The Mount Zion CSA is taking new members for 2009. The farmer for this CSA is my friend Chad Stull. The customers of his CSA from last year that I talked to raved about how good his boxes were, and how much produce he gave them. Chad is farming organic but is not certified. Pickup is at his home on Stone Road off of Mt. Zion Road. To reach Chad about the CSA, you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 301.473.7068. He is doubling capacity this year based on the success of last year. Now that's what I like to hear.
For those who are not familiar, CSA stands for "Community Supported Agriculture". The way it works is that you pay the farmer up front for fresh produce. The farmer is able to use the money that you pay to purchase neccesary supplies and equipment early in the year, and guarantee a certain level of income for the year. In turn you get to pick up your bounty, usually every week during a length of time during the growing season.