At One Acre Farm, we are committed to ensuring you get the best vegetables at the fairest price. We are very competitive with other CSAs in the D.C. area and are confident that you will see the value every week when you pick up your fresh (and thoroughly washed) vegetables.
CSA Shareholder Agreement:
I understand that payment for a share of the One Acre Farm CSA entitles me to weekly vegetables grown and harvested at One Acre Farm. This is a commitment between One Acre Farm CSA and me, and I acknowledge that I will share in the risks of the growing season along with other members and the farmer. I understand that one of these risks is a harvest shortage and I agree to accept that risk. It is my responsibility to pick up my share on time or to text Farmer Mike. If I do not pick up my share or have someone pick it up for me, my share will be donated elsewhere. I also understand my payment is nonrefundable.
Our season length goal is a total of 24 weeks long but we take two weeks off at different points in time in the season (usually when we are switching gears for the different growing seasons). This means that you will receive fresh vegetables for 22 weeks. Also, our last week is a "Pick Your Own" usually the Saturday before Thanksgiving so that you can come to the farm and harvest what you wish for the holiday!
Depending on the location, we offer two different pick-up styles: grocery store style and pre-bagged. The grocery store style allows our members to hand select their vegetables from bins (within the preset weight or per item allowance based on that week's harvest). The pre-bagged option allows you to grab your vegetables and go!
Base Share Prices
A note on price: This year we raised our share price by 15% so we could better pay our hard working team. We pay $5 more than the average farm worker, with a minimum wage of $15/hr. Thank you for supporting a business that strives to pay a living wage.
Most CSAs require payment in full at the beginning of the season. However, One Acre Farm is proud to be flexible! You can pay for your share in installments. If you require alternate payment arrangements, please contact Farmer Mike and he'll be happy to work with you!
We understand the commitment of a CSA can be a hurdle for folks financially. If our payment options preclude you from joining our farm, we would love to work with you. If this is a concern for you, please contact us.
Sharing a Membership
It is always possible to share a membership with a friend or family member. If you have someone that you want to share with, we ask that you handle the splitting of your share amongst yourselves, i.e., alternate pick-up weeks. Unfortunately, we cannot coordinate the logistics of both share members coming to the pick-up site on the same day.
If you are interested in sharing a membership but do not have anyone to share it with, let us know. We occasionally get requests for split shares and we'd be more than happy to pair you up. In this scenario, you and your partner will simply alternate pick-up weeks.