Our inaugural Fall CSA program is now open!
We are pleased to offer our produce through a small CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) membership program for the fifth season. CSA members purchase a share in the season’s harvest in early winter and receive a weekly allotment of produce during our main growing season.
Our CSA is meant for families with vegetable-centric diets who are committed to preparing meals at home at least 4 days per week. Further, you must be open to trying new types of produce and experimenting with new recipes.
A CSA program is distinct from the farmers’ market or farm stand model in that it creates a partnership between grower and customer. We the growers are committed to prioritize the freshest and best of the harvest for our shareholders, and you the customer commit to a season’s worth of produce from our farm. In addition, CSA members will receive a 10% discount at our new onsite farmstore.
New this year!
Autumn CSA Share - 10 weeks from Oct. 19 to Dec. 21 - $300
Winter CSA Share - 10 weeks - pricing and dates to be announced
See our CSA photo gallery below and CSA frequently asked questions.
2017 Fall CSA Membership Registration Form
Our fall CSA will include seasonal produce as well as holiday baskets for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. You can expect exceptional salad and cooking greens, sweet carrots, broccoli and cabbage, spinach, winter squashes, sweet potatoes and more seasonal delights.
Program dates: Thursday, October 19 thru Thursday, December 21
Pick up day/time - Thursdays from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Cost - $300 for 10 weeks.
Payments must be received in full no later than September 15 to be included in the program.
CSA Photo Gallery
2017 CSA Membership Sign up Form
We will send you a confirmation email within 3 business days of submission.
How does the program work?
The Shenandoah Seasonal CSA offers 20 weeks of organically grown vegetables, herbs, and flowers beginning June 1 ending in early mid-October. Pick up will take place weekly on Thursdays or Saturdays depending on your pick up location.
Our CSA is farmers market style, meaning you will have the option to pick your own produce to ensure your family receives the perfect amount of produce.
Shenandoah Seasonal reserves the right to take two weeks off from this time period for a vacation day or in event of an emergency. In this event members will be notified ahead of time and the CSA will be extended later into October.
Each week you can expect to find 8 to 12 varieties of produce and herbs depending on season and availability.
How does the CSA payment work?
CSA payments are collected in the winter/spring prior to your first pick up date. The CSA program is essential to kickstarting our growing season by providing seed money. We request a deposit upon registration of $300. We request payment in full within 30 days. We accept check and credit card payment although credit cards will incur a processing fee.
Can I split a CSA share with someone?
Yes! You are welcome to split a full share with a friend, neighbor or family member. In fact, we encourage this if this is your first time as part of a CSA program and you are nervous it will be too much food. We recommend you do this by working out a schedule where each share comes every other week. All we ask is that you let us know so we can put you both on our email list.
How many people will my CSA share feed?
Because our CSA program is farmer market style, you will have the option to cater how much produce you take to meet the demand of your family. In general, we say that a full share will feed a family of 2 to 3 people who like to prepare meals at least four times per week. Our goal is to provide you with an amount and variety of veggies so that you will not need to supplement your produce with trips to the grocery store.
What types of veggies can I expect to see in my share?
- There is always a salad green (salad mix, head lettuce or cut lettuce mix)
- There is always a cooking green (kale, chard, cabbage, spinach or bok choi)
- At least every other week there is an Allium (scallions, garlic, onions or leeks)
- There is usually a root (radish, beets, or carrots)
- Then there are the fruits of summer beginning in July! (tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and squash)
- Sometimes there is a fresh cut herb (basil, parsley or cilantro and others)
What does it mean to eat seasonally?
Eating seasonally means you will receive veggies depending on the current growing season. Below is an example of what you might find in your seasonal basket throughout the three seasons. You won't find tomatoes before July!
1 bag of spinach, 1 bunch of kale, 1 bunch of beets, 1 head of lettuce, 1 bunch of spring onion, 1 bunch radish, 1 quart sugar snap peas
1 head of lettuce, 1 bunch swiss chard, 2 lb. cucumbers, 2 lb zucchini/squash, 3 lbs tomatoes, 1 qrt. cherry tomatoes, 1/2 lb. bell pepper, 1 head garlic, 1 bunch basil
1 bag lettuce, 1 bunch kale, 1 head cabbage, 1 bunch leeks, 1 bunch carrots, 3 lbs. potatoes, 2 acorn squash, 1 head garlic
What if I go on vacation?
If you go on vacation during a CSA pick up week you are welcome to have a friend or neighbor pick up in your absence. Unfortunately we cannot extend the CSA season for absences. If you travel a lot, consider splitting a share with a friend, family member or neighbor.
Pick Up Options
On our farm - Boyce, VA
June 1-October 12
3:30pm - 7pm
Leesburg Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8am - noon
20 weeks total
10 weeks total
details to come