A Farm Less Ordinary (AFLO) is a 501c3 non-profit whose mission is to provide employment and a welcoming community to adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities, while sustainably growing organic vegetables for the Washington, DC area. We deliver our produce through a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, bringing weekly boxes of freshly harvested vegetables to members in Berryville, Leesburg, Middleburg, and Capitol Hill, DC for 15 weeks each growing season.
We also partner with Loudoun Hunger Relief (LHR) to provide fresh, nutritious produce to low-income families in Loudoun County. In 2018, we plan to employ 12 Growers in 2018.
Our Growers have a range of disabilities, including autism, dyslexia, developmental delays, learning disabilities, and mental illness. By encouraging self-advocacy and independent decision-making among our Growers, and by expecting them to come to the farm on-time and complete their work, our growers sharpen the skills they will need to work anywhere. Each week, we send our growers home with whatever is being harvested so they can make the connection between their work and the tangible, edible results of that hard work.
We are a farm, a community, a tribe. We are part of a movement to create job opportunities for adults with intellectual disabilities. Help us get people out of their houses and into paying, meaningful jobs. Help us give people the support they need and the respect they deserve as contributing members of our society. We provide employment and a welcoming community to adults with intellectual disabilities, while sustainably growing organic vegetables for the metro DC area.
By participating in a CSA with A Farm Less Ordinary, you are directly supporting the employment and empowerment of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
Season: June through October
Type: single farm
# of Shares: 45
Share Prices: $400 for 15 week subscription
Work Req? No
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Schedule and Location:
Leesburg Farmers Market
Wednesday 4pm - 7pm
Virginia Village Shopping Center
Catoctin Circle SE
Leesburg, VA 20175
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