RVA CSA

I’m looking for a CSA in the Richmond, Va area to join. There are a lot of options, so I thought a chart might help.

CSA or Community Supported Agriculture is when a small farmer offers “Shares” of their crops to people for a flat fee.  You pay at the beginning of the season and receive a box of whatever was harvested each week.  Each CSA is a little different – they grow different crops, have different fees, different pickup schedules, etc.  Below is a list of the ones I’ve found in the RVA area.  I’ve only includes ones with pickup available in Richmond.  If you know of any others please let me know!

Name Fee Weeks Notes
Agriberry CSA $504 20 Asparagus, strawberries, sugar peas, cherries, black raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, red raspberries, plums, peaches, nectarines, fall red raspberries, and apples. A share consists of a minimum 6 “units” of seasonal fruits provided weekly. The size of the “unit” will vary from a pound, a ½ pint, a pint, a quart, a peck, or 3‐5 fruits.
Amy’s Garden $575 20? Spring & Fall Shares are laden with greens and cool crops like turnips, kale, arugula, lettuces and Asian greens…summertime Shares consist of tomatoes, squash, eggplant, cucumbers, garlic, peppers, beans, melons and much more. The Garden Share is appropriate for 2 adults who eat at home most nights of the week, or a small family.
Victory Farms $500 32 SOLD OUT. Salad mix, carrots, onions, radishes, spinach, arugula, head lettuce, turnips, herbs, swiss chard, kale and other cooking greens, heirloom and cherry-size tomatoes, melons, beets, cucumbers, summer squash, winter squash, garlic, peppers, cabbage, broccoli, green beans, potatoes, sweet potatoes, sugar snap peas, etc., with seasonal variation.
Trail’s End Farm
$575 25 Greens, spinach, radishes, carrots, beets, kale, turnips, broccolini, peas, onions etc. Summer welcomes tomatoes, melons, squashes, chard, garlic, peppers, basil, eggplant, apples, peaches and more. Fall brings sweet potatoes, kale, spinach, pole beans, carrots, winter squashes and more. Eggs from free range chickens also available.
Quail Spring Farm $600 20 Spring: fava beans, lettuce mix, spinach, cilantro, arugula, Chinese cabbage, radishes, beets, various herbs. Summer: carrots, swiss chard, summer squash, tomatoes, basil, sweet corn, eggplant, sweet peppers, hot peppers, cucumbers, snap beans, cantaloupe, watermelon, various herbs, potatoes, sweet potatoes. Fall: winter squash, potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, beets, lettuce mix, arugula, spinach, kale, mustard greens, leeks, cilantro, swiss chard, various herbs.  Half Shares available for $325. Full shares suitable for two vegetarians.
Growing Community
$650 24 1/2 Share: $325/yr; 12 weekly shares, or 20 half-shares
Edible Old Dominion $500 28 Early Spring: arugula, spinach, broccoli rabe, radishes, herbs. Early Summer: squash, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, corn, herbs. Mid Summer: cucumbers, melons, squash, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, herbs, beans. Late Summer: tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, okra, herbs, beans. Fall: winter squash, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, okra, herbs, collards, kale, beans.  1/2 Share: $250/28week
Rural Virginia Market $224 6 SPRING FULL SHARE: $224.00 – 6 weeks, SUMMER FULL SHARE: $475.00 – 14 weeks, FALL FULL SHARE: $224.00 – 6 weeks
Frog Bottom Farm $550 22 Half share = $300. Full share provides enough vegetables to feed a family of four omnivores or two vegetarians. Early summer: beets, carrots, chard, cucumbers, eggplant, endive, fennel, fresh herbs, lettuce, scallions, shallots, summer squash, tomatoes. Late summer: cantaloupe, carrots, chard, cucumbers, eggplant, fresh herbs, onions, sweet and hot peppers, potatoes, radishes, shallots, summer squash, tomatoes, turnips, watermelon. Fall: beets, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, collard greens, cucumbers, eggplant, fresh herbs, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, mustard greens, onions, sweet and hot peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, rutabagas, summer squash, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips, turnip greens, watermelon, winter squash
Byrd Farm Varies Varies Full Share:    Spring $224 Summer $475 Autumn $224, 1/2 Share:    Spring $112 Summer $238 Autumn $112.  Shares consist of fresh, seasonally grown vegetables such as salad greens, spinach, radishes, carrots, beets, kale, turnips, broccoli, snow peas, sugar snaps, tomatoes, etc. Weekly selection is comprised of 8 – 10 items. Each week’s offering is enough for 2 adults eating at home nightly or a family of 4 eating at home most of the week. Subscribers receive a “basic” selection of vegetables all ready bagged for them.
Fertile Crescent Farm $500 20 Each share will provide enough produce for two vegetable loving adults. Late spring share may include: salad greens, broccoli, sugar snap peas, kale, swiss chard, radishes, carrots, beets, turnips, chinese cabbage, spinach and spring onions. A summer share may include favorites such as: a variety of tomatoes, summer squash, green beans, melons, potatoes, peppers, garlic, cucumbers and eggplant

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  1. I vote for Trail’s End, Edible Old Dominion, or Frog Bottom. Edible Old Dominions seems to have the longest season, with a really good selection.

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