Available This Week in the Vegetable Share
Red Romaine Lettuce, Green Butterhead Lettuce, Red Butterhead Lettuce, Kale, Radishes, Scallions, Collards, Hakurei Turnips, Bok Choy
Keep in mind that the produce share is made out to be a generous amount and YOU DO NOT HAVE TO TAKE EVERYTHING. Take what you will use.
Note: This list is approximate. The exact contents of the share are determined the day of the harvest based on availability and quality.
Egg shares are 1 dozen eggs/week.
Our hens are young and are just starting to lay eggs. Since they have not yet reached their full laying potential we will be purchasing eggs raised on pasture from Polyface Farm in Swoope, VAfor the first few weeks of the season.
Pasture-raised Chicken Share
This week is a chicken share pick up.
A Chicken Share is 2 whole frozen chickens each month, don’t forget your cooler!
Pastured and Grass Fed Meat Share
This week is a Meat Share pick up.
A Meat Share is 17 points you choose from a selection of Pork, Beef and Lamb. Keep in mind that we are a small farm working with whole animals and so while there is always a wide variety of meat to choose from we do not always have every single cut available. Don’t forget to bring a cooler to take your meat home in! Meat Shares usually averages around 10-12 lbs/month. The exact amount you walk away with is based on what cuts you choose.
Local Farmstead Cheese Share
This week is a Cheese Share pick up. Cheese this week is from Meadow Creek Dairy and P.A. Bowen Farmstead
If you purchased a Whole Farm Share, be sure to pick up all the different shares.
If you are sharing a Vegetable Share and want to divide up the produce at the distribution, please arrive at the same time to avoid this situation:
“Hi, I’m here to pick up my share”
“Oh hi Joe, that’s interesting, because Marianne already picked up your share.”
“What? This is an outrage.”
“Well, if you had come in the same car then you could have split up the share right here.”
“I demand my money back.”
Alexandria VA-Wednesday June 5th from 4-7pm at Beth El Hebrew Congregation
Find us at the back of the parking lot. Come all the way in the driveway and park anywhere in the parking lot.
The address is 3830 Seminary Rd Alexandria VA 22304
Arlington VA-Wednesday June 5th from 4-7pm at the Arlington Arts Center on Wilson Blvd
There is NOT a pick up at the Jackson St location. This was a backup location. There is only ONE pick up in Arlington.
The pick up will be in the parking lot of the Arlington Arts Center on Wilson Blvd across the street from the VA Square Metro. There is a SMALL parking lot there so if you are able to find parking close by or walk please do. If you need to use a parking spot at the Arts Center be mindful of other members.
The Address is 3550 Wilson Blvd Arlington VA 22201
Pittsville MD-Saturday June 8th from 9-noon on the farm
The farm in located right on Gumboro Rd about 3 miles from the turn off Rt 50 onto Sixty Foot Rd. If you are coming from the center of Pittsville you will see a sign on Gumboro Rd that says “Groundworks Farm CSA” Turn down the long driveway until you get to a large garage/barn. The pick up will be in the garage on your left.
The Address is 8284 Gumboro Rd Pittsville MD 21850
Annapolis MD –Saturday June 8th from 9-noon at Vin 909 in Annapolis
The pick up will be on the back side of the restaurant. Vin 909 is closed for lunch on Saturdays so feel free to park in the parking area or on the street nearby. We will be set up behind the building so make sure to go all the way to the back to find us. Look for a large box truck.
The Address is 909 Bay Ridge Ave Annapolis MD
CSA Payments and Delivery Charges Due this Week
Please remember if you have a delivery charge or a payment on your CSA share it is due this week. You can bring your payment to the pick up. Cash or checks are accepted. We cannot accept credit cards for the payment plans or delivery fees. Please make sure when you give us your payment it is attached to some kind of information indicating the name on the share (for example if you are sharing a share and you signed up but your neighbor your sharing with makes the payment it makes it difficult to match the check to the payment). You can also mail your payment to:Groundworks Farm 8284 Gumboro Rd Pittsville MD 21850.
It has been a very busy few months leading up to these first few pick ups and we are so excited to begin the harvest season. In February we purchased new land and moved our farm from leased land in Vermont to our farm here is Maryland. It is hard to believe that just 2 months ago we finished up our Winter CSA in the north and made our final move southward. In that time so much has happened. Since February Kevin has been here, building new structures and getting the farm ready for the season. Once our winter CSA ended I joined him down here and we dove in head first into the growing season. Now we have a greenhouse full of tomatoes that are 3 feet tall and heavy with green fruits. 2 months ago that same greenhouse was covering spinach 400 miles away. Potato plants are poking out of the ground, summer squash and cucumbers are forming on the vines and watermelons are flowering. Leafy greens are bountiful and beautiful. We continue to seed crops in the greenhouse and in the field. The weeds are growing and we are racing to stay ahead of them. We have 19 pigs who spend most of their time sleeping in the shade (I’m convinced they have the highest quality of life of anyone here on the farm). The batch of meat chickens that we started raising in April are now in your share and another batch is growing; tiny chicks in the barn, where they will stay for another week or so until they get their adult feathers and can go outside. The farm is in full motion. We look forward to distributing its bounty to you this week and in the weeks to come. I have a harvest plan for the week and very soon you will be eating the season’s first veggies from the farm. Make sure when you arrive to sign in and make sure to take all the shares that you signed up for. We design our share in a way to give you as much freedom and choice as possible. This also means that you don’t have to take everything, in the vegetable share. Take what you will use this week and remember that there will be more next week. If you have any questions about what you signed up for just ask us!
Margaret and Kevin