KOINER FARM CSA
CURRENTLY SOLD OUT!
Please check back in August to purchase an autumn share
Community Supported Agriculture programs, CSAs, have long been helping families, farms and communities support each other. In this spirit, Koiner Farm is proud to offer a Sponsorship CSA for the 2020 season.
We invite you to purchase a Koiner Farm Sponsorship CSA and do your part to support a local family in need. In doing so, you will receive a fresh delivery of locally grown produce each week, while also sponsoring a family in need to receive the same weekly share of fresh produce at absolutely no charge to them. See FAQs below for more details on our unique CSA program.
Session I - SOLD OUT
DATES: May 8, 15, 22, 29 and June 5, 12 19, 26
COST: $320 ($20/box * 8 weeks * 2 families)
CONTENTS: Four to five of the following... arugula with mixed greens, baby lettuce, beets, carrots, flowers, herbs, honey, pea shoots, radishes, spring onions, tomato plants, turnips, and other. Recipes cards also included.
Session II - SOLD OUT
DATES: July 10, 17, 24, 31 and August 7, 14, 21, 28
COST: $400 ($25/box * 8 weeks * 2 families)
CONTENTS: Tomatoes, peppers, squash, eggplant, kale, cabbage, leeks, berries, figs, flowers, herbs and much more. Contents vary weekly. Recipes cards included.
Session III - COMING IN AUGUST!
FAQs on Koiner Farm's 2020 CSAs
1. Who is eligible for Koiner Farm's CSA delivery service?
Koiner Farm's CSA is a hyper-local CSA program. Produce is picked same day as delivery. Delivery service is available to customers within approximately a half mile of Koiner Farm. Our delivery routes are shown in blue on the map below.
Thank you to all of the families who purchased a Koiner Farm sponsorship CSA share! Your generosity is greatly appreciated by Koiner Farm, the sponsored families and the Silver Spring community as a whole.
We apologize to those who tried to buy one of our sponsorship CSAs, but missed the window. As a small farm, we are only able to fill a limited number of shares. However, please stay tuned as we plan to keep our CSA program going in July-August and September-October!
You can still support CKC Farming by making a donation. Your financial support will help Koiner Farm grow the maximum amount of clean, fresh, locally-grown produce for our community. CKC Farming is an independent 501(c)(3) and all donations are tax deductible to the extent of law.
2. What is a Sponsorship CSA and how does it work?
A Sponsorship CSA operates in much the same way as other CSAs, except that with a Sponsorship CSA customers pay for two shares - one for their family and one for a family in need. This is truly an example of neighbors helping neighbors.
3. How does CKC Farming select the deserving sponsored families?
We work with DifferenceMakers.org, at Takoma Park Middle School, to find deserving sponsored families. Difference Makers are working to connect food distributors with local families in need. Takoma Park Middle School is located just 1.25 miles from Koiner Farm.
4. Does Koiner Farm only offer Sponsorship CSAs, or can I buy just one share?
Currently, Koiner Farm only offers Sponsorship CSAs. Our Sponsorship CSA program was created in direct response to this challenging time. We expect our Sponsorship CSA program to continue throughout 2020, but like everyone, we're taking it day-by-day.
5. What is the delivery method and schedule for Koiner Farm CSA shares?
Koiner Farm's CSA shares are delivered to customers' homes on Fridays. Delivery time is worked out with the customer. Delivery dates are as follows:
Session I - deliveries on Friday, May 8, 15, 22, 29 and June 5, 12, 19, 26
Session II - deliveries on Friday, July 10, 17, 24, 31 and August 7, 14, 21, 28
Session III - TBD
6. What type agricultural methods are employed by Koiner Farm?
Koiner Farm is a local leader in practicing and demonstrating sustainable farming techniques. While we are not a certified organic farm, we follow the highest organic methods at every opportunity. Koiner Farm's small size, combined with our team of highly experienced farm managers, enables us to monitor every crop and ensure maximum care.
7. What safety precautions is Koiner Farm undertaking this season?
Koiner Farm is currently closed to visitors. Only permitted workers are allowed on the farm. Our workers are following all CDC guidelines, including gloves, masks, hand washing, tool washing and distancing. This said, the CDC has put out a statement that "Currently there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food." More information from the CDC on Food Safety this season can be found here.
8. Where is Koiner Farm located and can I come visit?
Koiner Farm is located about 2 blocks from the Silver Spring Library at:
737 Easley Street, Silver Spring MD 20902
Under normal circumstances, Koiner Farm is open to the public. However, given the mandatory closing of all non-essential businesses, Koiner Farm is currently closed to the public. Our farm managers are the only ones who have been issued Essential Agriculture Work permits, and therefore they are the only ones permitted in the gardens at this time. Please stroll by along Easley and Grove Streets to observe the farm from a safe distance.
9. How do I sign up to receive my Koiner Farm CSA share and become a CSA Sponsor?
Koiner Farm's CSAs are currently sold out. However, we do plan to re-open our CSA program for the September+October session. Until then, please consider making a donation to CKC Farming so that we can provide the maximum amount of clean, fresh, locally-grown produce to our community.
10. How else can I support CKC Farming?
Please consider making a donation to CKC Farming. We are an independent 501(c)(3) organization dedicate to creating, managing and protecting urban farms. Your gift will enable us to support a robust and sustainable local food system here in Montgomery County, MD.