2017 CSA season
For the 2017 season, we continue to offer the full season share, flex share, and summer or fall share options.

Our full season and summer seasons usually start in early June.
Our fall season usually begins in early September the week of Labor Day.
CSA Season
The full 2017 CSA season is 26 weeks long. The beginning and ending dates vary each year according to the weather, but the season generally begins in early June and continues through late November. Our Summer Season begins at the same time and continue for 13 weeks. The Fall Season begins when the Summer Season ends in early September. A couple of weeks before our season begins, we will let shareholders know the exact date of the first pick-up through email or by phone and also post it on our website.

2017 Share Options and Prices:

Full Season - pick up once a week for 26 weeks beginning mid- to late May
  • small share (5 units of vegetables/week) for $375
  • medium share (8 units/week) for $540
  • large share (14 units/week) for $820
Full Season Flex Share - pick up vegetables your choice of 13 out of 26 weeks during our regular season starting mid- to late May
  • small share (5 units of vegetables/week) for $225
  • medium share (8 units/week) for $280
  • large share (14 units/week) for $455
Half Season - pick up once a week for 13 weeks and choose: Summer Season (starting mid- to late May) or Fall Season (starting late August).
  • small share (5 units of vegetables/week) for $225
  • medium share (8 units/week) for $280
  • large share (14 units/week) for $455
Installment Payment Option
We offer the option to split the cost of your CSA membership into three installments. Pay 1/3 now (no later than February 28th), 1/3 by March 31st, and 1/3 by April 30th. Shares purchased after March 1st must be paid in full.

Pick-up and Delivery Options
In 2017, we plan to have three locations where shareholders can select their share of produce in a farmers' market-like setting and two locations where pre-boxed shares will be delivered / dropped-off. We ask our CSA shareholders to choose one pick-up location which will remain constant throughout the season.

Pick-Up Locations

  • Kingstown Farm, Home & Garden, Chestertown
      (7121 Church Hill Road, Chestertown, MD 21620)
      Tuesday from 4pm - 6pm
  • Colchester Farm
      (31285 Georgetown Cemetery Road, Galena, MD 21635)
      Thursday from 4pm - 6pm
  • Chestertown Farmers' Market
  •   (Fountain Park, Chestertown, MD 21620)
      Saturday, 8am-10am (Please come early for better selection.)

Drop-off locations are available in Middletown, DE and Dover, DE. We will drop off a pre-packed box of produce at these locations.

Click here for more details on CSA pick-up and delivery options.

Purchase a Share as a Gift
Give a 2017 vegetable share as a gift that will keep giving each week from May through November. Pay by check or credit card. Let us know this is a gift, and we'll mail you a gift certificate on which you can fill in the recipient's name. Please share with us the recipient's name and email address so we can contact them with regards to start date and other details.

Work Share Option
Instead of exchanging cash for a share of vegetables, you can contribute your labor to the farm operation in exchange for a share. The work share option may be right for you if you appreciate physical outdoor labor, would like to learn more about sustainable farming through doing, or if your budget cannot accommodate the cash payment for a share. Click here to view the 2017 work share agreement and sign-up form.

How much food will I get?
Each week, depending on share size you purchase, you will receive 5, 8 or 14 "units" of vegetables, plus bonus herbs, hot peppers, and other special items when available. Click here for more information on our "unit" system, examples of our share sizes, and a summary of the 2009 harvest.

share photos Examples of CSA small and large shares taken each week throughout the 2010 season. Click here to see photos on flickr.

What variety of produce will I receive?
Please see our seasonal availability chart to learn what crops we plan to grow and when they may be available during the growing season.

CSA Member Welcome Booklet
For more information about our operation, please read our CSA Member Booklet which we have posted online and can be viewed as a pdf document by clicking here.

Colchester Farm | P.O. Box 191 | Georgetown MD 21930 | (at 31285 Georgetown Cemetery Rd)
Updated October 16, 2017