Our CSA

Registration for the 2017 CSA is open to all!

Please remember to read the CSA Terms and Conditions.

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 in Southern Maryland, Tree and Leaf Farm, Mountain View Farm and Second Spring Farm–all 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.  Pre-packed shares will be available on Thursday/Friday. Vegetables can be picked up from 12PM-6PM. They wait in an air conditioned room.

We deliver shares on Tuesdays and 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)


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Pricing and Options

CSA Seasons

Summer Share: week of June 4 to week of September 17 = 16 weeks of summer produce.
Autumn Share: week of September 24 to week of November 16 = 8 weeks of fall produce.

Share Sizes

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

Summer Share*
June 4-Sept 21
Autumn Share*
Sept 24-Nov 16
Mini Share
$25 per week

Half-share $27 per week

$400 ON FARM
$448 OFF FARM

$216 ON FARM

$200 ON FARM
$224 OFF FARM

$108 ON FARM

Regular Share
$35.50 per week

Half-share $37.50 per week

$568 ON FARM
$616 OFF FARM

$300 ON FARM

$284 ON FARM
$308 OFF FARM

$150 ON FARM

Robust Share
$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

Extra Options
Egg Share $48 (half dozen per week) $24 (half dozen per week)
Flower Share $160 (1 bouquet per week) $60 for 5 weeks
Chicken Share
(Vienna On-Farm Pick Up Only)
$81 (monthly delivery) $60.75 (monthly delivery)
Herb Share $240 (monthly delivery) $180 (monthly delivery)
Culture Share $72 (monthly delivery) $54 (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.

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: 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 11 years, using only organic practices, to grow over 100 varieties of cut flowers. They are part of a growing movement to educate the public about buying local flowers. The bouquets consist of 20-25 stems of seasonal flowers and foliage. The bouquets start with a focal flower of lily, lisianthus, or sunflower, and all of the bouquets include a pleasing mix of textures and colors.  The flowers are harvested at optimum times to ensure the longest possible vase life.  With proper care, bouquets typically last a week.  Why buy local flowers? Watch this 15 minute inspirational movie and find out!

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Chicken Share: Chicken Shares are for Vienna on-farm pick up ONLY. Chickens will be available at the Purcellville stand for purchase. 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.

Herb CSA Share: Members receive beautiful, hand-made, high-quality, locally & sustainably grown herbs and herbal products. Through the Gathered Threads Herb CSA Share you get to expand your herbal medicine cabinet and your knowledge of herbal remedies. Herbs and herbal products are formulated for the time of year in which they are received, but can be stored & saved for later use when they are needed. Instructions to use the herbs and herbal products will be given with the share.

Gathered Threads believes herbal teas and culinary spices are very important component of your share. Dried herbs will be close to half of the share. Herbal teas can help nourish you with vitamins and minerals essential to our health and are an easy way for our body to assimilate and use the herbs’ constituents. Many of the herbal teas, either simples or blends, can be used daily as a tonic to help support, build, and tone various body systems.

Kits in your share! Gathered Threads wants to share the experience of making herbal medicines by asking you to make something once a month or every other month. The herbs will be supplied, but you might need to go purchase oil, vinegar, honey, or other items to make the instructed recipe.

sample herb shareWhat could be in your Share?
Dried Herbal Teas – blends and simples
Dried Culinary spices – blends and simples
Salves & Body Oils
Liniments (poison ivy itch relief or sunburn care)
Scrubs (salt and sugar to use in bath & shower)
Dried Herbs for external uses – compress, poultice, soaks
Deodorants
Cleaning Supplies
Insect repellants
Extracts
Kits to make syrups, vinegars, dips

IMG_1079Sample Share for September
1oz dried tea blend – mineral tea
1.5oz dried tea simple
2.5oz dried tea blend – immunity blend
1oz bitters
1oz extract cold & flu
1oz dried culinary herb – parsley
1oz dried culinary herb – thyme
1oz salve – all purpose
4oz herbal vinegar
kit to make herbal vinegar

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 sample culture sharestandard ferments, but has been inspired to create new recipes from the abundant harvests of vegetable farms. Having been a vegetable farmer for over a decade, she understands vegetables, vegetable quality, and various preserving techniques. Fermenting has resonated with Katherine since it not only retains the nutritional quality of the vegetables, but fermenting actually increases it. Fermented foods are probiotic in nature, helping our digestive systems and our whole body! Vegetables used in the cultures are sustainably grown without pesticides.

As an add-on option through PVF’s CSA, we will provide you, the member, with a monthly supply of cultures for your home. $18/month for 2 (16oz) jars of cultures. (If you know you LOVE ferments, then you might want to sign up for 2 shares of cultures!! Once you start eating them, they can go quick!!)

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.

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