University of Maryland Extension

Farm Longevity and Multi-Farm CSA

Event Series: 
When: 
Sunday, Jul. 21, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Where: 
Potomac Vegetable Farms
Address: 
9627 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182
United States
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Description/Notes: 

In operation by the Newcomb family since the 1960s, Potomac Vegetable Farms on Route 7 near Tyson's Corner is now the only commercial farm still operating in Fairfax County, Virginia. The farm has grown and prospered through a mix of hard work, perseverance and adaptations to changing markets over the years. This field day will focus on direct-market strategies that have proven successful for the farm, including farmers markets, a farmstand on Route 7, and a 550-member CSA, which includes produce from several cooperating farms in the area. The field day will take place during the cooperating farms' weekly delivery time, so attendees can see how the various contributions add up to a full CSA share, and learn more about the mutual benefit to the farms that participate.

Cost: 
Future Harvest Members - $10.00; non-members - $20.00
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