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. 

Join Norman’s CSA farm share program to enjoy fresh produce from around the region while getting the most bang for your buck. Unlike other produce delivery boxes which only allow you to add more or less of predetermined items, your farm share is entirely customizable. Each week, you can tailor your CSA box and pick the produce that looks perfect to you.

Joining is simple. You select:
• your share season
• share size
• weekly pick-up date

Ready to sign up? Here’s how it works:

To SIGN UP for the CSA FARM SHARE

Step 1: Choose a Season                

Our CSA program runs from May into December for 34 Weeks. We offer the flexibility to pick and choose how much of the season you wish to commit to. If you just want to give CSA a try or know you will be away, you can customize the length of your farm share subscription to meet your needs.

Step 2: Choose a Size      

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

Step 3: Choose a Pickup 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 Farm Share

Each week, customize your produce box by choosing your own items. All products are 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 Produce Table

This station features fresh 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 eggnog.

The number of items per share will vary and depend on the time of the season and the size of your share.

Station 2. Fresh Vegetables    

For much of the season, you will fill your produce box with assorted veggies such as tomatoes, squash, peppers, cucumbers, potatoes, and onions. Small produce boxes will fill a small basket, (2 quarts). Large produce boxes will fill a large basket, (4 quarts). Jumbos will fill both, (6 quarts).

Station 3. Fresh Fruit

Fill 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).

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 the 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 15% 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.

2018 Season Farm Share Program 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 Road
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 20852

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 11am-1pm

Bethesda Crossing, North Tower
4550 Montgomery Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814

On the patio at the corner of Waverly St. and Montgomery Ave.
No Winter Season at this location.

Thursdays 4:30pm-7pm

Westland Middle School
5511 Massachusetts Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20816

(School parking lot)

No Winter Season at this location.

Fridays 11am-1pm

Kol Shalom
9110 Darnestown Road
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 CSA 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 CSA FARM 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 CSA FARM 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 CSA FARM 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 CSA FARM 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 Produce Stands or can be applied to your CSA season.

When your friend signs up for Norman’s CSA, simply ask them to 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.

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

There is a 1-year expiration date.