2100 Philadelphia Rd.
On the Corner of Rt. 7 & Edgewood Rd.
Mar 28th-Dec 23rd
Mon-Sat: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sun: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
3500 Prospect Rd.,
corner of Rt. 543 & Rt. 646
Nov 25th-Dec 23rd
Mon-Wed: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Thur-Sun: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
1415 Key Highway
Baltimore, MD 21230
Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
June 13th-October 31st
We Accept WIC Farmers' Market Coupons as well as:
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) originated in Europe and Japan as a reaction to the gradual loss of quality in produce. This natural phenomenon occurred as farms grew further and further away from the center of their own community. For example, in America today, food often travels an average of 1,500 miles before it reaches the dinner plate. Pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides are used to cover the stress of travel on fresh produce.
At the same time, small, local farms often experience difficulty competing with the low cost labor and volume sales of such giant "produce factories," many of which are not even located inside the USA. The grocery store conglomerates, driven by price, choose to support those large agro farms. The family farm is left struggling to survive.
In a CSA program, individuals and families commit to support local farms in their community.
The consumers receive fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, and farm-fresh products from farms usually within 50 miles of their home. Picked ripe and consumed within just a few days, this produce contains more flavor and higher nutrional value, and requires minimal if any use of non-organic treatments.
In return, the local farmers receive a commitment of a fair price for their produce, products, and delivery. Each CSA operates in its own unique way, but the basic idea remains the same: consumers and farmers collaborating to ensure a safe and healthy food source in their community.
"2013 was my first experience with a CSA. I love it and I can’t wait for it to start in 2014.
I’m so glad I decided to go with Jones Family Farm. Being able to choose what I want from the list each week and not being handed a basket of vegetables is wonderful.
I can get what I know my family will eat. The staff is great. On pick up days I always feel appreciated.
They are always ready to answer my questions and give me cooking tips about a new fruit or vegetable I’m going to try. I get nice, fresh produce and I feel good because I’m supporting a local farmer!"
-A Route 7 Member
"I tell everyone who will listen about my CSA! When I first tossed around the idea of purchasing a half share, I underestimated the impact it would have on myself, my family, and my community.
My husband and I cooked more creatively and learned to appreciate the foods that taste light years better when grown and eaten locally (strawberries, tomatoes, and sweet potatoes are at the top of our list!).
My first baby's first solid foods were from our CSA share. Now, she asks constantly when the farm stand will be open again. Over the years, we have formed relationships with other CSA shareholders, Jones family members, farm stand employees, and even a few goats!
The value of our CSA membership goes way beyond simply filling our bellies with local food…we're feeding our minds and our hearts at the same time.
Thank you for the opportunity to become a small part of such a wonderful community."
-A Route 7 Member