Welcome to the 2014 Spring/Summer season! The information below is the best that we know it for this season. PVF East Pick-up Locations have a 10 member per location requirement. If we do not meet that requirement and revise our location list and/or pick-up days we will contact you immediately. 

Please remember to read the CSA Terms and Conditions.

PVF East | PVF West

The base is located in Fairfax County, on Leesburg Pike. It includes residential buildings, barns, storage sheds, greenhouses, packing areas, many cars, trucks, and tractors, and the roadside stand. We grow intensive gardens, some field crops, and berries on this ground. In the past PVF farmed on many rented parcels nearby, but all of those fields have now been sold for development. We no longer drive tractors and equipment on the road, and life is much simpler without the daily adventures in commuter traffic.

We own 180 acres in Loudoun County, 35 miles west of the home farm. We grow about 9 acres of mixed vegetables, with the help of about seven full time workers and a few part time workers. The Loudoun farm is a gorgeous place with huge fields, a big pond, and mountains on the western horizon. The first farm the Newcombs purchased, in 1960, was in Charles County, Maryland, 60 miles south of Washington, D.C. The soil is sandy: perfect for growing early season vegetables. Heinz Thomet now owns the farm, called Next Step Produce, and we buy produce from him to supplement our CSA bags and to diversify our stand display.

What’s the Difference Between the PVF East and PVF West CSAs?

The two are not exactly the same, even though we are the same family business.

PVF East is based at our farm in Vienna, near Tysons Corner. PVF East’s CSA includes on-farm pickup in Vienna and all delivery locations. Ours is a cooperative CSA. Our shares are comprised of food grown on our Vienna and Purcellville farms, combined with that of three other local farms: Next Step Produce in Southern Maryland, Tree and Leaf Farm in Orange County, VA and Lost Corner Farm in Lucketts, VA. We are all deeply committed to creating sustainable farms, and all farms use strictly organic farming techniques towards that end. This multi-farm collaboration allows us to start our delivery season in June and include vegetables and fruits that we do not grow ourselves.

PVF West: Shares are offered on-farm in Purcellville on Tuesdays (market style) or in Leesburg on Wednesdays (pre-packaged, summer only). 95% of the vegetables that go into the shares are grown right on that land. We grow everything from arugula to zucchini (but no sweet corn or tree fruit).

About PVF East CSA – Vienna

PVF-East is full except for offices in DC, River Park, and Kenwood. Please contact your host for information if you are eligible for one of those groups.

We distribute the shares on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays from the Vienna farm (PVF East). We arrive at our last delivery spot by 3 PM, and vegetables can be retrieved from 3 PM until late evening. The vegetables at the farms are packed and ready to go by 12 PM and wait in an air conditioned room.

PVF East Pick-up locations (delivery days subject to change as we finalize routes)

In addition to the Vienna farm (9627 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA), PVF East delivers to pick up locations:


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PVF East Shares

Summer Share * Autumn Share *
Mini Share $352 ON FARM
$400 OFF FARM
$198 ON FARM
$225 OFF FARM
Regular Share $512 ON FARM
$560 OFF FARM
$288 ON FARM
$315 OFF FARM
Robust Share $672 ON FARM
$720 OFF FARM
$378 ON FARM
$405 OFF FARM
Extra Options
Egg Share $48 (half dozen per week) $27 (half dozen per week)
Flower Share $160 (weekly) $60 for 5 weeks
Bread Share $72 $40

* Registration Fee and Sales Tax: Every returning member will be charged $5 for registration. New members will be charged a $16 registration fee that includes a cookbook. Shares that are picked up in Virginia will be charged sales tax.

Mini Share: Designed to feed single folks or couples who eat out often. Approximately 1/4 bushel each week.

Regular Share: Designed to feed 2 adults most of their weekly vegetable needs. About 1/2 bushel each week.

Robust Share: Designed to feed a larger family, or strictly vegetarian couple, most of their weekly vegetable needs. As much as one bushel each week.

Summer Share: week of June 1 to week of September 14 = 16 weeks of summer produce.
Sample Share:
July  lettuce head, 1 bunch swiss chard, 1 fresh garlic or 1 bunch scallions, 2 lbs. summer squash, 1 bunch basil or 1 bunch dill, 3 cucumbers, 2 lbs. potatoes
Sept  lettuce head or bunch swiss chard, 3 peppers and/or eggplant, 3 lbs. tomatoes, 1 bunch basil or 1 bunch parsley, 1 bulb garlic or 2 sweet onions, 2 lbs. green beans, 1 fennel or 1 celery

Autumn Share: week of September 21 to week of November 16 = 9 weeks of fall produce.
Sample Share:
October  lettuce head, bok choi or bunch arugula, 1 bunch kale, 1 bunch beets or carrots, 1 head broccoli or cauliflower, 1 bunch kohlrabi or head cabbage, 2 lbs. sweet potatoes, 1 bunch turnips or radishes

Extra Options

Egg Share: We offer fresh brown unfertilized eggs from happy birds. These are free moving chickens that sleep in a hen house (safe from foxes) and eat organic grain. You will receive a half dozen eggs per week.

Fresh Flower Share: You will receive a bouquet of flowers every week of the 16 week Summer season and for 5 or 6 weeks of the Autumn season, depending upon frost. The flowers are from Greenstone Fields. Barbara Lamborne and Dennis Fuze have been farming for seven years in Loudoun County next door to Potomac Vegetable Farms West. They use ecological methods to grow more than 90 varieties of specialty cut flowers, from the beautiful zinnia to the dramatic delphinium. Barbara is secretary of the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers (ASCFG), an organization committed to supporting US flower growers.  The CSA bouquets are usually 15-25 stems of currently available flowers and fillers. In June this may include larkspur, snapdragons, stock, ranunculus and campanula. Later in the season we add celosias, lisianthus, phlox, sunflowers, dianthus, and many others. Bouquets usually last a week, and we often have customers tell us they last even longer. “From transportation and energy costs to labor challenges to pesticide usage, there are plenty of reasons to think about where you buy your flowers…” Read about the sustainable flower movement.

Bread Share: Mom’s Breads are what they term “hearty American style” breads. Our bread share consists of a rotation of three varieties, Sunflower Crunch Loaf, Oatmeal, and Buttermilk White. The Sunflower is a dense consistency boasting high fiber and protein-perfect for toasting. The Oatmeal and Buttermilk breads are of medium density and are good for making sandwiches. The Buttermilk has great flavor for a white bread and Mom describes it as comfort food – like a big bowl of mashed potatoes!

Please read the CSA Terms and Conditions.

About PVF West CSA – Loudoun

PVF West offers a market-style CSA that can be picked up Tuesdays at our roadside stand in Purcellville (summer & autumn) and a pre-packed share that can be picked up at the Wednesday farmers’ market in Leesburg (summer only).

Summer Share: week of June 3 to week of September 16 = 16 weeks of summer produce.

Autumn Share: week of September 23 to week of November 18 = 9 weeks of fall produce.

CSA Pick up and Hours

On-farm Pick Up: The on-farm CSA pick up will be from 2-7 PM on Tuesdays at the roadside stand on the corner of Rt. 287 and John Wolford Road in Purcellville. These shares will be stored in our walk-in cooler for pick up after 7 PM. This pick-up will be market-style. If you prefer to select your own vegetables, this is the choice for you!

How Market Style CSA Works: PVF workers will set up the vegetables for the week’s share like they are displayed at the market stand. A list is posted that details which vegetables the members get to choose for the week. CSA members arrive, read the list, and pick out which option or variety they like the best. For example, if the list says “1 head of lettuce,” you will pick 1 head of lettuce from 4-5 available varieties; “2 lbs summer squash,” and you mix and match your favorite varieties of summer squash to reach 2 lbs. You bag your favorite produce and go on your way! A PVF worker will be on hand to help you through the choices and offer recipe or cooking advice.

Leesburg Delivery: Shares will be brought to the Leesburg Farmers’ Market and can be picked up at our stand there between 3 and 6 PM. The market is located at VA Village Shopping Center, Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. This option is available for the summer share only. These shares will be pre-packed. 

PVF West Share Seasons

Summer Share * Autumn Share *
Regular Share $480 $270
Extra Options: Available for on-farm pick-up only
Egg Share $48 (half dozen per week) $27 (half dozen per week)
Flower Share $160 $60 for 5 weeks
Chicken Share $74 (one chicken/month, 4 chickens) $37 (one chicken/month, 2 chickens)
Farmer’s Choice Meat Share $135 $70
Artisinal Goat Cheese Share $150 $85

* Registration Fee and Sales Tax: Every returning member will be charged $5 for registration. New members will be charged a $16 registration fee that includes a cookbook. All shares will be charged sales tax.

Sample  CSA Share: 16 weeks of Summer produce and 9 weeks of Fall produce, June 3-Nov 18, a taste of all three seasons. Spring greens and peas, summer tomatoes, onions and basil, fall roots and greens.

July 1 lettuce head 1 bunch swiss chard 1 fresh garlic or 1 bunch scallions 2 lbs. summer squash (mix&match) 1 bunch basil or 1 bunch dill 3 cucumbers (mix&match) 2 lbs. potatoes
Sept 1 head lettuce or bunch swiss chard 3 peppers and/or eggplant 3 lbs. tomatoes (mix&match) 1 bunch basil or 1 bunch parsley 1 bulb garlic or 2 sweet onions 2 lbs. green beans 1 fennel or 1 celery
October 1 lettuce head, bok choi or bunch arugula 1 bunch kale (choose from 4 varieties) 1 bunch beets or carrots 1 head broccoli or cauliflower 1 bunch kohlrabi or head cabbage 2 lbs. sweet potatoes 1 bunch turnips or radishes

Extra Options:

Egg Share: On-farm pick-up only. We offer fresh brown unfertilized eggs from happy birds. These are free moving chickens that sleep in a hen house (safe from foxes) and eat organic grain. You can receive a half or full dozen eggs per week.

Chicken Share: On-farm pickup only. One frozen whole chicken per month from Jesse and Liz Straight at Whiffletree Farm in Warrenton, VA. These birds are rotated on fresh pasture daily and receive non-GMO feed. Jesse and Liz raise the birds without use of chemicals (in the birds or on the farmland), and process them on the farm. We’ve tried them and they are delicious! Deliveries will be the third Tuesday of each month. You may sign up for more than one share with each registration.

Farmer’s Choice Meat Share: Available for on-farm pickup only. A selection of meat once per month from Jesse and Liz Straight at Whiffletree Farm in Warrenton, VA. The share will be a mix of “staples” and “treats.” “Staples” refers to less expensive parts that will more often be included to make up your $35 share (i.e. chicken wings, chicken legs/thighs, ground beef, stew beef, sausage and pork ribs). “Treats” refers to more expensive parts that will be included less often (i.e. boneless chicken breasts, beef roasts, bacon, pork chops, pork shoulder, ham and lamb). No funky parts like pork liver. You may sign up for more than one share with each registration. (“Treats” will be included more for those who opt for multiple shares – more wiggle room to get you a good balance of “staples” and “treats.”) Deliveries will be third Tuesday of each month.

Artisanal Goat Cheese Share: On-farm pick-up only. Georges Mill Farm is a small family farm in Lovettsville, Virginia. They produce handmade artisanal cheeses using milk from their herd of Alpine dairy goats. Weekly delivery of cheese. Options are fresh chevre or a variety share. Stacey and Casey were cheese CSA members last season and loved it!
Choose:

  • Fresh Chèvre Share provides you with one tub of either fresh or herb and garlic chèvre every week
  • Variety Share includes one of Georges Mill’s six cheeses on a changing rotation each week (chèvres, assorted bloomy rind cheeses, feta)

Fresh Flower Share: You will receive a bouquet of flowers every week of the 16 week Summer season and for 5 or 6 weeks of the Autumn season, depending upon frost. The flowers are from Greenstone Fields. Barbara Lamborne and Dennis Fuze have been farming for seven years in Loudoun County next door to Potomac Vegetable Farms West. They use ecological methods to grow more than 90 varieties of specialty cut flowers, from the beautiful zinnia to the dramatic delphinium. Barbara is secretary of the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers (ASCFG), an organization committed to supporting US flower growers.  The CSA bouquets are usually 15-25 stems of currently available flowers and fillers. In June this may include larkspur, snapdragons, stock, ranunculus and campanula. Later in the season we add celosias, lisianthus, phlox, sunflowers, dianthus, and many others. Bouquets usually last a week, and we often have customers tell us they last even longer. “From transportation and energy costs to labor challenges to pesticide usage, there are plenty of reasons to think about where you buy your flowers…” Read about the sustainable flower movement.

Please read the CSA Terms and Conditions.