CSA:  Bella Terra Family Farm

Operates: May-October


Listing last updated on Apr 26, 2012

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Contact Information

Shannon Varley
(301) 349-0734

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"CSA" stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Before the growing season begins, the farmer sells "shares" of their upcoming summer and fall harvest to community members. The CSA members participate in the cycles of the season and get to enjoy the fun of seeing what you get from week-to-week in your box. By purchasing your membership at the beginning of the year, the member provides the farmer seed and start-up money at the very beginning of the season, off-setting these costs for the farmer when cash flow is lighter. It also allows the farmer to plan the upcoming growing season according to the size of membership.

Bella Terra's season spans 18 weeks during which members come to the farm and receive a weekly pick-up of fresh, in-season vegetables, pick-your-own-flowers and herbs. Your weekly share changes with the season as it progresses from Spring through Summer to Fall.

Sample Spring Share

1.5 lbs. Broccoli 1 Head Green Butterhead Lettuce 1 Head Red Romaine Lettuce 1 Bunch Spring Onions 1 Bunch Radishes 1 Bunch White Salad Turnips 1 Bunch Swiss Chard 1 Quart Snow Peas 10 Garlic Scapes Sample Summer Share

1.5 lbs. Green Beans 1 Head Red Cabbage 3 lbs. Red, White, & Blue Potatoes 1 Head Fresh Garlic 1.5 lb. Carrots 2 Yellow Summer Squash 2 Zucchini 1 Quart Cherry Tomatoes 4 lbs. Heirloom Tomatoes 3 Sweet Bell Peppers

Sample Fall Share

1 Bunch Kale 1.5 lbs. Beets with Greens 1.5 lbs. Carrots .4 lbs. Mesclun Mix 2 Heads Garlic 3 lbs. Potatoes 2 Green Peppers 1 Acorn Squash 1 Butternut Squash 1 lb. Brussel Sprouts


CSA Details

Season:  May through October

Type:  single farm


Share Prices:  Base Share Cost is $560/18 Weeks Base Share with Dozen Eggs Each Week $628/18 weeks

Work Required?  No




Our Drop Offs and Delivery Areas :

Drop Off Point / Center of Delivery Area

Bella Terra Family Farm  (Wed Sat)

Contact: Shannon Varley
Phone: 301-349-0734