Radix Farm uses sustainable farming practices to grow a wide variety of vegetables and herbs for our CSA, local restaurants, and Farmers Markets in the Washington, DC area. Our Certified Naturally Grown farm follows organic practices and concentrates on building a healthy ecosystem.
At Radix Farm, sustainability means treating the entire farm environment with care and respect. We grow three acres of diversified produce without the use of synthetic chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Our natural growing methods and small-scale enables us to provide individual attention to the plants and nurture the soil. In addition, we strive to increase local food security and make nutritious food accessible to all members of the community.
Radix Farm is located in Upper Marlboro, Maryland just outside the capital beltway in Prince Georges County, less than 10 miles from Washington, DC.
Radix Farm has approximately 75 CSA shares available for the 2014 season. Members choose from two types of pick-up options: Regular CSA Pick-Up or Market CSA Pick-Up. Our Regular CSA pick-up is a traditional-type CSA wherein the Farm determines what members receive each week and distributes the share at a designated pick-up site. For the Market CSA, members join and pay upfront into a debit account, then shop at the the Radix Farm stand at one of our farmers markets, choosing what they want each week from what is available and their account is debited.
REGULAR CSA: Each share member receives a weekly bag of fresh produce for 22 weeks, June to November. Regular CSA pick-up is on Tuesdays in Mt.Pleasant/Columbia Heights or Thursdays on 1st St. NW (outside of Big Bear Cafe). Shares cost $675 for the 2014 season.
MARKET CSA: Establish your debit account by paying $425 or $600 upfront. You'll receive a 6% or 10% discount credited into your account. Then shop on Saturdays at Petworth Farmers Market using your Farm debit account.
Please check the website for more details, prices, and instructions on how to join. www.radixfarm.wordpress.com/csa
Other farming practices we use include: - Planting farmscapes of native flowering plants and utilizing companion planting to create habitat for beneficial insects - Astute observation, hand picking and minimal use of organically approved pest controls are part of our pest management strategy - Extensively planting cover crops, using crop rotation and minimizing tractor work to maintain soil health
Radix Farm uses natural growing methods to grow a wide variety of vegetables and herbs for our CSA, local restaurants, and Farmers Markets in the Washington, DC area. We are Certified Naturally Grown, follow organic practices, and concentrate on building a healthy farm ecosystem. Please email if you are interested in joining for the 2014 CSA season. We have both Regular CSA shares and Farmers Market CSA debit style shares available.
Season: May through November
Type: single farm
# of Shares: 75
Full Share: Regular CSA: $675, including delivery (22 weeks) Market CSA: $425 or $600, receive 6% or 10% bonus, debit system (26 weeks)
Work Req? No
Petworth Community Market
9th St. NW between Georgia Ave and Upshur St.
Saturdays, 9am - 1pm
May - October
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