CSA: Community Supported Agriculture

2015 Season

A typical weekly box of produceWe are now starting sign-ups for the 2015 CSA season.  Please contact us for more information and to sign up. 

For a weekly box of vegetables from the farm, consider buying a share in Waterpenny Farm CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). In 2013 we will offer 19 weeks of vegetables from June through early October. We have Wednesday delivery sites in Arlington (at the SRA building at 3434 Washington Boulevard) and in Lorton (at the Capital Area Food bank warehouse at 6833 Hill Park Drive).  We have a Warrenton Drop-off at Whiffletree Farm's farm store.  We also serve the Rappahannock county area through CSA and an on-farm stand.  Shareholders picking up on the farm on Thursdays.  We offer full shares for a family of 4 or 2 vegetarians, and half shares for one or 2 people. Shares include a newsletter with recipes and opportunities to visit the farm for special events.

Shares delivered to Arlington and Lorton are $560 for a full share; $330 for a half share. Shares picked up on the farm are $500 for a full share; $270 for a half share.

About CSAs

Preparing sharesCSA farms are funded by shareholders who purchase advance shares from the farm in exchange for a weekly supply of fresh produce during the growing season. Over 500 CSAs in the U.S., all created since the mid-1990s, now help establish partnerships between farmers and their customers.

Your Weekly Share

Cherry tomatoesShareholders receive a weekly box of the produce we grow, from early June through sometime in October. A biweekly newsletter with recipes, farm notes, shareholder contributions, and pictures from the farm is included. Two shareholder events are hosted on the farm each year. 

One share is appropriate for a family of four or two adults who eat a lot of vegetables. Shares start relatively small in June and increase in size and variety with the growing season, with peak amounts in August and September. Please see our crop list and estimated harvest schedule.

Please call us at 540-987-8567 for the most current prices for shares and half-shares.

Why Support a CSA Farm?

Totes full of harvested vegetables
  • Help make sustainable farming become more economically possible.
  • Learn about how food can be produced without damaging the environment.
  • Develop a relationship with the people who grow your food through a bi-weekly newsletter and visits to the farm.
  • Receive fresh, locally grown, pesticide-free produce each week.

Capital Area Food Bank
Northern Virginia Branch

We have worked in partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank’s Northern Virginia branch since 2000 to provide low-income families with vegetables through our CSA program. As a farm, we donate thousands of pounds of extra produce to the Food Bank, in addition to providing CSA shares for use by selected families and in the Food Bank’s education outreach programs. CSA Shareholders can help by contributing to the program when they purchase a share.


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Rachel Bynum & Eric Plaksin
53 Waterpenny Lane
Sperryville, VA 22740
Phone: 540-987-8567

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