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One easy way to eat local is to participate in Com­mu­nity Sup­ported Agri­cul­ture (CSA). CSAs are individual farms or a group of farms that sell “shares” and the CSA members receive a por­tion of the har­vest. There are many CSAs operating in Howard County. Each CSA operates a little differently so we encourage you to learn more and find one that is right for you. 

Please note that the CSAs listed here are pro­vided for infor­ma­tional pur­poses only and do not rep­re­sent any endorse­ment by Transition Howard County.

Breezy Wil­low Farm West Friend­ship, MD.  Breezy Wil­low pro­duces veg­eta­bles, berries, honey, herbs, jams, goatsmilk soap and nat­ural body prod­ucts.  Optional prod­ucts such as eggs, cheese, Mary­land maple syrup, breads, pies, noo­dles etc. may be included as well as fruits and veg­eta­bles from neigh­bor­ing farms.  CSA mem­bers may pick up at the farm or other loca­tions. www.breezywillowfarm.com

Buppert’s Farm – Marriottsville, MD.  Buppert’s offers different size shares: full share, 3/4 share, and a 1/2 share.  Additionally, bread and eggs are available on alternating weeks (bread one week, eggs the next).    Pickup is at the farm.  www.buppertsfarmcsa.com

Clark’s Farm – Ellicott City, MD.   Clark’s offers full and medium size shares.  Their garden is chemical free: no synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, or herbicides are ever used. They promote biodiversity and healthy soils to produce healthy vegetables. www.clarklandfarm.com/2016_csa.html

Gor­man Farm  Lau­rel, MD.  This farm focuses on their CSA pro­gram with a vari­ety of organic pro­duce.  The CSA pickup is located at the Gor­man Farm, 10151 Gor­man Road in Lau­rel.  The farm also offers pick your own straw­ber­ries in the spring.  www.gormanproducefarm.com

Hungry Harvest Columbia, MD.  For every box delivered to one of their Heroes (what they call their customers), they donate a healthy meal to one of their donation partners, through a free farmer's market, or directly to needy families.  www.hungryharvest.net

Lancaster Farm Fresh Coop Leola, PA. LFFC is a non-profit organic farmer’s cooperative of over 100 family farmers headquartered in Lancaster County, PA. They have a pickup location in Howard County.  www.lancasterfarmfresh.com

Love Dove Farm Wood­bine, MD. Love Dove par­tic­i­pates in the Howard County farm­ers mar­kets and offers a 10 week CSA share. Pick up is at the Miller Library in Elli­cott City.  www.lovedovefarms.com  

One Straw Farm – White Hall, MD. Membership is accepted throughout the growing season, members who sign up after the season has begun may do so at a prorated price.  There is a pickup location at MOMs in Jessup. www.onestrawfarm.com

Roundabout  Hills Farm Glenwood, MD.  Currently offers a four season CSA program featuring vegetables and free range eggs from April through December. Their produce is grown naturally without pesticides or artificial fertilizers. www.localharvest.org/roundabout-hills-M39637/csa

TLV Tree Farm  Glenelg, MD.   This CSA will e-mail a ques­tion­naire on the har­vest prod­ucts expected. Shares will adjust based on the responses and avail­abil­ity.  CSA pickup is at the farm, 15155 Tri­adel­phia Mill Road, Glenelg, MD. www.tlvtreefarm.com/csa.html

Wheeler Farm  Sykesville, MD.  Shares usu­ally include 8–10 types of veg­eta­bles and com­pli­men­tary herbs, enough for a fam­ily of 4.  When avail­able, the farm stand will offer fruit, eggs, cheese and meat from other local farm­ers.  CSA pickup is at the farm, 13945 Forsythe Rd, Sykesville, MD 21784. www.thewheelerfarm.com

Zahradka Farm  Bal­ti­more County.  Dur­ing the win­ter sea­son, this CSA deliv­ers local pro­duce to your home or office every week. Dur­ing summer/fall mem­bers choose their own veg­eta­bles market-style at pick up loca­tions in Howard County.  Choose from dif­fer­ent size shares to fit your needs.  www.zahradkafarm.com


More information on CSAs can be found at the following sites:

www.localharvest.org 
www.greentowns.com
www.livegreenhoward.com 
www.annieriedora.com - Blog   

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