It’s not too late to bring locally produced meats, produce and other fresh farm foods direct to your home. The Loudoun Department of Economic Development has announced that several Loudoun farms are currently offering CSA program enrollments to Loudoun residents.
A CSA – which stands for community supported agriculture – features an exchange where residents pay in advance for a share of a farm’s production. The foods are then reserved for the member at the farm, or delivered weekly to a specific location.
Loudoun offers a variety of CSA programs, ranging from the all-vegetable, chemical-free CSA produced at Quarter Branch Farm, to gourmet meats offered at Chicama Run and Spring House Farms, to farms offering a variety of produce, eggs and other foods. Length of CSA term varies from 8 to 22 weeks, and quality and freshness and key features of all programs.
“We save our very best production for our CSA members,” says Avis Renshaw of Lost Corner Farm. Lost Corner, the production farm for Mom’s Apple Pie, offers designated pick-up locations, pro-rated subscriptions, and options to add on breads, poultry and other meats to their vegetable and fruit CSA memberships.
Several additional Loudoun farms are also offering similar features; for the list of farms visit www.loudounfarms.org/csa.