CSA Program Fresh - Local - Delicious CSA Farm Share For those passionate about produce and ready to commit to the bounty of our region, consider joining our CSA program and experience the difference of farm fresh produce. CSA SIGN UP PoliciesCSA Farm ProgramHow it WorksFarm Share SchedulePricesPolicies & EtiquetteCSA Farm Program Experience a connection to your food from seed to harvest. When you purchase your farm share, you not only get fresh fruits and vegetables, you’ll receive weekly updates, recipes, and invitations to events on the farm. For many members, picking their CSA box is the highlight of their week. Shoot the breeze or get down to business, as you select your own farm 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. Ready to take the local leap and plunge into the freshest flavor of the season? Join the CSA farm share program today and reap the benefits this harvest! REASONS TO JOIN OUR CSA FARM SHARE PROGRAM 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 10% discount every time they shop at our farmers market stands. By joining in our CSA farm share program, you allow 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 produce box. 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 fruits and vegetables, 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 of fresh produce on our tables. How it Works Our Market-style CSA is one where our members select their own produce! All members will check-in, and any member with an egg share will pick up their eggs at that time. Please bring a bag or box to each CSA pickup. If you are new to our CSA, one of our team members will gladly walk you through your first pickup! For a majority of the season you can expect your share to look something like this: Small Share: Step 1 – Fill small red basket (approx 2 quarts) of assorted fruit Step 2 – Fill small red basket (approx 2 quarts) of assorted veggies Step 3 – Select 3 pre-portioned produce items Large Share: Step 1 – Fill large tan basket (approx 4 quarts) of assorted fruit Step 2 – Fill large tan basket (approx 4 quarts) of assorted veggies Step 3 – Select 4 pre-portioned produce items Jumbo Share: Step 1 – Fill small red basket & large tan basket (approx 6 quarts) of assorted fruit Step 2 – Fill small red basket & large tan basket (approx 6 quarts) of assorted veggies Step 3 – Select 6 pre-portioned produce items *Produce items will vary throughout the season, depending on the harvest schedule. Certain factors unpredictable in nature either economic or weather related may impact CSA share portions. Farm Share Schedule 2023 Season Farm Share Program Schedule 28 Week Season: April 30, 2023 – November 9, 2023 28 Week Season includes all weeks above Pickup Locations Sundays 11am-1pm North Chevy Chase Elementary School 3700 Jones Bridge Road Chevy Chase, MD 20817 Tuesdays 4:30-6:30pm Ohr Kodesh Congregation 8300 Meadowbrook Lane Chevy Chase, MD 20815 Wednesdays 4:30pm-6:30pm Geneva Presbyterian Church 11931 Seven Locks Road Potomac, MD 20854 Thursdays 4:30pm-6:30pm Westland Middle School 5511 Massachusetts Ave. Bethesda, MD 20816 (School parking lot) Prices 28 WEEK CSA Small Share – $36.50/ Week Large Share – $49.5/ Week Jumbo Share – $77.50/ Week Egg share offered for an additional cost CSA Members receive a 10% off produce at any of our markets during the enrolled season. SIGN UP HERE Policies & Etiquette 28-WEEK MEMBERSHIP POLICIES The founding principle of a CSA is to promote a balanced and reciprocal relationship between farmer and members. Our members that sign up for Peak Season may benefit from the advantage of discounts, special offers and premium selection with cream of the crop quality. The farmer’s responsibility is to produce, harvest, pack and distribute while the member’s commitment requires attendance to claim shares. Fruits and vegetables are perishable and we try our best to find a home for our surplus in supporting food banks and other organizations with donations before they spoil. Often times surplus produce and unclaimed shares may end up as compost unfortunately. For this reason we are counting on members to be consistent and reliable. It is expected that members claim their shares within the designated season. Makeup Policy. CSA members always have the option to pick up their share at any CSA location during the week without prior notice. They may even pickup multiple shares in the same week. Doubling is permitted as long as it doesn’t interfere with other member’s selection. We recommend coming in the last 30 minutes to double. Members may also send a friend or neighbor to pick up their share. If these options don’t work for you, we allow up 2 shares worth of gift card credit at 75% of the weekly share value. Requests for gift card credit must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org before the end of the peak season. Cancellation of Pickup Due to Unforeseen Circumstances. In the rare event of a cancellation due to extreme weather or other unforeseen circumstances. CSA members can pick up their share at another location during that week, or Norman’s will add an extra week in your Per Diem account that can be picked up at any time after the conclusion of the peak 28-week season. (Note: The CSA schedule changes to weekends only following the peak season, but members will have the flexibility to pick up any weekend at their convenience.) Cancellation of Membership. (28-Week Members only). While we do not offer any cash refunds, we can issue a credit of 75% value for any remaining shares to a Square gift card that may be used in-person at our stands, or at our online store. Members also have the option of transferring their CSA subscription to a new member. Please contact us at email@example.com. Discounts. 28 week season members receive 10% Off Produce. Discount code via Per Diem at beginning of season and is reserved for 28 week members only. Notify cashier at the stand so they can verify. Current members only. CSA Etiquette We want all of our CSA members to enjoy our market-style CSA, so we have compiled this list to ensure everyone has a great experience. CSA Hours: Our CSA hours are set prior to the beginning of the season. We ask that members come to the CSA during the posted hours, although we are often set up a bit earlier for our early birds. BYOB! Bring your own bag: Please bring a bag or box to each CSA pickup – our members choose their own produce, so this will help you collect and carry your produce each week. Please do not overfill your baskets: In order to ensure that all of our members have access to the same selection of produce, we kindly ask that members do not take more produce than will fit in their baskets and do not select extra picks of pre-portioned items. We reserve the right to charge members that take more than their share of produce at their CSA pickup. Handling/switching produce: All produce will be carefully displayed on our tables; please do not “over” handle produce before selecting items. Produce should also not be switched with other selections on the same table (ie. please do not create your own pint of cherry tomatoes by taking from other pints). Handle with Care: When filling baskets with produce please be sure to handle with care to avoid damaging and bruising. Also try not place your baskets on top of the crates of produce – this will damage items such as tomatoes and peaches, causing bruising. Returning baskets: Please return your tan and red baskets after selecting your produce. If a member accidentally takes one home, please bring it back the following week. Doubling on Items. We want everyone to have access to the same selection whether they arrive early or late, so please no doubling of any pre-portioned items. Kindly ask at pickup if exceptions can be made – if we have extra produce we will accommodate. Selling additional produce at the CSA. Please ask about the availability for purchasing additional produce at the CSA. We need to make sure we have enough for all members but we do try to bring extra items to sell. No CSA pickups at our roadside stands: While members can pick up their CSA shares at any of our four CSA pickups during the week, there are no CSA pickups at our Jones Mill & Mass Ave stands.