The Washington D.C. region's premier 12-months-of-harvest CSA, growing great foods since 1996. We are a highly diverse certified organic farm, growing over 140 varieties of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers for bouquets. For the safety of our CSA's foods and because we are so committed to great vegetable and fruit quality, we DO NOT buy produce from other farms, auction houses, or produce wholesalers and then re-pack such questionable stuff for our members. Three distinct CSA membership options: a High Summer CSA (300 families; application deadline late June); a 6-month (April 25 to Nov.1) Farmers' Market Option debit CSA (220 members) and a unique Winter CSA (200 families; November-April). We also sell to fine restaurants and stores, and at the Saturday Farmers' Market in Chevy Chase, WDC. We specialize in heirloom vegetables of the finest flavors, and grow our foods slowly to maximize quality and to protect our farm's vibrant ecosystems.
Our winter CSA foods are great greens for salads, cooking greens, herbs, turnips, radishes, sweet potatoes, etc. Our spring/summer/autumn CSA crops include heirloom tomatoes,cucumbers, new potatoes, strawberries, blackberries, mushrooms, sweet potatoes, eggplant, squash, herbs, mushrooms, onions, peppers, melons, figs, etc. Come to our farmers' markets in Chevy Chase and Lexington Park for great diverse organic foods!
Season: Year round
Type: single farm
# of Shares: 500
Full Share: High Summer Delivered $390 for 13 delivered weeks; warm season Farmers' Market Option: $200, $300, $400, or $500 (member choice) for 26 weeks; All Winter: $558 for 18 delivered weeks.
Work Req? No
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Schedule and Location:
a) The Chevy Chase Farmers' Market, at the Public Library on Connecticut Ave. at McKinley, in Chevy Chase, Washington, DC. Saturdays 9am-1pm, April 30-Nov. 1
b) Homegrown Farm Market, just south of PAX River Gate #3, Lexington Park, MD. Saturdays 9 am to 1 pm, March 26-late Dec..
We deliver to 3 grocery stores and 8 restaurants. New wholesale customers may access our unique cold-season crops by buying from us during the peak, easy-harvest months of July through November.
For anyone who is considering a winter CSA, I highly recommend Even Star. I like to eat a lot of different vegetables--and you get a box full every week of greens, root vegetables, and every week is a joy to see what will be in the box.... [more]
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I've been a winter CSA member for 5 years and this has got to be the best CSA in the DC area. The foods are excellent, often hard-to-find varieties. Brett, a former chef, is always testing for tastier or hardier strains and shares cooking suggestions as well as local food commentary with CSA members.... [more]
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