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. If you know of additional CSAs that service Howard County, please let us know by emailing us at info@transitionhoco.org.

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

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.thezahradkafarm.com

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




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