selling our shares let’s us know how much to plant and to pack.  In return our farm is able to provide the creme of the crop at a discounted rate to our members.    

Can I choose my Share? How much do I get each week?

Yes, one of the most distinguishing features of our CSA Program is that you choose what goes into your basket. Each week we bring the entire selection of fruits and vegetables available from not just our farm, but our neighboring farms and orchards as well.  We portion and display everything into three stations and let you choose depending on the size of your share. Our stations may have anywhere from 30-50 items to choose from. A small share selects 6-8 items; a large share, 12-15 items; and a jumbo share, a combination of the two.

What if I am traveling?

No worries.  You can miss a week and makeup with 2 shares another week.  We ask that this is done within the same season (Early, Mid, or Late) for our record keeping. Doing a double share on a week you are having a dinner party works perfectly!  If you are missing more than one week, have a friend pickup your second week, this is a great way to introduce new people to the CSA (and you get a referral fee!).

What if I can’t make it to my regular pickup one week?

We understand that the weeks are busy, so we try to be as flexible as possible.  You can come to any pickup during the week without notice.  

What are your farming practices? Is your produce organic?

Norman’s Farm uses integrated pest management, (IPM) to provide you the highest quality and safest food possible.  We are not an “organic” farm, although we employ many organic methods.  Our crops are protected from insect and fungus problems by using primarily organically approved spray materials.  We are not able to claim to be organic, in part, because some of the fertilizers, applied through the irrigation system, are not available in “organic form”.  We try and minimize the need for spraying by selecting varieties with the highest disease resistance and by monitoring our fields, applying pesticides only when necessary. It has always been our policy to use organic options whenever possible and are always looking to adopt new and safer practices. Our aim is to provide you with the best quality and safest food that we can possibly produce.