Farm Founder Anne Geyer Explains Why You Should Join the Fruit CSA
Annapolis Summer Fruit CSA
This farm membership program is a type of “community supported agriculture” program or “CSA.” The Summer Fruit CSA directly supports the growth of the farm and it’s mission to provide early work experience for area teens through the Young Worker Program. Farm members receive weekly shares of seasonal fruit. The shares are pre-made based on harvest availability. The Annapolis Summer Fruit CSA:
- Pickups every Wednesday for 20 weeks–nearly five full months!
- Begins with the start of the strawberry harvest. Strawberries typically ripen in the mid-Atlantic in late April or early May.
- Provides weekly shares of nutritious, field-grown berries, plus other seasonal fruits grown by long-time partner farmers.
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Annapolis Summer Fruit CSA members receive emails at the beginning of each delivery week. These emails include details about that week’s share and tips to help ensure you enjoy your fruit to the fullest. The emails also provide updates from the fields, member specials, and more. You’ll also receive automated pickup reminders the night before each pickup.
A minimum deposit of $100 is required to join, and ALL BALANCES must be paid by the first pickup of the season. You may pay by check, cash, and credit or debit cards. If you join after the CSA has begun, fees are pro-rated based on the remaining number of weeks (applied at checkout.)
The Pre-Registration period runs from February 2 through April 1, 2019, and the Full Share costs $575. After April 1 the cost for a Full Share of the CSA is $600 for the 20 weeks. The type and total amount of fruit will vary each week, but shares are based on approximately six “units” of freshly harvested spring and summer fruit. Two to four of these weekly units most likely will be berries.
A Few More Great Benefits of the Annapolis Fruit CSA
- Best of the Best-CSA members receive the finest fruit we have available throughout the season.
- First Crack-Our members with the first taste of whatever is new at market each week.
- Fast Track-Your shares will be ready and waiting for your arrival, and we will hold your share for you until the end of the pickup period.
Wednesday CSA Pickup Locations
- Eastport, 4-7 pm
Eastport Shopping Center, 1023 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis, MD 21403 (near Adam’s Ribs, look for the purple canopy)
- Severna Park. 2-7 pm
300 Riggs Ave., Severna Park, MD 21146
- West Annapolis, 3-6 pm
Join the Only CSA for Seasonal Fruit
Just click the button below to visit our registration system, powered by the nice folks at Small Farm Central. In addition to asking for your name and contact information, you’ll be asked to select a Pickup Location from the list above. You’ll have the option to pay by check/cash or by credit card via PayPal. It won’t take even five minutes to complete. If you have any questions, or need additional help, just email email@example.com.
Not a Member? No Problem!
You don’t have to be a CSA member to shop with us!
All are welcome on Wednesdays, 4-6:30 pm at the Eastport Shopping Center (1023 Bay Ridge Ave.,) for our weekly selection of farm-direct fruit, plus all our farm-made jams, sauces and more! Want to arrange for a special or large-quantity order? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday PM for a Wednesday pickup.
Susan Frackelton Noyce, coordinator of Agriberry Farm’s Annapolis Summer Fruit CSA, is the sister of Anne Frackelton Geyer, the founder of Agriberry Farm. Since Susan has helped Anne and Chuck Geyer with markets and on their farm for more than a decade, starting the Annapolis CSA in 2011 was a natural next step. She loves sharing the family passion for farming and healthy eating with all her Annapolis neighbors.
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A-Town Charity Relationship
Each season Susan donates a portion of the proceeds from the Annapolis Summer Fruit CSA to help promote youth empowerment. Ask her what she’s up to this season!