Community Supported Agriculture & Flowers (CSA)
What is a CSA?
Community-supported agriculture (CSA) is an arrangement that connects the producer and consumers within the food system more closely by allowing the consumer to subscribe to the harvest of the farm. It is an alternative economic model of agriculture and food distribution that allows the producer and consumer to share together the risks and rewards of farming.
In our CSA, you visit the farm weekly (sign up for Tuesdays or Fridays) to pick up your share of what you have subscribed to – the Produce CSA (vegetables and herbs), the Flowers CSA, and/or the Eggs CSA. You pay for the CSA subscription at the beginning of the growing season, and collect your share weekly starting when the crops are ready.
Why our CSA?
- Taste: We carefully select our vegetable and herb varieties for excellent taste and quality.
- Freshness: Produce is harvested the day you receive it or only one day earlier.
- Health for Body and Soil: Our produce is grown organically without pesticides in fertile soil resulting in highly nutritious food and healthy soil.
- Support Local Agriculture: Through a CSA, your dollars go directly towards strengthening and sustaining a small farm. Get to know the farm and farmers. See where and how your food is grown.
TALMAR is known for our beautiful “specialty” cut flowers, which are grown in our hoop houses and in the fields. Many large food retail stores buy flowers from us, but you can avoid their markup by subscribing to our Flower CSA. Get a fresh, medium-size bouquet or bucket of flowers weekly. Stems are cut 12 to 14 inches long or to a requested stem length. Join the Flowers CSA with or without the Produce CSA.
Add a half or a whole dozen fresh eggs from our free range organically fed hens. Customers may choose to have an “egg only” membership.
How to Join
Sign up to receive weekly shares of produce, flowers and/or eggs!
When: This 20-week enrollment begins June 3rd and ends November 14th.
What: A Full Share of produce provides enough vegetables and herbs for a household of 3 or more people. A Half Share is suited to a household of 1 or 2 people.
How: Download our registration form and fill it out. Then scan and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org You can mail the form to TALMAR with a check made out to TALMAR Inc. Mail it to TALMAR, Attention: CSA/CSF Membership, 1994 Cromwell Bridge Road Baltimore, MD 21234. Or you can stop by the farm to say hello and pay by credit card or check.
We are open 9-1pm Monday through Friday, or by appointment. Customers may call in an order with a 24-hour notice. Please ask the availability status.