Waterpenny Farm is a 10-acre vegetable farm in Rappahannock County, Virginia, Since our first growing season in 2000, we've been committed to running our farm in harmony with the environment, using sustainable farming methods, with all Organic inputs and no chemical pesticides or fertilizers.
We produce healthful, pesticide-free vegetables and flowers, as well as eggs, for farmers markets, a 100-member CSA subscription program and local on-farm customers. Our CSA serves people in the Washington, DC area, Northern Virginia and Rappahannock County, Virginia.
Waterpennies are beetle larvae that can only live in clean water. Their presence in a stream indicates that the water is healthy. Our farm is named for the waterpennies we find in the river that borders our farm. We farm in a sustainable way, using all organic practices, like cover cropping, minimal tillage, plantings for beneficial insects, and water conservation, and use no pesticides in our fields. We hope this allows the waterpennies, and therefore our local ecosystem, to thrive.
Season: June through October
Type: single farm
# of Shares: 100
Full Share: $580 delivered; $525 on-farm 19 weeks
1/2 Share: $340 delivered, $285 on-farm 19 weeks
Work Req? No
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Schedule and Location:
Arlington Courthouse, Saturdays, April through November
Takoma Park: Sundays, 10-2, April through November
We are always open in season. The best variety can be found Thursday- Saturday on the farm.
Rachel and Eric at Waterpenny Farm offer a great organically grown CSA with friendly service. I pick up my CSA at the Arlington location. It's convenient and easy to get to by walking, bike, or car.... [more]
Waterpenny Farm not only provides fresh, locally grown, delicious fruits and veggies, but they also share yummy recipes with you every other week related to the foods you are given.... [more]
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We've been CSA shareholders with Waterpenny for over a decade and have found Rachel & Eric to be two of the most environmentally-sustainably-minded people we've met.... [more]