Wollam Gardens CSA
Each year, here at Wollam Gardens we like to experiment with new farming practices, new design techniques, new products, and now a new method of getting our beautiful fresh cut flowers into your home! For the summer months of 2019, we have been offering an option to be a part of our community by joining Wollam’s CSA!
What is a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture; designed to get our best products to you in a scheduled fashion. It not only guarantees you with our local flowers, it also guarantees that we sell our crop and keep this beautiful place running!
CSAs are paid for by customers upfront, providing us with the needed capital to expand our business over the course of the year.
They are a wonderful way for our customers to show support for the local flowers we grow here at Wollam Gardens regardless of unforeseeable trials or triumphs we may endure over the seasons like weather and crop failure. This reiterates that the farm crew here at Wollam and our customers are ‘in it together’! You support us and this place while we support you with the freshest and most beautiful local blooms.
How it’s going to work…
Our CSA will last over a 16 week period (May-August) with each share being collected twice a month, for a total of 8 flower shares picked up throughout the 16 week long CSA season.
Each share will come with an emailed newsletter that will give you more information on the flowers you are receiving that week, including interesting details on how they were planted, grown, and harvested by our team. We will also be sending out information on opportunities to come to the farm and harvest your own share (one time per CSA member/season)!
Flower shares will be delivered to the DC area / or picked up directly from the farm each week of the season. We would love to make it as convenient as possible for each one of you. If you have any ideas or thoughts on pick up, we would love to hear them.
This is our very first year with a CSA, if you have any questions, suggestions, comments, or concerns please reach out! You can email our CSA manager, Claire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our CSA will last over a 16 week period (May-August) with each share being collected every other week, for a total of 8 flower shares throughout the CSA season. Shares will be delivered in buckets full of our fresh seasonal blooms \that members can use however they wish. Fun ideas for the flower share; split it with a friend, make arrangements for your home, create bouquets to give loved ones, there are so many options to enjoy fresh flowers. Each share will be different with buckets being more full some weeks compared to others, but always beautiful and ready for you to enjoy.
There are two size options CSA members can choose from:
Seasonal Bucket - $200 - this option includes a bucket of fresh cut seasonal blooms for the CSA member to arrange to their liking at their home (bucket provided and to be returned at each pick up) buckets will range from 45-60 stems including flowers, foliage, and textural grasses. Each share will be different in size/colors/composition and thats what makes this a beautiful experience!
Large Seasonal Bucket - $320 - includes a large bucket of fresh cut seasonal blooms for CSA members who are looking for more to be creative with each share. buckets will include more foliage and flowers than the regular size bucket. (bucket also provided and to be returned at each pick up) large bucket will have a stem count ranging from 75-100 that includes flowers, foliage, and wild grasses. Each share will be different in size/colors/composition and thats what makes this a beautiful experience!
Pick Up Details
Shares will be delivered to D.C for each pick up week. Direct pick up at the farm will also be an option for folks that are more local. More details will be emailed to members about pick ups in the spring.
Pick Up Locations:
58 Florida ave NW, Washington DC, 20001. Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 pm.
4812 Brandywine Street, NW Washington DC, 20016. Thursdays from 3:00pm-7:30 pm
Wollam Gardens 5167 Jeffersonton Road, Jeffersonton, VA Thursdays from 5:30-7:30pm
We may add more pick up sites in the future as our CSA continues to grow! We will always update this page with more details if so. If you have any questions or concerns please email our CSA manager, Claire at CSA@wollamgardens.com.