As the market comes to the end of the season, I find myself starting to “squirrel-away” root vegetables and meats to eat until the market reopens April 23, 2017. Needless to say, the veggies only last so long….
Last January, I went out of town and upon arriving home found the “root-cellar” bare. As I grabbed my keys to go to the “store,” I realized that I didn’t want to buy “fresh” produce that had been flown in from California and treated to stay in warehouses for months. So I called one of our farmers and made a run to their farm to pick-up veggies that were wintering-over… I realize that this is not a normal part of most folks lives, but farmers are making it easier and easier for you to continue getting their wonderful products year round. Following are some of our farms that have either CSA’s or Home Delivery programs. There are many farms that have CSA’s during the growing season so ask your farmer if you’re interested.
This is the fourth year Calvert Farm is offering a Winter CSA with 8 Deliveries over 16 weeks. See details and you can sign up through their website. www.calvertfarm.com
Martin Family Herb Farms/Grandma Annie’s Harvest
Their herbs and specialty items, along with produce and proteins sourced from other farms, are Home Delivered through Grandma Annie’s Harvest. Like bringing the farmers’ market to you. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
South Mountain Creamery
Home Delivery of their dairy products through the winter months Contact: email@example.com
Two Boots Farm Fall/Winter CSA
Fall and Winter sustainably-grown CSA shares on a weekly basis as produce is available. Shares are paid for online and can be picked up at a location in Baltimore City(TBA) or on the Farm. Occasional partnering with other small, sustainable farms like Good Dog Farm and Little Gunpowder Farm to offer more variety to CSA members.Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; newsletter here; Order
Zahradka Farm- The 100 year-old farm has been running their 14-week “Z” winter CSA since 2010. Their winter crops are non-GMO, and not sprayed, treated or gassed. Contact: ZFarmsCSA@gmail.com