JOIN THE CSA
A CSA consists of a community of individuals who pledge support to a local farming operation where the farmer and the consumers share the risks and benefits of food production.
You can sign up here to be a member of the CSA. JOIN NOW.
Frequently Asked Questions:
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A MEMBER OF A CSA
A CSA consists of a community of individuals who pledge support to a local farming operation where the farmer and the consumers share the risks and benefits of food production. As a member of the Oak Spring Farm CSA…
~ You’ll be supporting a local farmer without the middleman which means making our community stronger.
~ Your fruits and vegetables couldn’t be any fresher which means they’re more delicious and more nutritious. We literally just pulled them out of the earth.
~ It’s inexpensive. Vegetables from the farm last longer so they’ll make it to the end of the week without going bad before you can use them.
~ Your personal likes and dislikes (and any food allergies) are taken into consideration when we pack your share.
~We’ll send recipes each week to help you discover the delicious flavors of that week’s selections
~On vacation or traveling? Gift your week’s share to a friend or we’ll donate it to the food bank in your name.
HOW THE OAK SPRING FARM CSA WORKS
Shares in the Oak Spring Farm 2017 Vegetable CSA come in full shares (22 weeks) or an extended share of 32 weeks. In addition, you can add an egg share to include one dozen non GMO, AWA pastured eggs each week.
The variety of produce and bounty depend on the season. At the start of the season quantities tend to be smaller, with a focus on young greens and root crops . In the middle of the season the variety and quantity will be in full swing. Lots of choices and extras. Tomatoes & summer squash are abundant! By October the variety of vegetables has decreased once again with a focus on greens and root crops. For many people it is a new experience to follow the growing season so closely. It is a great learning experience and a great opportunity to learn new recipes and taste new foods! You will receive a weekly e-mail that includes the produce we are harvesting, what’s going on around the farm, volunteer opportunities, and a new recipe to inspire you.
WHAT A VEGETABLE SHARE INCLUDES
Vegetable Share – You will receive fresh organically grown produce weekly for 22 weeks (mid-May – end October) or for 32 weeks on the extended Share. The price of a vegetable share is
Mid May – Mid Oct
Early May – Early Dec
|Pick up at Oak Spring Farm||600||775|
|Pick up at CSA locations||650||825|
|Add an egg share||140||200|
Shares include from 7-9 different items and what you receive is based on what’s in season on the farm…and what your preferences are.
For example, in July you may receive a bag of salad mix, a bunch of Red Russian kale, a pound of fingerling potatoes, a pint of cherry tomatoes, 3 onions, a bulb of garlic, quart of green beans, 3 summer squash, a bunch of Italian parsley.
Reserve your CSA with a $100 deposit to reserve your 2017 spot. Vegetable shares are expected to sell out so don’t hesitate.
NEW THIS YEAR
We are also offering a four week starter share for $115, picked up at either the farm or the delivery sites. Try out our vegetable share for a month to see if you like it.
Pickup Times and Locations
|Tuesday||2:00pm – 6:00pm||Oak Spring Farm
20633 MT Zion Rd, Freeland, MD 21053
|Tuesday||4:00pm-7:30pm||Drink Wine Beer & Spirits
2320 York Rd, Timonium, MD 21093
|Tuesday||4:00pm-6:00pm||John Brown General & Butchery*
13501 Falls Road, Cockeyville, Md 21030
|Wednesday||2:00pm – 6:00pm||Oak Spring Farm
20633 Mt Zion Rd, Freeland, MD 21053
|Wednesday||3:00pm – 7:00pm||Crofton Farmer’s Market
1691 Crofton Parkway, Crofton, Md
Hereford Farmer’s Market
17004 York Rd, Parkton Md
Oak Spring Farm CSA Crops
- Arugula-1 bag (.5#)
- Basil-1 bunch
- Beets-1 bunch (3-5)
- Bok Choi- 1 head
- Broccoli-1 head
- Carrots-1 bunch (6-8)
- Cauliflower-1 head
- Chard-1 bunch
- Cherry/Sungold tomatoes-1 pint
- Chives-1 bunch
- Cilantro-1 bunch
- Collards-1 bunch
- Cucumbers-2-4 pc
- Eggplant-1-3 pcs
- Fingerling Potatoes-1 pound
- French sorrel-1 bunch
- Garden Peas – 1qt
- Green beans-1 quart
- Haricot Vert Beans-1 pint
- Head Lettuce-1-2 heads
- Heirloom Tomatoes-1 Qt
- Hot Peppers-1 pint
- Kale-1 bunch
- Celery-1 bunch
- Mustard Greens-1 bunch
- Parsley-1 bunch
- Pea Shoots- .5#
- Radishes-1 bunch
- Rapini (broccolini)-1 bunch
- Raspberries- .5 pint
- Napa Cabbage-1 head
- Red Potatoes-1 pound
- Strawberries-1 pint
- Scallions-1 bunch
- Spinach-.5# bag
- Spring/Salad Mix-1 bag
- Sugar Snap Peas-1 pint
- Summer Squash-1-3pc
- Sweet Onions-1 bunch
- Sweet Peppers-1-3 pc
- Okra 1 Qt
- Turnips-1 bunch
- Winter Squash-1pc
- Heirloom Potatoes-1-2 pound
- Zucchini 3-4 pc
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