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Your farmer,

Volunteers welcome!

We've planted our spring crops in the fields, and our greenhouse is full.  If any of you wish to come lend a hand, we would be happy for the help.  We're working all weekdays 9am-5pm, and some Saturdays.  Call us at 301-537-3038 to let us know when you plan to come.  In May we will begin working every Saturday and our hours will be slightly different.  You can check out more details on this link,, Volunteer.   

For those of you who wish to work for vegetables, you may work now and "bank" your hours so that you can redeem those vegetables in May or later, once we begin harvesting. 

Save small yogurt containers and water bottles

We are hoping that we will have enough seedlings for each of our members to take home three plants of your choice in your first share.  But we need your help with the containers.  We have about 400 small pots and need about 600 more.  Rather than purchase them, we would like to re-use your small plastic containers.   A single-serving, 6-ounce yogurt cup or an 8-ounce water bottle cut in half, are about the size we're looking for.  We would like to collect them at the Spring Festival (May 4th), so we can have them filled and ready for the first share.  Thanks for your help!

Your farmer,

Spring Festival Sunday May 4, 2008

If you would like to take a tour of the farm, meet your farmers and fellow members, join us for the Spring Festival.  It will be Sunday May 4, from 2:00-4:30pm.   The event is free and open to anyone, so if you would like to invite a friend or neighbor to join you, feel free.

2:15pm first hayride

3:15pm second hayride (same route)

3:15pm guided hike

Print a copy of the map of the farm so you can bring it on your tour:

Download clagett_farm_field_map.pdf

See you then!