CSA stands for Community Sponsored Agriculture where members pay all or part of a share price up front to secure a weekly portion of fresh, seasonal produce throughout the growing season. It is a win-win situation. The farmer gets capital when it’s most needed and the member gets the freshest, produce available while supporting a small, local business.
Oak Spring Farm 2016 CSA includes 22 weeks of fresh, Certified Organic vegetables and fruits. Weekly shares can be picked up on the farm (Freeland), in Hereford or Timonium. Sign up and pickup details are on the CSA page.
CSA begins the second week of May and runs through the beginning of October. We choose the vegetables we grow based on taste, nutrition and popularity.
Oak Spring is a small, diversified farm in Freeland, MD; northern Baltimore County. We are located just 5 minutes off I-83, easily accessible and easy to find from Baltimore City, Baltimore, Carroll and Harford counties as well as southern PA. We are primarily a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm.
Our mission at Oak Spring Farm is to provide our family and community with organic, wholesome fruits, vegetables and humanely raised eggs. We are committed to teaching our children and the community how living sustainably with great respect for the environment improves the quality of our lives.
Our CSA includes many different fruits and vegetables and truly pastured eggs from happy chickens. Our vegetables and fruits are Certified Organic. Our Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) pastured eggs are ‘handcrafted’ and unmatched; healthier and tastier than any store bought egg. We let our chickens roam to dig in the gardens, compost piles and animal pastures; the yolks are as bright and rich orange as a summer sunset!
We feed our chickens Ross’s Feed, http://www.rossfeed.com, a locally grown and milled non GMO vegetarian mash. Our commitment to this purchase allows us to support a local farmer who works hard to grow non GMO crops. This is no easy task in today’s climate of big business controlled GMO seed. We feel better knowing we are feeding our chickens (and therefore our family) a truly natural product with no animal by products, no fillers and no GMOs.