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Join our 2019 CSA!

We provide 2 options to join our CSA:

1) Traditional CSA
Members of our Traditional CSA pay upfront to pick up a share of produce every week at the Farm Market at LeDroit Park from Wednesday, May 29 to October 30.

Our CSA is full for the season, but you can sign up for updates here to find out when we will open registration for our 2020 season.

2) Market CSA
Members of our Market CSA pay up front to receive credit to spend at the weekly Market at LeDroit Park. Members shop the Market at any point during the season, picking out produce of their choice, until they have used up their credit. Market CSA credit can only be used on Common Good produce which will be clearly differentiated from produce provided by Arcadia.

Our Market CSA is full for the season, but you can sign up for updates here to find out when we will open registration for our 2020 season.

CSA Pick up Times

The Arcadia and Common Good Farm Market

3rd and Elm St NW
May 22- September 25
Wednesday 3 - 7 pm

October 2 - 30
Wednesday 4 - 6 pm

Traditional CSA requires an application. Market CSA is first come, first serve.


Traditional Community Supported Agriculture

What is Community Supported Agriculture?

Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, is a relationship between customers and producers in which everyone shares the risks and rewards of farming. CSA customers are shareholders who commit in advance for a portion, or share, of foods that will be harvested throughout the season. It's a beautiful thing!

Is a CSA membership right for you?

Common Good City Farm offers both income-qualifying and full-price CSA shares to community members. Joining Common Good's CSA program is a great choice if you:

- Eat vegetables and like to cook
- Want to eat more whole, nutritious, delicious food
- Enjoy trying new foods and eating seasonally
- Want to support an urban farm in the heart of DC

If this sounds good to you, but a weekly commitment isn't a good fit or you want to pick out every vegetable you take home, check out our Market CSA option (read more below).

What might be in a typical CSA share?

Each CSA share will contain approximately 8 - 10 pounds of seasonal produce. Typical shares contain a variety of 5 - 9 different types of vegetables/herbs/fruits. We're committed to making sure the retail value of every box averages more than $20 over the course of the season and last year's average weekly value was $30.

For example, a CSA share in early August could include:
- basil
- beans
- collards
- cucumbers
- eggplant
- okra
- sweet peppers
- tomatoes
- zucchini

To learn more about what you might expect in your share throughout the growing season, please visit our What We Grow page.

Sponsor a Share

Do you want to help promote food security and sustainability in the DC community? You can make fresh, healthy produce available to under-served residents of DC by sponsoring a CSA share. Just $200 can pay for a household for an entire season! Make a donation today.


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Market CSA

Common Good City Farm's Market CSA provides a dependable source of fresh produce without the commitment of a traditional Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.

Members of our Market CSA pay up front to receive credit to spend at the weekly Market at LeDroit Park. Members shop the Market at any point during the season, picking out produce of their choice, until they have used up their credit. Market CSA credit can only be used on Common Good produce which will be clearly differentiated from produce provided by Arcadia.

IS THE MARKET CSA RIGHT FOR YOU?

- Are you interested in joining a traditional CSA, but missed the deadline?
- Worried about how to use the amount and variety of produce in a weekly CSA?
- Traveling a lot this summer and need a more flexible option?
- Do you love eating fresh, seasonal, local produce and supporting your neighborhood urban farm?

HOW THE MARKET CSA WORKS

- Register online or at the Market at LeDroit Park. Market CSA credit is used for Common Good's produce only.
- Check our weekly e-newsletter for produce you want
- Come to LeDroit Park (right next to the farm) and choose your produce at the Wednesday Farm Market at LeDroit Park.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

- We will do our best to provide a wide variety of produce each week. Because farm produce may be subject to circumstances outside of our control, we cannot guarantee specific produce availability.
- If the market is cancelled due to extreme weather, we will email you as soon as possible.
- If the balance is not used by the end of the season, no refunds are provided.


What's in it for you?

- The food is fresh! You’ll taste the freshness in your foods because you’ll pick up most crops the day they were harvested.

- You get to see your food being grown! If you have questions about our growing practices -- about soil fertility or nutrient management or pest control or weed control -- just stop by the farm and ask! We love talking about it, and we love sharing how we do things.

- Diverse diets are healthy diets! As a CSA member, you’ll discover new vegetable varieties and receive tips and recipes on how to prepare them.

- Eat seasonally. You’ll taste the changing seasons and learn when various vegetables thrive in our local climate.

- Eat locally. Common Good City Farm is right here in LeDroit Park, so if you live in that neighborhood or any of the surrounding neighborhoods -- Shaw, Bloomingdale, Eckington, etc. -- there's no food that's grown closer to you than this!

- Support urban agriculture! By buying vegetables before they’re harvested, you’re sharing the risks and rewards of small scale, ecologically sustainable urban farming. Your membership lends crucial support to this organization, demonstrating clearly that there can be good-food farms and pleasant green patches of earth in the middle of the city for generations to come.

- Oh, and it's cheaper! The security of your early commitment allows us to provide you with extra value. What's in your CSA share each week costs less than if you bought it all at our farmstand. That's how much we appreciate our CSA members!

What's in it for us?

- We get to develop deep relationships with the people who eat our food. We like food and farming a lot! It’s a treat for us to see our CSA members over the course of a season and talk with you about food, farming, and your CSA experience.

- We build community! We have customers who accept the uncertainties of farming. We want your CSA share to be a great value and a great experience. We’ll do everything we can to ensure an abundant share for you. However, when crop yields are low, we know you’ll be understanding.

- We have a positive impact on our communities. Our growing practices and our foods support a healthy city and healthy people. We like that.

Any Questions?

Contact us at: info@commongoodcityfarm.org