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Now Available: Christmas Trees and Handmade Wreaths!

Wreaths

 

Local Trees and Wreaths Available for Members and Non-Members 

Wreaths and trees from Clagett Farm will be on sale starting this weekend. Trees can be purchased at the farm, in front of the barns (Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Clagett Farm, 11904 Old Marlboro Pike, Upper Marlboro MD 20772) from 10am - 2pm on the 4 weekends after Thanksgiving:

Saturdays and Sundays: Nov. 26 - 27, December 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, or by appointment (301-627-4662) any other day.

About the Holiday Trees

  • Locally grown, minutes outside D.C.
  • Just $40 for any size!
  • All sizes available
  • Pesticide, herbicide and fertilizer-free (you won't find that from any other tree dealer near you)
  • A fun outing for the whole family.
  • We can help cut the tree and strap it to your car.

U-Pick trees are Scotch Pine and White Pine, which grow best in our region. Firs are also available as pre-cut trees.

Why Holiday trees?  Clagett Farm is a hilly place--not the right spot for a lot of plowing.  The hills have been heavily eroded from the years of tobacco farming before our time, which makes them a poor spot for most crops.  Holiday trees are a way of keeping the hills covered in vegetation, providing insect and animal habitat, and still making some money.

About Holiday Wreaths

You can now browse our assortment of beautiful, handmade wreaths.

Here's what you need to know:

  • Supplies are limited so order ahead, and we will prepare the wreath fresh before you arrive at the pick up date you select
  • Please order no later than 9am on the Thursday before your selected pick up date
  • Pick up your wreath during Christmas Tree sale weekends
  • CSA members have the option of farm or Dupont pick up (please see the message in your email)
  • Pay at pick up with cash or check made out to Chesapeake Bay Foundation
  • After you place your order you will receive a receipt in your email
  • Check this blog for notifications about availability as the sale goes on

More info and more about the wreaths is available at http://goo.gl/forms/IYTGlJbM8a


This Week's Share: The Final Share of the Season

Winter squash

Thanks to Instagrammer delventhal for this beautiful photo of winter squash!

Welcome to Week 26 -- the final week of the season for us! We hope you've enjoyed this year's CSA. We've certainly enjoyed bringing you fresh vegetables each week. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS 

This is the final week for 2016: No more shares after today! 

We're looking for a new Dupont pick-up for 2017. As we emailed last week, we're losing the alley space that has been the location of our Dupont pick-up for the past few years. If you have an idea for who might host us in 2017, please let us know

Share sales will start next Wednesday. Shares for 2017 will be available for purchase starting Wednesday, November 16. More to come on that soon! 

Gleaning will start November 18. This year's gleaning at the farm will run from November 18 through November 20. Likely items available include: small amounts of collards, kale, lettuce, turnips; reasonable amount of spicy mix, arugula, broccoli leaves; herbs: mint, sorrel, celery leaf, sage, oregano, thyme, garlic and onion chives. 


THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 1/2 pound greens

  • 4 pounds sweet potatoes

  • 1 pound total combination peppers, sunchokes, garlic, turnips

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • Herbs 
  • Flowers. As always, any flowers on the farm are fair game. 

 

 

That's it for week 26! Enjoy the final share of the season! 

~ The Clagett Farm Team


The 2017 CSA Needs a New Dupont Pick-Up Location

Hey there CSA members --

We're hoping we can get your help with something. We've been notified that the parking spaces we've been using for the past few years for the Dupont pick-up will no longer be available in 2017, so we're on the hunt for a new spot that can host us once a week for the pick-up. 

Do you have a lead on a potential host? Or have an idea of someone we can contact? If so, please share your idea with us by sending us an email. We'd be very grateful. 

Best,

~ Clagett Farm Team 


This Week's Share: Sweet Potatoes, Greens, Sunchokes and More

Clagett image 11-2

Thanks to Instagrammer delventhal for this awesome photo of a winter squash!  You can always email us your own photos or post them to Instagram with the hashtag #ClagettFarm, and we'll feature them here! 

Welcome to Week 25 -- the penultimate week of the season for us!

Fun fact: We harvested a total of 12,000 pounds of sweet potatoes this year from the acre we planted -- our best-ever year for sweet potatoes! We credit the effective deer fence.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS 

Only one more week to go: Mark your calendars -- the final shares of the 2016 season will be distributed next Wednesday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 12.


THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 6 pounds total combination  sweet potatoes + radish + turnips + butternut squash (limit 1 squash per share)
  • 3/4 pound total combination salad greens + sunchokes + kale + collards + loose garlic cloves

 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • Herbs 
  • Flowers. As always, any flowers on the farm are fair game. 

WHAT TO EXPECT:

The final couple share of this season will include sweet potatoes, radishes, turnips, greens, garlic and sunchokes.

 

That's it for week 25! Enjoy the share! Let us know if you have any questions!

~ The Clagett Farm Team