Located along the Potomac River, the Robert Ware Straus Ecosystem Farm is the Accokeek Foundation's 8-acre certified organic farm. Host to a seasonal apprentice program, the farm serves as a teaching model for sustainable agriculture and the future of farming.
The fields of the Ecosystem Farm are not ideal for growing produce. Subjected for centuries to continuous crop production, our farm suffers from loss of topsoil and poor drainage and fertility. But we believe that it is imperative to devise innovative farming techniques on this marginal soil, at a time when increasing demand conflicts with diminishing natural resources.
Our efforts have been successful. The farm's delicious and nutrient-dense fruits, vegetables, and herbs are sold through a 60-member CSA, or SHARE program, which stands for Sustainable Harvest, Adaptive Research and Education.
Season: April through November
Type: single farm
No of Shares: 60
Full Share: $650/year
Work Req? No
Pick Up/Drop Off Points:
SHAREs can be picked up on the farm on Tuesdays or Fridays between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. SHAREs left at the farm after 6:30 p.m. are forfeit and will be donated.
Contact: Matt Mulder
Address: 3400 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek, MD 20607
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