Colchester Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)/CFCSA
produces a wide range of vegetables, herbs, flowers, and fruit for approximately 160 shareholders, the Chestertown Farmers' Market, Kent Island Farmers' Market, and local restaurants. The CSA operates on 10 acres of land, part of a 350-acre farm, on the Sassafras River near the town of Galena on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The CSA is in its twelfth season of operation in 2014. Click here for shareholder information and our sign up form.
What is Community Supported Agriculture?
Why join Colchester Farm CSA?
Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a mutually beneficial partnership between local farmers and community members. In advance of the season, shareholders buy a share of the upcoming harvest providing the farmer with the funds needed to cover the costs of operation. In return for their investment, shareholders receive a weekly share of freshly harvested produce. In this commitment, CSA shareholders share with the farmer both the bounty and the risks involved with farming.
Receive fresh, high-quality, seasonal produce grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, or herbicides by farmers dedicated to sustainable agricultural practices and building healthy soil.
Shareholders are welcome to visit the farm, volunteer in the field or in some other capacity, and to participate in farm social and educational events.
Support Colchester Farm CSA, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to:
Providing educational opportunities and programming on sustainable agriculture
Land stewardship -- Colchester Farm CSA operates on preserved farmland using ecologically sound farming practices
Participating in a movement of people who eat and live in close relationship with their communities and the land
Food accessibility -- CFCSA makes produce available at reduced cost to community members demonstrating need
Our Board of Directors, Farm Manager, seasonal apprentices, CSA shareholders & volunteers work collaboratively to ensure the farm's success.