10% Early Bird Discount Special! Hurry! This special offer is ONLY available for 48 hours and will be the biggest discount offered this season! Discount good from Friday, February 21 to Sunday, February 23rd.
Join during our Early Bird membership drive and save 10% on all shares, all frequencies, all locations on fresh, local food – a savings of up to $276. Upon checkout, enter code “SpringBird” to get your discount. This discount may not be combined with any of our other discounts, and are not applicable towards any membership fees or taxes.
Our Spring/Summer CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Farm Shares in Richmond, VA and Washington, DC start the 3rd week of April and run 24 weeks (6 months) through September.
We recently received our 501 (c) 3 designation for BusFarm, and The Farm to Family CSA and Market are part of our non-profit operation. Our mission is to grow, source and distribute fresh local products, and encourage a healthy diet of home-grown/hand-made items from our local food shed. All proceeds from our “Farm to Family” CSA program and Market go towards our BusFarm projects: visiting schools, urban farming, nutrition education, and more. Your membership and patronage help support our efforts in our community, and our local farmers.
Our CSA program is a versatile, flexible program that includes locally produced food options, payment plans, and open enrollment/pro-rated join-anytime membership. Bi-weekly/weekly frequency will vary with location site and interest. Pickup is at our Market, but you can have your own dropsite – you need 10 members per site to make it work, so let us know your interest/commitment ASAP! For more info on our CSA Farm Shares, and take advantage of our Early Bird special, join at our CSA page.
We work with notable area farms/producers like Polyface Farms, Mt Vernon Farms, Prospect Farm, Edmond’s Farm, Heritage Hollow Farms, Goats r Us, Old Church Creamery, Green Fence Farm, Pampatike Organic Farm, Promise Land Pastures, Tuckahoe Lamb and Cattle Company, Sausage Craft, Agriberry and Twin Oaks along with our own non-profit urban farm and agricultural educational center, BusFarm. Your CSA farm share directly supports BusFarm. See BusFarm in action!
We are EBT, vegan, gluten-free, paleo, WAPF and food allergy friendly. We offer payment plans. Got an issue? Ask us and we’ll see if we can accommodate you! We donate missed pickups (without prior arrangements) to needy families. You can also sponsor a family for one time, or the whole season. Contact us for info on being a sponsor.
- Seasonal produce – locally grown on small farms with no to minimum sprays or pesticides. Some of our farms have organic certifications, but others choose to grow with organic methods, without certification.
- Grass-fed/pastured meats like beef, pork, bison, trout, oysters/clams, lamb, sausage, chicken. No hormones, antibiotics and we work with small, humane family farms.
- Grass-fed dairy with milk, butter, yogurt, cheeses from Mountain View, Goats R Us, Old Church Creamery, No hormones, antibiotics and we work with small, humane family farms.
- Package – Fondly called “The Whole SheBang” by our long-time members, this includes produce, meat, dairy (including eggs) and bread. Purchase and pre-pay the package, and receive a 10% discount.
- Bread/Gluten Free Bread, bagels and other baked goods
- Pizza/Pasta from Pizza Tonight and Bombolini
- Tofu, Tempeh and Soysage from Twin Oaks
- a la carte items like honey, jam, maple syrup, baked goods, granola, and more are available
Want to see what you might get in your share? Check out these pictures!
What is a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. A CSA is a form of mutual partnership between farmers and consumers.
Rather than go through several layers of middle people, our members make a commitment to directly support our non-profit, food growers and makers and local economy by providing money for operations. In exchange, they receive a dividend of the freshest produce and cleanest meats possible. Each supporter buys a “share” of the produce, dairy, meats etc (not unlike a share of stock) and takes on some of the risks and benefits of growing food along with the farmer. A CSA is not about getting discounted produce. A CSA is a unique way for people to have a better knowledge of the food they put in their bodies and the process, people and land it takes to produce it.
Help a Family and Donate a Share!
We accept donations of shares for needy families. You can buy a whole season, one share, or donate a share if you are a member and you are unable to pickup. Unclaimed shares are always donated. This is very important to us, and we can’t do it without your help.
Get Involved/Earn Free Food – Be a Drop Site
Want to get involved and earn free food by hosting a drop-site at your home, worksite, church or community center? Contact us for more info. Recruit friends, family, neighbors, church members and co-workers to make it happen. Create community! Eat fresh, local, healthy food!
MEMBERS!! SHARE US WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY!! PLEASE FORWARD THIS SPECIAL TO EVERYONE! When they sign up, then you will receive a $25 referral credit!