CSA Registration for the 2018 Winter season is open to all! To register, please email Hana.
Please remember to read the CSA Terms and Conditions.
Our Winter CSA starts the week after Thanksgiving and goes until the end of March, but we take a break in January. There are eight CSA days, and while we try to stick to a schedule of every other week, sometimes the weather forces us to change the date (but not often).
Four pickups in November and December and four in February and March.
The Winter Share is one size only: 8 items.
What is in the winter share? Root crops and leafy greens, mostly. We store sweet potatoes and radishes and winter squash and potatoes and carrots and we grow anything that will withstand the cold: kale, spinach, salad greens, chard.
A Winter CSA customer has to be willing to go with whatever happens with our successes and failures in the fields and tunnels. We work very hard to keep everything growing, but sometimes the offerings are limited and odd. Other times they are amazing and gorgeous. You just never know.
$280 for the eight week season.
$300 for eight weeks plus one extra pickup, to be decided (usually mostly spinach). This option is limited to the first 60 people who sign up in Vienna and the first 20 in Purcellville.
In Vienna, pickups are on Sunday and Monday.
In Purcellville, pickups are on Saturday.
Market style. Choose your own roots and leaves.
Spring/Summer and Autumn CSA
CSA shares include on-farm pickup in Vienna and Purcellville, and delivery locations. It is a cooperative CSA, with shares comprised of food grown on our Vienna and Purcellville farms and with that of other local farms: Next Step Produce and Sassafras Creek Farm in Southern Maryland, Mountain View Farm and Second Spring Farm in Purcellville, 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.
Our Pick Up Locations
We offer on-farm pick up on both our Vienna and Purcellville farms.
In Vienna, you can pick up on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Vegetables are packed and ready to go by 12PM and wait in an air conditioned room. Market style pick up is available in Vienna on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday, while Thursday’s shares are pre-packed. Vegetables can be picked up from 12PM-9PM.
In Purcellville, we will have two pick up options for market style CSA during the summer season: Thursday/Friday, or Saturday/Sunday. In the fall, the stand closes on the weekdays and market style pickups are on Saturday/Sunday only. Vegetables can be picked up from 12PM-6PM. They wait in an air conditioned room.
We deliver shares on Wednesdays from the Vienna farm. We arrive at our last delivery spot by 3 PM, and vegetables can be retrieved from 3 PM until late evening.
PVF Pick Up locations (delivery days subject to change as we finalize routes)
- Panarama Ct., McLean (Weds)
- 14th St. N , Arlington (Weds)
- North Edison St, Arlington (Weds)
- S. Quincy St, Arlington (Weds)
- E. Alexandria Ave, Alexandria (Weds)
- W. Walnut, Alexandria (Weds)
- Side Saddle Rd, Springfield (Weds)
- Origin Fitness, Home of CrossFit Burke, Fairfax (Weds 3-8pm)
- Rosemoor Lane , Fairfax (Weds)
- Doveville Lane, Fairfax (Weds)
- Quorn Ln, South Reston (Weds)
- Leesburg Farmers Market (Market style, vegetables
only–no extra options available, Saturdays during market hours)
Pricing and Options
Summer Share: week of June 2/3 to week of September 15/16 = 16 weeks of summer produce.
Autumn Share: week of September 22/23 to week of November 10/11 = 8 weeks of fall produce.
Mini Share: Designed to feed single folks or couples who eat out often. Approximately 1/4 bushel each week. Expect 6-8 items in your bag each week.
Regular Share: Designed to feed 2 adults most of their weekly vegetable needs. About 1/2 bushel each week. Expect 7-10 items in your bag each week, with some in larger quantities than the mini share.
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. Expect 8-12 items in your bag each week, with some in larger quantities than the mini or robust shares.
On Farm only: We have a half-version of each share — pick up half as often, but the share size is the same. You choose which weeks to pick up (8 times in summer, 4 times in autumn). This would work well for people who are away a lot, or who are uncertain about committing to eating a weekly bag of vegetables. Market style only.
What might I see in my 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
September: 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
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
June 2/3-Sept 15/16
Sept 22/23-Nov 10/11
$26 per week
Half-share $28 per week
|$416 ON FARM
$464 OFF FARM
$224 ON FARM
|$208 ON FARM
$232 OFF FARM
$112 ON FARM
$36 per week
Half-share $38 per week
|$576 ON FARM
$624 OFF FARM
$304 ON FARM
|$288 ON FARM
$312 OFF FARM
$152 ON FARM
$46 per week
Half-share $48 per week
|$736 ON FARM
$788 OFF FARM
$384 ON FARM
|$368 ON FARM
$392 OFF FARM
$192 ON FARM
|Egg Share||$48 (half dozen per week)||$24 (half dozen per week)|
|Flower Share||$160 (1 bouquet per week)||$60 for 5 weeks|
ON FARM only, both farms
|$81 (monthly delivery)||$40.50 (2 deliveries)|
|Farmers Choice Meat Share
ON FARM only, both farms
|Small: $300 (monthly delivery)
Large: $600 (monthly delivery)
|Small: $150 (2 deliveries)
Large: $300 (2 deliveries)
Tea and Wellness Share
Herbs for the Kitchen Share
Body and Soul Share
|$100 (monthly delivery)
$100 (monthly delivery)
$100 (monthly delivery)
|$75 (monthly delivery)
$75 (monthly delivery)
$75 (monthly delivery)
|Culture Share||$80 (monthly delivery)||$60 (monthly delivery)|
* Registration Fee and Sales Tax: Every returning member will be charged $8 for registration. New members will be charged a $20 registration fee that includes a cookbook. Shares that are picked up in Virginia will be charged sales tax.
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
Members receive a bouquet of flowers every week of the Summer Share and for 5 or 6 weeks of the Autumn Share, depending upon frost. The flowers are grown by Greenstone Fields, located next to PVF West in Wheatland. Barbara Lamborne and Dennis Fuze have been farming for 12 years, using organic practices, to grow over 100 varieties of cut flowers. The bouquets have a beautiful mix of focal flowers, color, texture and greenery. The flowers are harvested at optimum times to ensure the longest possible vase life. With proper care, bouquets typically last a week. Greenstone Fields is part of a growing movement to educate the public about buying local flowers. Why buy local flowers? Watch this 15 minute inspirational movie and find out!
Whiffletree Farm, in Warrenton, Va, rotates their chickens to fresh pasture every day. They do not use any antibiotics, GMO feeds, chemicals on the land, or chemical washes in processing the birds. These practices are healthier for the land, animals, eaters (!), and the community! The chickens, delivered once per month, will be 4.5 lbs. or slightly larger. You can check out Whiffletree Farm and Farmer Jesse Straight more in this short documentary.
Farmers Choice Meat Share
Some of you have enjoyed the “Chicken CSA Add-On” that we began offering last year where you could sign up for a designated number of beautiful, pasture-raised, non-GMO whole chickens from our partners at Whiffletree Farm in Warrenton, VA.
Now we are taking the offerings up a notch! Whiffletree Farm raises chicken, eggs, turkey, pork, and beef; all on fresh pasture, non-GMO feed, no antibiotics, no chemicals, and their beef is Wagyu and 100% grassfed! So now we are offering “The Farmer’s Choice Meat CSA Add-On.” This will work the same way the Chicken CSA works–pay up front for Small or Large bag for the given CSA session, and pick up from the designated freezer at the pick up stand when you pick up your veggies!
Small: 7-12 pounds of quality assortment of meats. An example would be the following: 4.5lb. whole chicken, 1lb. chorizo pork sausage, 1lb no nitrate bacon, 1lb. ground beef, 1.25lbs. shaved steak, 2lbs. chicken leg/thighs.
Large: 14-24 pounds of quality assorted meats. An example would be the following: 4.5lb. whole chicken, 1lb. chorizo pork sausage, 2lb no nitrate bacon, 1lb. ground beef, 1.25lbs. shaved steak, 2lbs. chicken leg/thighs, 2lb. boneless breast, 1lb. sage breakfast sausage, 1lb beef steak, 1lb. beef brats.
For those of you who eat meat this is a great way to conveniently source local, pasture-raised, non-GMO, humane, chemical-free, antibiotic-free meat that contributes to the health of the land, animals, eaters, farmers, and community!
Herb CSA Share
Through the Gathered Threads Herb CSA Share members receive beautiful, hand-made, high-quality, locally & sustainably grown herbs and herbal products.
Tea & Wellness Share : Our monthly Herbal Tea & Wellness Share box has the essentials to keep your kettle going, & your taste buds happy. The share is formulated for your wellness through teas and other herbal remedies you make with the kits provided in the share. Each month will have 4-6 herbal products from the following list- 1-2 tea blends, 1-2 simple teas, 1 wellness tea blend formulated for the month/season, 1-2 herbal kits, herbal extract, or other herbal products for wellness. $100 for 4 deliveries during the Summer season. $75 for 3 deliveries during the Autumn season.
Herbs for the Kitchen Share: The Herbs for the Kitchen Share is a well-rounded spice & herb share for your kitchen needs. Each month the share will have 4-6 herbal products from the following list – 1-2 ‘simple’ spice jars, 1-2 spice blend jars, 1 spice mix, 1 herbal infused vinegar, or other herbal goodies for the kitchen. Examples of our Spice Mixes are dip mixes, salad dressings, rubs, & soup seasoning mixes. $100 for 4 deliveries during the Summer season. $75 for 3 deliveries during the Autumn season.
Herbs for the Body & Soul: Our Herbs for the Body & Soul Share is a fun monthly herb box that is comprised of a range of herbal products made here on the farm. This share may contain 4-6 herbal products ranging from salves & lip balms, body butters, sprays (bug spray, deodorant, muscle soother, etc.), bath products (bath salts, bath bombs, scrubs, luffas), tooth powders and other herbal oral care products (mouthwash), masks, foot care products, and even herbal household cleaning supplies. $100 for 4 deliveries during the Summer season. $75 for 3 deliveries during the Autumn season.
For more information, visit Gathered Threads.
Gathered Threads Culture CSA Share: Gathered Threads produces small batch cultured products from sustainably grown produce. Katherine Stewart Herman, owner of Gathered Threads, has been fermenting and experimenting with vegetables for over 10 years. She loves some of the standard ferments, but has been inspired to create new recipes from the abundant harvests of vegetable farms.
Our current selection of cultures ranges from several types of ‘Krauts’, such as, Caraway Sauerkraut, Beet Kraut, Curtido, and several types of ‘Chi’s’, such as, Kimchi, Neck Pumpkin & Kale Kimchi, and other cultures such as – Gingered Carrots, Beets N’ Fennel, and more! The selection will rotate as the vegetables are seasonally available.
Visit Gathered Threads for more information about our cultures!
Please read the CSA Terms and Conditions.