22525 Wildcat Rd, Germantown, MD 20876

We provide a healthful, affordable, local option for food through our Community Supported Agriculture Program (CSA). 

below you'll find info on what a csa is, how it works, and how to sign up so you can start your personal farm-to-table experience.

Learn about our cooperative CSA Program

What is CSA?

CSA or Community Supported Agriculture, is a seasonal farming framework which allows the consumer to support farms in a unique way.  By investing up front in the growing season by purchasing a farm “share”, members gain access to the farm’s best harvest whilst sharing the risk and up front costs of the season with their farmers.

Our CSA season runs for 25 weeks from May through October, where each week we harvest the farm’s abundance and divide amongst our members in the form of a share for pickup at one of two locations.
Each share will have an average of 7-8 (+/-) items per week.

Stay tuned for 2024 registration and information. Launching after the new year with a start in Spring 2024.

How are we different?

Every CSA program is defined by its farm, thus every CSA program is unique and different. No matter which you choose, what’s important is that you are considering supporting your local farms in this way because - IT MATTERS! Knowing the differences often helps in finding the farm which works best for you and your family.  

In the last two years, Montgomery County farms have experienced a downturn in CSA membership which is leading to a localized movement to try to engage more with our community and spread the word about what makes CSA programs great. 

Here’s some key elements of Love & Grit farm’s CSA to consider when making your choice:

  • When you join our CSA, you are supporting TWO farms. Yes, TWO! 

  • This year Love & Grit has partnered with East Rivendell Farm located in Damascus, to provide the first and only dual cooperative CSA program in our county. Each week the produce you receive will include approximately half of its items from Love & Grit farm and half from East Rivendell Farm.
  • Why Co-Op? This partnership allows us to build community within our business - growing together expands our knowledge & expertise by collaboration, allows us to mutually benefit from shared resources and logistics, and sends DEEP ROOTS into our local farming networks. 

  • Community. If you’re looking for a place to meet new people, have a chance to talk and get to know your farmers, and linger a while, this might be the farm for you. It’s no secret our pickup days are a chance to walk the herb garden, pet some kittens, and meet your neighbors. 

  • Fresh Cut Herbs. Each member has direct access to a self cutting herb garden which we’ll orient members to in the first weeks of the program. We strongly encourage everyone to make good use of it!

  • Access to More Foods. Between pork shares, broiler chickens, chicken eggs, and market produce at East Rivendell each Saturday - you get a lot more than just vegetables in our CSA. 

healthy living, made easy 

the benefits of csa are longstanding.

Over 80 families collectively trust our farm food to provide them with healthy nutrition to maintain a sustainable lifestyle.

our street cred

"Love & Grit Farm is a slice of heaven! We absolutely LOVE visiting the farm and being CSA Members! We are excited to participate in the upcoming events and opportunities on the farm and couldn't speak more highly of what owner, Kristin is doing on and with her land!"

"This will be my third year in joining Love & Grit Farm LLC produce and herb shares. The weekly shares have been fresh and bountiful. At times extra produce is up for grabs free of charge. Talking with the farmers is a treat. Pick up is organized, orderly, and accommodating. An end of the season potluck is a joyous event."

"Their produce and products are delicious and grown with love and care. Their eggs are absolutely the best, most flavorful that we've ever had. And their hospitality and warmth is genuine and abundant. I can tell that Love & Grit loves nourishing and serving our community and I love being able to support them in return while also gaining delicious food."

"We've been supporting Love & Grit Farm since they started their CSA in 2020. I don't know how they do it, but it gets better every year! The vegetables and herbs are the best! The add on options from other local farmers and makers are always fun and delicious (beautiful flower bouquets, honey). If you are local, this is one business you'll want to support!"