The CSA is a farming model that seeks to retore the relationship betwen people and their food supply.
Blades Orchard started CSA in 2009. We have expanded to include three seasons and seven months of distribution.
Through membership, the shareholder helps sustain the farmer during the "off-season" when we are busy pruning, starting plantings, beginning the growing season. The farmer then supplies the shareholder with a bounty of freshly harvested vegetables and fruit each week throughout the growing season.
CSA farms are a cooperative effort by farmers and shareholders to build a sustainable food system based on a socially and environmentally responsible business model.
Blades Orchard offers three seasons of CSA. Summer, Autumn, and Holiday. We begin June 1 and end at Christmas each year. You are welcome to join one season or all three.
Full-Share Membership will consist of 6-8 items weekly, approximately 12-14 lbs per week. During the bountiful portion of the season the item count can be as high as 8-9 items per week. Full Share is offered during Summer, Autumn, and Holiday Seasons.
Half-Share Membership contains 5-7 lbs of vegetables and fruit per week,
6-8 items per week. Half-Share is offered during Summer, Augumn, and Holiday Seasons.
Fruit Only Share Membership has 8-10 lbs of fruit per week. Fruit Share is offered during Summer Season only.
We offer multiple pick-up locations. You will be presented a list when you submit a subscription form.
You can choose Salisbury, Stevensville, Annapolis, Easton, St. Michaels, or Federalsburg.
Please submit a subscription form.