Yes! The farm is open to everyone. We offer pickup sites in Ashburn and Aldie as well as home delivery in select parts of Ashburn, Aldie, South Riding, Chantilly, and Sterling. Email as firstname.lastname@example.org to see if you’re on our route!
Is it important to you that your produce be fresh, local, and certified organic? Are you interested in eating seasonally? Do you enjoy a simplified shopping experience that may help your budget without sacrificing quality?
Yes? Try CSA! If you’re new to farm shares, our Starter size is a great way to transition into seasonal eating and incorporating more produce. We also offer a Personal Share portioned for singles, couples, or families that eat fewer vegetables, as well as a Family Size Share designed to meet the average vegetable needs of households with 3 to 5 people.
Do you like to cook or want to learn to cook more creatively? Are you excited to taste new things?
Yes? Try our customized veggie boxes and let us introduce you to our favorite interesting, unusual, and heirloom veggies. Due to limited quantities, many of our specialty items will only be available for CSA, not retail.
Do you eat out often or not like to cook? Do you travel frequently?
Yes? Sign up for notifications through our Farm Stand Online and try one-time veggie boxes when we have a surplus harvest, without a long-term commitment.
Don’t forget to add a subscription for our incredible Farm eggs to your CSA basket!
Willowsford Farm currently produces our own vegetables, and free-range eggs. We take pride in connecting you with other small farms that grow with the same dedication to their land, crops, and animals that we do. Just as our CSA program helps us plan for the year and maximize our resources by matching production to demand, it offers the same benefits to these partner farms while furthering our mission to support access to local and environmentally sustainable products within our community. By offering shares in products from other farms, we make it easier for you to shop, and eat, local. At times, items in these partner shares are available at the Farm Stand for purchase, but a CSA share guarantees your access to your favorite grocery staples.
Yes! We use an online program called “Harvie” to help us administer our CSA shares. When you sign up, you’ll give us feedback on every crop we have planned for the season. These preferences will be saved in your account, and Harvie’s unique algorithms will match our harvest lists each week with your profile to create a customized share that’s right for you. Anything you tell us you don’t want to try will be automatically excluded from your shares. Of course, the more produce you rate favorably, the more variety you’ll enjoy. You’ll also have an opportunity before your pick-up each week to log in, check what produce we have set aside for you, and make additions or changes based on your plans for the week. With just a few clicks, your share can include any crops that are ripe and ready to harvest.
At this time, only vegetable shares are customizable. Our Pastured Meat shares remain “Farmer’s Choice” and are based on availability. Feel free to reach out to us email@example.com if you have any questions!
We take pride in the customer service that accompanies our CSA. It is our goal to make the CSA model accessible to everyone, and we know that means providing options for busy schedules. We have multiple pickup times across a variety of locations, so there are alternatives when you need them. We’re always happy to assist a friend or family member in picking up your share on your behalf. Our CSA software also allows you to hold deliveries for vacation plans and make one-time changes to your pickup date or site before the CSA week begins, such as moving your pickup at the Farm Stand from Tuesday evening to Saturday morning. We have great online support through our CSA platform, and the Willowsford Farm team is always here to help.
As stated in our member agreement, CSA is a two-way commitment between the Farm and our shareholders. We cannot provide refunds or reimbursements for missed shares. Because we know our distribution schedule covers a time when many families choose to enjoy a vacation, we also offer deferment of a share in exchange for a double share at a later date.
You may also decide when you have a conflict to allow us to donate your share to a local food bank on your behalf. We love knowing our veggies will be enjoyed by those who may not always have easy access to fresh produce!
We know how hectic household schedules can be! If you pick up at the Farm Stand, we will happily store your share items for a rescheduled pickup on the next Market day.
Missed Tuesday CSA shares are available at the Farm Stand Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM
Missed Saturday CSA shares are available at the Farm Stand on Tuesday from 4 PM to 7 PM
Another Option: HOME DELIVERY
Never miss your shares because we’ll bring them straight to you!
Although we will do our best to make reasonable accommodations, the demands of farming limit our opportunities to meet with members and provide pick-up opportunities outside our set hours.
In the event that you aren’t able to pick up your items from one of our locations, you can feel good knowing that unclaimed items are donated to local families in need through both Loudoun County Interfaith Food Bank and Dulles South Food Pantry. Out of respect for the time and space of our hosts, unclaimed items from partner sites are not stored. Both the Farm crew and our online support at Harvie are always happy to help you reschedule a share prior to distribution, should the need arise.
We do our very best to accommodate permanent change requests as long as there is room in our delivery vehicles and at the pick-up site. Availability is not guaranteed.
While temporary changes are available to accommodate unexpected changes in your schedule, we ask that you make them only when necessary. Because we harvest fresh for each CSA pickup, shares are spread over the week to balance crop production. Crops like beans, melons, and tomatoes won’t produce more on Tuesdays than on Saturdays!
If you need to make a one-time change for a single week, you can do so using the account you created when you purchased your share. Online changes must be made prior to the beginning of the CSA week. Changes arranged via email with our staff will be accommodated to the extent of our capabilities when requested with 24 hours advance notice.
Bi-weekly pickups offer a full share every other week. We currently offer this option for both our larger vegetable shares, our eggs, and local frozen pastured meats.
Joining our CSA secures your spot for the entire growing season, a spot that we could have otherwise given to a member on our waiting list. Your purchase of a share is your commitment to the farm, which is just as important as ours to you. Please read our Member Agreement carefully and ask any questions you may have before signing up. One of the many reasons we love CSA is that we are able to dedicate our time to caring for crops during the season, knowing they have been purchased and will be enjoyed!
Shares are pre-packed and cannot be adjusted at pickup, however, you may always order additional produce, or selections from the dry goods we have available online as “Extras”. Our commitment to food safety always comes first, so we will not offer dairy or frozen items for additional purchase at pickup locations without refrigeration.
Our team of trained and talented farmers do most of the picking for your shares. We do plan a limited number of family-friendly volunteer opportunities for “bulk harvests” throughout the year. We also plan to offer limited U-Pick events at our second vegetable production plot in Willowsford’s Grant village. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram accounts for more details!
Our CSA packages all include a weekly newsletter that includes meal plans, recipes, and storage tips for all of our amazing crops.By growing 100+ varieties of crops, we make sure that CSA is never boring! The answer to the perennial question “what’s for dinner?” is always something delicious. We’re here to make sure you enjoy every last bite.
Willowsford Farm CSA Membership
2019-2020 Policies and Agreement
Thank you for joining and welcome to Willowsford Farm!
By joining our CSA program, you acknowledge and understand that Willowsford Farm will act in good faith to provide a weekly share of produce for approximately 25 weeks, from mid-May to late-November. It is our work to turn sunlight, seeds, and soil into an abundance of fresh and nutritious food that tastes good, and we work diligently to ensure its availability.
By joining our CSA program, you agree to share in the rewards and the risks inherent to farming – this is the nature of the endeavor, and is part of the close relationship you have with your food through the farm. There are always risks in farming and there is no guarantee of the exact amount or type of produce you will receive for your share. Some crops may never be planted or may die due to forces or conditions beyond our control.
We generally plant enough of a given vegetable to make it available in normal amounts during the time of year that vegetable is in season in our climate. There are many factors that allow us to offer more or less of a vegetable in a given week: convention, weather and Mother Nature, time, space, and labor availability. So the amount and the variety of harvest will vary depending on the season and conditions, favoring different crops at different times of year. Some crops are available for only a few weeks a year, while others may be available for many weeks in succession. The Farm chooses what goes into a share each week based on what is ripe and ready to harvest. This is part of the fun of growing and eating seasonally with CSA!
We are likewise committed to and responsible for providing eggs and all other share options during the season stated at purchase. For items that we do not produce ourselves, we are responsible for making them available during that share’s season. We promise transparency and reliability in bringing these items to you!
CSA is a commitment. Please be prepared to come and pick up your share every week during the growing season! Of course, if you can’t make it one week please arrange for a friend or neighbor to pick up your share, or use your online account to hold or reschedule your pickup.
You agree to pick up your weekly share available as assembled each week at your designated day, time, and location for the length of the season.
* Because we harvest fresh for each pickup day and harvests are balanced through the week, the number of shares available on a given pickup day is limited. Please understand that there are limited numbers of shares for each pickup day, and likewise that you are agreeing to pick up your share on your designated day for the length of the season. We do our best to ensure your pickup time matches your preference but cannot guarantee your choice of pickup day. These will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis via the online sign-up process.
Please provide us with at least one email address so that we can stay in contact throughout the season. This is important! Email communication allows us to share important information about your shares, the farm and Farm Stand, and the community.
You agree to read and to stay informed through all of our CSA newsletters and private emails. Important and vital information will be marked as “Important”. Please add us to your address book to protect our communication from spam filters.
By joining the Willowsford Farm CSA you agree to follow these guidelines:
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At Willowsford Farm, we respect your privacy absolutely. You have our word that we will not sell, barter, give away, or rent out your personal information.