I’m really happy I joined and have looked forward every other Tuesday to my pick-up!
— 2018 CSA Member

here’s how it works

Choose full share or half share.

We set up farmer's market style at your pickup location and you arrive during the pickup window to pack your share. An Owl's Nest Farmer is present to provide instructions, answer questions, and swap recipes. Interested in our Market CSA? Learn more here.

Full share

Full shareholders pick up every week. Each share includes 7-10 produce items and for 2-5 of the items, you'll usually have a choice. 

Full shares are a great choice for larger families and for folks who want to get the most veggies for their money.

See sample shares from previous seasons here.

half share

Half shareholders pick up every other week. The share size is the same - half shareholders just pick up less often.

It's a great choice for folks who are trying a CSA for the first time and folks who travel on a regular basis.

Not sure what’s best for you? Check out our FAQ.


Choose your season.

  • Full Season: May-November: best value

  • Spring: May-June: get your greens

  • Peak Season: July-October: get summer bounty and fall variety

  • Fall: September-November: enjoy late summer flavors and stock up on greens and roots


Choose your pickup location.

  • Tuesdays, 5:30pm - 7:00pm at St. Stephen's Church in Columbia Heights, DC

  • Tuesdays, 5:30pm - 7:00pm at Annie's Ace Hardware in Brookland, DC

  • Tuesdays, 5:30pm - 7:00pm at Big Bear Cafe in Bloomingdale, DC

  • Saturdays, 10:00pm - 3:00pm, at Owl's Nest Farm in Upper Marlboro, MD


Add eggs and/or meat?

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Open Book Farm to offer a monthly share of pasture-raised meat and/or eggs option along with your Owl's Nest produce! We're excited to offer a wider diversity of good food to our members while supporting other local farmers who we know and trust. Find out more here.


Have more questions?

Check out our FAQ, read our CSA Member Agreement, or send us an email.

Interested in one of the following? Email us!

  • Payment plans and reduced prices for folks with low-incomes: hesitant about the full payment upfront? not sure you can afford the CSA? Let’s work something out.

  • Work-trade: we offer a limited number of work-trade spots to folks who can make a full season commitment.

  • Barter suggestions: we love trading vegetables for other stuff we need!