What is CSA?
Community Supported Agriculture is a farm model that directly links the community to a farm and its farmers. CSA members are given the opportunity to support young farmers by paying in advance. By paying before the season starts, this not only supplies the farmer with secure sales of crops throughout the growing season, it also makes it possible for a young farm to cover early expenses like seeds and compost. In return, CSA members have secured their share of the harvest and will meet at one of the drop locations to pick up their vegetables.
What we offer
Floating Lotus Farmstead is offering a 12 week Spring CSA program and a 12 week Fall CSA program for the 2019 growing season. The Spring program starts in May and lasts until the end of July. The Fall program begins in September and extends until the end of November. We offer full shares for pick up weekly and half shares for pick up biweekly. Both full and half shares are equal amounts of produce.
We are offering a 12 week Winter CSA program for the 2020 season! The Winter program will start in the beginning of January and last until the end of March.
We will be setting up as if at a farmers market so that you can build your own box! The Spring and Fall shares will consist of your choice of 6 points worth of nutrient dense vegetables and/or herbs. The Winter share will consist of 4 points worth of nutrient dense vegetables and/or herbs.
Each share feeds conservatively 2 people, however someone with a plant based diet will alone consume a full share weekly.
You can buy as many shares as you would like. Example: if you buy two shares, your share will consist of your choice of 12 points of vegetables and/or herbs for the Spring or Fall.
Examples of Past Boxes
*Note you build your box from these options
Spring - arugula, beets, broccoli, carrots, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, herbs, heirloom tomatoes, kale, peas, peppers, radishes, red russian kale, red slicer tomatoes, salad mix, spinach, spring onions, summer squash, turnips, and zucchini.
Fall - arugula, beets, cabbages, carrots, collards, eggplants, herbs, kales, melons, onions, peppers, radishes, romaine, salad mix, spinach, swiss chard, turnips, watermelon radishes, winter squash, and remaining summer crop.
Winter - beets, cabbages, carrots, kales, leeks, onions, potatoes, radishes, spinach, sprouting broccoli, swiss chard, turnips, winter salad mix, winter squash.
Pick Up Locations
Tuesday Calvert County Hospital Market 3pm until 6pm
Wednesdays Eastport Shopping Center 5pm until 7pm
We do have grocery style bags at pick up, however we ask that you bring a reusable/sustainable bag for your share.
Won't be in town?
If you need to miss a pick up, we offer one make up week at the end of each program. All other missed pick ups are the members responsibility. We recommend offering it to a friend or neighbor! We require a 48 hour notice if you are missing a pick up. We do not make home deliveries.
Prices for Membership
Spots on the membership list are limited! If we reach our quota for both locations we will stop accepting members.
Shares can be purchased here on our website using a card or by mailing the application form and check addressed to Floating Lotus Farmstead, to the farm. All CSA shares are non-refundable, however we try and work out honest solutions to situations.
Spring - 12 weeks - May until July - $360
Fall - 12 weeks - September until November - $360
Winter - 12 weeks - January until March - $300
Whole Season - 36 weeks - $1,020
Spring - 6 weeks - May until July - $180
Fall - 6 weeks - September until November - $180
Winter - 6 weeks - January until March - $150
Whole Season - 18 weeks - $510
"The enthusiasm of Adam and Jocelyne for farming and creating accessible and healthy options for delectable produce is infectious. They have transformed our family from one that reluctantly steamed broccoli every night to one that now includes a colorful and varied selection of vegetables on the dinner table every night. Thank you, Floating Lotus!"
-2018 CSA Member
"I can't say enough about the produce from Floating Lotus Farmstead. Vegetables on a whole new level! And Adam and Jocelyne are fantastic!"
-2018 CSA Member
"During our seasons with Floating Lotus we have found ourselves eagerly anticipating our Wednesday deliveries and the bounty they will yield. As a family, we have learned about nutrient rich vegetables we had never before eaten, and we have had so much fun discovering new recipes to prepare them."
-2018 CSA Member
Please contact us with any questions or concerns!