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CSA Registration Begins Monday

190228 Construction and Greehouse - 9-39 AM (2)It's a new season!

We’ve got some important information below, including:

Here’s our plan for rolling out CSA registration for 2021:

  • This Monday, January 25th, RETURNING MEMBERS: On Monday, we’ll send an e-mail to all of the people who purchased shares in Clagett Farm’s CSA in 2020.  The e-mail will include a link and a password, which gives you access to sign up for our CSA share.  You will have 3 weeks to sign up.  ALERT!:  Everyone who has ever been a CSA member of our farm is eligible for the $50 returning member discount, and may sign up at this early date.  But not all of you will receive the e-mail.  If you are a returning member and do not receive the e-mail this Monday by 5:00pm, then please reach out to us before February 15th.   Please do not share this link and password with people who are not returning members.  We will have to refund their purchase and it will be frustrating for all of us. 
  • February 15th, 9:00am, WAITING LIST: Assuming we still have slots open in our CSA (and I would place bets that we will), we will send an e-mail with a link and password to people who have signed up to be notified when CSA shares open for 2021.  We are expecting to send the e-mail to everyone who is on this waiting list, but if there are very few slots open, we will send it to the people who signed up first.  . 
  • February 22nd, GENERAL PUBLIC: We will remove the password protection from the registration pages and anyone may sign up for any shares that remain. 
  • May 12th, 13th and 15th HARVEST: We’ll start giving you vegetables!  

New Year, New Prices

26-week share:

Returning members

New members

Farm pick-up

$649

$699

Dupont & Annapolis pick-up

$709

$759

13-week share:

Returning members

New members

Farm pick-up

$383

$412

Dupont & Annapolis pick-up

$418

$448

We are increasing the prices 10% from last year.  (If you pay in 4 monthly installments, your increase is actually much less, since the processing fee is now 2%, which is lower than last year.)  This is not just because we create a quality product that’s an important service to our community.  It’s also because we have new expenses due to Covid, we’ve lost an important source of financial support for our donations to food pantries, and we haven’t increased prices since 2015.  We know this is a time when many of you are facing financial stress.  Below you can see if you qualify for a half price CSA share.  And if that doesn’t work, there are a few directories of local sustainable farms that might lead you to a farm that’s a better fit: Local Harvest, Buy Fresh Buy Local Chesapeake, Future Harvest.   

Think you might qualify for a half price share?

We want to make this process as quick and easy for you as possible.  If you qualify based on the list below, submit this form right away, even if you are not a returning member.  This will hold your slot while we take a minute to get your documents of eligibility and then your payment. 

You qualify if any of the following is true:

  • You receive SSI Disability, WIC or SNAP
  • Your household falls below the income threshold listed below. Household is defined as the persons living with you with whom you share your food budget. 

Number of people in your household

Household income

1

$23,606

2

$31,894

3

$40,182

4

$48,470

5

$56,758

6

$65,046

7

$73,334

Not sure if you’re a returning member?

  • Did someone in your household pay our farm for a CSA share (26 or 13 weeks) any year in our 29-year history?
  • Did you pay hundreds of dollars to someone so that you could split a Clagett Farm CSA share with them in any year in our farm’s history?

If you can answer yes to either of those questions, you get priority registration and a discounted CSA share.  Once you’re part of our community, you’re always part of our community. 

When and Where you will pick up your veggies:

It’s all the same as last year except for small shifts in the times at Dupont and Annapolis.

  • Clagett Farm

11904 Old Marlboro Pike, Upper Marlboro MD 20772

Wednesdays 3:00pm - 7:00pm

Saturdays 1:00pm - 4:00pm

  • Dupont Circle neighborhood

1737 Fraser Ct, NW, Washington DC 20009

Between 19th & 20th Streets in an alley off S St, behind Dupont Circle Physicians Group

Wednesdays 5:00pm - 7:00pm

  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Phillip Merrill Center

6 Herndon Ave, Annapolis MD 21403

Thursdays 4:00pm - 6:00pm

 

Let us know if you have any questions.

We’re excited to bring you back in the fold! 

The Clagett Farm staff

301-627-4662

clagettfarm@cbf.org

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